Lullabies for EMOmmies

Daycd1_1 Music is very important to us here at Cool Mom Picks Headquarters, even more important, rock-a-bye’ing our babies to sleep with style.
The Innocence Mission’s newest record, "Now the Day is Over", is a collection of classics and original songs that appeals to music-appreciating parents as well as their spawn.
I have been a fan of The Innocence Mission since purchasing Birds of my Neighborhood in 1999 and am still crazy about every song they produce. "Now the Day is Over" is a collection of lullabies, both standard and original that Karen Peris (vocalist, pianist) and her husband, Don Peris (guitarist) sing to their children. Disc includes Mancini’s "Moon River", Louis Armstrong’s "What a Wonderful World", Edelweiss, Over the Rainbow and other melodies perfect for sleepy-heads and turning wakey-heads into (ahem) sleepy-heads.
Portions of the proceeds benefit orphaned children in Africa so besides being an essential in your child’s lulla-brary you can rest easy knowing your cash is going somewhere other than Disney’s pocket (cough. Baby Einstein. Cough.)
Listen to a sample and then buy here. Sweet dreams.

Cool Mom Staff

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  • Reply March 8, 2006


    Is that true about Baby Einstein and the evil conglomerate who will not be named? I’m returning my unwrapped dvds to b&n this very minute!

  • Reply March 8, 2006


    Oh. my. GOD! What a cool site! So glad I found you guys – thanks for the comment that led me here Kristen!

  • Reply March 9, 2006


    I love the Innocence Mission. The Great Lake Swimmers are very good sleepy music for babies too. Same kind of mood.

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