Sharing some link love from last week since it was a shortened week, and I didn’t want to give you a week of older pieces come Friday 🙂
I know I’ve mentioned it every week so far, but I am LOVING the 30 Days to Transform Your Play series by Rachel from Racheous and Kate at an Every Day Story; this one about “Want Nothing Time” is beautiful.
How do you feel about this? Posh restaurants Googling you before a reservation for a more customized experience. I love how it allows normal people to experience some celebrity treatment and not have to specifically request all of their preferences and special information (birthdays, whether or not you drink, etc) but I can see how it would make some squeamish who would prefer to choose whether to disclose this information. The article talks about so much more though, about how important the dining and customer service experience is to a restaurant — something which some more “foodie” destinations can lack.
A group of female (Christian) bloggers are visiting Haiti right now and I’m following along Sarah Bessey’s account of the trip. Every post so far has been excellent, however if I had to pick a favourite to share it would be where Sarah falls for the beautiful facade.
A bit of Canadian politics for you; my province recently unveiled full-day kindergarten (many schools are full-day, every-day and some also offer after-school care) and the government initially misrepresented study results to make the program seem like a better success. We are now seeing how while it is good for some children, it’s falling short for many. Under this new program, Ella would qualify to enter full-day, everyday kindergarten in just under 17 months. (We’ll be opting out.) There has to be a better solution to have children in free or low-cost education settings that are developmentally appropriate, especially as many of the parents who benefit from this system have to arrange (and pay for) after-school programs or care.
Wal-mart Canada is rolling out a chain of law offices in some of its locations. An interesting concept, perhaps removing some burden from free legal clinics by allowing those who can pay something (but not necessarily full legal fees) a different option.
I can’t believe I’m sharing a Lifehacker article, but this one on 10 Things Happy People Don’t Believe has some good insights that I know could be thought-provoking for some.