Guest Blogger Month II: Post #8

As I mentioned before, last year there were 33 Guest Bloggers for the Month of LOVE series. When I invited folks to share love stories again this year, I hoped some who shared last year might come back for a return visit. And so I was delighted when my dear friend Nicola from Simply Homemade Blog messaged to say she had a story she wanted us all to hear. I read it and boy was I in a flood of tears.  It is beautiful and it is an honor to publish it on Yankee Doodle Paddy. Continue reading

Guest Blogger Month: Post #10

Someone asked me the other day if Valentine’s Day is my favorite day.  Yes it is, but at the same time every day is Valentine’s Day for me.  It’s not just a day for romantic love, but even school children get excited to share their little cards with their friends.  And maybe if the “Hallmark Holiday” gets people to think about LOVE and it’s iconic symbol (the red heart) even for only one day, then that is better than nothing at all.  However, as we have seen thus far during Guest Blogger Month, there are so many ways in which love is manifested in our world. Continue reading