I am a grandma – and I live on a farm. I am a writer – I have written 7 books – one is a novel, and the others are business books.
I had a wonderful career in the business world before this time of my life. However, now, having sold my last business, and received the blessings of the birth of two grandsons, two newborn twin boys, and multiple grandnieces and nephews, I am devoting myself to softer things, like music, family, food and fun. I created RockinGrandmaMusic.com
as a way to share all of that with you, so that you can share with your family.
I must confess that I also share some personal philosophy with you as you listen to the music of ROCKIN’ GRANDMA
, read SAM, THE BROKEN ROBOT‘s books
to your little ones, or listen to the narrations of his books, and read through the scrumptious dishes on this site. The reason? Music and food are ways to everyone’s heart. Its in our heritage, our DNA, to be filled with song and to break bread together.
Tracing back our history to primitive man, making music, sharing food and joining together to eat, is something that all families have always done. In the animal kingdom, for example, gorilla families in the wild, learn to eat together and share their food.And their language has the cadence of music.
Its a strange observation of the world we live in, especially in the USA, that many families do not now listen to music together, nor do they eat together. Individual family members each grab something to feed off, and eat alone, at different times, many with their individual music playing through personal headsets, watching television, or working at the computer, even driving or reading.
Our website is meant to take you back to earlier times of family closeness when meal-times were the moments when family shared hopes and dreams, pain and joy, and gave thanks for what they had received that day as individuals, and together. In the best of all situations, the meal time is a key place to instill family values, and teach family members how to communicate with different generations, over challenging topics, while observing good table manners.Music is something that should bring a happy feeling, and moments of joy to children and parents alike.
Not every family is ideal, and role models are sometimes lacking – but if music is shared on some occasions and food is nourishing at meal-times, and appreciation of both is taught and felt, goodness will flow from the time spent together regardless of the particular situation.
That is my dream – that my music, stories, books, CD’s, cookbooks and recipes will add some of that goodness to your life and the lives of those around you, family, friends, even strangers! There is nothing more bonding than great, uplifting and happy music, the laughter of little ones and a delicious and satisfying meal.