Tuesday, October 16, 2018
We have to discuss service; restaurant service, to be specific. Full disclosure: I was a waitress for a long time, both when I was younger and more recently, in both local and urban area restaurants. I have worked in little...
Aside from parents, few people spend as much time and have as much influence on children as teachers. Teachers are the most seen and heard authority figures during the most important years of a child’s development, and aside from...
A few days ago, I decided to begin the new year by quitting Facebook – deleting my profile, deleting the app from my phone, the works. My husband quickly reminded me that not only would I not be able to...
It is exhausting being worried and stressed out about the state of the world all the time, isn’t it? I have been consumed with news since the beginning of this year, even more so than usual. Between the teachers’ labour...
Raising a child is the hardest job anyone can do, both physically and emotionally. It’s a giant, wonderful, amazing, steaming garbage dumpster of long hours and constant worry, self doubt, sleepless nights, stomach-churning ups and downs, in between wonderful...
Since there have been children, there have been zealous parents who advocate for them. In the past few years, however, that zealousness has curdled into outright obnoxiousness. And while schools and functions are rife with horror stories of helicopter parents,...
When my oldest son was at the end of Grade 6, I remember thinking, “Lord, help me. He’ll be off to high school in two years. At his Grade 8 “graduation” ceremony in June of 2012, there was a slideshow...
This is the last one, I promise – just let me get it out of my system. Do you remember when Bill Clinton got caught having an affair and was impeached? I remember it well. The entire world was completely...
I could retire tomorrow if I had a quarter for every person who asked me last week if I was going to write about the Glaze report. I figured there were enough thought pieces already in the mix, so I...
I expect by next year I will retire a multi-millionaire. I will build a mansion on a hill in Craigmore, hire a full-time housekeeper, get myself some Blue Jays season tickets right behind the on-deck circle, keep an aesthetician...
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