Saturday, November 18, 2017

Meditation

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Digging myself out again

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Adapted Piano Lessons: Teaching Piano to Special Learners

Tweet I didn’t learn to play piano until college, which was a terrible way to learn piano. However, when I was in private practice, I was contacted by a piano studio that kept getting requests to teach piano to children with various learning differences. This studio used the Faber method and I had enough piano skills […]

Music for Mothers of Multiples

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Tweet I was asked to speak about music therapy to a mothers of multiples group, but I had to decline the offer because I will be in class during their meeting. I thought it would be nice to write a blog post about what I might have said.

Thoughts on Motherhood

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Tweet I love my kid. He’s funny and smart and likes to tell me he’s my best boy and I’m his best mommy. He also uses me as a jungle gym, a punching bag, and sometimes sticks to me like glue. Motherhood is hard. I rarely get a minute to think for myself, do what […]

Finding Balance

Tweet After my first semester in a new job and a new doctoral program, and as a wife and mother of a 3-year-old, I knew I needed to focus on self-care. One of the courses for my doctoral program was on human rights and the work was not only traumatic, but also heavy, with 32 […]

How to manage vacation time with kids

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Tweet Thank you Carrie, for writing this guest post. Carrie contributes to the Exhausted Moms Parent Support Group show. 

Exhausted Mommies share their story

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Tweet Amy Zuniga has joined me on The Music Therapy Show a couple of times for a Parent Support Group (Check them out: S is for Support, Parenting Models, Creating Rhythm in Your Day, Back To School, and What’s going right?). We decided to create our own BlogTalkRadio channel, separate from the original show. And I […]

Parenting Songs Update

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Tweet It’s been about a year that I’ve used certain songs with my kid and I wanted to give an update on how they work now that he’s almost 3. The first song I shared was the Diaper Change Distraction Song. I don’t use this one very much anymore because he’s become pretty compliant (most […]

Car Seat Safety

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Tweet Did you know that every 33 seconds a child under 13 is involved in a car crash in the United States? That probably isn’t the first thing you think about when you are hauling your kids to school, the grocery store, or anywhere else around town. And really, you shouldn’t have to worry about […]

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