When do you know you’re ready to welcome a dog into your life?
Or for a couple of us Rockabye Baby team members . . .
When do you know you’re ready to welcome a dog back into your life?
Our VP and Creative Director, Lisa Roth, is contemplating that now . . .
First-Time Mommy’s dog of 15 years, Pogi, sadly passed away during her second trimester, and she waited until her daughter was 2 before welcoming a new furry friend (that’s 5-month-old Charcoal above) into their family last month to join their cat, Cricket, and parakeet, Echo (as in Echo Park). “Having a child didn’t change the feeling that our home just wasn’t the same without a dog. What’s one more set of poop to clean up, right?”
And here are two more lovable four-legged friends in the Rockabye family: Zara belongs to Kyle in our sales department and Penne belongs to Chrissy, our web designer.
So, the question again is Dog . . . or Not? Or would you recommend a different animal?
Post your thoughts in the comments and check out more animal talk posts by clicking on the links!
Ask anyone who has ever done it, preschool drop-offs can suck.
It’s hard to say goodbye, but it’s horrible when you have a sobbing toddler clinging to your leg and you haven’t even had a coffee yet. What a way to start a workday.
Oh, the drama! The tears (hers). The guilt (mine).
At my kids’ school they have an interesting technique during drop-off: Give your kid a kiss or a hug and then the kid gives you a push to help get you out the door.
It turns saying goodbye into a bit of a game — are you going to give me a big push, a small push, a giant push? And it gives the child a sense of control instead of feeling as if they have no say in the matter.
Plus, they get to push someone, which is usually forbidden. So that’s fun.
And most importantly, it works. The push-off has saved me on those bleary-eyed, running-late mornings when it seems nothing else can impel my kids to leave my side. Turn it into a game and they are happy to say goodbye — even getting their pals into the act. I’ve been pushed out the preschool gate by packs of children — it’s like being in a tiny mosh pit.
And it doesn’t just work at school. It’s easier for me to get out of the house with babysitters, easier to drop them at friends — the push-off has made goodbyes less grueling, period. And it’s not really a push off at all; it’s more like a launch — my kids taking off to conquer the world without me for a while.
How do you say goodbye?
Share your rocking parent tips in the comments and you may see it in a future post.
What’s your favorite way to use your Rockabye Baby CDs? Playing softly in the background during your little one’s naptime . . . to cool down a toddler tantrum . . . to rock your baby back to sleep at 3 a.m.?
Sure, our CDs are great at coo’ing babies big and small to slumber, but there are many alternative uses for Rockabye Baby CDs. Like…
As a fan
As a coaster
For a doorstop
The possibilities are endless, really! What alternative uses do you have for your Rockabye Baby CDs?
We’re feeling nostalgic for the nineties. Can you tell whom Ms. Rockabye is channeling?
If you can, we’re proposing not waiting until the weekend for movie night, and renting that 1995 movie that celebrates the indie spirit, has a great soundtrack—and received one star on Rotten Tomatoes.
But you know what we say to that…
Damn the man (fill in the blank) !
Can you guess what movie is on our mind? Check out our other Rockabye Baby Movie Night picks below.
Thanks to everyone who entered our recent Story Behind Your Name contest. We enjoyed learning the stories about how many of you got your name. They ranged from being inspired by family heroes or historical figures to just being something “pretty.”
And there was one story we just had to share, because, you’ll want to add these two names to your list if you’re expecting . . . they’re as musical as they come:
From RB fan Randy:
Our son’s name is Halen, as in Eddie Van . . . the name came to us at a Van Halen concert in 2007 . . . my wife and I were there with a friend, a huge Bob Dylan fan, who recently found out that they were having a boy . . .
We were teasing him that their baby’s name would be Dylan . . . that got us talking about cool rock-and-roll baby names. . . as a joke, someone said “Halen” . . . it actually sounded awesome, so that was the name we chose when our son was born 3 yrs later.
We are now expecting a little girl in September, and her name will be Hannah, after Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill.
Congrats to your family, Randy! And to your future rockers. Need more name inspiration? Perhaps you’ll find the perfect name in our catalog.
Does your baby think they were born to run? If your little Boss isn’t tired and wants to prove it all night, tuck them in with these blissful versions of Bruce Springsteen’s classic rock anthems. We promise there will be lots of sleeping in the dark.
Does your baby move like Jagger and keep you up all night? Here’s the secret to a blissful evening - put on these calm and cozy bedtime renditions of Maroon 5. Your baby will never want to leave that crib.