{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 19 – Coming Home

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 19 - Coming Home

Since my children were born, I’ve been away a handful of times. There have been a few conferences and work-related trips, as well as several girls’ weekends with my friends. That time away is so good for me, and I enjoy it to the fullest, but I always look forward to coming home to my family.

(more…)

{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 17 – My MT Crew

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 16 - My MT Crew

For the first 5 years of my career as a music therapist, I could have never imagined that one day I would have other music therapists with whom to consult, work and collaborate. My once-solo practice now includes two of my favorite people ever, and I am honored to call them colleagues.

(more…)

{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 16 – My Husband

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 16 - My Husband

For my husband Zach’s 30th birthday, I wrote a list of “30 things I love about you” and framed it. He did the same for me a few months later, and now both framed lists hang in our master bathroom. I like to reread them every once in a while, and each time I do, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to be married to him.

(more…)

{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 15 – AMTA National Conference

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 15 - AMTA National Conference

Every November for the last 8 years, I’ve spent a few days with 1,000+ other music therapists learning, presenting and exhibiting my work. I’ve met countless therapists from all over the country, and built friendships with many of them through my conference experiences.

(more…)

{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 14 – Kids Who Love Music

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 14 - Kids Who Love Music

Maybe it’s genetics, or maybe it’s just good luck…but either way, I am incredibly grateful that both of my kids love music as much as I do. Before they were born, I had fantasies of teaching them all my songs and listening to them sing along with me, and that is pretty much my reality now.

(more…)

{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 13 – Monday Mornings

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 13 - Monday Mornings

It’s my reset button, a fresh start. Monday morning is an opportunity to begin again, after what has most likely been an exhausting weekend. Once the kids are out the door, their messes have been picked up, and I have my coffee in hand, I’m ready to start my week.

I have always purposely designed by schedule so that Mondays are low-key. I don’t teach any classes, and starting this year, I don’t see any students or clients, either. I try to keep my schedule open so that I can devote the day to creative tasks, especially in the morning.

(more…)

{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 12 – My Office

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 12 - My Office

It’s a Sunday morning, and I’m listening to my children and husband playing below me in the playroom as I happily type away in my upstairs office. We take turns carving out small chunks of time to get things done on the weekends, while the other hangs out with the kids.

I love that I have a place in my home just for my work. That has been a priority in all three of the homes we’ve owned, since I do so much of my job at home.

(more…)

Thanksgiving Song Roundup!

Roundup - Thanksgiving Songs for Kids Listen & Learn Music

It’s that time again! Thanksgiving songs just might be my favorite out of all the holidays, so I am excited to share with you the songs from my collection that are perfect for this season.

There are many tunes I’ve written and collected over the years, but these are the 6 that I continue to pull out and use with my students every single November. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

(more…)

{23 Days of Gratitude} Day 11 – My Education

23 Days of Gratitude | Day 11 - My Education

I was much too young and oblivious to fully understand and appreciate the value of my education as I was receiving it. Of course, I knew that college was expensive (especially a private out-of-state one), but I took for granted to an extent the fact that my parents were able to give me such an amazing gift.

(more…)

Pin It on Pinterest