Monday, April 20, 2015

Must Hear/See Music

I'm a big Nashville fan, it's true. I often tweet about the show, and I've blogged about it at least a half dozen times. So, whenever I hear of a Lennon & Maisy cover, like this one, I try to check it out. Thanks to PopSugar, I was turned onto their "Boom Clap" Cover here: http://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Lennon-Maisy-Boom-Clap-Cover-Video-36785217

and here: https://youtu.be/X6f1yACIoNY

If you want to hear something amazing, listen to the Stella sisters sing. Want some incredible music with a side of Music City drama? Check out Nashville on ABC. Really, go do it now, and enjoy!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Parental Leave for the Teen Years

Here's a Yahoo article about taking parental leave when your kids are teenagers. This piece highlights a study showing the positive impact engaged time both parents had with their kids during adolescence, but I think there's something to be said for engaged time with kids of all ages. Engaged time is what it sounds like, time when parents are directly engaged with their children. 

Far too often, I find myself pulled in various directions. There is a benefit to accessible time where you are present, but doing something else. However, I'm letting this serve as a reminder to set aside work, household chores, even phones/tech toys (put them in another room!) to get on my child's level and play more often than ever. If we reinforce these connections while they're young, it might make it easier to navigate the tween/teen years ahead. I hope. 

I'm filing this one away, so I can reference it again when needed. You may find it interesting too. 

https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/the-case-for-taking-parental-leave-when-your-kids-115682208970.html?soc_src=mags&soc_trk=copy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Avengers Age of Ultron Mystery Hero Revealed

If your summer plans include superheroes, then check this out. I'm a little behind on the Marvel series, but plan to catch up before summer. I also hope to find time to publish my first book chapters, read a half-dozen other books, get outside with the kids, and plan some fun events. Let's hope I can fit all this in before the end of May! 

The Vision is revealed in Entertainment Weekly, and this Yahoo brief. 

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-vision-in-full-view-avengers-age-of-ultron-115886252322.html?soc_src=mags&soc_trk=copy


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