Oh, summer. As mamas, this time of year we tend to get less sleep, less exercise and not eat as well as we should. Which, inevitably, leads to frazzled nerves, less patience with the kiddos and the dreaded mama guilt. Which is not quite a prescription for summer fun. Here at LiveMom, we challenge you to take some time for yourself this summer, whether that means reading a book while your partner takes the kids to the pool, getting crafty with your kids (instead of using that time to fold laundry or do chores) or getting out and spending time with friends. Whatever it is, you have our permission to take whatever time you can get to recharge.
Since we know you’re busy this summer, we’ll bring you one song each Tuesday that we’ve been loving lately, and let you know about some shows that are coming up, so you can have a reason to escape the kids, the kitchen counters and whatever’s keeping you from getting your summer zen on.
This week, we are bringing you a very summer-y song from Austin-based musician and dad Matt the Electrician, “All I Know”. Not only is the tune totally toe-tapping, but the video is a work of art, produced in collaboration with his wife, Kathy, designer for the children’s clothing line Ramonster and the recently-launched Fort Lonesome. Matt continues his Thursday night residency at Strange Brew in South Austin this week. The show starts at 9 and cover is $5.
Tuesday, June 18th
Wednesday, June 19th
Jesse Dayton with Tony Harrison at the Broken Spoke (dance lessons from 8-9pm!). Jesse starts at 9:15pm.
Thursday, June 20th
Friday, June 21st
Saturday, June 22nd
Sunday, June 23rd
* Make sure to check the links before you head out to make sure none of the information has changed.
What’s your favorite tune as of late? Any summer concerts you are looking forward to?
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.livemom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Nicole-Basham-Sara-Marzani-Photography-livemom.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her newly-minted-7-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau’s words, her mission is to “suck out all the marrow of life”, or in her son’s words, to cultivate in him a love of “advenchers”.[/author_info] [/author]