Tagged with St. Patrick’s Day

Cinderlad: The Irish Cinderella

Cinderlad: The Irish Cinderella

What would have happened if Cinderella were a man? How might the story be different? An old Irish folk tale provides one answer. As retold by Shirley Climo (and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day), The Irish Cinderlad tells the story of Becan, whose chief worry since childhood was his enormous feet, until his … Continue reading

Family Fun for March: Green!

Family Fun for March: Green!

Picking Green as the theme for March Family Fun is probably a combination of my Irish heritage and my Michigan longing for spring. Last year I did a St. Patrick’s Day post of creative school activities. Many of them could be fun for home, too, so you might want to start there. Then continue with … Continue reading

On Beyond Leprechauns

On Beyond Leprechauns

March 2014 When I looked back on this post from March 2012 I thought it was worth bringing out again. Ireland has such a rich and beautiful culture. Enjoy! Happy March! This month I have a special request. As the granddaughter of Irish immigrants, I’m perpetually frustrated by school St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Our elementary … Continue reading