Miss Lori wants to be a part of the solution not the narrative at Clinton Global Initiative

Today I attended the Clinton Global Initiative #CGIAmerica Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago. I was thrilled to be invited to apply for a press pass. Shocked that I was granted one. But it went through. I was legitimate, and most importantly I was in; in on an incredibly important conversation heralded by an incredibly important President, President Bill Clinton. [Read more…]

Miss Lori has 10 reasons why you should see Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Last weekend I had the great fortune to attend the opening of the new Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Short Shakespeare production of Taming of the Shrew, adapted and directed by the incomparable Rachel Rockwell. I wasn’t alone. My dates for the morning event were my eager children. They were eager because they always love to visit Navy Pier, but they were also especially excited to see a Shakespeare production with African American leads. My kids have seen a lot of shows over the years but it is still a special adventure to see faces on the stage that match their own. For me too. But there were plenty of other reasons to be excited about this beautiful and witty production. I am counting down my top ten just for you. [Read more…]

Miss Lori lists 12 things she would like to blog about this year

I have been blogging now for several years. In the beginning I blogged to help promote my concerts, and to share my insights about my life as a mother and artist. Since that first post my brand has grown and so has my coverage. Now a full blown Marketainer I blog about everything from tech to parenting, to social causes and cars! It is a very rewarding development. But I am not one to stand still. [Read more…]

My Daughter Got Detention and I Couldn’t Be More Proud

My daughter had to stay after school for detention a few weeks ago and I was so proud. No, I haven’t gone a little crazy. The reason my daughter received detention was not for acting up, or acting out, it was for acting too much. [Read more…]

Miss Lori thinks an open campus would open up the minds of our children for more learning

My daughter was really excited to goto school today. Why? Because she got to wear her pajama pants. No this isn’t about some 2nd grade fashion statement, it’s a school fundraising effort. Her schools’ student council decided to raise some money for Japan relief by charging students 50 cents to wear their pajama pants to school today. Pretty ingenious huh? They have a few more initiatives this week as well, but this is the one that got my youngest the most excited. Why, again? Because it broke up the monotony of her school life. My child who absolutely loves to learn and explore, despises going to school. Why for the third time? (You sound like my kids!) Because she doesn’t feel like she gets to go deep with her learning. She would rather spend every day at a museum or zoo. That’s the kind of student I was. Hungry with curiosity.  I loved digging into a subject at school; learning something new in the morning, and coming back in the afternoon to go deeper. But that is not the experience children are having this generation. [Read more…]