Gráinne McConnell


The Stay-at-Home-Mom Career Skills Gap

Before becoming a mom, I worked in the marketing department of one of the world’s largest medical companies. Life was fast-moving, free and exciting! My life revolved around my career and I loved going...
Irish Heritage in Indiana

Irish Heritage in Indiana

As an Irish immigrant, I am aware of the many Irish people who immigrated before me and how their struggles and challenges were extensively different to mine. In an age where air travel is...
Irish Potato Bread

Traditional Irish Potato Bread

St. Patrick’s Day is here and being from Ireland, I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes, Irish Potato Bread, which also happens to be super kid-friendly and perfect for the Indianapolis...

A Foreigners Guide to Speaking Hoosier

As someone who grew up in Northern Ireland and traveled from a young age, I have always been fascinated by local dialects' accents, nuances, phrases, and words. Traveling to Australia in the mid-'90s, I...

Parenting Advice: An Open Letter to My Goddaughter

This is an open letter to my goddaughter as she prepares for the birth of her first child. Dear Beautiful Goddaughter, I was a young Auntie at 17 and the most honored and appreciative aunt, especially...

Why Choose Indiana? A Story of Relocating Internationally

Just a little under three years ago, sitting in my elegant townhouse in Heidelberg, Germany, my husband and I discussed places we would like to relocate to. I’m not sure how we would describe...
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