With Grandparents Day upon us, we invite you to give thanks for the grandparents in your life.
I’m incredibly grateful that my parents are so involved in my daughter’s life. I know I’m very lucky in this respect. Not every kid has grandparents in their 70s who can keep up with them. (I can’t keep up with these senior citizens most of the time. They’ll out-party any of you.) This is what love looks like in our family: playing music together. This is us at our happiest.
I was raised with music: learning piano, taking singing lessons, forced to perform with my sisters for guests (something I’m guilty of now doing to my daughter) as my father played the guitar, singing for hours on road trips, and don’t let me get started on the decades of performances my “Karaoke King” father has subjected me to. And I wouldn’t take any of it back.
My daughter’s grandparents rock because . . .
they sing and dance with her,
they bring us dinner once a week,
my mom plays Legos until midnight with her,
my dad saves empty toilet paper rolls for her craft projects,
they forgive her when she’s mean to them,
they’ll stay up with her when I can’t,
they forgive me when I’m mean to them,
they bring out the best in her (and she in them).
So, go on, now it’s your turn.
Tell Us Why Your Grandparents Rock!
Here’s your chance to win a selection of two (2) Rockabye Baby CDs of your choice (or theirs), to help them with their babysitting duties!
Just post your reason or reasons why grandparents rock in the comments below by Friday, September 18, at 8 pm PT, for your chance to win your favorite lullaby renditions. Three (3) lucky winners will be randomly selected from eligible entries.
We all know the blink-182 guys are known for their immature antics and their distractedly catchy pop-punk melodies, but what else do you really know about them?
If you think you know more about Blink than the rest, here’s your chance to win a copy of our upcoming release Lullaby Renditions of blink-182.
You know you want one!
Send your answers to the trivia questions to email@example.com by Sunday, July 26, 8 pm PST and you could be one of three (3) lucky fans who will win an advance copy of our upcoming release! We will randomly select winners from those who answered the questions correctly.
Side Note: blink was my favorite band for about 5 years of my adolescent life so putting together this quiz was an absolute joy for me. I refrained as best as I could to keep questions that only super-duper hardcore fans would know — so — you’re welcome.
So you think you know blink-182? Prove it!
What was blink-182’s very first (and very brief) original name?
Big Oily men
What was the first blink-182 song ever written?
“Dead Man’s Curve”
Which record label has blink-182 not been associated with?
Who is the song Josie named after?
Mark’s sister’s best friend
A neighbor’s dog
Josie of Josie and the Pussycats
Which movie inspired the song “Going Away to College?”
So sorry, it’s over . . . See who’s getting the treatment next here!
It’s that time. We’re expecting . . . AGAIN! Like you’re surprised. But this time you might be surprised by just what’scoming next . . .
Listen to our mystery song below. Depending on your age, you might find this band’s jokes about bodily functions distasteful, but I find them pleasantly charming. I’m pretty confident with my guess but that’s because I already know what it is 😉
If you cannot sleep or cannot dream tonight, this one’s for you.
Email your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, July 5 at 8 p.m. PST for the chance to be one of FIVE winners to receive an advance copy of the album.