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How to Get the Most Out of a Free Sing-along

November is Kid Music month. I’ve invited guest blogger Matt Heaton to consider music made for kids, music made with kids, and the bigger picture of feeding all souls with music, and musician/parent Lissa Schneckenburger to offer tips for Thanksgiving travel...

Creating Your Best Work Space on the Road

October is Room of One’s Own month at Leap Little Frog. For this week’s installment, Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators shares ideas for creating effective, nourishing workspaces away from home. When we’re traveling, it is often difficult to find good,...

How to Work Big in a Small Space

For the month of October, Leap Little Frog is croaking about creative space. Here’s what having my own dedicated art space means to me: I work in different sizes. I perform on big, ornate stages; and I play shows in people’s living rooms. I write melodies...

The Freedom to Leave a Mess

For the month of October, Leap Little Frog is croaking about creative space. From spacious art studios to messy recording consoles, we’ll consider what it means for artists to carve out room to work. After years of sharing space with other artists and family,...

How to Garden from Afar in 10 Steps

For the month of September, Leap Little Frog has been hopping around a library theme. This final installment is the result of what can happen when you use the library as a deep resource for personal and horticultural development. Green looks good on Lissa...

Ignite Literacy by Singing at the Library

For the month of September, Leap Little Frog is hopping around a library theme. This third installment features Matt Heaton and his thoughts on how library music events can ignite literacy and connect parents, kids, and community. Hey there, bub, Yeah, you in the tub,...

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About Shannon & Leap

Whether you're a prolific artist or just finding your own expressive voice (and whether you have 4 or no kids), you're bound to have hit some challenges. Please, I can't be alone!

I'm an independent musician searching for balance at home and onstage. Here, on my virtual lily pad, I share successes and failures. Stuff I've learned and tried with my husband and kid on four continents.

By sharing my own thoughts and guest posts from fellow artists, I hope to build a small refuge of reassurance, with strategies for finding serenity and ease.

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a musician's musings on nesting, being creative, traveling, and parenting