Happy New Year! It’s Friday already? I hope your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations were great. We had a quiet evening at home, watching college football. Afternoon bowl games in the US = evening games in Ireland! Most of Ireland takes off between Christmas and New Years, so it has been nice to unplug and relax. I love the words above: “Stop the glorification of busy.” No one here feels obligated this week to get anything “done” besides finishing off the Christmas pudding, or seeing friends and family. So relaxing! We have enjoyed two weeks of holiday break, but I’m looking forward to returning to our regular routine on Monday. I have more content planned for the blog, as I move it in a more intentional direction over the next few months. I hope you’ll join me.
For now, a few links to ponder before we all head back to the real world on Monday:
Ireland ranks #1 in The Economist’s Good Country Index. It’s nice to be #1 for something GOOD for a change!
Do you chafe at the girls’ toy aisle? Me too! I loved this article about how things might be changing. Thanks John!
Of course, the more things change, the more they stay the same – as highlighted by the comic. (Legos are a huge hit at our house.)
The Secret to Raising Smart Kids. Lots of food for thought in this article.
I should read more this year…should I follow this challenge? Thanks Karen for the link!
Just for fun. I think this article channeled my brother! ha!
Have a great weekend-
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