The Music Mom: Eileen Carey

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.

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.

Motherin’ comfort: 6 country songs to play for Momma this Mother’s Day

There are so many ways to say “Happy Mother’s Day,” but if you’re a music mom, you know the best way is in a song.¬†Check out these 6 country gems that will remind you and your mom just how much y’all are loved, needed, and appreciated.

Come together: The magical ways music connects us

One of my favorite things about music is its unique ability to connect people. It happens in the rocking chair of the baby’s nursery, the sacred sanctuary of the church, and the sprawling decks of the stadium. Seemingly all around us, music is often the bond that unites us on both big and small levels.

Calm & cozy Christmas: 5 ways to slow down and savor the season

As parents who love seeing our kids enjoy this time of year, it’s easy for us to fall into the trap of trying to do all the fun things that come with this season. But here’s the truth: more is not always merrier.

Building Better Bonds: 4 Simple Ways to Stay Connected with Your Extended Family

To help you keep in touch with your far away loved ones, I’ve compiled 4 of the simplest ways I could think of that will allow your family to stay close – no matter the distance between you.¬†

Tried and True: 4 Reasons Why This Is the Year to Start a Family Tradition

You will meet countless people during your life, but few will ever come close to being as important to you as your family. Typically speaking, when everyone else has come and gone, your family will still be there…. Read More

Top Travel Tunes: Perfect Playlists for Your Family Road Trip

In my last post, I suggested that you sneak in at least one road trip before summer ends. August is already here, so now is the time to gather your family and hit the open road. Of course,… Read More

The Dog Days Are (Not Quite) Over: 7 End of Summer Bucket List Ideas

The calendar has turned to August, and with it comes the sad realization that the end of summer is a mere month away. With that in mind, I suddenly feel the need to do all things summer –… Read More

Fun & Frightening Film Faves: 5 Halloween Movies for Your Entire Family

One of my favorite holidays is just around the corner, and I could not be more excited. As someone who loves the creative process, Halloween offers the opportunity to show off our super scary creative skills. Whether it… Read More

In Times Like These

The type of world events that have recently made the news are more than capable of completely sucking the life out of you. So much hatred. So much conflict. So much violence. Enough of each, it seems, to… Read More