Music Connections Foundation Blog

Kindermusik – A Place to Feel Accepted

By Katie Henderson | Dec 7, 2019

by Beverly Smith, Kindermusik mom This week I finally got to return with my daughter, Isabelle, to Kindermusik class (after being home with my new baby). It was so good to have that quality time with her and see her sweet teacher too! The thing I love about her teacher is that she makes all …

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Times They are a Changing!

By Katie Henderson | Oct 27, 2019

by Beverly Smith, Kindermusik mom Soon my world and my daughter’s will change forever. We are welcoming baby number 2 (gender unknown) into the world later this month. My daughter is two and half and embracing independence, while still needing “me” for reassurance and encouragement. The transition will affect her whole tiny world! She spends …

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What is Kindermusik – a Mom’s Perspective

By Katie Henderson | Aug 8, 2019

by Beverly Smith, Kindermusik mom As the mom of a toddler I often get asked if my daughter is in any activities. I always tell them, first and foremost, that she has gone to Kindermusik at Music Connections Foundation since she was a baby, and absolutely loves it! Several times I’ve been asked, “What is …

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The Bond She Shares With Daddy

By Katie Henderson | Jun 27, 2019

by Beverly Smith, Kindermusik mom One of my favorite things that has changed in my marriage since having a child is seeing the gentle, playful side of my husband. The relationship and bond he shares with our daughter is just as important as the one I share with her. This is why I feel it’s …

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The Sounds of Summer

By Katie Henderson | May 8, 2019

by Beverly Smith, Kindermusik mom Every year as the end of school year approaches, the trees blossom and the days grow longer. I start to anticipate summer. I start listening for signs. The birds start returning with their daily music, creating a morning symphony to begin the day right. I hear the laughter of children …

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A Blooming Personality

By Katie Henderson | Apr 9, 2019

by Beverly Smith, Kindermusik mom It’s funny how entertaining the toddler years can be. Some days as mom you are worn thin from the blooming personality of the toddler that once filled your time with cuddles and cooing. Now the cuddles have turned into other forms of love, such as the sweet gesture of giving …

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Coffee “aok” as Mom’s Medicine

By Katie Henderson | Nov 9, 2018

by Beverly Smith, Kindermusik mom Every day is a challenge when you’re a mom. Some days are worse than others and sometimes those harder days seem to multiply. This week my challenge has been a stomach bug that caused us to miss Kindermusik. Last week it was Isabelle’s tantrums that made it hard to do …

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Be Patient Moms, the Light Will Come On

By Katie Henderson | Sep 29, 2018

by Beverly Smith, Kindermusik mom As a mother and as a teacher I have discovered that, although I have a great amount of patience for children, I struggle with waiting for the big moments– the “ah ha” moments. Every child will reach every milestone at their own pace. We are made to possess different talents …

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Teaching Math Through a Childhood of Play

By Katie Henderson | Aug 20, 2018

by Beverly Smith, Kindermusik mom When you think of teaching math to your child, you likely think of numbers, addition/subtraction and memorizing facts. As a mother and former elementary teacher with a math endorsement, I’m here to say math is so much more than numbers and memorization. Before technology took over our homes, we played …

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