I've had a ball with kids music this year. I've been especially excited about the release this month of my second album, 'Play is Serious Business', which seemed to take me a seriously long time to get done. In amongst music workshops and performances, working towards my Psychology degree, juggling school runs, kinder sessions and chasing after a toddler, I managed to squeeze in time to work on the album but it did take a while! I'm very proud of the result, however, and I hope you love it too.
Thank you everyone who came to a show or bought my CD (or stopped me in the supermarket to say nice things). Your support has been incredible, I've really appreciated the emails, the facebook messages of support and the positive feedback at shows.
Making music for kids, singing songs about feelings (and about dinosaurs) and creating music for kids and their grown ups to connect through is a real labour of love for me. I feel grateful and privileged to be albe share my music with your children and families.
Giving children space to explore and understand their feelings, giving ourselves space to do the same, connecting and reconnecting with children and working on those relationships, even when things don't go smoothly, is an ambition that involves a lot of getting up, dusting ourselves off and starting a new day. I'm grateful for the kindness, encouragement and the inspiration of folks I've encountered over the past year and the patience of my kids, as I've dusted myself off a few times.
I wish for all of you a time for rest, rejuvenation and some time for family connectedness over these holidays and that you have a wonderful start to the New Year. And if it doesn't end up that way, if it all goes pear shaped, if the kids have a meltdown and you do too... tomorrow is a wonderful new day!