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8 Reminders of Having a Toddler

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Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

It’s been a long while since I’ve had a toddler in this house. My oldest turned 10 in October, so that makes it 8 years. A lot can be forgotten in that time span. Heck, I can barely remember what I ate yesterday let alone what my child was like 8 years ago. Of course, I remember the major milestones like walking, talking, calling mommy “fat” after discovering there was no baby in her belly. (Yes, that really happened and yes, I remember it vividly) I think our brains play horrible tricks on us. All the cute, adorable instances stay tucked away, neatly labeled and stored in a highly organized filing cabinet for easy recall access. Other memories, however, are thrown all over the floor like a huge wind storm came tearing through, destroying everything in its path making it nearly impossible to find anything. Thanks to this, I pretty much forgot what it was like to have a toddler. It’s been like a huge smack in the face. Was my first kid like this? Did I just completely block it out of memory? Most likely, the answer to both of these questions is a resounding YES.

So, here are 8 reminders of what it is like to have a toddler in your home.

1. Drastic Mood Swings

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Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

I’m sorry, but do I have a raging hormonal teenager in the house? One minute she is super sweet, cuddling with you and playing in her silly way. The next she is slapping you in the face and demanding you give her her milk. The mood swings are constant! She just started the whole temper tantrum thing where, apparently, they lose all control over their limbs and limply fall to the ground, only to miraculous gain control of said limbs and begin to pound the ground like an angry ape. Oh, and smacking the back of her head on the wall, chair, bookshelf…really anything that is hard and makes mom instantly panic that her child is going to knock herself out…is the absolute rage these days. Some days, there is not enough coffee or alcohol in this world to deal with the emotions of a toddler.

2. Destruction is Their Middle Name

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Image by Vinson Tan ( 楊 祖 武 ) from Pixabay

So, I know my eldest had her destructive moments. I remember at one point she had taken a crayon to all of her dolls and drew on them like an amateur tattoo artist. This kid, however, cannot stand to have anything in order. If you play blocks with her, she will smash it like the Incredible Hulk. If you play with her Little People and line them up, she will come crashing through like Godzilla. Any toy that requires you to piece things together, forget it, she has it disassembled within seconds. A nice, quiet activity like coloring turns into her ripping the pages out of the book. This also goes for reading a story. I truly think she has something against books, coloring books or magazines. Also, she can’t stand the living room when all of her toys are put away. She will let me clean up the mess, but the second I am done it’s like a category 10 hurricane hits. Books are thrown from the shelf. Little toys are immediately dumped out of the bucket. Her middle name should have been Captain Destruction.

3. They Have No Fear

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Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay

My firstborn was the cautious one. Never one to climb high on things or jump off of objects. She was always very timid and observant. Enter the second born. I think I have gained more gray hairs with this child within the past year than I have the previous nine years of my first child’s existence. My eyes have to be constantly on her. Look away for one second and she is standing on the arm of the couch reaching for anything she can throw off the mantel. I’m with her by myself a majority of the day and I’ve quickly learned that making her lunch has become a timed activity. I have exactly 30 seconds to cut up her strawberries before I have to run and retrieve her from a chair she is trying to climb in the dining room, only to give myself another 30 seconds to make something else in her lunch before she is trying to tip over the garbage can, which is really just a distraction to get to somewhere else in the home. Oh, just put her behind the gate or the pack-and-play, you might be saying. Leave her behind the gate and she is climbing in the chair, shoving herself through the shelf to get to the computer. The pack-and-play? Ha…nothing can contain this child. She’s my mini Knievel. Always keeping me on my toes and on the brink of an anxiety attack.

4. Intentionally Inflict Pain

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Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay

You want to know what hurts more than stepping on a Lego? Getting hit in the face with a hard, plastic toy that is the size of your fist. In fact, a month or so ago, she was playing on the floor with my husband when she picked up a large play phone (the old school ones that have the rotary dial) and smashed it down onto his hand. He yelled in pain and she sat there and waved to him with a knowing grin on her face. This time I wasn’t the victim, so of course, I covered my mouth and quietly laughed. She’s been doing this a lot lately. She locks on to an unexpecting victim and either hurdles the hardest toy she can find at said target or blatantly walks right to you and hits you with something. I’m not sure if this all comes from toddler frustration or she just thinks that other people’s pain is hilarious. I do know that I have gained more bruises within a span of a month than I have had in the past year.

