Dear Tunester, Today we’re going to talk about whether your child can develop musical talent or if it’s hopless if they weren’t born with it. My son came out of my belly singing. He could follow a tune by the time he was a year old. My second was the same and seemed to have … Continue reading My daughter wasn’t musical…here’s what happened
Dear Tunesters, Today’s topic is about teaching our kids what we often wish we knew how to do ourselves – listen to our intuition. In this post you’ll get some examples of listening to your inner voice and a quick but powerful exercise for teaching your kids how to locate that voice when they’re in … Continue reading How to teach your child to listen to their inner voice
Dear Tunester, Today let’s take a trip around the world with your baby through DRUMMING. When I was in my 20s I traveled to Cuba twice. The first time I went with my brother. With wide eyes we took in the polarities of Cuba. The culture was rich with music, food, architecture, energy, and at … Continue reading A trip around the world through DRUMMING
Today we’re going to talk about how your baby learns to feel about new situations and people. I call it the Quick Glance. Have you ever noticed that when you encounter a new situation or a new person your baby quickly looks over at you? Just like a cub in the wild, your baby is … Continue reading How to help your baby through new situations
Dear Tunester, I often get the question of whether singing to your baby is more beneficial than playing music on speakers. It’s time to look into this quandary. Here’s what you tell me – you’re on a long drive on the highway, your baby starts to fuss, the fussing escalates to crying. Your baby doesn’t … Continue reading Is playing music as good as singing to your baby?
Hi Tunester, I don’t want to freak you out, but whether your kid ends up with a Growth Mindset or a Fixed Mindset, is entirely in your hands (and in the hands of teachers, nannies, etc.) Eek! First let’s define these terms: What’s a Growth Mindset? A growth mindset is the belief that your abilities … Continue reading How to inspire a Growth Mindset
Dear Tunester, Today you’re going to get a short lesson on drumming with your baby so you BOTH get smarter. Studies show that when you engage in drumming with your baby, it helps them develop language! The reason is that language is extremely rhythmic. For instance, when we speak we syncopate words without even realizing … Continue reading How to increase language through DRUMMING
Dear Tunester, Today you’re going to learn an easy game to make your routine walk more exciting and turn your baby (and you) into Buddha How are you feeling about your walk or your drive home these days? Bored of it? Seen it a million times? Do you know the sidewalk cracks like the back … Continue reading How to turn your Baby in Buddha
Dear Tunester, today you’re going to get six fresh baby music activities. Let’s do this! If someone asked you – How important is music in your day to day life with your baby, which of these would you answer? Its what gets me through the day. Once in a while I’ll put something on but … Continue reading 6 fresh music activities to do with your baby
Dear Tunester, Do you know what makes your baby’s brain grow? It’s surprising. Read on… If you follow me on Instagram you know that I’m a bit addicted to podcasts. I listen to them in the car, on a run and while cleaning the bathroom. My favorite these days is called Huberman Lab. It’s a … Continue reading Please Make Mistakes!!
Dear Tunester, Did you know that balls are one of the best toys for your baby? Here’s why… You know I’m all about connection right? Helping you find joyful and peaceful moments during your day to bond with your baby. Well today let’s talk about a much neglected toy in your home that can actually … Continue reading The magic toy you’ve been neglecting
The other day at therapy I was talking about the work I do, helping parents connect to their baby, and my therapist said – “That’s what you wanted as a baby but didn’t”. And I realized she was right. At the risk of pulling out that tiny violin playing the “poor me” song, I can … Continue reading Your Parent Superpower – TRAUMA
Dear Tunester, Today I’m going to explain the importance of your voice for your baby, and how you can alter your voice to be more effective. As a kid I had a raspy voice. When I sang with my cousins it was clear that they had the “prettier” voices – smooth, light, clear. Mine was … Continue reading How to alter your voice
Dear Tunester, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we can either dismiss it as a money seizing Hallmark holiday, or use it as a reminder to be more intentional about how we show our love to those around us. Let’s choose #2 this year. Why? Because if there’s one thing Covid has taught us … Continue reading The ultimate Valentines game for you and your child
Hi Tunester, Today’s post is all about what to do with your toddler when you hit those hair pulling tantrum scenes that you know so well if you’ve got a baby over 12 months: I want that! No, I want THAT!! No THAT!!!! No No No No!!! I can do it myself! I can’t do … Continue reading 4 ways to turn a tantrum around
Dear Tunie, This week is all about making your book-reading to your baby the best it can be. Why read books to your baby? The research is very clear – It is extremely beneficial. Here’s why: Cognitive: Reading books to your baby develops their language and communication skills. It also develops their ability to think … Continue reading The best way to read a book to your baby
Co-Regulation. It’s the buzz word of our era of parenting. So what is it? In extremely simple terms, it means to calm your baby. But there’s a twist. The focus has shifted a bit since grandma raised your parents. But let’s back up. In order to understand Co-regulation let’s look at Regulation. What is … Continue reading What is Co-Regulation and how do you do it?
