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My name is Michelle Nicolo Prentice. I am a professional singer, songwriter, Stress Relief Coach and most importantly... a mom.
I live in Nashville, with my incredible husband of 25 years my 3 beautiful adult children and their spouses. And as of March 2020 my two gorgeous grandbabies!
I was born in in Salt Lake City. When I was a little girl, my parents owned an Italian restaurant called "Mama Nicolo's " My dad loved music so he had a live band that played on the weekends.
I vividly remember watching the girl singer on stage and pointing at her while saying to my dad " That's what I want to do!"
I knew from the ripe old age of 3 I wanted to be a singer.
And I also always knew I wanted to be a mother some day.
I had my first paying gig by the age of 8 and became a wife and mother by the age of 18!
What inspired this project...
Over the years my life has been blessed by so many wise women, not only my own wonderful mother, but many other experienced, sage moms that gave me fabulous advice, help and assurance that it was gonna be ok.
I realize not everyone has those kind of experiences.
That support made such a positive impact in my life and in the lives of my children that it has led me to want to be a support to other moms .
You know they’re not kidding when they say it takes a village!
At times we moms we can feel lonely, overwhelmed, and underappreciated.
We often put everything and everyone before ourselves, sometimes to our own detriment.
This can leaves us feeling isolated, exhausted, depleted and worried that we’re doing it all wrong, or feeling like we don’t know what we are doing.
Longing for someone who’s been there, been a great mom, someone who's willing to share their wisdom with us or show us how to be better moms while still taking good care of ourselves in the process... My goal is to create a virtual space where any mom can have the opportunity to experience a potpourri of sage and wise mamas from all over the globe!
This idea first came to me about 5 years ago when I was staying the night in the hospital with a family member.
I was restless and worried, trying to sleep on that very uncomfortable chair when I remembered my husband and I had recently recorded a beautiful original lullaby for a client .
I had a copy of it in my phone, so I put my headphones in and pressed play and that lullaby literally relaxed me so much I was able to drift off to sleep.
When I woke up the next morning it hit me... maybe moms need beautiful lullabies to calm and soothe them in times of stress, and worry... Lullabies that they would enjoy listening to just as I experienced that night!
Fast forward two years later I was driving in my car one day and all of a sudden I heard plain as day, "It's time to start writing the lullabies NOW! Call Marcus Hummon! So that's exactly what I did.
Marcus is our dear family friend who also happens to be a Grammy winning songwriter of “Bless The Broken Road”, “Cowboy Take Me Away”, “Only Love”, “Ready To Run”, “Born To Fly” and countless others.
He answered the phone and I told him my idea, he said he would love to write with me! And that's how it began...
Just like that, names and ideas would come to me while I was driving and I would call these Grammy award winning writers and they just kept saying yes!
I have been blessed to write with Artists like like Amy Grant, and Linda Davis. Songwriters like Mike Reid, Marcus Hummon, Victoria Shaw, Chris Roberts and Matt Rollings, just to name a few!
From first having the original idea, I knew this was a divinely inspired project and I was merely to be the vessel it comes through, bringing it into existence.
What started out as an idea of lullabies for moms to soothe, comfort and nurture has evolved into a vision of creating a virtual Mama Village online.
A beautiful support system open to all Moms, new and seasoned.
A place where we can both share-and receive wisdom, compassion, and community with mothers from around the world. A place with beautiful, soothing music, warm supportive friendships and life changing advice, information and resources.
I am deeply passionate about supporting and helping moms!
My goal with this project is to inspire them to have the most fulfilling motherhood experience possible.
How your generosity will be used...
First of all your generous support will fund the recording costs of these 20 amazing and powerful Lullabies which will be rolled out into Four 5 song EP's.
That entails (musicians, engineering, mixing, mastering and related photography, artwork, branding and Logo for Mama's Lullaby).
I am sooo beyond excited for you to hear what I have been pouring my heart and soul into over the last 3 years !!!
This will also fund the creation and maintenance of the larger Mama's Lullaby website and App, which will need to be pretty sophisticated to allow for extensive video, audio and interactive membership features. Also included is a budget for marketing and promotion .
Down the road-phase 2... in the second phase along with all the unique lullabies and music videos, we will begin to record the vast library of interviews, round table talks and podcasts with an array of amazing women from all walks of life.
These interviews open up opportunities for sharing their vast life experience and wisdom on endless important topics and issues of motherhood.
A bonus component will be trusted professionals from the medical community and integrative health communities sharing helpful and practical application on how to truly take care of ourselves... emotionally, physically and mentally.
As the saying goes" If mama ain't happy nobody's happy!" LOL!
This virtual online community for moms will be available 24/7/365 on all platforms.
And who knows what else might be born from this little idea!!!
This last unpredictable year gave me time to pause and think about the best way to bring this project to life.
I know this is a big project and undertaking. I feel so blessed and humbled to have been giving this important idea to bring into the world.
So thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support in this first phase of Mama's Lullaby. It truly means the world to me and all the mama's who will benefit from this idea in the future!
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