Posts Tagged ‘Rockabye Baby!’

Thanks to everyone who voted in our Spooky Lullaby poll. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again . . . We love Halloween!

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All Hallows Eve is here and we’re excited to present, just for you, Rockabye Baby bear’s spooky adventure for “Runnin’ With the Devil” from Lullaby Renditions of Van Halen.

What do you think? Too spooky, too cute or juuuust right?

Let us know in the comments below. Share the video on Facebook and Twitter and you might just get a little “treat” from us!

For more Rockabye Baby bear adventures, check out our videos below.

F-A-T. . .

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Boy, did we ever stir it up with last month’s post about whether or not it was okay for the word “fat” to be included in a preschool lesson. (See all the blog comments and Facebook discussion.) Some said First-Time Mommy was right to be concerned, others said she was being overly sensitive and even censoring her kid.

Whatever your take on the matter, I think we can all agree that we live in a weight-obsessed culture, one where “fat” people get treated differently than thin ones. Kids—even ones as young as three- and four-year-olds—can already understand the pejorative connotations of this other F word. Even if they aren’t quite sure what “fat” means, they know it’s bad.

As someone who grew up close to someone with an eating disorder, I don’t want my daughters suffering the same fate. I watched a young woman waste away, riddled with self-hatred and a totally distorted view of her body that took years of therapy to heal. And I don’t want your sons or daughters or friends or anyone for that matter to have to go through that sh*t. But the message to be impossibly thin is all around them—and being fat, in our culture, means an association with being lazy or even evil.

Here’s a general rule I’ve learned the hard way to use around my kids: Don’t say anything around them you don’t want them to repeat. Because children are whip-smart, they hear everything, and are really good at whipping out the perfect word at the perfect moment for maximum parental embarrassment. And it’s not the curse words I’ve uttered that I’m ashamed of—it’s the time I asked my husband if a pair of jeans I had on made me look fat. My four-year-old was in the room and though I haven’t seen evidence of damage done (she hasn’t repeated the word in a degrading way), every time I think about it I wince. Because not only was it a total parental fail in promoting a healthy body image, it also contradicts everything I believe in, which is to treat people (including yourself!) respectfully. I used a word in a way that I definitely don’t want her to repeat.

Until we can stop putting a moral value on obesity and using the word “fat” to degrade and diminish people, I’m going to watch how the F word gets used in my house. That means first off censoring my own damn mouth—and then secondly, patrolling its use in books, movies, and magazines (just as I skip over the words “stupid,” “ugly,” and “hate” in stories, I’m skipping over “fat” unless it refers to cutting meat).

Words have power. As a parent, it’s my job to use them in a manner that empowers my kids and to teach them to love bodies of any shape and size. That means being careful—and sensitive—about the use of the F word. It’s not being oversensitive; it’s doing what we can to counter the way words are used to damage us.

Share your thoughts in the comments below! And enjoy today’s free download from Lullaby Renditions of P!nk and Good Baby, Bad Baby: “F**kin’ Perfect.”

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A very big congratulations to a few of our own for being nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015!

Celebrate with us by taking a little snooze with our lullaby renditions of the nominated bands!

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Today’s the day we find out the sex . . . uh, we mean, who’s next on the Rockabye roster!

Complete the puzzle below to see if your guess was right!

How long did it take you to complete? Let us know below! Ms. Rockabye got a time of 15:34; not the greatest time, but she’s unashamed!

If you’re as excited for the release as we are, share the news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #RockabyeBabyNewArrival. You never know when we’re looking to gift a surprise!

 

GIVEAWAY CLOSED Congrats to our winners, Scott P, Jessica P, Kara Z, Karen D, and John M!

The last Rockabye Baby release of the year arrives this month! Think you can guess who we’re “Rockabye’ing” next?

Send your song and artist guess to giveaway@nullrockabyebabymusic.com by Sunday, October 5, 8PM PST and you could be one of five (5) lucky fans who will win an advance copy of our upcoming release!

Read official rules here

Click on the Like or Share Facebook buttons below to get your friends and family in on the fun! Winners will be contacted Monday, October 6.

Check out all our 2014 releases below.

  

  

 

Do you know who invented Labor Day?

Actually, no one knows for sure, but we’re all for proposing extending the holiday into a four-day weekend. Are you with us?

Now we know Labor Day usually feels like summer is coming to an end — but we’re here to remind you that there’s still three weeks of summer to go!

So let’s celebrate that fact with our Labor Day playlist featuring “work” jams from Bon Jovi, Loverboy, The Clash and more, each handpicked by the Rockabye Baby team!

We hope you all have a fun and safe weekend!

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It’s been a while since we’ve talked sh*t. But it’s not for lack of it! So we’re bringing sh*t back this summer starting with this conversation one of our mommy fans shared with us between her and her 6-year-old.

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What kind of sh*t comes out of your kid’s mouth? We’d love to hear it! We may even run it on our blog in the future.

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Why opt for store-bought jar or pouch baby food when our “Master Chef,” Jeff Parker, is creating delicious baby food recipes — included in each of our releases! — you can make at home.

Plenty of us here at Rockabye Baby HQ have tried out the recipes and, as an adult, I can honestly say I’d spread pretty much any of these on toast.

Try your hand at our easy-peasy baby food recipe below. It’s even tastier when served with a lullaby side.

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Just a few days left to enter our latest giveaway!

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It’s #ThrowbackThursday, and our bear is celebrating with a visit to one of L.A.’s most treasured landmarks. Does this scene look familiar? Think 2007.

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For you film enthusiasts, we’ll send Rockabye Baby stickers to the first 10 people to post the name of another Hollywood film that was shot at this famous site. Show us your pop-culture knowledge in the comments below.

And here’s your chance to win a little Bowie. 

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