Amy Rush Conroy is a mother of three, wife, and native Los Angelean. She founded Habla Blah Blah more than a decade ago bringing an anthropologist’s eye to second language acquisition, which has flourished into a 'lifestyle brand' advocating for bilingualism, multi-cultural exposure, and travel outside of comfort zones. Amy received her degrees from U.C.L.A. (B.A., Sociology) and S.F.S.U. (M.A., Anthropology) and likes to consider San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, their second home. Amy’s previous experiences in archaeology, education, museums, and media reflect her lifelong fascination with cultural trends, including the rise of Bilingual Parenting. When in Los Angeles, Amy consults in casting and development for BoBCat Studios, though she is on sabbatical for Spring 2019 in Paris, France (family immersion project #2).
Blog Post List
April 28, 2020
In the age of quarantine, parenting on demand takes on a new level of dedication, time, and patience. My partner, alternatively, practices “parenting by appointment”. We are not co-parenting compatibly in the pandemic, and it’s a problem. By no means is this the most grave of issues amidst a global crisis, but it begs for a solution. My daughter was making soufflé pancakes from scratch last Saturday. The YouTube chef was asking her to ‘draw peaks’ out of the eggs, which was proving to be a challenge. My husband was baking bread for his second time ever, so he was concentrating on the...
April 10, 2019
“Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi?” on loop … that was my 90’s song from Patti LaBelle’s 1974 hit. Why that had to become my earworm to haunt my young adulthood says more about my aspirations than my reality, but it did pique my interest in foreign languages. Flash forward a million years and I am a mother raising 3 humans in the 2000’s. I clearly went to the coucher 3 times, and it occurs to me that I’d really like my 3 citizens to understand that phrase above. Not exactly that phrase, but to understand French or Mandarin or any foreign language. Raising bilingual children couldn’t be more...