Be Nice to Mommy Volume 2 CD Release Party – November 2019!

Be Nice to Mommy Volume 2 CD Release Party – November 2019!
I had so much fun sharing my new songs at the CD Release Party. "For me, creating the music and working with my family is as important as the finished product."  Be Nice to Mommy Volume 2: It's Elementary was a labor of love. Thanks to all of you who made the effort to come out to support me on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. For those who were not able to attend, watch the video below for the highlights, including snippets of the songs! Hope you enjoy wat...

Gathering Inspiration For Act 2 (Be Nice to Mommy: It’s Elementary)

Gathering Inspiration For Act 2 (Be Nice to Mommy: It’s Elementary)
Kids grow up and inspire new music What have I been doing the last three years? Gathering inspiration for new material. When I produced Be Nice to Mommy Volume 1, I had twins in preschool and a first grader. Now my twin daughters are in third grade and my other daughter is in middle school.  We are no longer potty training or remembering to wash hands now. We moved on to homework, after school activities, monitoring screen time and mending broken limbs. T

National Childhood Hunger Day

National Childhood Hunger Day
  Childhood Hunger is an enormous problem in the United States. 13 million children live in homes that lack the means to obtain sufficient nutrition on a regular basis. Consequently, these kids struggle with hunger at some time during the year.   What is National Childhood Hunger Day? First of all, National Childhood Hunger Day is October 16th, and ties in with World Hunger Day each year. The American Culinary Federation (ACF) officially

10 Things You Never Knew You Could Do One-Handed as a MOM

10 Things You Never Knew You Could Do One-Handed as a MOM
  A One-Handed Mom can: Send a text Twist the lid off a jar Write a thank-you note Cut an onion Wrap a present using a mini-shopping bag, tissue, and a stick-on bow Brush an older child's hair Fold baby clothes and put back in drawers Repot a plant Tend to husband's personal needs (use your imagination) Scrub a Toilet (just kidding, I don't do that)   Motherhood...Gotta love it!   What activities do

Five Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Love Music

Five Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Love Music
  Most kids enjoy listening to music. Whether playing, singing along, dancing or just tapping a toe in time, music is FUN. If you child likes music, encourage and nurture their enthusiasm! Fill your child’s life with as many melodies as you can. Play different radio stations in the car and sing along. Cook and clean to music. Make time to dance with your kids. Introduce them to favorite songs from your childhood. Buy musical instruments or fashi...

To My Dear Child: I Can’t Do It All For You Anymore

To My Dear Child: I Can’t Do It All For You Anymore
Parenting your first child takes a little figuring out. How do you know when it's time to let go and let them make their own decisions? Our friends at YourTango shared a letter one mother wrote for her son.   I just can't do it for you — your life. It is your time, your turn, your deal.   Dear Son, my first child, Here we sit. You, caught somewhere between being a boy and a man. Me, watching closely (so closely). This is hard, mayb

The Journey to Becoming a Momtrepreneur: 8 First Steps

The Journey to Becoming a Momtrepreneur: 8 First Steps
I am often asked how I manage to juggle a busy full-time career as an internal medicine physician, run a home, and write and produce children’s music. I wish I could say I do it all really well, but the reality is that it is very challenging. I’ve learned to focus on the tasks I enjoy, and ask for help for everything else. I am willing to give up some control in exchange for the opportunity to embark on this creative adventure. Somehow I make it work, thou...

Why Should Kids Be Nice to Mommy?

Why Should Kids Be Nice to Mommy?
  Kids should be nice to mommy so mommy is in a good mood and will be nice right back! What does NICE mean? The dictionary defines NICE as: Adjective Pronounced “nīs” 1. Pleasant, agreeable, satisfactory 2. Good-natured, kind 3. Fine or subtle My daughter’s definition is a little different. She defines nice as: Letting your child have what she or he wants whenever she or he wants it. “You’re not being nice to me!” my daughter said...

What is Your “Why”?

What is Your “Why”?
  Why? Why this?  Why me?  Why now? I create, therefore I am. “Terilyn, I didn’t know you could sing!” Does liking to sing count? Trust me, I am not quitting my day job. I decided to embark on this creative adventure for the journey as much as the destination.  Producing children’s music encompassed a mix of my interests in kids, motherhood, art, creating music, and performing.  Through this process, I've learned new things, stretche...