My Daughter Being Silly Singing her Made up Song

This past weekend we had a blast with family time, more posts about our trip on Saturday to Chuck E. Cheese’s coming soon but for today I share with you the video of my daughter singing a song that she just started singing aloud. You see, we were all seated around the dining room table playing with pretend clay when my daughter started making fruits, then a taco and a plate of spaghetti out of her modeling clay. Apparently that was enough inspiration for her to start singing this little tune … Can you tell that she is my daughter? […]

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The Little Gym 20 Move-Along Fun Songs CD Giveaway #holidaygift #contest

Here is a great gift for the family with a little one; get busy moving around dancing and singing as a family with The Little Gym 20 Move-Along Fun Songs CD. This is the perfect gift to give this holiday season; you will be giving the gift of fun family time to someone. One thing I know that keeps a family moving, smiling and laughing together is music. I just wrote yesterday about how I started to bring back music and dance time into my family’s life because it is a great way for us all to bond, get exercise […]

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Please Don’t Be So Impulsive

One of my many faults, if you wish to look at it that way, is that I can be somewhat impulsive. While I do think before acting a majority of the time with big, important decisions -when it comes to my business ventures I sort of just dive in head first and hope it works out. It usually does. When it comes to ideas on what to do for family trips, I dive in and just go with my first brilliant idea, usually that works too. The issue is that now my children are starting to show signs of being […]

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What type of Musical Instruments Are Best?

I have a household full of music lovers, while I have mostly guitar and drum loving men and boys in the household, I do have some piano and keyboard lovers as well. Kiara has spoken to me in the past about how neat it would be to have piano lessons, while I agree that would be cool, I honestly do not think I can afford it nor am I sure she is interested in piano any longer. When Kiara started thinking about the piano it brought back memories of my really young years of living in the farm house with […]

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The Overachiever Child and Proud Mama

My first born is your typical first born child who exhibits qualities of leadership, the need to succeed and is known as Mom Junior around the home. I am found constantly reminding Kiara to not grow up too fast, to let me worry about the adult things in life and just be a kid. I want so much for all three of my kids to enjoy being a kid, to do their best and when making mistakes to learn from them. My daughter is the best ever, she excels at everything she puts her mind to and has many talents. […]

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Nature vs. Nurture – Where Does Musical Talent

It is an age old question, whether nature or nurture shapes human beings into the people they become. As modern scientists understand it, most things are a combination of both. Musical talent requires an array of different skills, each of which can be taught and each of which is influenced to varying degrees by our genes. The Components of Musical Talent People who are talented with music have a set of different skills they have honed as they relate to music. Some of these are: Hand-eye coordination Muscle memory Auditory discernment Music reading No musician would be successful without at […]

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How to Choose the Right First Instrument

For those who are looking to encourage their children to learn how to play a musical instrument, knowing how to choose the right “first instrument” can be rather difficult. This is especially true for those who do not know a great deal about music equipment themselves, in which case finding the perfect instrument can be exceptionally difficult. There are a variety of things you can take into consideration when shopping for musical instruments for your kids, however, and you shouldn’t have to expect to spend a fortune. The following are three tips to help you choose the right instrument for […]

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What’s Stopping You From Learning to Play a Musical Instrument?

Do you dream of becoming a musician? Is it a lifelong goal to learn to play an instrument? Many people wish they could play the piano, guitar or some other instrument. Sadly, this is not often possible; money issues come into play, it takes time, and sometimes people just work too hard and just can’t seem to find the time to pursue this dream of there. I was once like you until I found out that there were many ways to learn to play a musical instrument online. There are all kinds of teaching methods, software and styles you can […]

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Dr Kids Phonics Singalong for iPad

I have another fun app to share with you all today, Dr Kids Phonics Singalong for iPad! This app is great for children, includes 50 original English Poems with funny music so your children can sing and laugh along. Features: Basic phonics kit, suitable for children aged 0 to 6. Original funny songs will motivate your children to love English! Brand new karaoke with music notes. Learn, listen, sing and share songs all in one. Dr Kids Phonics kit. Your experience to quality teaching! This app is normally on iTunes for $6.99 but as of right now it’s on sale […]

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Nevermind Peace & Quiet

Took the kids out to Chinese buffet for dinner last night and we always think our four year old is going to be the worse, but nope the two year old is the one who always seems to prove that he quite simply is the loudest of all. My two year old, Baby K, was singing away and talking as loud as possible. I think he gets it from his Grampa and me. I have a voice that starts off at a normal level but slowly increases to a louder notch as I get further into my conversation. Baby K […]

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