The songs on this album are intended to encourage a deeper connection between you and your baby. I wrote these songs during the first two years with my oldest son. While they grew organically, they were also inspired by my studies in music therapy and clinical psychology, specifically attachment theory.
The album just received a glowing review in USA Today by kids music superstar and fellow mom Laurie Berkner, who listed the album as one of 2011's greatest.
The songs are ordered more or less chronologically according to a baby’s development and are meant to assist in connecting with your baby at each stage. The very new parent might find the songs about routine to be helpful (e.g. Good Morning, Sleep, Bathtime,) while the more experienced parent might find the songs about older babies helpful (Don’t Leave, Dolly.) In all cases, the songs highlight the emotions both of the baby (Sunday, Don’t Leave) and of the parent (One Day, At 63) during the first years together. Other songs are meant to encourage a joyful interaction with your baby: making silly faces, using hand movements, or singing with your baby's first sounds
The album was produced by Jon Samson, a fellow music therapist, extremely talented musician, and friend. The musicians who collaborated on the album are all highly talented; the instrumentation includes marimba, trumpet, tuba, and ukelele.