Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Little Human / New Year / New Album


I've been a bit quiet lately, and it's mostly been because I was so focused on my pregnancy and soon-to-be-arriving baby.  All I wanted to talk about was baby stuff!!  But I wasn't sure when to reveal my pregnancy to the internet.  It's hard to keep anything safe and private anymore, so I guess I wanted to keep this little (big) secret to myself for as long as I could.  That being said, I feel so blessed to have had a healthy pregnancy and birth to a little boy just before Thanksgiving!!  

I've learned so much about myself through this special time... and also so much about babies and baby gear!  So many of my Mom-friends helped me so much with amazing advice and suggestions that there's a part of me that wants to return the favor and do the same.  So I'm contemplating starting another mini blog on all things Mom-hood and baby!  I have no idea who will follow it, so there's a good chance I'll be posting blogs to an empty room... but if you or anyone you know might be interested in this, do let me know!  


Happy 2016!!!  I love hearing other people's new year resolutions.  I find them super inspiring.  Have any you'd like to share?  Mine are pretty simple this year (as well as challenging):

Be Strong
Be Compassionate
Be Humble


 a glimpse inside my work notebook

At the beginning of 2015, I was working full force on a children's album.  It's something I've wanted to do for years!  But then I realized the deadlines I was putting on myself were too hard to achieve, and were making my passion project no longer fun!  So I took a little break.  THEN, I found out I was preggers, and of course was re-inspired to finish the album with a few new songs and new ideas.  I made more realistic deadlines, keeping my pregnancy and changing body in mind.  As a result, I was able to finish the album full of joy and love.  I recorded this album mostly in a room in my home (which has now become the Nursery).  As I sang certain songs, I could feel my son kicking inside of me.  There is nothing but good vibes and genuine emotion on this album.  It's for children, and yet, it's also really just for all of us.  We're in the final stretch of mastering and artwork (which I'm really excited about!).  Since my son has been born, I've played him a few of the lullabies.  I'm not sure if they're familiar to him because he heard them from inside my tummy, but like clockwork, as soon as they begin, his eyes close and he konks out!  BEST COMPLIMENT EVER!!!  I hope it might work on other little kiddos too.  Or even for adults.  We're hoping to have it out in the world and in your hands this Spring -- so *fingers crossed* you'll hear it soon!

I wish you ALL so much love and peace in 2016!