Laurie Berkner ticket giveaway!!!

April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Laurie Berkner
Yo Tucson families!

TucsonMama is giving away four tickets to this Saturday’s Laurie Berkner matinee show (1pm) at the historic Fox Theatre!!!

What a dreamy day–show at the Fox, followed by ice cream at Hub, perhaps?

If you want to be entered in the drawing for these tickets, please leave a comment on this post (Facebook comment is fine) AND share the TucsonMama Facebook post (if you are on Facebook–if not…you’re not on Facebook? Ah, I envy you. I am conflicted about Facebook!!!!)

I’ll do the drawing on Thursday and message the winner on Facebook with details, and also post her/his first name. If you are not on Facebook make sure that you include your correct email on the blog post in case you win.

More info on Laurie Berkner:


Solo Dates And Laurie Berkner Band Concerts Continue In 2014
Laurie Berkner Lullabies Due out April 8

“The undisputed queen of kindie rock.” – USA Today

Children’s music superstar and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner has a busy year ahead, with both solo and Laurie Berkner Band concerts, as well as the April 8 release of her first-ever lullaby album, Laurie Berkner Lullabies (Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie).

Says Laurie, “I have been getting requests for this album for many years. I’ve now been a parent since 2004, and I’ve had a chance to feel that amazing experience of singing my own child to sleep. I’ve written lullabies for her and I’ve sung my favorites from my own childhood to her over the years. To me, making that time feel safe and full of love is so important. I hope some of these songs create some of those feelings and become as special to other families as they have been for mine.”

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over ten years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. The Laurie Berkner Band has received tremendous critical acclaim. Time Magazine lauded Laurie as “a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow…Berkner inhabits a kid’s curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated – very repeated – listenings.” The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of the most popular children’s performers in America … Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.”

The Laurie Berkner Band features: Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion

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Free family fun tomorrow night–get outside!!

April 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Total lunar eclipse around midnight tomorrow.

The weather is perfect for backyard camping–if you have chinaberry trees, they might still have a bit of fragrance left. Jasmine’s in bloom. It’s cool enough still after dark.

Sleep outside on a futon and set your alarm and watch the lunar eclipse!

If you’ve not yet taken your kiddos camping, this is a great trial run….

More on the lunar eclipse from UA Science/Flandrau’s planetarium director, Michael McGee…

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Rolling with it

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Clementine was all set up for her school’s fundraiser. Shipherd and Linc had left earlier to go to City High’s Pennington Street Block Party, but T and I wanted enough time to get ready at our leisure.

She put together a fabulous outfit, of course, complete with jewelry, but before she left she wanted to hug one of our chickens. Candy appreciated the affection, but also pooped on Clem’s dress.

Fortunately, we saw it as a positive–opportunity to pick a new dress! And change accessories! Some of the accessories she kept; others she ditched, and she added a rainbow bindi.


It all turned out well.

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