Dear Tunester, We’re in the thick of it. It feels like everyone we know has COVID, if the kids aren’t home they’ll be sent home within the hour, and we’re one Antigen away from a thin line on the T. You know what we need? TO BANG IT OUT!! This week our focus is … Continue reading 12 Rhythm activities to do with your baby
Dear Tunester, Today I offer you a 3 minute activity that will increase your baby’s well being and will be enjoyable for you both. Its a win win. Let’s get to it. 2022 has begun! Remember how last week we talked about the only parenting resolution you need to have? It was doing what you … Continue reading 3 minutes is all you need
Dear Tunester, I’ve got a parenting resolution for you that I think you can actually keep. Not only that, It’s one resolution that will have the biggest impact on your baby’s and YOUR well being. You know how people say – enjoy your time with your baby, it goes by so fast? It’s … Continue reading My parenting resolution for 2022
Dear Tunester, Despite the pandemic putting a damper on our holidays once again (we hate you Omicron), many of you will be seeing family in the next two weeks. And that can be heartwarming and helpful. But it can also drive a tired mama INSANE. Why? Because our family possesses the unbridled power to … Continue reading The best way to handle family ‘baby experts’
Dear Tunester, Today I’m going to give you 3 holiday music activities to do with your baby including a brand new ditty and a holiday playlist! Let’s do this. When you look back on your favorite holiday memories, what was going on? Where were you? Were you eating? What were you doing? Who … Continue reading 3 Holiday Music Activities to do With Your Baby
Dear Tunester, There are two things that can beat a marriage to a pulp: Babies Covid Since you know exactly what I’m talking about, let’s just call out the highlights. With the baby – Utter exhaustion, running on empty, and zero self care are not food for romance. Neither is the “Who Sleeps More” debate. … Continue reading 3 ways my husband and I revive the romance
Dear Tunester, At this point you know that my biggest mission is to help you feel more in tune with your baby; To help you think less about all the technical stuff and focus on what really matters – your connection with your baby. It’s the kind of thing we need reminders about. … Continue reading The 4 best times to connect with your baby
Dear Tunester, It’s the witching hour. You’re so tired you’re practically bumbing into walls, your baby is fussy even though you’ve gone through the “what could be wrong?” checklist and can’t find a reason, you’re watching the door just waiting for relief to step in so you can STEP AWAY. And your baby is … Continue reading The Utimate Fussy Baby Playlist
Dearest Tunesters, today’s topic is one that I know you think about ALL the time – SLEEP. Believe me, I was right there with you. I was blessed with three terrible sleepers. Apparently there are miracle babies out there who sleep through the night from the get-go. I didn’t get one of those. … Continue reading To sleep train or not to sleep train?
Hi Tunester, This week you are going to conduct a science experiment with your baby. Let’s see if they can learn a song in a week. Think it’s possible? I do too. The tools we’re going to use to make this happen are repetition, gestures, and connection. REPETITION: Your baby is … Continue reading How to teach your baby a song
Today’s tip is a simple reminder. Your baby is learning how to be in the world by watching YOU. Let’s talk mornings. You know how some people naturally wake up with a smile? And some wake up feeling like the sunlight is an annoying imposition? I have a feeling you’d like your baby … Continue reading How to raise a morning person
Let’s talk tantrums. As annoying as they are, the fact that your baby has tantrums means that they’re doing exactly what they should be doing. It’s their way of asserting independence, experimenting with limits, and expressing their emotions. They do it with what they’ve got – their voice and their body. Sometimes … Continue reading Should I Ignore the Tantrum?
