The trope of middle class parents forcing their kids to appreciate music by taking piano lessons is a cliché that is easily over a century old. While we parents have often sat through piano recitals that were probably as cringeworthy for us as for our kids, a good part of the…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on October 30, 2017 at 12:13pm — No Comments
Enter to win this amazing CD by the beautiful singer/ songwriter Nichole Nordeman. This album is titled "Every Mile Mattered" . This giveaway ends 8/10 so enter my Rafflecopter! http://mimilovesall8.blogspot.com/2017/07/nichole-nordeman-every-mile-mattered-cd.html…Continue
Added by ann anderson on July 30, 2017 at 12:07am — No Comments
When I was in fifth grade, I left my lunch early every Wednesday to take a 40-minute piano lesson with Sister Ruth. She was a retired nun and there was an extra cell in the convent attached to our school that had a lot of windows and an upright piano. She was very kind, but I found the process of learning the piano to be painfully slow.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 10, 2017 at 6:27am — No Comments
"Let's Dance!" Valisa and her adorable family are back with a brand new episode of "Mama Jams," our family music video series. Valisa, her adorable daughters, and sometimes their hot daddy, cover rock and roll's greatest hits using only household items and children's musical instruments!
Added by Mayra Calvani on February 24, 2017 at 1:53pm — No Comments
I do not sing very well.
I am OK with this state of being, and have no need to torture friends and family members at karaoke or spontaneously start singing during conversations as though life were a musical. (Full disclosure: I love musicals.)…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 22, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments
Music is an undervalued tool in your parenting arsenal. I've noticed it's so much easier to cook dinner each night if there's music playing. My kids and I can dance and sing and they are in a much better mood than if I just told them to get out of my hair so I can cook!
MomCave's own Valisa Tate has taken family music time to an epic level with a new video series for MomCave. Introducing.... Mama Jams!
In each mini-episode, Valisa, her adorable…Continue
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The soundtrack of our lives is littered with musical memories. When I hear music, I am instantly transported to a memorable time and place. Now that I'm a mom, I'm making new musical memories with my two little chaotic cherubs. So when I found myself in a coffee shop, with my headphones on, listening to“We Can All Share” by Kyler England and Lalo Crane of …Continue
Added by Felise Moglia on January 5, 2017 at 3:42pm — No Comments
Many of us can remember taking music lessons in our youth. For some, it was a passion that lasted until our adult years. For others, it was something our parents wanted us to do. Either way, we benefitted from learning music more than we realized. Recent studies show young children who take music lessons can boost brain growth.
Added by Stacey Doyle on November 30, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Holly Tripp’s love of music some would say was inborn, she was raised in a musical family, and loved hearing tales of her great grandmother’s magical…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on July 25, 2016 at 11:08am — No Comments
I like upbeat music. I listen to it when I run, when I am cooking and when I am cleaning. It puts me in a happy mood, which is always a good thing.
My wonderful husband used to be in a band, and his musical tastes tend to run heavier. I had a friend once refer to his music choices as "angry guy punk." (In…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 20, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments
On the long drive back from our vacation, my son was happily ensconced in the backseat of the car with a movie on his iPad and his headphones on. They are those wonderful children's headphones that have a limit on them so the volume won't be too loud in his ears.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 13, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments
Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for ’Cello, a project that took Hancoff eight years to complete, is a fascinating, immersive multimedia extravaganza that combines music, history and art, a gem for classical music enthusiasts.
The ebook has four volumes:
VOLUME 1: THE LIFE OF J. SEBASTIAN…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 27, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Jane Tesh is a retired media specialist and pianist for the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy, NC, the real Mayberry. She is the author of the Madeline Maclin Series, A Case of Imagination, A Hard Bargain, A Little Learning, and A Bad Reputation, featuring former beauty queen,…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on September 23, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments
As my family left a science museum on our vacation, we passed hundreds of girls lining the streets near a local arena. They were dressed in fan gear - shirts, shorts, socks, buttons, jewelry, hats - from head to toe and were holding signs, banners and flags for One Direction. And despite the heat and that it was four hours before the concert was supposed to start, there they were.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 7, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments
Oh hello Monday, you bitch.
You can fight it all you want but it is here again and if you are not one of the chipper ones (where is my effin’ coffee) then we hope this new Punky Mom mixtape will help you battle through what comes your way today.
Songs about working, about making that money, and about well, it being Monday. As always though, a great mix of punk, classic rock and a few new tracks in there.
Own it Punkies. Like a boss. Full Spotify playlist below…Continue
Added by Paula Clark on July 27, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments
My son was singing in the bathtub. This is not new. What was new was what he was singing. There, echoing off the bathroom walls, in his slightly off-key, boys soprano came the classic lyrics of:
Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof! Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof!…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 8, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments
I'm currently obsessed with Taylor Swift's newest hit, Style. I admit I wasn't always a fan but over the past months, I've changed my tune, no pun intended. Her music is peppy and catchy but what really impresses me is the way she's been able to transform her brand into a vocal empire.…
Added by Kristen Luciani on March 11, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments
I have never been a model employee. From the age of 14 until I was 25, I've held around 12 jobs (I may be forgetting a couple). In each and every one of these positions, I would show up to work and do my job with one foot out the door. When I worked at Wal-Mart, I was forever filling up receipt tape with random notes to myself. Story ideas, song lyrics, scraps of poetry, random observations. I'd watch the customers for inspiration for character's that I would one day write about. I'd…Continue
Added by Brandyn Blaze on February 2, 2015 at 12:02pm — No Comments