A few years ago, I sat in agony at the toddler table in my kitchen. My son would not eat his dinner, and I was locked in a futile battle of wills. I had tried it all: threatening no dessert, bribing, playing games, pretending it was no big deal, using reason, begging… you get the picture.
Suddenly in a moment of clarity, I was able to see through this comic/tragic dance we mothers sometimes do. How bossy and obnoxious I must seem to this five year old, who in truth is just another human being, as I try to regulate his every bite!
In a moment of surrender, I ran from the table, threw myself onto the piano bench and started banging out chords, howling the first lyrics of what was to become “Worry About Yourself,” the second track of my album, “Color of Your Heart.”
“Color of Your Heart” is my attempt to give voice to feelings and solutions. As a wise friend of mine often says, growing is hard work! I hope that children and adults alike can relate and have fun.
Color of Your Heart
It’s not Fair
My Permanent Marker and Me
I was moved to write “Don’t Give Up” while working on the film “1,000 to 1: the Cory Weissman Story.” The movie is based on the true story of Corey Weissman, a young stroke survivor who has overcome the odds to inspire us all.
Don’t Give Up
Here is a song from the original Off-Broadway musical “It Girl”. “It Girl” is a Jazz Age Cinderella musical and homage to silent movies based on ‘It,’ the 1927 film that made Clara Bow a star. It opened Off-Broadway at the York Theatre in 2001.