The Top 10 Tracks Of Music To Play Your For Your Baby/Child {guest post}

I’ve finally started to like hanging out with Itty Bitty.  Trust me, he’s been no day at the park. Between the terrible birthing experience, and then the colic, and then the even worse sleeping habits, he’s really tested my mettle. But, now that we actually have a chance to hang out and enjoy each other’s company, a favorite pastime of ours is to sit down and listen to music together.  Maybe it’s because we played all different kinds of music…

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BRAVO – Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

Sometimes I get sick and tired of talking about diapers, teething, or my lack of sleep. I think fondly back on the days when I brushed my hair on a regular basis, or maybe those nights when I would go out and do something I liked – something that gave me a bit of culture.  Those were the nights I wouldn’t wear yoga pants. I would eat something a bit fancier than Progresso soup, or if I was lucky –…

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My Kid’s a Stoner {guest post}

*Disclaimer: This guest post is written by Tall Dad. The following article is not representative of Mary Larsen’s thoughts or values.  She is not liable for the views expressed in the following commentary. Chances are, however, that if you’re reading this, regardless of your tastes, we probably have at least one thing in common – we’re both parents. And you know, just as well as I, that being a parent, either new, or grizzled veteran, is tough on anyone. So, take…

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Rhode Island Philharmonic Link Up Music Education Concerts

Sorry that I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front. I’ve been busy with a sick baby, a sick Tall Dad, but mostly this — I’ve been performing in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Link Up Music Education Concerts. Over 11,000 kids came to Veterans Memorial Auditorium this week to ROCK with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.  I was one of the vocalists, and also led the students in a piece titled “In C.”  Check out this short video created…

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10 Reasons Why We Love East Side Music Together Baby And Mom Class

Episode 5 of ParentCast (Tall Dad and my new podcast,) is as all about babies and music.  We were able to interview the super talented Jennifer Romanat – owner and teacher of East Side Music Together. She’s a dynamite educator, and I already gushed about how much fun her baby music class is over in this post. Itty Bitty and I took things to the next level and tried out her 0-5 month old Music Together class, and I have to…

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The Best Baby Friendly Places in Rhode Island – East Side Music Together

Rhode Island Music Class For Babies and Young Children Music plays an integral part of my life.  I’m a little obsessed.  I’ve taught music as my job, performed in musical ensembles almost all of my life, received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Rhode Island, and currently perform in the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble. It’s safe to say that, I am what one could refer to as, an elitist.   I believe that every child is musical, and…

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Itty Bitty Loves Listening To The Ukulele {vlog}

I used to sing and play my ukulele to my tiny baby throughout my pregnancy. Since he has been born, I haven’t had a lot of time to play my larger instruments, but I still have time for the ukulele. Sure, it isn’t my strongest instrument, but I keep it by my glider in the nursery…just I case I get a moment like this to sing to my Itty Bitty. Don’t know this song? Maybe this will help remind you:…

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‘An Ode To Sleep-Deprived Parents’ Performed By The Sydney Philharmonia Choirs {video}

I had to share this funny trending video with you this morning! Hopefully it will give you a good laugh 🙂 The Sydney Symphony challenged their Facebook fans to rewrite the opening chorus of Carmina Burana. Matthew Hodge’s winning lyrics, titled “An Ode To Sleep-Deprived Parents” took home the prize!  Granted, I’m only sleep deprived because I’m in my third trimester, and my tiny baby loves to dance around in my belly at night, but I feel like some of…

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