Especially for Children: Good Vibrations

Jun. 30, 2014 by

It is summer, the kids are out of school and so today I’ve geared my blog to children. Take a few minutes and read this to your children and show them the pictures and watch the three-minute video. It’s educational

Health Benefits of Bananas

Jun. 25, 2014 by

Today I’m going to talk about the health benefits of bananas–yes, bananas! There are those who demonize this lowly fruit; stating it is loaded with too many carbs. Yes, there are carbs in the banana, but the benefits outweigh any

The Rub on Scrubs

Jun. 24, 2014 by

Today I want to talk about something fun, easy and inexpensive to make—scrubs!  Here are some basic rules for exfoliating your skin.  First: Don’t listen to the advertisements telling you to exfoliate every day—they are trying to sell you a

Music and Alzheimer’s Disease

Jun. 23, 2014 by

Hi everyone–I’m deviating a bit from my usual Monday blog on a children’s music book. I wanted to talk about this very important subject–hope you find this helpful! How many of you read the article, “Music Can Penetrate the Fog

Gerri’s Salsa

Jun. 19, 2014 by

Okay–the hot summer months are coming up and your tomatoes in your garden are growing. You need a recipe for those tomatoes! So, here is a great recipe for salsa… I found this recipe about two years ago in the

CD: “Swan Lake” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Jun. 18, 2014 by

Today I’m going to talk about the music and story of Swan Lake by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It is an enchanting story with all the trappings of a fairytale and with music that is every bit as captivating.  If you are

Sugar: Friend or Foe?

Jun. 17, 2014 by

I feel like a hypocrite writing about the dangers of sugar because at this very moment, I’m heating up my oven preparing to bake some of my favorite chocolate chip cookies. So, while I’m munching away, I’ll attempt to convincingly

Book: Swine Lake

Book: Swine Lake

Jun. 16, 2014 by

Today I want to introduce you to a really funny book, Swine Lake by James Marshall and Maurice Sendak—the masters of “funny children’s literature.”  And yes, it is a humorous take on the famous ballet, Swan Lake by Peter Tchaikovsky.  Today

My Father—an Important Musical Influence!

Jun. 13, 2014 by

On Sunday, June 15 people all over the United States will be celebrating Father’s Day—the day we honor our fathers for their devotion to their families. Today I want to honor my own father—a man that supported me musically at

Refrigerator Pickles: A Recipe from my Garden

Jun. 12, 2014 by

I’ve been making these pickles for over 20 years. I use the cucumbers that I grow in my garden. These pickles are very easy to make and delicious! and you do not have to process them in a hot water

Reading Labels: Red Alert

Jun. 12, 2014 by

How many of you before purchasing a skincare or cosmetic product actually turn the bottle or jar over and read the fine print? Did you know that the FDA requires that every product sold over the counter has a label

Fathers Who Influence Their Children Musically

Jun. 11, 2014 by

This weekend is Father’s Day so to honor fathers everywhere I will be talking about fathers that had a positive musical influence on their children.  Today, I’ll introduce you to two musicians and the influence and impact their fathers had

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