I was so cocky going into motherhood. Were you? Even if someone had shared the wisdom I needed when I was crazed with my first baby I’m not even sure I would have listened. But boy do I wish I could have taken in what I know now. It would have saved me endless heartache, … Continue reading 9 things I wish someone had said to me when I had my baby
Raise your hand if you’re feeling super stressed these days ?♀️??♂️ Me too. That’s because we’ve got the perfect ingredients for a Stress Pot Pie: SEPTEMBER. Always a stressful month. You barely have time to wash off your sunscreen before you feel the energy of the school year starting and workplaces kicking into … Continue reading 5 September Survival Steps
Dear Tunester, Are you feeling like a turtle coming out of your isolated shell these days? Although we’ve been waiting for the world to open back up for a year now, peeking our heads out into the social world may not be as easy as we thought. And what about your baby? … Continue reading A surprising way to socialize your baby
Dear Tunester,Are you planning on going on a trip soon? Maybe you’re ready to venture out and rent a place now that the sun is peeking out from the COVID cloud? Well, I’m here to help. As you know, my family is on a year long road trip this year. And along with learning how … Continue reading How we decode Airbnb listings
Today’s post is all about that awful (and often secret) competition we have with our partners once we have a baby to take care of. I call it: “Who Sleeps More”. You know what I mean. I’m talking about the darkest part of ourselves that gets unleashed when we are thrown into a … Continue reading 7 tips for skipping the sleep competition with your partner
Dear Tunester, Did you know that your tone of voice can have a direct impact on your baby’s emotional state? I’m going to show you a video that illustrates this in a surprising way. But first, let’s talk TONE. Tell me if this has ever happened to you – You meet someone new and … Continue reading This baby CRIES every time she hears this song ?
Dear Tunester, When I asked my girlfriends if we were getting together for our traditional laugh/cry year in review over wine, they thought I was joking. Are we really going to analyze our goals from last year, and see how they panned out? Are we actually going to plan new ones for this year? I … Continue reading How 2020 changed my life
Dear Tunester, 2020 felt a lot like 6th grade did for me. We had just moved to Israel. In the midst of my awkward, pimpled youth, swinging violently from overconfident to wanting to bury myself deep in a hole, I found myself in a completely foreign country. I didn’t speak the language, the … Continue reading Has 2020 made you a better parent?
Dear Tunester, I’m in the back of a brown Buick station wagon gazing out at the endless wheat fields outside my window. Did I have a seat belt on? Probably not. We’re on a road trip and it’s my dad’s turn to pick the music. Willie Nelson is crooning and I’m rolling my eyes. Another … Continue reading Your Family Zoom Reimagined…
Hi Tunies, Let’s take a breath together. It’s election day. A really important one. And on top of that we’re living through a f*cking pandemic. And on top of that you’ve got your kids home. All the time. Are your nerves running high? Have you been stress-munching on that leftover halloween candy? Me too. … Continue reading This is how we’ll win this election
Dear Tunester, When we first started mapping out our year-long road trip, there was one place I felt we had to go despite the fact that it would mean a dip south before we head north – Nashville. On our way there we prepared. We listened to John Denver as we went through the … Continue reading The secret to writing a GOOD song with your baby
Dear Tunester, How have you been? It’s been a little while since we last checked in. For those who don’t know, my family has been on the road for a month. We decided to throw it all to the wind, pile into a car, and explore the country this year. All while the kids study … Continue reading Tantrums – It all comes down to THIS.
Here we are squeezing out the final drops of summer as the sun sets on this season.Can you almost hear John Travolta and Olivia Newton John singing “Those summer, niiiiiiiiiiiihiiiiiiiiights?” So…now what? Now we transition. In past years, I’ve written blogs during this time about going back to school, picking up our routine again, rediscovering … Continue reading 6 ways to ease your kids’ transition into fall
Dear Tunester family. We’re actually doing it. The thing we’ve been thinking about for years: Traveling long-term. For years we’ve talked the idea into the ground, analyzing over and over when the best time would be to do it. Do we go when the eldest is in 7th? Before the youngest enters school? When … Continue reading We’re actually doing it
You guys—I need to detox, and I need your help. I’m doom-scrolling at 6am, grabbing for the phone at every single lull, stopping tasks mid-way to give myself an “Instagram break”, and worst of all—flipping through my boring feed while my kids are right in front of me. Are you in this boat? … Continue reading Phone down, summer back. Let’s do this!
