Tagged with children

Things that restaurants want you to know

Things that restaurants want you to know

Being raised by restauranteurs, and having spent many nights waitressing at several of my parents’ restaurants, there are some things that I have learned about dining out. Despite rude service that may convince you otherwise, the staff are there to serve you and ensure that you have a great dining experience so that you will … Continue reading

Seeing your charity money at work

Seeing your charity money at work

When I was backpacking through Central America, I took some time to visit my sponsor child, Danny, in a regional area of Honduras. Danny is one of two children that I sponsor through a global NGO, and for many years, we’ve exchanged birthday and Christmas cards, and he has sent me cute drawings and photos … Continue reading

Control your rowdy children

Control your rowdy children

Kids will be kids, and you don’t have to be a parent to know it. However, when I’m doing my grocery shopping or enjoying my delicious french toast weekend brunch at a cafe, I don’t want to put up with the high decibel screaming of children at the same time. Earlier this month, a Sydney … Continue reading

Why the thought of motherhood scares me

Why the thought of motherhood scares me

It may seem crazy when we humans are biologically programmed to reproduce, but the idea of having children scares me. All those sleepless nights and sore boobs are definitely unappealing, as well as losing your figure, having your boobs droop down past to your belly, and the financial cost. Sometimes I think that the only … Continue reading

Being ordinary, not extraordinary

Being ordinary, not extraordinary

When we are growing up, our parents and our teachers tell us that we’re special people. We can be whatever we want to be, and we have praise heaped on us for indecipherable drawings, a tune on the recorder that sounded more like a strangled cat, or a half-hearted soccer game. While their efforts are … Continue reading

The selfish truth about baby making

The selfish truth about baby making

There’s been an influx of baby talk hitting the front page of my Facebook stream lately, and I don’t like it one bit. Now don’t get me wrong, I actually adore my little niece and nephew in laws, and I’m fascinated by my close friend’s little ones – but I know those kids as, well, little people. … Continue reading

Gay or straight: does it matter?

Gay or straight: does it matter?

You know how the saying goes: “As long as they are healthy, I don’t care whether it’s a boy or girl.” And for most soon-to-be parents, I’m sure that is the case. But what if that choice was whether their child was gay or straight? A lot of people will probably baulk at what I’m … Continue reading