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 the lead single from The Get Togethers‘ debut album, Home as in Houston. The album, which will be released on September 24th, is an attempt to reach closure on 2007, a year of highs and lows for lead singer Bethany Gray. One of the lows was a high-speed, head-on collision, which landed her in the ICU in Austin. Bethany and her bandmates, including Daniel Frazier, also her husband, now call Nashville home. So, here’s “June”:
In case you need to spend an evening with adults and enjoy our lovely city, here are some possibilities:
Tuesday, August 13th
Wednesday, August 14th
Friday, August 16th
Under the Sun Tour featuring Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and Gin Blossoms at ACL Live. $49+. Doors at 6pm, show at 7:30pm.
Saturday, August 17th
What’s your favorite tune as of late? Any fall concerts you are looking forward to? ACL?
[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]