Kesha, my queen

 Spend more than five minutes around me, and I will inevitably tell you a fact that some people would be ashamed of, but that I embrace with complete pride: I am a die-hard, long-time, completely unironic Kesha fan....more

5 Best Free Online YouTube Video Converters

 YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, MetCafe and even Facebook and Twitter – all these are veritable treasure troves of visual multimedia content. For one time views, online surfing of video libraries works wonders, because you can just view the content that interests you, and move on. But for content that demands repeat views, you generally need to download the videos and save it to your tablet, smartphone or computer. How do you do that? We have the answers. ...more

Play that funky music, momma

I like upbeat music. I listen to it when I run, when I am cooking and when I am cleaning. It puts me in a happy mood, which is always a good thing. ...more

I can't hear you right now

On the long drive back from our vacation, my son was happily ensconced in the backseat of the car with a movie on his iPad and his headphones on. They are those wonderful children's headphones that have a limit on them so the volume won't be too loud in his ears....more

My First Chat With Another Blogger - Off Blog!

July 5th Prompt: Who was the first blogger you ever emailed with off-blog? Tell us about how you felt from that first exchange.Honestly, I have absolutely NO IDEA who the first person I ever emailed with off-blog was! That may sound kind of shallow, but it was just THAT long ago and it was such a short conversation, but it's also a conversation that gave me a bit of confidence....more

Music Activities Baby Basics - Part 1

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Before Lemonade" There Was My Life

Whether you languished in the mire of love in 1994, or you’re tip-toeing through the minefield of your heart in 2016, these women gave you permission to do it. Content notice: mention of imagined suicide In the age of Lemonade and hot sauce, we are getting a nuanced definition of love and loss. We are simultaneously begging the ones we love to save us from our own despair, and threatening to tear that ass up if we catch wind of even the slightest misstep....more

Owed to Songwriters

The year 2016 has been a tough one for the music world. We have lost so many of our heroes, icons, and shining stars to death – across all styles of music.Many of these have been exceptional singers – David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner – but the ones I will miss most will be the songwriters, including Merle Haggard and especially Guy Clark....more

Mel's Spring Cleaning Playlist and Free Cleaning Checklist Printable

Rabbit! Rabbit! Mel’s Spring Cleaning Playlist and Free Cleaning Checklist PrintableApril 1, 2016 Rabbit! Rabbit!...more

Five Priceless Gifts From Prince. RIP Your Royal Badness

Prince has the left building. The musical genius, who shares my birthday, passed away yesterday. Sili (my Dominican sis/fellow bloguera) sent me a text at 1:09 pm EDT announcing the news.Me: (1:13pm) “What?”Sili: (1:17 pm?)  “The purple one has died!!!!”...more