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Summer Road Trip Play List

Summer Road Trip Playlist
Download the music for FREE here from June 5-11. Enjoy!
“A collection of new songs from some of the top artists in independent family music. The list includes classics and original songs, including some never released before! This playlist is sure to spark family sing-alongs on road trips and rainy staycation days this summer.
Please support artists buy purchasing their music. Here they are in alphabetical order:
  • Jazzy Ash  – www.jazzyash.com – “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain.” A touring artist steeped in the early roots traditions of American music, including that of New Orleans. Her next album will be “Swing Set,” coming on July 21.
  • Dana’s Music Playground – www.danasmusicplayground.com – “Five Green and Speckled Frogs.” This mutliply award-winning artist wants kids to get up and move to the music. Her new album is “Dana’s Best Jump and Jam Tunes”

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  • Little Miss Ann and Amy D – www.littlemissann.com – “Senses Song” – These teaching artists from the Old Town School of Folk Music present a sweet and singable song to celebrate sensory explorations of the world. It’s from their new and acclaimed album “Keep On.”

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  • Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band – http://www.luckydiazmusic.com – “Paletero Man” – From the forthcoming album “Made in LA,” this Latin Grammy and Emmy winning and internationally touring bilingual band serves up a tasty-icy treat of a song about a hero of the barrio.
  • Tim Kubart – http://www.timkubart.com – “Superhero 2017 Remix” 2016 Grammy Award winner and Sprout TV host just released this remix of his kid anthem. Catch him on TV and on tour this summer.
  • Lisa Loeb – http://www.lisaloeb.com – “Moon Star Pie” – One of the best-loved songwriters and authors, Lisa reminds us all that “you can make anything you dream,” and “It’s Gonna Be All Right.” The tune is from Lisa’s Parents’ Choice Gold Award winning new album “Feel What Feel”.
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Photo by Juan Patino
  • Red Yarn – http://www.redyarnproductions.com  – “Mockingbird” – This rollicking, harmonica-powered rocker will make any parent smile. And,  kids will love the call-and-response invitations in this song from the new album “Born in the Deep Woods.”

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  • Justin Roberts – http://www.justinrobertsmusic.com – “Rolling Down the Hill” –  This Grammy nominated artist’s songwriting powers are in full force on this song about enjoying the moment. It’s from his new and Parents’ Choice Gold Award winning album “Lemonade.”
  • Danny Weinkauf Red Pants Band – http://www.dannyweinkauf.com – “Transportation” Never before released, this brightly harmonic song from a forthcoming 2017 album kicks off summer with a 60s-esque rocking traveling song.
Notes:  While the list is easily stream-able online and via the Soundcloud app, downloading works best on the web version. 
The songs must be downloaded one at a time. Listeners may select all or just the ones you like best!”

 

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Sweet Treats from the Recess Monkeys

Sweet Treats from the Recess Monkeys

Recess Monkey‘s new album, Novelties, comes out on Friday January 17th! You can stream it, download it, or buy the CD from Amazon.

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“Recess Monkey is a nationally acclaimed trio of teachers – Jack Forman (vocals, bass), Drew Holloway (lead vocals, guitar) and Korum Bischoff (drummer) – who make smart rock and pop music for kids and families. Time Out New York named them as one of the top three family music bands in America, and as USA Today notes, “There are bands you can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them.” The band tours nationally and has appeared at Symphony Space in NYC, World Café Live in Philadelphia, The Getty Museum in Los Angeles and with Teatro ZinZanni and the Seattle Symphony in their home town, among many other venues. Recess Monkey also leads Seattle’s Kindiependent artist collective. Most weekdays, young fans around the world chat with Forman during his “Live from the Monkey House” show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Their previous 12 albums have won numerous awards and international acclaim. To learn more about Recess Monkey visit www.recessmonkey.com and get updates on their Facebook page.”

Do you like donuts? Well, it’s Time to Make the Donuts according to this trio of entertaining rockers. Check out the You Tube video of this song from Novelties as well as its FREE download. You can get the free download until 6/23. It’s only one of the many quirky songs you and your family will love.

“Kids and families will hear playful wordplay in tracks like “Sweaty Yeti” and “Chasing My Tail” while some songs will capture child-friendly moments, whether it’s a “Piggyback” ride or “Time To Make the Donuts.“

Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for my complimentary album download in exchange for this review.

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You have permission to DO NOTHING!

Along with Kira Willey and Sugar Mountain PR, Creative Blog Mom is counting down to the release of Mindful Moments for Kids and you have permission to DO NOTHING today!
And in appreciation for your willingness, you can get a free download of “Do Nothing Moment” from Kira’s CD! Just click here and settle in.
See my full review of this collection on Friday, but just for now, take my advice…
Every household with small children needs this CD!
 #mindfulmomentsforkids
 
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See how nice this looks?

‘Everminder’ Review

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Thank you to Bloggy Moms and EverMinder for the opportunity to sample and review the newest way to stay in touch and remember special days.

“EverMinder is a group reminder platform so that every group member is reminded about other group members’ important dates like birthdays or anniversaries.”

Downloading and setting up EverMinder was easy. It’s free, for one thing! That made me very happy off the bat. It will always be free for everyone.

Entering my family members and friends was seamless as well. I understand that the production team is working on a way to export email addresses for an even easier collection of important information.

My mother is the birthday and anniversary reminder in our family. I asked her to try it as well. This is what she said:

“Yes, I followed the formula, put in names, etc. but decided my message re each birthday would be too filled with “stuff” I did not want or need.  And I usually don’t need a reminder.”
Interesting response. I actually kind of like the “stuff”. I especially like the option in which your members can select preferred gifts from various options, like Amazon and iTunes. I also appreciate the flexibility it gives to all of its members. Each one can opt in or out of the features. The elephant mascot is especially cool. What a fresh idea!
I see Everminder as a great way for families to stay in touch, remember important occasions, and buy each other gifts with just one click!
 Try Everminder for free and keep using it for free!

Introducing…

A few new additions to my blog.image

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  • A list of apps that my 2 1/2 year old daughter likes. They are educational, age appropriate, not filled with irritating pop ups, and FREE!
  • A link to Melissa & Doug, an awesome educational toy company. I blogged about one of their toys briefly back in March on “Rainy Day”, and will do lots more.
  • A link to a terrific grant program for moms who have inventive ideas. #HuggiesMomInspired

Click, explore, and have some fun!