Now, like always, with the bad, there is always some good.

5. They are Silly

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Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

My daughter is a complete goofball and she knows it. She does silly dances around the house, roars like a lion to try and “scare” you and sings Moana songs into her little toy microphone, ensuring she hits those high notes. My favorite thing she does, right now, is that she tries to tickle you. Trust me, she makes a big production out of it. She’ll be at the other end of the room, suddenly turn to you and then slowly creep her way towards you with her fingers in a pinching position, whispering “tickle tickle”. It can take a while for her to actually get to you, but it’s all about presentation.

6. Constant Joy of New Discovers

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Image by Dangel099 from Pixabay

There’s nothing like looking at the world through a child’s eyes. Everything is bright, shiny and new. They are in constant awe of how anything works. The smallest bug crawling along the ground can have them captivated for minutes. (Yes, just minutes. In toddler time that counts for at least an hour.) They always have such excitement in their voice when they find something that absolutely fascinates them. You can’t understand half of what they are trying to tell you in their very animated conversation, but whatever it is truly impressed them. I wish I could still find excitement and joy in things like my little girl does.

7. They Have the Best Belly Giggles

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Image by Vinson Tan ( 楊 祖 武 ) from Pixabay

When my little girl gets the uncontrollable giggles, I swear it is the absolute, most amazing sound in the entire world. The amount of joy that comes from one belly laugh can fill you with so much warmth and happiness. I swear if they can find a way to bottle that feeling there would be no need for any other type of medicine in the world. With toddlers, the number of tantrums and the number of big giggles are about even throughout the day. It’s pretty nice when things can just even themselves out.

8. Unconditional Love

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Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

Their love has no limits. When you are having a horrible day, one hug can make everything feel so much better. Even though they throw toys at your face, they are equally as caring about the situation after they realize that it MAY have injured you. My girl suffocates our 2 cats with so much affection, that it still shocks me how much they will actually tolerate from her. Don’t you wish that all of us still had that same affection and mindset as a toddler?  What would our world look like with that much acceptance? I think it would be pretty amazing. Yeah, there would be random, throw yourself on the ground tantrums, but don’t we already have some people in high positions in life that do that on a regular basis anyway? The only difference is that toddlers are over it within 5 to 10 minutes. Toddlers also don’t have a Twitter account they can rant on.

This little girl is my last baby and I am going to absolutely miss ALL of these little quirks. The good, the bad and the ugly.

 

I Swear…I Have Content! Just the Timing Sucks Right Now

If anyone still reads my blogs, first of all, thank you! Second of all, I do have some ideas to blog about and have 1 post almost completed, but right now, things are a little rough. I’ve been going through some issues and now my mother has some concerning issues that need to be taken care of. Too early to tell what exactly is going on, but minds are restless and anxiety has most definitely set in. When I’m in a much better headspace I will pick up where I left off and hopefully (fingers crossed) get into some kind of routine. I do enjoy writing. It’s a great release for me, but it’s hard to focus on any one thing right now and I don’t want to write just for the sake of writing.

Good vibes are definitely appreciated right now and hopefully, I will have good news soon and will be able to get that creativity flowing again.

 

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A Letter to My Daughter on her 2nd Birthday

 

 

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Time goes by so incredibly fast. It feels like I just brought you home yesterday. I have to admit, it feels like time has moved much quicker with you than it did with your sister which, for a mother, is a terrifying realization. The universe spins faster and faster each day and I’m out here desperately hanging on to anything I can in hopes to make it slow, just a little bit.

It took us three long years to have you. Try after try. Fertility treatment after fertility treatment. It was mentally and emotionally exhausting. I had just about given up hope, then you arrived. It’s like your sister said, years before you became a reality, God was just waiting for the right one.

I wish I could say that I enjoyed my pregnancy, but I had so much mentally going on that it was difficult to embrace every moment. My fears and anxiety seemed to plague me from the second trimester until the day you were born. I pray that you don’t have to go through the things I have (and still do).

On the eve of your birth, I remember the nurse calling me to let me know what time we had to be at the hospital (you were a planned c-section). The surgery was meant to happen around noon on August 2nd. I became very quiet when the nurse asked me if I had any questions and she could hear in my voice that I was scared. I wish I could remember her name because she was the nicest person I could have asked to talk to at that moment. She did what she could to calm me down and to let me know that you and I would be just fine.

