The Music Mom: Eileen Carey

Music saves the day. This review of streaming music services will save you time while finding your rescue songs.

Not only are there countless genres of songs to save the day, there are also unlimited ways to listen to your healing hymns. The fine folks at Consumers Advocate have made things less confusing by putting together a review of streaming music services that’ll save you time while you search for your songs of rescue.

Oh, what a night: How a late night epiphany completely changed my life

I’m extremely grateful for everything I have as a music mom. And the really cool part of it all is that I can pinpoint the exact moment when it became a living, breathing concept.

Practicing positivity: 5 tips for developing the positive mindset you’ve always wanted

As we get ready to kick off what should be a most unusual summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about positivity. I’m a big believer in the benefits of maintaining a positive outlook on life, so I try to encourage my family and friends to do it.

The problem is that many folks struggle to keep a positive mindset. They genuinely want to, but negativity keeps creeping in at the absolute worst times. Like nowadays. 

On that note, here are 5 tips for developing the positive mindset you’ve always wanted. 

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, 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.

Stress-free summer: 4 tips for surviving shift from school to summer vacation

Despite the sun, fun, and good times that are on their way, the start of summer can also be a time of stress and uncertainty for kids and parents. Here are 4 tried and true tips for ensuring a smooth, stress-free transition from school to summer vacation.

Rockin’ routines: 4 healthy habits every musician should form

If you want to be a more professional, organized, and successful musician, you should develop repeated behaviors that facilitate those positive traits. In other words, you should try to develop healthy habits. Here are 4 to get you started.

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.

Why fear is the #1 killer of creativity – and 5 ways to rise above it

Follow these 5 ways to overcoming fear and get ready for the fun, excitement, and sense of accomplishment that come from discovering and nurturing your creative self. It’s time for the daring and innovative creative you to win, and fear to lose.