Archive for August 2011

Live VMA Updates (With Mother and Child Commentary)

Live VMA Updates (With Mother and Child Commentary)
10:28 – Finally, it’s over.  10:22 – Ugh, thought it was over with that last one.  Drake is introducing Lil Wayne whose album is being released RIGHT NOW.  That’s right, you don’t have to wait until tomorrow.  Isn’t this great news?  13-year old notes that “he’s ugly” of Lil Wayne.  Indeed.  She should be in bed... Read more »

I Kissed a Frog and I Liked It: "Muppets: The Green Album"

I Kissed a Frog and I Liked It: "Muppets: The Green Album"
Well, I didn’t really kiss a frog, but I would kiss Kermit if I could!  When I saw Kermit’s adorable little face amongst the new releases on iTunes this week, my interest was piqued.  It turns out “Muppets: The Green Album” is a compilation of Muppets songs covered by contemporary rock and alternative artists.  Brilliant! ... Read more »

My Very Own 19th Nervous Breakdown

My Very Own 19th Nervous Breakdown
Oh, I feel just like a Rolling Stones song- tragic me!  Right now I’m celebrating simply surviving the weekend I just had.  All of these events occurred in the span of 48 hours- seriously: My husband left me.  Ha, ha- not left me like divorced, but he is no longer in our home.  Last Friday... Read more »
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Celebrate Summer With This Rockin' Playlist

Celebrate Summer With This Rockin' Playlist
It’s summer and if you have an ounce of motivation you are enjoying these gorgeous days and exercising outdoors.  On the off chance you are more of an “elliptical in the basement while you watch some trash on Bravo” type person (me), you may need some additional prodding.  I’ve compiled a great playlist entitled “Motivate” that is perfect (I... Read more »

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends
Do you know what time of year it is?  It’s the time when 18-year olds start leaving home and moving on to the next phase of their lives.  It’s a time fraught with mixed emotions. On the one hand, it’s exciting.  If your child is going off to college, that’s a good thing, right?  It’s... Read more »

Should You Let Your Kids Listen to Rap Music?

Should You Let Your Kids Listen to Rap Music?
A month or two back, I wrote a piece about the fact that I am a mom and I like rap (I guess it was more of an admission).  In it, I noted that I wasn’t sure how I would respond if one of my kids had started to listen to it when they were... Read more »
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Q. Should I Listen to the New Kanye and Jay-Z Album? A. Answer (and Video) Within

Q. Should I Listen to the New Kanye and Jay-Z Album?  A. Answer (and Video) Within
I’ve been listening to the new Kanye West/Jay-Z album this week (“Watch the Throne”), and as usual I’ve found myself saddled with useless information about it.  I have a recurring fantasy in which there is someone out there who wants the exact kind of trivia that I happen to possess.  Perhaps there is an interviewer... Read more »

Battle of the Egos: Jay-Z vs. Kanye West

Battle of the Egos: Jay-Z vs. Kanye West
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that the Jay-Z & Kanye West album (“Watch the Throne”) was released today on iTunes.  Well, of course you certainly already knew that and probably had it marked on your calendar.  Thank goodness it was released today on iTunes and we could buy it today and not... Read more »

Joss Stone Might Help Fill the Amy Winehouse Void

Joss Stone Might Help Fill the Amy Winehouse Void
If you’re a fan of those cheeky British female rockers such as Adele, Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse (may she rest in peace), you might already be a fan of Joss Stone. I discovered her with her very first album back in 2003, and now she’s here with her fifth, “LP1”. This album has a... Read more »
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My Revelation About Music and Autism

My Revelation About Music and Autism
My aunt often comments that she has the funnest job in the world (although she uses better grammar than that).  She’s a speech pathologist and works in a preschool classroom for kids with autism; her role is to help the language and communication skills move forward.  My oldest daughter helped out in her classroom for a... Read more »