We made it to the in-laws in Central Florida! The kids are beyond ecstatic and think they are in heaven. I’m grateful for a little extra time to catch up on sleep and rest as I am realizing my body is needing to recoup after two very hard weeks. Kelton’s working hard as ever and… Read More Another Adventure: Day 5 – Rest and Trust
We started attending a baby music group at our local music school, and our group happens to be lead by their music therapy department! (MusicWorks NW) One of the activities that we do is “Intentional Touch” where we are massaging our babies/toddlers while singing a slow song (think lullabies). Who doesn’t love a massage?… Read More Music with Babies and Toddlers: Part 2 – Music and Relaxation
Being a mother is a precious gift. Whether you have a biological child, an adopted child, a fostered child, or you spend quality time with someone who needs a mothering touch, motherhood is a blessing. While it may be tough at times, there is no greater gift than the bond between mother and child… Read More Celebrating Mothers: Happy Mother’s Day
FreeNotes Guest Post by Mary Brieschke, MT-BC Freenotes Wing In my music therapy classes, I was introduced to a new instrument that is now one of my favorites to use in music therapy sessions. FreeNotes are built by Richard Cooke, and designed so that people at all experience levels can play music. Cooke has done… Read More FreeNotes: Beautiful Music Made Simple
When I first saw the Sleep Sheep, manufactured by CloudB, I thought it was a wonderful idea! I soon started recommending it to everyone I knew who was having a baby, included it as a recommended product on my website, and gifted one at every baby shower I went to. To view the Sleep Sheep… Read More Sleep Sheep: A Review
Addiction. A word that many people in society rarely want to mention. A word that is often tucked under the rug; an issue rarely addressed because fear so eagerly got in the way. Addicts are often looked upon as outcasts or “losers” of our society because of their lack of self-control, their selfishness,… Read More Music Therapy: Does it Have a Role in the Treatment of Substance Abuse?
Music therapists like to say that we can use music with people “from birth to the grave” because we work with so many populations, with people of all ages. One of the things I appreciate about my job is that I get to work with so many different people in different stages of life. Today… Read More You Are My Sunshine…From Birth to the Grave