The way we speak is contagious and a tribal form of bonding (like, ya know, totally!). We are all so busy wanting to be part of the tribe that we don’t realize how habitual verbal crutches become – how they … Continue Reading
No, I Didn’t “LikeSo” the Debates – But, See What Happened When I “LikeSo’ed” the Eloquent Michelle Obama!
No, I didn’t “LikeSo” the Presidential debates. Honestly, I was too busy hiding my eyes behind my hands, gulping my wine, and following the Twitter feeds that somehow managed to make the consequential spectacle bearable. With the speech app, LikeSo, in … Continue Reading
“My Mom is Like…Whatever!” – Life, liberty and the inherited teenage right to speak with conviction (but can we reduce the number of “likes”? And, are we to blame?)
It is the right of every teenager to find their parents exceedingly annoying and embarrassing. And, as parents, it is our duty to have a thick skin and to stay the course, giving them the assist, the emphatic push, the knowing … Continue Reading
On Tuesday, my 16-year-old daughter Amanda and I found ourselves in a hotel suite decked out with everything a girl could desire – delicious pink and white candies, fresh fruit, probiotic skin treatments, racks of designer clothes and professionals offering … Continue Reading