Soothing, soft and sweet, From a Mother’s Heart creates the backdrop for those enchanted moments between mother and child when the sun’s been shaded away, the stories have all been told, and the baby you’re rocking in your arms is slowly drifting off to sleep. . . that dreamy time when all mothers sing. From a Mother’s Heart has enough beautiful renditions of traditional lullabies—“Stay Awake,” “Mockingbird,” and “All the Pretty Little Horses,” for example—to be familiar in heart-warming ways, but the touching, insightful originals from award winning singer-songwriter, Cathy Bollinger, make this collection exceptional. Bollinger first released From a Mother’s Heart in 1988 when her eldest son was born. She included songs that fulfilled her twin goals of lulling newborns while soothing the frayed nerves of new mothers.
Needless to say, with an infant at the recording studio, she had a keen sense of what worked. Side two, in fact, is dedicated to new mothers. Bollinger arranged melodies gentle enough for newborns around lyrics that speak to the unbridled joys of motherhood, without any hints of saccharine. These tender and personal lullabies have worked their calming magic on thousands of infants and on thousands of mothers. We invite you to join one very happy crowd. Lyrics included.
"Lilting as lullabies should be, these nine original and four traditional songs are accompanied by guitars, violin, mandolin, piano, keyboard, and wind instruments. Lyrics are included, but it is the voice and strong accompaniment that lulls and comforts mother and child."
"Your CD is getting a good workout in our house. I frequently play it while riding in the car. I like to sing along with the songs."
"...you have captured the profound joy of motherhood. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"