All Blog Posts Tagged 'music' (83)

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

A "Musical" Desk Makeover



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......…


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Added by InspiredByFelicity on August 30, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Heaphone Hair!

As a mom that produces music from my home studio, I have been known to sport a special hairstyle I call, “headphone hair.” It’s hard to describe but there’s a unique shape the hair takes on from a day of recording. We’ve all been known to sport that “hat hair” look but when you wear headphones for hours on end it’s a special look of it’s own. Recording is such a timeless venture. One guitar track can take hours and once I dive into the process I’m usually sucked in for the…

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Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 14, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Just Had To Get Out There!

One of the many hats I wear is “preschool music teacher.” In my music classes there are those kids that simply have to be heard. I see that star fire in their eyes and on their faces. They simply need to stand out, shine and share it with everyone!

I understand this. When I was 5, my dad took my brothers and I to a big theater in Cleveland, Ohio to see Captain Kangaroo live and on stage, along with his side kicks, Mr. Green Jeans and the Dancing Bear. It was all very exciting and it…

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Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 12, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

My Mom’s An Alien!

My first preschool music gig was at my son’s school Miss Sandies when he was 4 years old. I was so excited to be able to sing some fun songs with my son’s classmates, and especially with my son! That day we had music time outside since it was a beautiful spring morning. Out comes my son’s class all excited and they situate themselves on the picnic tables. We began with a good ol’ round of ABC’s and their sweet voices filled the air. Pure joy was written all over their faces as they bounced…

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Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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