Why are marching bands dwindling in size? Suggestions from a former “bandie” on keeping the marching band program alive.
Are we running schools in a way that promotes extraordinary, or good enough?
By this, and other actions you have made yourself unlovable. I am an adult who knows what you have been through and still struggle with feelings of not wanting you around.
Days and weeks go by I'm trying to be positive when I just want to die And the words won't flow
Warning - this recipe is addicting and perfectly safe to eat raw since there are no eggs in the dough.
You are unique, just like everyone else. Be true to yourself, don't worry about the expectation of others.
Today is my ten year wedding anniversary! A poem to honor it.
A list of foods you may not have known you could freeze and how to freeze them. Great way to save money and reduce waste.
Autumn is a time for apples and there is nothing better than applesauce made from crisp, fresh apples.
What makes artists tick? Exploring the brain and personality of creative minds.
In just 45 minutes and with two ingredients you can have a homemade loaf of bread.
There's no forgiveness, no friendship, this time you're unworthy and not enough for me
As a music teacher what is your goal? Is your goal to train only children who will become professional musicians, or to give every child the life long gift of having the ability to play an instrument?
Jack and Jill is about the beheading of King Louis XVI? The old lady and the shoe is about a prostitute? Mulberry bush is a prison song? Ring around the rosy is about the bubonic plague? Is it true?
A Poem to a mistreated friend
Buying the cheapest instrument you see on ebay or Craigslist may not in the end be the best value. Know what to look for - a poor quality instrument WILL hinder your child's success.
A poem on plain life
Here is an easy, homemade PA Dutch recipe for Cinnamon Buns. This recipe has been in my family for generations.
This is and old family cinnamon bread recipe. It is easy to make and melt in your mouth does not begin to describe how delicious it is.
A short poem.
Before buying her the newest useful (that ends up not really being all that useful) gadget off of her baby registry, consider these unheard of baby gifts. These are items I learned of while working as a music therapist. When I had my own children I used them with my babies with tremendous results I...
Why are the PA Amish raising camel farms for camel milk?
Do young, technology minded children learn differently than children of past generations? Have our schools adapted to meet their educational needs?
MMO's are very popular with both positive and negative effects. Some even become addicted. Are these games too fun?
How do you measure the value of your dreams?
Six-inch Mattel Kelly dolls were only made for a short time. It is quite difficult to find clothing to fit them. Here are some free patterns to crochet your own holiday clothing.
Do standardized tests determine who will be successful in life? Does teaching to a test indicate how wonderful a school is, a teacher teaches, or how smart a student is?
Pork and sauerkraut is a traditional German New Years Day meal meant to bring luck. This recipe produces a moist, melt in your mouth meal delicious any time of the year.
A coveted turkey filling/stuffing my grandmother and her friends designed.
There is help out there for finding the right workout music personalized for you.
My son who is 5 after one day of kindergarten orientation was already turned down and here's why.
Common things said during this time of loss are actually very hurtful to the grieving mother. Here are things you should not say, as well as what you should say.
Step by step illustrated guide to re-rooting Barbie and Kelly doll hair.
My Nana's recipe for chocolate chip cookies from the time of the depression when butter was hard to find/expensive.
Old PA Dutch Breakfast cake my grandmother made for me. She told me her grandmother made it for her.
This recipe has been in our family for generations.
The Soundbeam is a musical device allowing literally everyone the chance to create music.
There are many reasons both known and unknown why some individuals don't talk. Music can be a perfect way for non-verbal children (as well as adults) to communicate and/or express themselves.
Should sign language be used with babies and late talkers?
Sound is vibration and can affect change in our bodies at a cellular level.
I believe that baby and toddler minds are capable of so much more than we give them credit for. Included in this article are resources that challenge young minds.
It is difficult finding ways to occupy busy young children. Short attention spans cause projects to be over before they are even started.
The human body is 70% water and a good conductor of sound. The human body and all its parts has their own vibration. Sound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to bring health.
Are there benefits to children learning nursery rhymes?
If you want to be home with your children, the earlier you plan for this the better.
Learning an instrument takes a little effort on the part of the parent as well as the child to ensure success.
With limited financial resources, is it necessary for a child to play a musical instrument?
My approach to potty training.
The day I lost my baby - A Poem