Here's how to create a sleep environment for your baby during her first month that calms her and “teaches” her that it's time to sleep. From Eat Play Sleep: The Essential Guide to Your Baby's First 3 Months.Continue Reading
Ireland is home to some of the most celebrated writers in history, including "stream of consciousness" author James Joycewhose works include Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the sprawling modernist epic Ulyssesand these Nobel Prize Laureates: poet William Butler Yeats, avant-garde playwright Samuel Beckett, and socially conscious playwright George Bernard Shaw.Continue Reading
Don't panic, but you've just entered into particularly dangerous territory known as "The Heartbreak Zone." Breakups spike twice a year: around Christmas, and during the period between Valentine's Day and spring break. (In case, like me, it's been about a hundred years since you had a spring break, I looked up the dates for you: roughly March 14-28.) So, for the next few weeks, you and bae are on thin ice, at least according to an examination of over 10,000 Facebook relationship statuses by data analyst David McCandless.Continue Reading
Irish soda bread is a traditional quick bread that uses the reaction of baking soda and buttermilk as the leavening agent instead of yeast. Although typically associated with St. Patrick's Day, I like to make this simple yet delicious bread year round. In similar fashion to a large scone, the raisins and caraway lend subtle sweetness and a distinctive flavor. For me, this bread is best served fresh baked and warm, with softened salted butter slathered on top. I think you will find a reason to make this bread all year round as well. From Get Your Bake On: Sweet and Savory Recipes from My Home to Yours.Continue Reading
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