I went to bed that night around 10pm. I couldn’t sleep. I laid in bed staring at the ceiling. You’re sister slept in the bed with me, your dad slept in your sister’s room. I drifted off to sleep around 11 or 11:30. Around midnight I woke up to a pain I had never experienced before. It wasn’t a horrible pain, yet, and I had never gone into labor with your sister, so I had no idea what a contraction felt like. I chalked it up to my building anxiety and tried to go back to sleep. A half-hour later, however, the pain was back. I got up and went to the kitchen to get some water. Ten minutes later, the pain returned. Worried, I called labor and delivery. The nurse said that I was most likely dehydrated and to just drink a glass of water and see how I do. So, I drank a glass of water, turned on the TV and watched Anne of Green Gables. The pains were now 6-7 minutes apart. I woke up your dad and called labor and delivery again. The same nurse, now telling me that I may be having contractions and I should head to the hospital to be safe. Everything became real quicker than I was planning. You weren’t supposed to arrive until after 12 o’clock noon and now it’s 3am and I’m heading to the hospital. I realized then that no one tells you what to do. I had another strong-willed girl on my hands.

Time seemed to move quickly, although I was there for 5 hours before they took me into the operating room. At 9:57am, you made your entrance into this world and boy were you angry. I remember every moment with you. The screaming you were doing for the nurses, who laughed and commented as to how loud you were, to the moment they laid you on my chest. I wasn’t allowed to have that immediate bond with your sister, but rules changed by the time you were born and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

You are an amazing little girl. You have this incredibly silly sense of humor that I pray you never lose. You are loving and caring. You ADORE animals, you get that from me. You look up to your sister and love her so very much (which I knew when you were in the womb). You also have this sass that lets people know you take nothing from no one (I have a feeling I will be getting phone calls when you start school). I can’t wait to continue to watch you grow, learn and come into your own.

You are my last baby and sometimes that is a difficult realization. Don’t be surprised if I hug you a little longer, tell you I love you more than you want to hear or have a tougher time letting you grow up. It’s not easy being the last baby, for you or your mama, but I promise I will do my best to loosen the reigns here and there. Most of all, I promise that I will always love you and always be there for you.

Happy 2nd birthday, my little booger butt. I love you more than you could ever possibly imagine.

 

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Pre-tween Hormone Blues

When I was 9 the internet was slowly being invented and wasn’t available to the public. No YouTube, no social media, no wasting hours a day scrolling through endless memes/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. How did we survive, right? How was I not completely bored out of my mind? What did we do for fun? Play with sticks? At least those would be some of the questions my 9-year-old would be asking me.

Now a days, I feel kids are way too dependent on being entertained via the internet. They forget there is this whole world beyond the TV or phone screen called outdoors. I also feel that technology, the internet and social media have caused kids to grow up too fast. At least that seems to be what I am experiencing right now with my 9-year-old who seems to be going on 16.

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She knows more “adult” things than I did at 9. I ask her how she knows what certain things are and her answer, “I dunno.” Mind you, she is a really smart kid. Both brains smart and sass smart. She knows how to mold situations into what can benefit her best. I swear I have a future politician on my hands. She picks up on words and situations fairly easily and if she doesn’t know it at first, her little brain works quickly to figure it out.

She is monitored on what she is allowed to watch, but even the “kid friendly” channels aren’t always as “kid friendly” as you think and sometimes will slip content in that is more geared towards teenagers. For instance, she watches a YouTuber called Yammy XOX.

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Now, most of Yammy’s content is child friendly. She plays Minecraft and other games, but for the past 6 months she has been playing an app game called Episodes.

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This app game IS NOT for kids Em’s age. I’d say it’s more for teenagers. Once I saw that Em was watching these videos I immediately told her that it was not appropriate for her and she wasn’t allowed to watch videos like that anymore. Of course I got the sass and the never-ending question of “why” and a few times of sneaking it in only to be caught, but it has stopped. That doesn’t mean, however, that other “kid friendly” gaming channels aren’t sneaking in content that isn’t as “kid friendly” as it should be. A few years back I was able to let Em watch some videos and freely leave the room for a few moments without any worry, but now I feel I almost have to watch every single video with her.

