5 Ways Art Can Help Your Kids

Check Out These Art Classes for Kids at Visual Arts Center In case you don’t already know, I got my BFA at Pratt in Brooklyn. So maybe I consider art a little more important for kids than some other parents. I love the feeling that making art gives me. And I love sharing that with kids and […]

5 Reasons Art is Important for Children

In case you don’t already know, I got my BFA at Pratt in Brooklyn. So maybe I consider art a little more important for kids than some other parents. I love the feeling that making art gives me. And I love sharing that with kids and watching where their creativity takes them. As parents, most of us tend to fill […]

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? Find Out.

How much sleep do our kids need? The question is commonly debated by researchers and parents alike. The more, the better I usually say, up to a logical point of course. National guidelines under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 8.5 hours of sleep for tweens and teens, and at least 10 hours for children ages 5-10. […]

Irish Blessings

The Irish have a long love affair with the spoken and written word. Think of all the wonderful writers who have hailed from this somewhat small island: Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and W.B Yeats. I’ve heard and grown to love these Irish blessings at weddings, birthdays, farewells and funerals over the years. I can still hear […]

How Irish Are You? Take the Quiz!

Over 34 million Americans claim Irish ancestry! And on St. Patrick’s Day, it seems everyone is Irish. So, just how Irish are you? Here’s a quiz to find out.  “How Irish Are You?” Want to REALLY know how Irish you are? Take the test. Our Favorite Irish Recipes: From Corned Beef & Cabbage to Colcannon A Wilde Oscar […]

How to Find Out Just How Irish You Are

So you think of yourself as being Irish. Maybe you even have an Irish last name. But just how Irish are you? I recently found out by using a DNA Kit for me and my kids. Turns out that despite my Irish maiden name, I’m far less than I thought! There are several different kits, but after […]

13 Ideas for Leprechaun Mischief

Also read: Is Guinness Really Good for You? The leprechaun is the elf on the shelf of March. Thankfully, it is only one day — though I’m sure some entrepreneurial parent is going to find a way to make us pay good money for a tradition we never wanted to start in the first place. […]

20+ Women Every Girl Should Know About

Being a woman today is easier — not easy, but easier — because of the women who paved the way for us listed below. I feel such gratitude for the many women before me who struggled and persevered, so the road for me and my daughters is a little less bumpy. Here are a few that […]