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My husband and I are musicians. And we’re parents. Our “backstage” experiences with our son (our little frog) deeply affect us and our music. Recent insights:

Yesterday I was chatting with my new friend Beth about blogging and balance. For those of us who value connecting and sharing, we want to impart something thoughtful and reasonably coherent when we blog. We want to honor our readers and use the blog platform in a useful way, instead of just adding noise.

And we are busy and have lots of things that can get in the way of posting regularly.

For me, sometimes I just do it, even if I don’t have loads of time and fresh inspiration. I tell myself to Do It Badly, a particularly great mantra for me as I move into summer. I like to be productive. I like to do lots of good work. But I really do acknowledge that the warmer months inspire a different pace. It’s good for me to shift. And it’s especially important for me to respect the pace of those around me during the lazier days of summer.

Wishing you gentle days of inspiration around the Solstice! I, for one, will welcome moments of doing work with just a little less attachment and reach. The Do it Badly mandate rinses away some of my normal expectations of outcome. And sometimes this is what helps me just DO my work. And sometimes this is the best kind of work.

Leap, Little Frog

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