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 “Magnetic Love” by Raw Geronimo, which is off of their July 30th release entitled Dream Fever. The sextet is based in LA and fronted by Laena Geronimo, who belts out the vocals on this punk/new wave track.
Here are a few shows coming up this week, in case you need an excuse to leave the house one evening:
Tuesday, August 6th
Tallhart at Holy Mountain. 9pm.
Wednesday, August 7th
Friday, August 9th
Saturday, August 10th
Vaden Todd Lewis of the Toadies with Daniel James of Leopold and His Fiction at the Mohawk. $18/advance, $20/day of show. Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm.
Monday, August 12th
Blue Monday Free Happy Hour with Derek O’Brien, Carolyn Wonderland, Cindy Cashdollar, Malford Milligan, Tommy Taylor, Riley Osbourn and Scott Nelson at Antone’s. FREE. Doors at 5pm, show starts at 6pm.
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]