Monday Music

The Queen of Kindie Rock

The energy from the kids is so immediate and so sincere. Play a song for them, and if they’re into it, they’re jumping up and down. They’re so happy they’re screaming for the song. Playing in cover bands, it takes a couple hours for everyone to get drunk enough to get into it and respond.


Inspired by the interview I listened to for last Wednesday’s post about parenting podcasts, today we’ll share the music of Laurie Berkner. Our family discovered Ms. Berkner from watching the Noggin series Jack’s Big Music Show. Laurie provided an upbeat but not patronizing soundtrack to the Hellions childhood.

This is our favorite of her songs…

And she’s step-in g up her game for the Covid 19 era, sharing songs from home during the time of social distancing. Laurie is definitely climbing up my list of Peak Humans.


Do you have a favorite kids musician, or maybe just something your kids loved? Or maybe you loved as a kid? Drop us a link in the comments!

Featured Image: Laurie Berkner @ CMOM Childrens Museum of Manhattan. October 2014 by Sarah Lou on Flickr, shared with a Creative Commons License.



Louis Doench

Lou Doench is a 52 year old father of three. Twelve years ago he married the coolest woman in the world and gave up the lucrative career of being a photography student to become a stay at home husband and Dad, or SAHD. An atheist geek, or a geeky atheist if you prefer, Lou likes reading, photography, video gaming, disc golf, baseball and Dr. Who. He has been playing Dungeons and Dragons since 1976. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also an excellent home cook, not that his children would know because they only eat Mac & Cheese. Follow Lou on Twitter @blotzphoto or check out his photography at

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