My Kids Keep Asking For a Pet

I have two boys, they are 9 and 11, and they have finally put their foot with insisting their need for a pet. They’ve begged, they’ve pleaded, they’ve promised me the moon and the stars if only I will get them a pet. The thing is, I have a strong dislike of animals. ...more
This is hilarious and the wisest approach yet to that whole pet discussion. I have 3 boys and ...more

Dogs, Sloths and Pandas: or Why My Kids Will Never Have a Pet

I have two boys, they are 9 and 11 and they have finally put their foot with insisting their need for a pet. They’ve begged, they’ve pleaded, they’ve promised me the moon and the stars if only I will get them a pet. The thing is, I hate have a strong dislike of animals. My husband and I both are completely against acquiring anymore living creatures. Because, as all parents know when your kids get a pet, it means you’ll be the one taking care of it. As dutiful parents we decided to at least indulge their request and put some parameters in place when it came to selecting a pet....more

Meeting Syrian Refugees and Other Ways Istanbul Made Me Cry

I might have the best job ever. I travel regularly to discover new places and eat local food – such is the life of a food and travel writer. Sometimes it takes me to less-than exciting small cities and sometimes it means tackling world-famous locations like Istanbul or Rome. Last week I spent five days in Istanbul, where I sought to learn as much as possible about this place. I’m always surprised when I go somewhere new but this trip was different. ...more
Thank you so much for this article! My husband and I are Americans living in Izmir, Turkey and ...more

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