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ParentDish's 15 Favorite Lullabies

Keep singing ... maybe they'll finally fall asleep. Credit: The Little Pecan, Flickr
Parents have been lulling their children to sleep with song since ancient times. You see, when all else fails, a gentle lullaby sung in a soft and soothing v...

Is Your Child Ready for Theatre School?

Performance comes naturally to children. Think: tantrum at the grocery store. Think: pantomime of disgust when supper fails to please. Think: playing dress-up and pretend. And while not every child is interested in taking his flair for the dramatic t...

Five Simple Ways to Make Music With Your Kids

Ah, the Christmas holidays. Sugar-high children freed from school and exclaiming their profound boredom, restless preschoolers careening the kitchen, toddlers emptying the cupboards, babies howling. Cabin Fever has the cure for these blues. It's time...

How to Inspire a Love of Music in Children

Cabin Fever wants to know: how do you inspire musical genius in children? Okay, we'll settle for deep appreciation and enjoyment. And a pain-free way to manage piano practice. So, we talked to an expert. Nicole Dueck writes and performs music for ch...

Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley sing a duet

I am a big Elvis Presley fan and have been keeping my eye on his daughter, Lisa Marie, for quite some time. She looks a lot like her dad and has a great voice, but somehow she hasn't managed to hit the big time with her music career. While comparison...

Spotting a Superdad

One of my coworkers and I continuously challenge each other to be the best Superdad in the office -- so far, I think he's winning, what with the tree house he built for them in his backyard where they spend every Friday night camping out and watching...

American Idol contestant in labor while auditioning

Give this girl some props for wanting it and wanting it bad. Antoria Gillon was finally getting her shot at the big time Monday, waiting in line to audition for American Idol in Dallas when things got a little complicated. As she waited with about 13...

What are your kids doing this summer?

As Ellie has grown older, her idea of a fun time has evolved. Her play is less toy-centered and more imagination driven these days. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I actually purchased a store-bought toy for her. We do have a few new board g...

Elmo doll sings violent lyrics

Ellie has a cute little Elmo doll that sings the theme song from "Elmo's World". She has played with that doll off and on for about five years and as of yet, it has not started promoting violence. The same cannot be said for the Elmo doll Andrea Barb...

Signs of parenthood: the sing-a-long

Every once in a while, something happens or you do something that really kinda just smacks you upside the head and says, "Yep, you're a parent. Get over it." In fact, you know you're pretty far gone when all you want to do is get the kids to stop fig...

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