Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #136!
Don’t you just love St. Patrick’s Day? I mean, who isn’t up for a good
excuse reason to celebrate now and again?
My fondest memories of this upcoming holiday were my classmates seeing how many shades of green we could wear to class, and the taste of my mom’s warm, sweet Irish soda bread as an after school snack.
And there’s not a drop of Irish blood in my entire family’s line!
Over the years, celebrating (and studying) St. Patrick’s Day has been a jumping off point of sorts for a variety of studies. Art (chromatography and the color wheel when the kids were young), geography, history (the Irish potato famine, Irish immigration to the US, and church history), and cooking (just take a look at some of our features!) are the ones that immediately come to mind.
So let me encourage you, moms and dads, whether or not you homeschool, to take advantage of some of the perhaps less-celebrated holidays, and use them as an opportunity to have some family fun and learning together!
Whether it’s playing games, or cooking together, or reading together, or discovering trivia or other interesting tidbits that open up some wonderful family discussions…developing a lifestyle of learning is a great way to bond family relationships and grow together.
Try it next week, whydontcha? Pick an activity or two that interests you, a recipe or two to whip up together, and grab yourself a green t-shirt from Walmart…and you’ll be good to go!
I’d love to hear how your experiment in family learning goes! Feel free to let us know in the comments here, or on our Facebook page 🙂
Now, on to our features! 😉
Hey, it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re Irish or even Christian, everybody can enjoy a wonderful meal of corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread, and a bit o’ the wearing o’ the green!
Our features this week can help you prepare for a grand day:
(starting top, right, going clockwise)
- 10 Authentic Irish Recipes – from Marilyn’s Treats
- Fun and Festivities for St. Patrick’s Day – from yours truly 😉
- 15 St. Paddy Treats – from Marilyn’s Treats
- 11 St. Patrick’s Day Fun Food & Ideas – from LollyJane
- St. Paddy’s Day Shamrock Tree – also from LollyJane
- Free March Planner Stickers – from ThisAutoImmuneLife
Erin go Bragh, everyone!
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