So here we are, almost 6 months in. That’s six months sans popcorn and martinis with the girls, emotional downloads with parents at the playground, and surprise run-ins at the cafe. Our social lives have moved to a rectangle screen and 6-feet-apart hang-outs with a select few. And then there’s our kids’ social … Continue reading How to nurture social development while social distancing
Corona Corona, You’re like a bulldozer. So much disaster Everything moves faster Here’s the gist. I know that your days may be moving at snail speed because maybe you’ve got your kid hanging off of you at all times, but today I want to talk about how things are also moving so much faster. … Continue reading The Coronator Accelerator
Guys, summer is finally here. And although Rona might not be going anywhere anytime soon, it’s time for us to move around a bit and get out there and explore. Safely, physically distanced, of course. Grab your map and sunglasses, or rather your Waze, Cheddar Bunnies, apple slices, water bottle, sunscreen, lovey, paci, books, mask, … Continue reading The ultimate family road trip playlist
Dear Tunester, I’ve been going back and forth all week on whether to write this post, and, if so, how to do it. There are so many voices we need to be listening to right now. I keep asking myself, “Who am I to add one more? And what if I say something wrong?” … Continue reading What parenting a baby teaches us about joining the anti-racism movement
Dear Tunester, It’s been a week to end all weeks. I know we all feel raw, emotional, fragile, and scared. For ourselves. For our children. For the future. But I can feel change on the horizon. Can’t you? It keeps my hope alive. It’s taken a lot to shake our country to its core: … Continue reading How to talk to your kids about race? Start with a song
Dear QuaranTunie, Did anyone else’s week go by in a flash? Could May possibly be almost done? Is it Tuesday already?? This month feels so different from March and April which moved like a snaaaaaaiiiil. You know why? It has to do with newness and sameness, novelty and monotony. Let’s look back. In … Continue reading How to break out of the quarantine rut
Dear Quaran-tunie, Yeah, many parts of this period of our lives has sucked big time. BUT I wonder if one day we will look back on this time as a sweet one for our families too. A moment in which there wasn’t a feeling that time was limited and someone was always rushing out, to … Continue reading How to write your family quarantine song
Does anyone else feel like all the cards have been thrown into air and you have no idea how they’ll land? I mean, suddenly ALL the questions are top of mind. On a broad level I’m talking about things like “Will the economy ever recover? And “Will life as we knew it – … Continue reading How to get through this? You’ve done it before
Dear tunies, It’s looking like this new reality of Zoom grandpa hugs and Facetime grandma kisses is going to last a while. But the problem is, our kids are kind of over it. So this week, let’s talk about something that’s become essential to our living these days—how to keep our little ones engaged with … Continue reading Getting your kid to love Facetime with grandparents
Hi Tunester, Last week we talked about IF, WHEN, and HOW to intervene in your kids’ altercations. We separated the types of fights into Lion Cub Fights and Helpless Rage fights and discussed what to do in each situation. If you missed it, click here. Today we are covering more crucial info to help … Continue reading How to get siblings to get along – Part 2
Before we dive into an info-packed Tune In, I wanted to let you know I’ll be doing a special individualized workshop for parents on sibling challenges. See below for details on how to register. It’s limited to 10 so act fast if you’d like to join. Now let’s talk siblings. Having kids home … Continue reading 10 ways to help your kids get along – Part 1
Dear Tunester. Do you have a baby 0-12 months old right now and are thinking—what the F**k? And HELPPP? I mean, it’s hard enough to have kids of any age during this time. Mine won’t let me finish a thought without coming in to ask me to cut a rainbow, make a sandwich, play … Continue reading 6 Activity ideas for quarantine with a baby
Quarantunie, It’s week 4. Time to be real. We talked about some activities you could be doing. We talked about ways to feel more present with your baby. But the fact is, the one thing you should be doing right now IS NOTHING. You know all of those art projects your crafty … Continue reading The ONE thing you should be doing right now
Dear Tunie, It’s day 1,298 of being home and your kids are driving you insane. I get it. But you’ve also told us in our classes that your kids are also what is keeping you SANE. They are keeping you distracted from the news, busy with meal prep, frazzled with keeping them out of danger, … Continue reading 6 tricks to win at being present during home-stay
