Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Green is my favorite color. Friday is my favorite day of the week. And my kids are both named for Irish saints, Patrick and Declan, chosen for their father’s family’s Irish heritage that we have since learned was family mythology – oh well! And this Irish soda bread recipe couldn’t be easier. As far as treats go, it’s even on the healthier side of things. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends!3-14 bread

Miracles in the Mundane

Happy Day! Put on your hats. Work together to solve the clues. Split the pot o' gold. Luck o' the Blarney Stone be with you! “Happy Day! Put on your hats. Work together to solve the clues. Split the pot o’ gold. Luck of the Blarney Stone to you!”

The leprechauns stopped by to lead the boys on their annual treasure hunt. Our leprechauns don’t come in the wee hours, and we have never tried to trap them. Their only mischief is to create silly clues that have the kids running from side-to-side of the house, laughing all the way.

We started this tradition when Teen was in 1st grade and Tween a toddler. Teen’s school had a book fair, and we decided we could justify buying more books if they were gifts for an occasion. The next holiday on the calendar was St. Patrick’s Day, which worked for us, especially as both of our kids have Irish names. We bought a few books for each boy, wrapped them in different paper, created a series…

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