I’ve always loved children’s literature, and even more so since I studied it in my Library Studies Master’s Degree program. I started my collection of children’s books before I seriously considered having a baby, and I joke that the books are actually for me.
While all of the articles I’ve written are important to me, this alive Magazine article is particularly dear to my heart. It was an honour to write, and, as a mom, a topic I feel very strongly about. I also learned SO much while writing it.
I just wanted to share an article I wrote that’s been published on Motherly. For those who don’t follow it, Motherly is a wonderful, beautiful website full of inspiring and fun content for moms: https://www.mother.ly/st/about.
Here’s the post. Hope you enjoy!
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Here’s something that’s been on my mind since before J was born. How much of him do I share with the world?
Babies love songs. For whatever reason, it’s just the way it is. Whether you’re musically gifted or, like me, usually reserve your vocal stylings for the shower, having a baby turns just about every parent into a singer out of necessity.
For the first six weeks of his life, my colicky baby could only be soothed by my dancing and singing around the room. Unfortunately, I quickly realized that most of the songs I wanted to sing had lyrics that weren’t exactly kid-friendly. And, well, let’s face it: there are only so many times you can sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” before you just. can’t. any. more.
Out of desperation, I sat down and made of some songs that are baby-appropriate and also fun to sing.
Here are a few of my personal favourites. Continue reading “17 nontraditional songs to sing to babies”