“Hello, 911? Yes it’s an emergency. My kids and I are stuck inside the house. I’m about to lose my sh*t. Why yes, I’d love some Emergency Music Entertainment ideas. Like, NOW? “ Let’s do this. IDEA #1: The Human Piano Set up pillows on the floor in a circle around your child. As … Continue reading 6 Original Quarantine Music Activities
Dearest Tunester, Here we are. A new reality. Our normal routine thrown out the window. So how do we deal with this? Here are my two cents. At least for this week. We take it day. By. Day. It is so easy to slide into our fears. There are so many unknowns! But worrying is … Continue reading How to deal with our new reality
First of all, let’s all take a deep breath. There’s alot going on these days. We all seem to be teetering between- “Omg the apocolypse!” and – “Eh it’s just the flu,” about 10 times within an hour. That takes a huge toll on our nervous system. So today let’s see how music … Continue reading How to relieve anxiety. And boy do we need it now.
In the last post we explored mom dating. But once the kids get a little older, we are thrust back into the dating scene. This time, it’s Whole Family Dating. Why Family Dating? Because it’s important. We all know the joy of having children can also take its toll on our social life. You … Continue reading Family dating – the new frontier
Ladies – You finally did it. You found the person you want to start a family with. Or maybe you even decided to do it on your own. It only took the first half of your life. And what now? Dating again? Yup. It’s Mom-dating time. You spent the first part of … Continue reading It’s back to dating…
Deer petunias – It’s getting colder and that can only mean one thing: Layers. All the endless layers to put on your baby. I know how frustrating it is. First, you have to find all the pieces. I’m talking the socks, the gloves, the sweaters, the hats, the snow suits. Then, worst of … Continue reading How to get kids dressed & out the door? This song.
Hi in-tune parents, Today, I’m going to let you in on some behind-the-scenes secrets – the things I do to make my music classes more enjoyable I’m hoping that you can use the same techniques with your babies when you play music with them. Being the leader requires extra energy and confidence. … Continue reading 4 secrets to enjoying songtime at home
Dear Tunesters, I can talk about music up the wazoo but the fact is that your biggest chagrin is sleep. I know. That’s why I’ve dedicated this Tuesday Tune-in to sleep and how to get it. After working with thousands of parents and dealing with three babies of my own, I’ve come up with what … Continue reading Sleep and how to get it
Dear tuned-in parents – I talk a lot about having songs for your baby to transition from one thing to another. Diaper to new diaper. Clothes to pajamas. Awake to asleep. Well, today’s Tuesday Tune-in is about a song for YOU to transition – from this year to next year. Your theme song is … Continue reading My theme song for 2020
Here’s my challenge to you this year – What if we thought about resolutions a little bit differently? Instead of making changes in order to reach some grand goal we have in mind, what if we make small adjustments to our daily habits so that we can enjoy NOW even more? Can … Continue reading 5 parenting resolutions you can actually keep
As I prepare for our ski trip, ripping open packing tape on boxes to find fleece everything – pants, shirts, neck warmers, I have an image of last year’s ski trip. I was on a ski lift with my brother in Maine and we were talking about my business. He said – “Why don’t … Continue reading The two things that made this year possible
Dear tuned-in parents, December is here and I am feeling my usual inner conflict between loving the smell of pine trees and the sight of twinkly lights and my disdain for all the in-your-face sales. The festival of lights is definitely a time to celebrate together but it is also a time to go inward … Continue reading You are a tradition maker now
Here it comes you guys – Winter is on its way. Evenings are getting darker and that means a lot more time at home with our babies. Let’s stay calm. We can get through this. Honestly, if it were just less sunlight on it’s own, then we could deal. But it feels like … Continue reading How to get through the Winter Witching Hour
In today’s Tuesday Tune-In I’m going to give you the secret to parenting. It’s true. It makes all the difference. And if you ask your kids, they’ll say I’m right. It was actually my son who really drove this lesson home for me. A couple of years ago, he started writing a book that he … Continue reading Parenting Mistakes Through the Eyes of an 8 Year Old
Dear Tunester Family, My big online course launch is behind us and now we can focus on the next big thing: the holidays. And specifically, the feeling that our family judges our parenting choices. For those of you with a baby, this is a new frontier. And for those of you with bigger kids … Continue reading Today’s Panel of Judges…Family!!
