HELP FOR PARENTS IN MOTIVATING KIDS WITH
THE LAUNCH OF AN INNOVATIVE CD
CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS
– “SONGS FOR YOUR BUSY DAY,” from Music by Mommies, Inc. -- Inspired by Their Children and Connected by the Internet to Form a Partnership
Two moms, Michele Purcell, singer, songwriter and mother of two children with autism, and Barbara Fine Buxbaum, writer, former marketing director and mother with two active children, have come up with a solution to help their kids do their daily activities. They call it “Songs for Your Busy Day,” and according to these musical moms, “it really works!”
It all started when the two moms were surfing the net during school hours. In the privacy of their respective homes (Barbara lives in Westchester, NY and Michele lives in Long Island, NY) their computers became a conduit for them to meet and write music together. Barbara answered Michele’s ad for a lyricist and they instantly became songwriting partners and friends.
Michele has known for years that her two sons, now ages 5 and 8, are on the autistic spectrum. Over time she has learned that music can be the most effective way to motivate and encourage them. Michele dreamed of writing songs focusing on her children’s daily routines, including: getting up, getting dressed, eating, getting in the car, cleaning up, taking a bath, brushing teeth and going to sleep.
Barbara also recognized the value of music in encouraging her own children to hustle through their routines and now uses the songs she and Michele created to navigate through the day with her children.
Barbara Fine Buxbaum says, “Inspired by words, music and the children we love, Michele and I have combined our minds and experiences as mothers to create great, upbeat music to help brighten the days of both children and their caretakers.”
“Songs for Your Busy Day” is not just kids’ music,” says Michele Purcell. “It is a compilation of songs, each catchy and different, that will appeal to both adults and children.”