The Music Mom: Eileen Carey

Tongue untied: 8 tips for ending the dreaded songwriter’s block

Songwriter’s block is an incredibly frustrating problem that eventually afflicts every songwriter. The good news? This dreaded blockage of creativity is fixable. Here are 8 ways to end songwriter’s block and get you once again writing the songs you want and need to write.

Let it go: 4 ways to unleash the creative queen you really are

Here are 4 steps I’ve taken to enhance and unleash the creative queen inside me, even when all the world says moms like us should place our creative endeavors on the back burner of our priorities.

Place of Perfect Peace: My Refuge from Modern Miseries

Neo-Nazis and the KKK are marching in our streets. North Korea just detonated a nuclear bomb that they claim is small enough to attach to a missile. Houston is still under water from Hurricane Harvey, while Los Angeles… Read More

The Music as Messenger

Popular music has a long history of notes and chords that perfectly capture that which cannot be said.

Filling the Cup of Silence: A Comparison of Music and Wine

Silence definitely has its place in our hectic everyday lives. Sometimes, though, much like an empty cup filled with our favorite wine, nothing fills that vacant space in our lives better than the right musical notes.

Sad Songs Say So Much

I always thought it was ironic that Elton John’s 1984 classic “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” is a bouncy, upbeat tune with a feel-good melody. Despite its message, it does not at all sound like a sad song…. Read More