Then we have the issue of friends…

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Ever notice that your child adopts the attitude of whomever they are hanging out with at the time? My daughter is a social butterfly. She gets along with most people and she doesn’t have a set group of friends she plays with everyday. She sort of flutters around from group to group. In most cases, I can tell what group of friends she has hung around at school that day by the attitude she comes home with. If she’s with the boys, she’s a little more mellow and respectful when she comes home. She a little more cooperative and her hearing is a little more in tuned to parental speak. If she is hanging out with a certain group of girls, however, it’s like an explosion of sass. We get the eye rolling, the “I don’t give a crap” attitude and a lot of back talk. Oh how I dread those girl days. Maybe I’ve blocked a lot of the “mean girl” situations out of my brain from when I was Em’s age, but I almost feel it has gotten worse. In past posts I talked about how my daughter was bullied at 4. It’s not so much bullying now, but more so the “I can do this and this and this, you need to talk to your parents so you can be like me”. Or “we all NEED to like the same things otherwise you aren’t one of us”. I’m out of my comfort zone in these situations. I was never really good with the “popular” groups or girl groups in general growing up. You can also only say, “because I told you so” so many times to your child before you want to shove your head into a pillow and scream. A lot of our arguments stem from the above situations. Her girl friends parents are a lot more lenient with them than I am with Em. I try to give her more fun opportunities than I got as a kid, but I am a little strict (although in some situations I think my husband can be stricter than me) and there are reasons for that. She hasn’t fully understood the concept of give and take, or more like respect/listening and reward. It’s an ongoing struggle where a lot of attitude and yelling take center stage.

Lastly, we have this…

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Have you seen Inside Out? I feel like I am living this movie right now. I frequently interact with Disgust and Anger. Joy makes an appearance every so often, but one false move and Anger throws her against the skull, knocking her out. Oh Anger, you overly aggressive punk! At Em’s last checkup, the doctor stated that she will be starting puberty sooner than most girls. (Oh joy!) She’ll most like be the first of her friends to be going through it all, which will make her a great source of knowledge for when her friends start the dreaded “change”. So because of this, her hormones are going bonkers right now. In case you forgot what all this was like, think of it as your brain being a 3-year-old child and you have the brilliant idea of feeding that 3 year old two packages of FunDip right before nap time. The result? Complete chaos. That “chaos” is your hormones you can’t control. Because of this, I try not to fall in to the arguments that get started, but sometimes all the deep breathing in the world can’t stop the frustration. You can only say and do things so many times before you are past your limit of counting to 10 or taking deep breaths until you feel light-headed.

So, what do you do?

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My husband and I have tried to sit her down and talk about how she feels and why she  feels she has to lash out like she does. The only response she gives us is that she “can’t control it”. I’ve written her doctor who referred me to the Mental Health department. Unfortunately, Em is unwilling to go and I feel forcing her could cause an even bigger issue. She says she doesn’t want to be labeled as the “Weird Kid” and begins to cry anytime it is brought up. As a parent, you try to do everything you can for your child, but if your child is unwilling to talk about anything, what do you do? This is currently where I am at.

I’m afraid of our relationship suffering because of all this. She’s a lot tougher on me than she is with my husband. Maybe it’s because she feels more comfortable with me and she feels she can say whatever mean things she wants to say to me because I am mom and I will always be there. Or maybe she has anger towards me because of her little sister and a lot of my time is spent caring towards her needs.

I’m hoping that this is just a phase and at some point we can have a day where eyes aren’t rolled or mean things aren’t said, but until then all I can do is just be there if she needs me.

Hello…It’s Me…

It’s been over 2 years since I have written on this blog. Heck, I don’t even know if anyone even reads this anymore, but hey, if you’re still here, how’s it going? I have a lot to talk about.

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So, the last few years have been a little hectic. For starters, I gave birth to a beautiful little girl in August of 2017. It’s been over 8 years since the birth of my first daughter and in an odd way, it kind of feels like starting as a brand new parent. My memory is horrible as it is, thanks to kid number one, so trying to remember everything you did with your first child is close to non-existent. You definitely forget what those first few weeks are like with a newborn. Being 8-9  years older assists in the exhaustion. I know the true meaning of “I’m not as young as I use to be”.

