“If you’re the parent of a young child, you probably know Vered. If not, you should.” Wow! What an opener! Thank you Paste Magazine! This article about my song on Songs for Sisters and Brothers is so awesome. And to top it off, I am huge fan of Paste. It’s a modern love affair… https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/05/walter-martin-joins-vered-on-ill-ge.html
Some of my favorite classes to teach are dads groups. Usually they are organized by the moms who took my class, who want the dads to have the experience they did. And during those weeks I get to hear about it all through their eyes. Much of the stuff they talk about is the same. The … Continue reading Something Other Than a Mom
Hello dear parents! How cool is this? Scary Mommy published my article about getting siblings to stop fighting. I’d love to hear what you think. Also, has the album been helping at all? My hope is that it helps to raise some awareness in your family as to dynamics, challenges, and just feeling like we … Continue reading Article in Scary Mommy!
Hi everyone, I am so excited to announce that my new album has been released to the world. It has been a year of HARD WORK. Seriously, doing my classes, training a new therapist, recording an album, launching a Kickstarter, and oh yeah, raising three kids, has been alot this year. But now I am … Continue reading NEW ALBUM IS OUT!!
People, I haven’t been great about posting on this blog. But that is because I have been spending my time posting on my VLOG! So if you haven’t subscribed already. DO IT! You will get the straight to your inbox right when I hit publish. And guys, the vlog takes alot of work. It takes … Continue reading The VLOOOOOOOOOOOG
The end of this summer has been – complicated. While the country was revealing it’s ugliest faces I was away in my semi-homeland Israel. These days there are too many similarities between the two states. I came for a long vacation with the kids. My husband was with us for the first half and I … Continue reading Vacation!! With kids and without
For those of you who are wondering what a vlog is, it is a blog on video. Until now I have been keeping this blog, although not as regularly as I would have liked, where I have been writing impressions from my work with parents and babies and have been bringing in articles or things I … Continue reading I started a Vlog!!!!
In 2015 I attended the Zero to Three conference for the first time. I was inspired to be in the company of 3000 other practitioners who devote their career to benefitting the care of babies. You can read about my biggest takeaway from that conference here. I walked away from the conference saying to myself – I want to present there … Continue reading My takeaways from the Zero to Three conference 2016
My groups have been more intense lately. In the last few, weeks as a result of world events, I have entered rooms where parents are already teared up, feeling overwhelmed, seeking community and connection with others. Normally in my groups the discussions revolve around challenging and joyful moments parents have had with their babies. We … Continue reading Happiness in a Minute
I am not a chef. I admire and envy those people who feel so utterly comfortable in the kitchen. Usually it is because they have been watching their mother (father?) cooking in the kitchen since they were kids. There was no scene like that in my house. My parents both worked a lot and I … Continue reading For the NON-CHEF (/working+distracted+couldn’t be bothered/parent)
My 4 year old did something terrible and unthinkable. He choked his 1.5 year old sister, enough to make her cough. He has pushed her before, grabbed from her, or given her a too-hard hug. But this felt alot different. I was terrified, mortified, and so angry. After making sure she was ok I sent … Continue reading Helping Them Connect the Dots
Not sure how I got myself into it. A day flight, with three kids, on my own, including a 1.5 year old lap-baby. Is this what hell looks like? Let’s back up. I spent a great month in Israel. Grandparents galore! And we did it right this time – the boys went to camp and … Continue reading How I Survived an 11 Hour Flight On My Own With 3 Kids and Other Musings
The third baby feels like a gift that the world offered to me and I selfishly took. Did I just write that? A gift? How about when she is crying at 3am or is having her 5th tantrum of the day? And Selfish? What about all the selfless giving that it entails? A gift, because … Continue reading The Third Baby
For the last few months I have been thinking a lot about creativity. Mostly because I’ve had a hard time connecting to my own. Not to say that it has ever been that easy for me. It’s always been a struggle on some level. But this last year has felt especially dry. I know I … Continue reading Creativity
Watching the game between Serena and Venus the other night was emotional for me. I was on the edge of my seat. Would Venus be able to stand in the way of her younger sister achieving a Grand Slam this year? Would Serena be able to get out of her younger sister role and beat … Continue reading How Serena and Venus inspired my songwriting
Maybe it’s that back to school feeling in the air, maybe it has to do with my baby reaching her 9-month milestone, or maybe it is a reaction to last year, which was a year of production (CD, videos, a baby). Whatever the reason, I am feeling a strong need to fill up my cup … Continue reading Back to School – For Me
I know this looks familiar. Our kids have a pretty strong relationship with this screen that is both touching and heartbreaking. Every day I ask myself why I live so far away from my parents. I know so many of us do. In my case my parents live in Israel, and a life there at … Continue reading The screen we call Grandma
Mother’s day is around the corner. What would I like for my present? Sleep wrapped up in a bow. I knew going into this that sleep wouldn’t look pretty. Three kids, two grownups, 2 bedrooms. So this is how sleep looks in our home at the moment. All of us but one 6 month old … Continue reading All I Want
So far “Hello My Baby” is being received fantastically. Thank goodness. I have to say, I was a little nervous about it. I felt like I was taking a huge risk. Sure it has some light tunes like Hello, Cooking, Changing, and Peekaboo, but it also has some heavy ones, like Something Other Than a … Continue reading Hello My Baby is getting some love
Those of you who have taken my workshops know that one of the first things we talk about is how to use music to establish your routine with your baby. What would that look like? For one, singing the same lullaby every time you put your baby to sleep. By doing this you are helping … Continue reading Dialing in the Lullaby
You guys probably know that making an album costs a ridiculous amount of money. Truly ridiculous. But it makes sense – I like to work with the best of the best and bring my songs to life in the most beautiful way I can imagine. On this album I am working with a Grammy winning producer named Dean Jones, the Babes, Jon Samson, Saul McWilliams, and other amazing musicians and technicians. And that can get costly.
Ladies and gentleman I would like to introduce my new business name and my new website! I have been working on this for a while, plugging away late at night after the kids are asleep. I am so excited that it is ready to be unveiled. Here are some of the new develpments:
1. Videos! I put a bunch on this site and there will be more added periodically. There is a beautiful video for Good Morning My Love coming down the pipeline so stay tuned…