6 Ways to Make Music Lessons Fun for Kids

If you are thinking about enrolling your child in music lessons or if you have already enrolled your child in music lessons, then you know that making sure kids stick with the lessons might be a problem. The trick is to make the music lessons fun, so kids actually enjoy them. There are six ways […]

Music Makes You Smarter

Heh. If you are the kind of parent (like me) who insists your children learn an instrument, here is some more ammunition for your case. Thanks to the good folks at Online College.org for making this infographic!

7 Tricks to Encourage Your Child to Practice Music

Whether your child is into vocal music or instrumental music, practicing is an inevitable part of learning and improving their skills. But convincing your child to take time out of a busy day of school and play in order to practice can be challenging. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to encourage your […]

Teach Your Child Responsibility With Music

Whether or not your child has any artistic inclination at all, it’s never too early to introduce them to the magic of music. Giving your child the tools he or she needs to learn a musical instrument is a fun, affordable way to teach them a number of important skills they’ll use for the rest […]

A Much More Successful Day

Well. Today was a complete change from yesterday. Hubby put the boys to bed right after soccer last night, which means they went down right around 7:30. Unbelievably, there were still children asleep after 8:30 this morning. We got up and going, and zipped right through school lickety-split. I sent the older boys out for […]

First Day of the New School Year: We Survived

Well.  I knew the boys were anxious about starting school again, but I had no idea how anxious.  It all started with getting them out of bed about an hour earlier than they are accustomed.  Turns out a certain brilliant (ahem) individual made a doctor’s appointment for Captain Earthquake at 7:45 am.  Oh.  Did I […]