Hurdles of September

We have cleared the hurdles of September! Jeff jumped into the 2012-13 school year at Fort Hays State University. Lessons are scheduled. Classes are in full swing (including the grading). Marching band season is rolling. And, Jeff’s fanfare “Overdrive” was premiered. (We wish we could have been in Dallas to hear it.) As for me, the […]

Music Lasts a Lifetime Posts

March is “Music in our Schools Month” here in the United States. These posts were written in response to this wonderful theme. It all started with “Music and relationships with your child“. In this posts I share a new four-week FREE resource for parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Come find out what “I SEE” […]

Meet my guests!

Over on Music Sparks, there have been several guest posts in the last month. Come on over and check these out: A Multi-Dimensional Musical Experience Laura Crum looks at our senses other than hearing as they relate to music. And I will always love you….! Laura Crum reflects on Whitney Houston’s legacy. So Long, Farewell […]

Quick update on Music Sparks

Lots of activity has been happening at Music Sparks including a new logo. Here are some posts from the last couple months you may find informative: Conscious Aging – This post explores several questions including  1) When someone is old; 2) What role does health have in aging; 3) Is growing old a negative event. […]

Resources for You

I am so thankful for the many people who receive my newsletter. Their feedback has encouraged me to offer something exciting! Beginning in January 2012,two new resources will become available throughMusic Sparks at NO COST to those who sign up. Both are scheduled for monthly release. (My current newsletter will continue to be released with one issue a month having a shared […]

Here’s a bright idea!

For those in the northern hemisphere, the day with the least amount of daylight is approaching. With is comes National Flashlight Day on December 21st. In my family, flashlights are a major source of childhood fun to the point my Dad hides his when the grandchildren are coming over.  Here are some ideas you can use to “celebrate” […]

Musically Preparing for a Sandwich

For the past several weeks I have shared information on the “Sandwich Generation”. Whether people are in a traditional(“those sandwiched between aging parents who need care and/or help and their own children”), club (“those in their 50s or 60s, sandwiched between aging parents, adult children and grandchildren. OR those in their 30s and 40s, with young children, aging […]

I give you “Trees”

One of my favorite books as an adult is the children’s book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. At a time of year when many fir and pine trees are cut for holiday decoration, I think of all the things trees provide: a place for birds, squirrels, and other animals to nest; fruits and nuts; shade […]