 

Another new thing for me is being a SAHM. I worked full-time 8 weeks after Emily was born and continued to do so until I was laid off when Emily was about 3. After that, I worked part-time. This time around, things are different. My mom can no longer watch a baby full time, not only did I age, but so did she. Childcare is out of the question. Why work full time when my whole paycheck would go to the daycare or person hired to take care of my children. I understand that some families do this and that’s great for them. I’m not judging in any way, shape or form. Everyone’s situations are different. Every family is different. You do what is best for you. Me not working is what fits best for us.

 

Another thing I have been dealing with for almost 2 years now is anxiety. Now this isn’t something new to me. I have dealt with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 20. It’s just that after becoming pregnant with my second child, anxiety decided that it no longer wanted to take a back seat to my life. It wanted to be front and center (the greedy punk). It was a very long and difficult pregnancy mentally for me and the panic attacks didn’t stop after my daughter was born.

 

I’ve also learned in these past 2 years, that family doesn’t always mean forever and that sometimes you have to let go of people who no longer care about you or your own growing family. I’ve gone through anger, sadness and eventually letting go with my one and only brother. It’s one thing to hurt me, but to cause pain to my children…that’s a whole other ball game.

 

So, yeah, I have some stuff to write about and in a way writing is my therapy. Here’s hoping that there are still some people who check in on this blog because I will FINALLY be writing some new content.

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January and Goodbyes

January has been a tough month for the Hollywood/music industry.

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I was greatly saddened by Mr. Bowie’s death. He was a pretty big part of my childhood and helped guide my influence on music. Besides his amazing contributions to music, I think I will always remember being a nine or ten year old girl watching him as the Goblin King in one of my favorite movies, The Labyrinth. 

He always kept his private life just that…private, which I hugely respect. That’s a really tough thing to do if you are in the public eye. 

He gave us such unique personas making us wonder if he was really apart of this world. 

His message, however, was much greater. Be yourself, whoever that is. Find it and embrace it.

Many say that his last album, Blackstar, was a parting gift to us all.

Perhaps. Whether it was meant to be a goodbye or not, he will surely be missed by many. 

 

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This man was truly one of my favorite actors. With his deep, bassy voice, he was easily recognized in any voice role he did. It was hard to mistake it. Now, I have never read or seen ANY Harry Potter books/movies (don’t judge me), so I won’t remember him as Professor Snape as many of you will.

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He always played a magnificent villain, or as he put it, “I don’t play villains. I play interesting people.” He played some interesting people indeed. I think one (although there are many) of my favorite roles he played was the voice of God in Kevin Smith’s Dogma. No one could have played that role better than Alan Rickman.

So, I just wanted to take the time to share some of my favorite roles of his. I guess you can call it a mini tribute. The world has lost a great talent.

Col. Brandon: Sense and Sensibility

Absalom: Alice in Wonderland

 

Sheriff or Nottingham: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

 

The Voice of God/Metatron: Dogma

 

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Genevieve Goings: Singer, Producer, DJ and Positive Role Model for Kids

Okay, so this article I had written way back in, I think May (see it’s been so long that I can’t even remember) has been delayed…and delayed…and, well…delayed some more. I feel completely guilty for not having this published sooner. Thankfully, this lady I’m about to tell you about is so amazingly sweet, gracious and understanding. 

Since this article was written, there is another accomplishment I want to quickly let you guys in on. It’s Troy James: The Genevieve Goings Collection. This will be launching January 2016 according to her Facebook pages. Click on the link below to check out these snazzy bow ties, ties and more for your special little person!

http://www.troyjamesboys.com/genevieve-goings/picks.html

I also want to quickly mention that this girl is also getting married REALLY soon! Right around my own anniversary, November 12th (that’s my anniversary, not the wedding date for Genevieve…that I know of). Best wishes to the beautiful and happy couple!

And now…without further delay…the article!!!!!

Genevieve Goings: Singer, Producer, DJ and Positive Role Model for Kids

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If you’ve caught yourself singing “Let’s Take a Bath” or “Wipe Your Paws” from the short segments between Disney Junior shows, you can thank Genevieve Goings for singing those catchy little tunes that get stuck in your head. She is also half of Choo Choo Soul (which also appears between blocks on Disney Junior) and you may have caught her on Radio Disney as a DJ. Not only that, she is also the spokesperson for Disney’s “Give A Book, Get A Book” program, released her own children’s album entitled “Do You Know?” and was recently at the White House for the Easter Egg Roll where she read “Green Eggs and Ham” and turned pages for First Lady Michelle Obama as she read “Oh the Things You Can Do That Are Good For You”. She’s basically Super Woman in a conductor’s hat, or tie, depending on the day.

