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Musical Buddies Make Us Laugh!

Big Buncha Buddies releases their hilarious collection TODAY with children’s songs from Keith Munslow and Bridget Brewer. It’s mixture of blues and country make us toe tap, knee slap, and laugh about childhood. The Lonliest Whale and Why Did You Teach Me That Word are our favorites.

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A song about a “four-letter word” learned on the bus reminds all parents of that dreaded day your child repeats a not-so-appropriate word with such innocence, yet shocks everybody else. It happens. You can’t avoid it. We just live and learn.

The Lonliest Whale slows the mood down with a sad, baritone whale who swims around the earth all by himself with the “lonely ocean blues”. At least Keith and Bridget get to sing this song together and don’t have to be as lonely as the whale.

Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for our complimentary CD in exchange for this review. Go to Keith’s website for more information on buying this fun collection of children’s songs.


Here’s more from Sugar Mountain PR:

Providence, RI, December 13, 2016 – Keith Munslow, a multiple award-winning songwriter, storyteller, cartoonist and improv comedy performer, teams up with a fresh new voice in family music, Bridget Brewer, for a harmonious salute to the ups and downs of friendship. A collaboration among a big bunch of “goofs, music makers, adventurers, and creators of wild, crazy music that’s fun for the whole family,” the rootsy 11 songs of Big Buncha Buddies, are now available now digitally via CDBaby and iTunes. Starting January 13, fans may purchase the album from other distributors in CD format. Visit www.keithmunslow.com  for more information and performance updates.

Known nationwide for his SiriusXM Satellite Radio hit “Coffee Breath,” Munslow brings his quick wit and wry perspective on family life to these new songs (“That Was a Bad Idea,” “It’s an Adventure,” “Why Did You Teach Me That Word?”). His past collaborations with Grammy winner Bill Harley have won awards, national acclaim and radio play. Munslow’s own family recordings (Accidentally on Purpose, Dressed Up for the Party and Homemade Fun) have also drawn national accolades. He brings a piano-forward, fully orchestrated sound to the songs of Big Buncha Buddies. The colorful comics-style cover art is by Eric Fulford, and album design is by Stuart Wilson.

Munslow and Brewer began writing songs together a couple of years ago, when they were both creating musical sketch comedy pieces at the The Empire Revue in Providence, Rhode Island. Brewer is a published fiction writer and recent Brown University MFA graduate who is currently working on a book in Mexico City. As the songs came together, the two artists brought in other performers and began recording and performing before live audiences of families. Most of the songs were created collaboratively, with Brewer taking the lead for the poignant story-song about an unloved cetacean, “The Loneliest Whale,” and Munslow drawing on his parenting experiences for songs like “Don’t Grow Up Too Fast.” Public response has been enthusiastic, and fans helped the duo exceed their Kickstarter campaigngoal.

The creative process has been smooth.“These songs came together very quickly and naturally,” notes Munslow.  “All of the songs on Big Buncha Buddies relate in some way to learning to be a friend.” Brewer, who has never written a children’s song before this project, reflects on the deeper meanings in these seemingly light and humorous songs:  “In the end, the only thing that matters is loving someone, feeling empathy for someone, no matter how different you are. No matter if that someone is a stick pony your grandma gave you, a battered stray dog you found on the side of the highway, or a kid who is so different from you everyone makes fun of you as you walk down the street. You love them and you see how good they are and you hold their hand and you walk through this terrible world with them, both of you a little less alone.”

Brewer will return to Providence in the spring, when the duo will perform an album release celebration concert.  For more information about Big Buncha Buddies and Keith and Bridget’s upcoming music and tour dates, visit www.keithmunslow.com .

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Label Daddy Name Labels for School

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Get ready for school and save 25% on Label Daddy peel and stick custom name labels! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! No ironing or sewing . . . just peel and stick. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for school! Remember to label all clothing, books, bags, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These convenient labels are great for adults too! — Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.

These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Save 25% on your entire Label Daddy order – this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFG25 at checkout.

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Back to School Party with Fundanoodle!

Back to School Party with Fundanoodle!

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Fundanoodle writing tablets and multi-activity kits create a fun, relaxed learning environment. Short, interesting activities and fun characters Max & Alphie keep kids focused and engaged. They’ll have so much fun, they won’t realize how much they’re learning.

Although Fundanoodle is designed for parents, early childhood educators can use the program to supplement classroom instruction.

Fundanoodle gives parents access to affordable, easy-to-use early learning systems that can be used at home. The Fundanoodle modules not only offer self-directed learning opportunities, but they also allow parents and children to spend quality time together.

This weekend, the savings and the giveaway are HUGE! Go to my Fundanoodle Facebook Page and join the party!

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Good Advice from ‘Mom’s Journey’


Good Advice from ‘Mom’s Journey’

Mom’s Journey: Practical Tips for Raising Kids is a straightforward and honest approach from the author, Limor Friedman, whose experience with motherhood spans more than 18 years. She doesn’t use any psychological babble or scientific research you find in most parenting books. She simply speaks from experience and offers help to those who are in search of it. She doesn’t claim to be right or wrong. She allows the reader to use her take on anything from homework to bullying and then draw their own conclusion within their unique situation.

Thank you to Tomoson and Ebookpro for my complimentary copy in exchange for this review.

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More information about the book:

Learn to overcome your everyday challenges as a mother with grace!
Raising kids is a challenging task of magnificent repercussions. At the end of the day, your home may look like an intimidating war zone, or it could be a warm nest you can’t wait to come back to. Which one would you choose?
Mom’s Journey shares hundreds of essential tips that pinpoint many of the possible scenarios a mom might encounter, from the labor room to parenting a teenager. The book touches on all aspects of parenthood, walking you through the years and the developments of childhood and parenting, and the challenges they bring forth.
>>>Essential tips for smart and easy parenting.Mom’s Journey was written by a mom who raised three kids in a loving and supporting family environment, while being a wife and a co-owner of a successful business – and without going too crazy in the process. It’s based on real life experience of raising three daughters while balancing marriage and business.
>>>Hundreds of tips on all aspect of parenthood from day 1 to 18 years old.
Raising kids is a task to be managed carefully and thoughtfully. It requires strength and borders on the one hand, as well as softness and caress, on the other. Mom’s Journey is an essential book for any mother who is interested in maintaining a happy, calm and respectful family, where family members are kind to each other, considerate and happy. It shares tips for parenting that does not require raising one’s voice or implementing punishment in order to make a stand.
>>>If you are a mother looking for guidance and advice – this book is for you!

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I’m a Natural in My World

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What are you a “natural” at doing?  I am a natural at dancing. Been doing it since the age of three. Do it all the time. Can’t help it.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?  I prefer a one floor house. I’ve lived in both and I definitely prefer a nice one floor house, nice and spread out. Stairs are overrated!

What was your favorite subject in school?  My favorite subject in school was English. And I still enjoy writing, proofreading, editing, and reading.

Complete this sentence: If only the rain..  would fall when needed and cease when not.