All Blog Posts Tagged 'music' (87)

The struggle to stay on key

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!…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 8, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

The Swifty Entrepreneur

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.…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 11, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho! It's Back To Work I Go!

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…

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Added by Brandyn Blaze on February 2, 2015 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Road Trips with Kids | MomCave Goes to ITVFest, Vermont

Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on November 12, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Mommy, what's this?

Today my son came into my room with this really strange disk thingy in one hand and a rectangular thingamajig in the other. At first I was so ready to yell at him, wondering why he's walking around the house with a smoke detector but as he got closer I realized it wasn't a smoke detector. The condition of it made it look like it could've been some type of artifact used by our grandparents, but it wasn't. At first, I myself…

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Added by Ronda on July 8, 2014 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Whoever declared the recorder a "musical" instrument was obviously deaf.

** The UPS man has left more on my porch lately than the squirrels have.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

I Was Latina In My Previous Life

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When I was in fourth grade, I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons with my younger brother while my mom would sleep late. In between these cartoon shows, ABC began airing these four-minute music videos by a Puerto Rican group of teenage boys who called themselves Menudo. While my brother would point and laugh at these dark-haired pre-pubescent boys wearing matching outfits, shaking their little hips and singing Spanish songs about shopping malls and…

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Added by Robin Tolkan-Doyle on December 6, 2013 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas – Great Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

If you have a music lover in your house, you should check out these great Pre-Black Friday deals on the following electronics.   Don’t wait until wait to start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday, beat the crowds and check out these great deals.  These offers below will end on November 23 and subject to end at any time.

I have included the following reviews and Pre-Black Friday deals:…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Life-ology 101: If All Else Fails, Smile by Michael Soward

Thought provoking reflections on life.

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This story begins in Arkansas with the nine-year-old Michael, and his younger brother, abandoned by their father, living with their strict grandmother who regularly beats them. The family attend church regularly, he discovers at a young age, he has a gift for playing the organ and it is the beginning of a lifelong love of music.

In 1969,after…

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Added by Susan Keefe on November 19, 2013 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

An instrumental way to improve your child's hearing...eventually

As any mother of a three-year-old knows, you spend a lot of your time asking your child, "Are you listening to me?" (The answer, by the way, is almost always 'no.' Children have much better things going on than listening to their mother.) One way to improve your child's hearing may be to give them music lessons.

Yup.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** When people say, "Good morning!", I'm not quite sure how they assume that it's good.

** The government REALLY needs to get over its giant temper tantrum.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 4, 2013 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Ended up in the right place accidentally!

Ever make plans to go somewhere, and it doesn't pan out the way you expected? Yet, where you do end up ends up being some how, uh, better? Well, yesterday my sister and niece came over for a visit and our intent was to check out a car show, because car shows are cool, lol. I had no idea it was canceled, so after driving all the way there and seeing the location deserted, I had the bright idea to just go to the Marina and enjoy…

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Added by Ronda on May 27, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments

The Awesome Power of Music

In my family, we are serious, music-loving fools.  Now, granted, none of us can actually play an instrument (well, not yet anyway!), but we sure as heck appreciate people who can.  Yep, we dig it so much that it's generally playing in our house in some form or fashion 24/7.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 27, 2013 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Who Was Your First?

Who Was Your First?

Don't get your panties in a twist, I'm not asking about *that* first!  Who was your first favorite band/singer?  What was your first favorite song?  Do you remember?  I listened to a lot of music with my mom in the late 80s/early 90s.  I liked my mom's music a lot when I was little, and a lot of it I still really love (take Madonna, for example.  Loved her music back then, but not her new stuff).  It…

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Added by Nicole Hughes on December 21, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments

The Doll Violinist now with sound/voice on iTunes

I'm kicking off the fall season with an exciting announcement for my children's picture book, The Doll Violinist. Through my publisher, Guardian Angel Publishing The Doll Violinist is now available in iTunes for iBooks. Enhanced with real aloud sound, The Doll…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 15, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Big, Bang, Boom, Because I said so

Check out this kid's music CD Big, Bang, Boom, Because I said so

Added by Abby Billings on October 12, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Music to Make You Feel Better and How It Came to Be....

I remember how the song “Lighten” came to me as clearly as if it were yesterday. I was rocking my baby to sleep and probably drooling on myself because I was so tired and relaxed at the same time. I thought of all the other women in the world who work so hard,give tirelessly of themselves to their families and the world, have such love that they share. I was thinking of how incredibly wonderful they are….how precious and loved they are. and how they probably still struggle with occasional…

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Added by Carolan Deacon on October 8, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

The Night I (Almost) Broke Up With Prince



For as long as I can possibly remember, I have absolutely LOVED Prince.  Even way, way back in elementary school, my best friend and I would hole up in her room and blast songs that we knew were completely inappropriate for our innocent, young eardrums.  I begged and I pleaded with my mom to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me see him in concert but was told…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 26, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How to Decoupage Sheet Music on Furniture!



I was a music major when I started college so I had lots and lots of sheet music on hand.


This was right about the time I discovered Mod Podge, so you can probably guess what happened......


I decoupaged sheet…
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Added by InspiredByFelicity on September 18, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments

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