Genevieve has been in the music industry for 14 years. Both of her parents are musicians, she performed in the singing duo “Chemistry” in the Noble House Music Group, had an Electric-soul group called “Legato”,  sang with J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science and free-styled her way through various hip-hop circuits in the Bay Area (California), which is where she grew up. It wasn’t until she was recording a voice-over for a video game that a very special opportunity would arise and have Disney take notice. “I recorded a voice-over for a video game called ‘ToeJam & Earl III, Mission to Earth,’ and became friends with the creator of the game, Greg. Greg had the idea for Choo Choo Soul and together with the audio producer, Burke, we produced what is now still playing on Disney Junior! Disney Junior was called ‘Playhouse Disney’ at the time, and was a morning-block of programming on Disney Channel. After hearing our album, a room full of Disney executives and a classroom full of five-year-olds agreed that it could make it on T.V. The response was incredible after airing the first 5 videos, and Disney continued to produce new seasons of Choo Choo Soul.” Two years ago, Choo Choo Soul re-invisioned some old Disney classics, such as “Under the Sea” (which is my daughter’s favorite), “Bare Necessities” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. These songs can be found on the album Choo Choo Soul – Disney Favorites and the songs breathe a new energetic life into these classics.

Not only is she half of Choo Choo Soul, but she also has a solo children’s album out right now entitled “Do You Know?”. This album is full of high energy, thoughtful songs that involves everything a child deals with in their day to day lives. Genevieve states, “’Do You Know?’ Is a cool kid’s guide to growing up. Fundamentals like learning your phone number, sleeping in your own bed, and using your inside voice are topics that are covered in the soulful and catchy songs. I reached out to parents on Facebook and Twitter and asked what topics they would like songs about. A ‘Potty Song’ was the biggest request, so I wrote ‘Gotta Do My Business.’” These songs really speak to kids, they are relatable and fun and by reaching out to fans and parents, she really developed an album that kids can learn from as well as dance to. Also, with her wide range of musical influences; anywhere from soul and Motown to hip-hop to Broadway and anywhere in between, there is surely something for everyone on the album.

When asked why she decided to focus on children’s music, her answer was simple. “I truly
believe I was put on this planet to do this! It just clicked. I realized that there are plenty of singers out there, but this was my true calling, and where I shined the most. There was a space open for me in Children’s Entertainment and a need for me as well! The best part is the kids!! They are so precious, and so excited to learn, and sing, and imagine.” That attitude along with just pure love and compassion for her craft and the little people that listen to her music really shines through on every song she produces and sings. As a parent to a now six year old, it’s great to have my child admire someone who truly cares about what she puts out there into the universe. It’s all about finding positive role models for your child and Genevieve really encompasses that.

If music wasn’t enough for this talented lady, she is also a spokesperson for Disney’s “Give a Book, Get a Book” program which is a partnership between Disney Junior and First Book. “GABGAB donates a book to a child in need when a code is entered into the website. The code can be found on specially marked Disney products. Once you enter the code and choose where your book donation will go, you will get a free digital download to share with your family!” For more information on this wonderful program you can go to the link here (http://www.giveabookgetabook.com) and check it out. It’s a great way to give back to others.

Does your child listen to Radio Disney? Well, you may have heard Genevieve’s voice on there as well. She has recently become a DJ on the radio station. “I have always wanted to work in radio,” Genevieve states, “and I am so excited about this! On the free app, fans can listen to the radio any time. I host a continuous stream that loops and we update the stream regularly. We play music from Disney Junior, Classic Disney, and various Children’s artists, as well as have a story time. It’s a blast!”

So, with so many accomplishments so far in her life, what does she see for herself in the future? “I want to continue producing great Children’s Entertainment, whether it be me starring in it, or writing the content for other kids or actors to deliver. I want to produce a film as well as create a web series or other short-form production as well. I also will keep producing music for years to come!! I hope that my children inspire me even further (once I have them, that is!!).”

Genevieve Goings is such a largely talented individual and an amazing role model for kids! Like I said before, this girl is Super Woman!

If you would like more information on Genevieve, upcoming tour dates, or just to check out what she is up to next, check out these websites below.

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