music. motherhood. life.
I have always felt inclined to guide and support other women who are trying to build a stable music career. As a result, I’m now sharing five songs that capture the essence of all I’ve learned as I’ve gone from part-time back-up singer to full-time, chart-topping mama. It’s been a whirlwind of a few years, and these tunes perfectly capture the wisdom, wonder, and wounds of it all.
If you’ve yet to get going on that healthier lifestyle you swore you’d start for you and your family this year, worry not: improving your physical and mental health does NOT require completely changing your lifestyle. In fact, you and your loved ones can bring about improved health and increased happiness simply by embracing three simple formulas.
Present, positive, and purposeful: Forget New Year’s resolutions. These 3 P’s will give you the best year ever.
Instead of making up a list of all the things you think you should achieve in the new year, I want to encourage you to commit to the 3 P’s: being present, positive, and purposeful.
And Mom would do more, if only she could. She’d buy more, and give more, and love more – of course Mom would.
Feeling tired, inadequate, and oh so worn, Mom became the object of her own newfound scorn.
Not even St. Nick, with all his toys and cheer, could rescue dearest Mom, from all this Christmas drear.
But then suddenly, the strangest thing occurred. Mom found near the glowing tree, a paper filled with words.
It was sloppily written, rushed and without pause. This letter from Mom’s youngest, to Mr. Santa Claus.
Recognizing these 3 similarities between motherhood and musicianship will make you a rockstar at both
Your motherhood and your musicianship are similar in that they both require a crazy amount of creativity, an ability to focus on the big picture, and the shedding of blood, sweat, and tears. Recognizing this common ground between the two roles is the first step in becoming the best music mom you can be.
By its very nature, parenting is the ultimate breeding ground for mistakes. You’re gonna screw up. A bunch. The good news is that you can overcome your mistakes and turn them into something positive by learning from them and then letting them go.
Hey, working moms: Forget balance – it’s all about time management and giving both roles all you’ve got
Instead of trying to achieve a balance of time spent on career and kids, I have found that the best way to succeed as a music mom is to 1) plan things out so that you have specific times set aside for both roles and 2) pour all your energy and attention into each role while you are doing it.
Hey, music moms: The Debbie Downers are wrong. You need to continue pursuing your music – and here are 3 reasons why.
I have heard from so many music moms who can’t justify pursuing their music once they have kids. Most of the negativity surrounding these mothers’ musical aspirations comes from the Debbie Downers and naysayers of society who hold women to unfair and unrealistic expectations. Here are 3 reasons why you music moms should continue pursuing your music – despite what the cynics say.
Countless musicians from all genres have honored their fathers through song, but these 9 tunes pack an emotional punch like no other. They truly stand head and shoulders above the rest – just like every child’s daddy does in their eyes.