Dear Tunester – Today I want to talk about a topic that’s both painful and beautiful: Time. I’ve been thinking a lot about the phrase, “I don’t have time.” As in: “I don’t have time to spend time with my baby.” Or “I don’t have time to do music with my baby.” – I … Continue reading The real reason I don’t spend time with my baby
I’ve got some big news for you all and it deserves its own Tune In, not even on a Tuesday. Do you have non-New Yorker friends or family who you wish could have taken my class with you? Do you work 9-to-5and wish you could have taken my class if time was limitless? Now. Everyone. … Continue reading I just did something awesome/crazy/scary
Today’s blog is about finding your musical creativity despite your limitations. You know, the self-diagnosed level of musical genius you do – or don’t – have. Even more than that, today is about finding your musical creativity within and because of your limitations. Many parents in my groups say that they are not musicians, that … Continue reading I’m not a real musician
Dear tuned-in parents, As you know, I’m sold on music as a way to communicate with our babies. Let’s say I’m a 10 out 10. This Tuesday Tune-in is for any of you who are floating around a 6 out of 10. Basically this is for those of you who are saying: “I feel like … Continue reading What’s so good about music, anyway?
Dear tuned-in parents, Today it’s all about you. It’s time to time to tune in to YOU. As you know, attachment theory shows that in order for parents to be emotionally available to develop a secure bond with their baby, they need to have THEIR needs met as well. And in case you’ve forgotten what … Continue reading Step one to a happy baby
Dear in tune parent, If you have taken my class you know the soothing song and probably use it quite a bit. It works, and you’ve told me it can be a life saver. But today I’m not talking about the soothing song to get you though the tough moments. This song is … Continue reading This song is magic
Dear tuned-in parents, To begin today’s Tuesday Tune-In, I want to tell you how my morning went. Spoiler: It has nothing to do with music and everything to do with tantrums – a parent’s least favorite sound. Everything was normal to start. I gave the kids morning hugs – my eldest on the couch, my … Continue reading Ready? Let’s tackle tantrums
Dear tunies, Today’s post is a reminder to you that – even though it might not always seem this way – your music is within you. Now let’s figure out how to get it out. Why? Because your baby wants to hear it. Pinky swear. It might surprise you to hear this but I … Continue reading Your music is within you. Your baby wants to hear it.
Hi, you! I see you doing the hard work of prioritizing tuning into your baby. With all the time you spend down on the floor with her gazing at her tiny lips and toes, you’ve probably cherished some of her tiny sounds, too. These tiny sounds turn into big babbles (and eventually, yes, demands for … Continue reading I bet I know your baby’s first word (& here’s why)
Dear Tunester, This week’s post is a super simple strategy for tuning in that you can try out immediately. Like right now. It’s fun; it’s easy; and it a superpower: This game can repair a temporarily broken relationship with your child. Every now and then I feel like one of my kids drifts away … Continue reading When you feel distant from your kid, do THIS
Dear Tunesters, I hate to say it but it’s time for us to get back to work. The summer has been a blast. We can still taste sticky melted ice cream on our fingers, feel the salt in our hair and see the rosy glow on our cheeks. As wonderful as it was, if you … Continue reading How to reclaim your routine (Hint: music)
My Dear Tune-iverse, Any plans to share a summer house with family or friends this weekend? Our intentions are so well meaning when we make plans to get all our favorite people under one roof. Sure, there are differences in what people eat and don’t eat or what music they like or don’t – but … Continue reading Your Labor Day Weekend survival guide
Dear Tunester aka Parent in Tune, In today’s Tuesday Tune-In, I’m going to share what we can do when we feel like time’s rushing by so fast and our babies are changing and growing in a way that’s equally exciting and heartbreaking. I mean, I know time doesn’t go by fast when you’re not sleeping … Continue reading You can’t stop time. But you can do this
This Tuesday Tune-In is short and sweet – and the point of it is to hear from you at the end. Recently, while listening to a podcast I love called “Magic Lessons,” I heard a quote that I’ve been thinking about a lot by playwright/performer Sarah Jones: “What if joy is my only metric for … Continue reading What are your 3 things?
