Let’s face it, first-time moms need lots of “stuff:” diaper pails, car seats, pack ‘n plays and more. But if it’s a mom’s second or third baby, she might be up to her eyeballs in onesies and bibs. Finding just the right gift can be a struggle.
Enter The Broadway Lullaby Project’s collection, Over the Moon. You can choose from the 26-song CD of lullabies written and sung by some of Broadway’s greatest talents or the 17-song CD packaged with a 46-page hardcover book illustrated by children’s book greats like Gregory Christie, Paul Zelinsky, John J. Muth and Melissa Sweet. No matter what you choose, a portion of your dollars will fund two breast cancer charities, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Young Survival Coalition, as well as the Public Interest Projects.
Jill Nicolette, a young mother who died of breast cancer at 45, inspired this project. Her cousin, Kate Dawson, a writer, singer, actor and mother, conceived the project as a way to marshal the Broadway community and honor Jill. As she says in the book, “As a new mother, I love singing to my son, and so I like to think of this collection of lullabies as a way of singing to Jill’s children, since she no longer can.”
As a friend of many young women who have faced breast cancer or who are currently struggling, I can think of no better gift for new moms. This beautiful collection is now one of my go-to gifts for the mom who has almost everything.
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So touching. A group of friends and I once recorded stories read in German for our friend’s little girl after the long battle was lost. Thanks for this post Kirsten.
I am so sorry you lost your friend, Julie. We have a friend who is currently fighting, so I know efforts like these make a big difference in terms of raising money for research and support.
That is so sad! And also so sweet. What a lovely tribute, and you’re right, it sounds like a perfect baby gift.
And it’s such a “who’s who” of children’s book illustrators who are involved. There were so many of my favorites.
It’s a great book, chock full of writers, illustrators, artists — a great way to encourage lullaby singing (which I believe strongly in, because of my own childhood experience), and above all, the cause is perfect. I’m so glad to see you promoting it!
I have so many friends who are having their second and third babies. I’m always at a loss for the perfect gift. I just love the idea of giving something and giving back at the same time — especially when the cause is one that affects so many young women.
This looks really cool! I agree it will make a good gift!
Agreed, Erik. 🙂
Thank you so much for this wonderful post! It means more than you know.
With much love and appreciation,
Kate Dawson : )
Oh, I know many expecting moms who will be receiving “Over the Moon.”