Sláinte

I don’t know much about my family history. I’ve been told I have a rich German heritage and possibly some Irish. Needless to say, I never really participated in any events to celebrate my family’s heritage. So when I met Flick, I was in awe of his family’s Irish traditions. Now that we have Baby Bell, I want her to know more about where her family name comes from and what it means.

Every year we attend a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Flick’s family. It’s your typical “Americanized” St. Patrick’s Day party. We eat corn beef sandwiches and Irish stew. Baby Bell loves smoothies, so I’ll be making her a special green smoothie. This year Baby Bell has cute little green Converse to match her tartan skirt made by my talented cousin. I searched and searched for a skirt for her to wear that matched Flick’s kilt. I could n’t find very many and the ones I did find were outrageosly expensive. So, I hired one of my crafty, talented cousins to make one. It’s adorable and now she is selling them on her Etsy site for a very reasonable price. Oh, and I’ll be wearing her in my new Little Frog woven wrap (it just so happens to be green). As you can tell we have alot of fun with the whole thing. While we do celebrate the American way, we also work in some traditional Irish facts and festivities. It’s an event I look forward to every year.

While the weekend activities are fun, we want Baby Bell to also learn her “true” heritage. We have started to look into different ways of doing this. We found books, music, and recipes to make it interesting for her. This will be more influential as she gets older but it will be fun to watch her learn more and more through the years.

If you have some tips on how to help us teach Baby Bell about her Irish heritage, we’d love to hear them.

I’ll be posting some photos from our weekend celebration on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We’d love to see how your family celebrates St. Patrick’s Day too.

As always you can hear more on the Momstracted Podcast.

Until next time….

Slán agus beannacht (Goodbye and Blessings),

~Momstracted Momma

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