Okay, in-tune parents – Today I’ll be your mythbuster. Does the Mozart effect really work? Is classical music actually better for your babies? Will it make them geniuses? I’m going to do my best to dive into this question. Plus, as a special bonus, I have been working on a classical music playlist that is … Continue reading The Mozart effect. Is it a thing?
It’s summer! Let’s go somewhere. Wait. The dreaded road trip. What will we do with all those hours in that small air-conditioned space? Whether you are traveling to the beach, to the country, to your hometown, or cross-country destinations you’re going to need some go-to activities for those moments when everyone is getting antsy … Continue reading 17 roadtrip games to keep the peace
You! Tuned-in parent. Sun! Summer is here. It’s my favorite favorite season. I don’t care how sticky it is and how much we sweat. We are finally free from the indoors! Our babies get fresh air! You with me? We don’t despair by 5pm because we can just go outside. And see friendly faces. … Continue reading THIS is what summer sounds like
Dear tune-iverse, The other day, I was hanging out with a friend and we were talking about how summer comes along and everything gets thrown off. All the little pieces of our lives that we managed to arrange, just so, tend to get all jumbled into a little fiesta. We kind of go from my … Continue reading Summer: Keep your schedule or toss it?
Dear parents – Let’s tune in. This Tuesday Tune-in continues our summer-transportation series. (Last week, I gave you a playlist to use in the car. Go here to check it out). Today, let’s talk flights. Keep reading for my tips or watch this video of my kids and I on a flight. Listen, if anyone … Continue reading How to survive a flight with a baby
Summer is upon us and that means two things: 1) spending a lot of time outside 2) spending a lot of time in the car getting to the places where we will be outside Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. This week’s Tuesday Tune-In is all about introducing you to Kindie (kid-indie) music you … Continue reading Your summer drive playlist for kids
It’s that time of year, in-tune parents: The end of the school year. We’re all excited, right? No wait. We’re all terrified we’ll never have a moment alone again. That’s right, right? Maybe we’re all sad our babies are becoming less baby-faced with every graduation. That seems more right. But the truth is: We’re all … Continue reading Holy shit, Schools out! All the feels.
Dear tuned in parents, Today is all about family fun. Most of you connected with me when your first baby was tiny. Now, many of you have bigger families. I had your entire crew in mind when I wrote today’s Tuesday Tune-In on how to use music to bring everyone in your home together, including … Continue reading 5 musical family activities
Dear parents, In this Tuesday Tune-In (coming out a little later than normal becuase I had a show this morning,) we are tackling why it’s so hard to be PRESENT with our kids – or with anything for that matter – and what you can do to get in the moment. These days we are … Continue reading 6 things I do to feel more present with my kids
Hello, tuned-in parents, Today we’re going to talk about a technique that is used in music therapy called Vocal Holding. I think you’ll find that it is a nice alternative to purely consoling our babies with speech. And you might even find that it works better. I had to use it just the other day. … Continue reading A surprising way to soothe your baby
Today, I’m going to share 1 tip & 1 activity that releases yourself from the nagging belief that we need to do all kinds of things in order to enrich our babies. Welcome to the Tuesday Tune-In. Here we go. We really do drive ourselves crazy, right? It’s an epidemic of our generation. We had … Continue reading You don’t need to enrich your baby
Tell me if you relate. You sing a lullaby; give your baby the last feed; and prepare everything for a perfect landing into the crib. Your baby is drowsy and he falls asleep instantly. You’re doing an internal happy dance because Me Time is just around the corner. You taper your song a bit and … Continue reading The most important moment when putting baby to sleep