• Laurie Berkner Archive

    When I first heard that Laurie Berkner was releasing her first-ever lullaby album, I practically ran to put on my PJs and jump into bed. Having spoken with her on the phone for an article in a local parenting magazine, I can instantly recall her soothing voice, one that would be ideal for assuring a good night’s sleep for any tired tyke. Sure enough,¬†Laurie Berkner Lullabies offers up plenty of reasons to grab a blankie and settle down for the night. Among our favorites are¬† “Fireflies,” a nod to our favorite season and its magical creatures, and “Pillowland,” an imaginary place that invites listeners to play and dream. Astute listeners will pick up on two Berkner classics, “Under A Shady Tree” and “Five Days Old” [&hellip

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    I confess: I kinda like doing laundry. I find the chore of sorting colors and whites rather soothing and the sounds of a tumbling dryer, a familiar comfort. Because I wind up folding clothes during our nightly DVR catch-up, this mindless task comes full circle as my day wraps up. I wish all household tasks didn’t require me to expend that much energy (for instance, I loath loading/emptying the dishwasher)…as long as the batch of clothes I’m folding doesn’t reveal any mismatched socks. No matter how much my family tries to keep those pairs together, a lone sock somehow ends up without his mate, and that’s just no fun. Where does that illusive sock go, I sometimes wonder? Could he have taken on another persona, [&hellip

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    Ever imagine what you might look like if you were animated? What if you could sing, too? Well, if you happened to be Laurie Berkner, you’d soon get your chance. Beginning this Monday, March 25, the well-known children’s indie musician will celebrate her latest incarnation as the star of Sing It, Laurie!, her own very own animated TV show on the Sprout network. No stranger to performing for TV audiences, Laurie gained a strong following on Nick Jr. and can now add a new network to her growing fan base. In this new series, Laurie’s unmistakable voice will be adopted by a little girl who uses her music and songs to better understand the world around her. Episode themes will include dressing up, having a [&hellip

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    It’s inescapable. Turn on the radio, and the air will suddenly be filled with the sounds of Burl Ives recalling that famous red-nosed reindeer. Hit the shopping mall, and you’re instantly treated to Bing Crosby wishing it would snow. Even the car wash isn’t immune to Adam Sandler’s “Hannukah Song.” One day after Thanksgiving, and the world instantly converts to Holiday Central. And while we love the classic Christmas carols just as much as the next bunch of elves, who doesn’t love a fresh set of holiday songs? A Laurie Berkner Christmas to the rescue! Packed with 15 seasonal favorites, including three new tracks, this stocking stuffer CD offers plenty of new reasons to sing along as you get ready for the holidays. Berkner puts [&hellip

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    In our home, Laurie Berkner rocks. When my 7-year-old was in preschool, you could hear “Victor Vito” and “Five Days Old” blasting from the CD player on any given day. Four years and two kids later, and we’re still rockin’ out, albeit to newer releases like “Shake Your Body Down” and “Choc-o-lot in My Pock-o-lot.” Yes, Berkner is a proven mainstay in the fast-growing kids’ indie music space that’s peppered with tons of musical variety. Because there’s undeniably no shortage of singers devoted to entertaining the 4 and under crowd, The Talking Walnut likes to keep on watchful eye on who’s still hot–and who’s not. We’re glad to say that 13 years later, Berkner still holds her own with plenty of toe-tappin’ favorites that even [&hellip

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    One of my daughters’ favorite Laurie Berkner’s songs is “I’m Not Perfect.” Does this mean they are chips off the old block? My older daughter tells me I am perfect…bless her little heart. I know, just wait until a few years and she’ll be telling me I can’t do anything right! If there’s one thing I know for sure after nearly 7 years of motherhood, it’s that imperfection has become an art form; there are days when it’s one comedy of errors after another and all I can do is sit back and laugh–and drink a good glass of wine, of course. In honor of all you fellow moms out there, Boon is holding a special contest just in time for Mother’s Day. Dubbed “No [&hellip

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