How To Speak Parent (From Pregnancy to Teens and everything ‘Tween)

img_4932Being a parent means having to develop new skill sets, from learning how to change a diaper in the wee hours of the morning to learning how to change your teen’s passwords so they can’t text in the wee hours of the morning. In order to enjoy every moment of the terrible twos to the terrifying teens, you must constantly update your vocabulary and expand your understanding of words and phrases. Failure to do so could result in bodily harm, missed opportunities for sincere discussion or worse – embarrassing yourself in front of your teen’s friends and becoming the subject of slander in social media venues. Which is fine, really – because you’ll never understand the acronyms or know how to use the social media to begin with so you’ll never know what they’re saying about you. And know by the time you do figure out how to use that form of media, it will already have become as obsolete as Facebands and Silly Book (or is it Silly Bands and Facebook? I can never remember.)  Continue reading “How To Speak Parent (From Pregnancy to Teens and everything ‘Tween)”

Fifty Shades of Gray

I’m a brunette by nature. I was born that way, and have remained so for most of my life. Well, except for that one dreadful summer, circa 1980, when I accidentally hit the Sun-in spray pump a few too many times in my quest for blonde highlights. I spun so fast around the color wheel … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Gray

That’s What Makes You Middle-Aged

Yesterday, famous boy band One Direction announced the release of their new album titled “Four”, named to commemorate the fact that this is their fourth album. When news of the upcoming release  was announced, teen girls across the globe were quoted as saying, “WhooooooooooOOOOoooooooooooooo!!!!!” While the dreamy members of One Direction have always appealed to a fan base … Continue reading That’s What Makes You Middle-Aged

Me, Myself(ie) and I

This just in – Britain’s Oxford University Press, publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, has proclaimed the new term “selfie” to be the 2013 Word of the Year. Selfie is a hip new word for “a picture I’ve taken of myself to show everyone how attractive  / fun / experienced / world-traveled / lucky / awesome / self-obsessed I am”. … Continue reading Me, Myself(ie) and I