My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time – I didn’t have any answers! Where Does Halloween Come From? My son’s question My son’s question got me thinking about the … [Read more...] about Where Does Halloween Come From?
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Listed below are tips to easily encourage your little one to talk. Read on to learn how to help them expand their vocabulary and use language variety consistently. STOP talking I know this is probably the most difficult thing to do—but, you will be surprised once you stop talking how much more your toddler will talk. As a speech-language pathologist, I have to continuously … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Tips to Encourage your Toddler’s Language Growth
Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
"Another Zoom??" said my 7-year-old daughter, rolling her eyes as I emerged from the office after three calls that morning. "Yes, but I promise I'll be done soon for the day, and I'll take a look at your schoolwork." "You have too many calls, mommy. I guess you just don't have time for me." Ouch. Way to stick it to me, but I couldn't blame her. And I was too tired … [Read more...] about What’s Really Draining You: Zoom Fatigue, Or Mom Guilt?
I’ve built my career - literally - with words; in fact, writing and communication are two of my biggest passions. And so, it is with confidence and from experience that I say (more often than not) the old adage of “less is more” rings true. Sometimes the smallest word makes the biggest impact, and although this word may be seemingly simple, its definition might be … [Read more...] about The Many Meanings of the Word “Fine”