Laura Lamere

Founder's Blog for Music Parents

About Me

Laura Lamere

Hi, I’m Laura Lamere, rocker mom (or just insert mom of creative kids – one of whom happened to sing in a rock band and now sings a cappella in college), writer and former public relations executive.

I started blogging as a way to share my experiences as a music parent. At the time, my eldest son, my musician and singer, was off to college – leaving me with a rather large hole to fill in my heart and in my life. Writing made me feel a little better. And my fellow bloggers became an inspiration.

Today, I’m also an entrepreneur and founder of Pavoh, Inc. a 501(c)(3) created to support young musicians and their parents. The idea for Pavoh grew from my experiences trying to support my son’s indie rock band – and from talking to other parents and young musicians.

Writer for:

2012 Blog of the Year

 

 

Blogging Awards 

Versatile BloggerLiebster Awardx 2!

award

54 comments on “About Me

  1. Mary Ann Mcshea
    February 20, 2015

    Sick

  2. James V. D'Ambrosio
    February 15, 2014

    Laura,

    Thanks for liking and subscribing to my blog, “Nonprofit Communications: Writing For A Better World.” I try and help folks in the nonprofit sector as best I can.

    Best Regards,

    James D’Ambrosio

  3. charliesixty
    November 8, 2013

    Thanks for ‘liking’ my blog article about music education and how consumerism should be a part of it. It’s nice to hear from other parts of the country…

    • Laura Lamere
      November 8, 2013

      Great to meet you and thanks for stopping by to comment! I’m happy to support your post – Something must be done to preserve music education – our small voices help a bit!

  4. My LIfe After Kids (Kathi)
    August 24, 2013

    Good Morning Laura,
    I have mentioned you in my post today -kathiostrom.com/2013/08/24/an-award-and-a-happy-anniversary – if you’d like to take a look. Have a great day!

    • Laura Lamere
      September 2, 2013

      Thank you very much! I humbly accept and will mention it in my next post!

  5. papapound
    August 7, 2013

    Thank you for following goodnewsnow.wordpress.com and for supporting the arts. Surely your labors will be rewarded.

  6. expatsincebirth
    March 19, 2013

    Hi Laura, I know that you’ve been nominated already, but I re-nominate you for the Liebster Blogger Award! Thank you for inspiring me!

    • Laura Lamere
      March 21, 2013

      Thank you – I humbly accept! – keep on blogging!

      • expatsincebirth
        April 5, 2013

        You’re very welcome! I’ll do and I enjoy all of your articles ! ;-)

  7. Sabrina Raggoo
    January 8, 2013

    Bonsoir Laura,
    J’avais une petite pensée pour vous et votre famille, et je me suis dis que ça faisait longtemps que je ne vous avais pas envoyé de message. Je tiens à vous souhaiter une excellente année 2013 à vous et votre famille ! With my best wishes !
    I hope to see you soon, maybe in a next exchange between Persan and the Milton.
    Bonjour à toute la famille, je vous embrasse.

    Sabrina

    • Laura Lamere
      January 8, 2013

      Bonsoir Sabrina ! My French is pitiful, but I understand the message – thanks for stopping by to wish us a Happy New Year! I too, hope we will see each other again – how is your music? Much love, Laura (and family!)

  8. fame1444
    January 8, 2013

    Hi Laura, I’ve nominated you for 2012 Blog of the Year. So you can add another star! Congratulations. See the post at http://thefameschoolblog.com/2013/01/08/blog-of-the-year-award/

    • Laura Lamere
      January 8, 2013

      Thanks Dana – I’m just reading your post now! Thanks for the kind words – I really value your opinion and feedback! Hope you have a great year of music!

  9. insanityofmotherhood
    January 8, 2013

    Wow, Laura. Love your new layout for the blog. Did you design it yourself? I would love to have something cool like this for my blog.

    • Laura Lamere
      January 8, 2013

      Hi – I found the new design on the WP themes page – I wanted a new look for the new year – there are lots of free new themes there. Happy browsing!

  10. Flat Broke Diva
    December 16, 2012

    I’m a writer and I’ve re-started playing guitar after a 15-year absence. I know what it’s like to be a creative kid and adult — the ups AND the downs — and I believe what you’re doing here is awesome. Tell your son to never stop his playing (like I foolishly did years ago) because the experience he gets from playing his music will spread into every other aspect of his life. I play when I get writer’s block — which seriously helped me earn my 4.0 in graduate school! Music really does increase brain power! Good luck to you on your blog, all of your other projects, and everything else you do!

    • Laura Lamere
      December 18, 2012

      Hi Diva! Thanks for stopping by – and for sharing your music story! I really appreciate your support – happy new year to you!

  11. Great and very valuable, what you’re doing. And,probably a lotta fun. :-) Thanks for stopping by my site.

    • Laura Lamere
      December 15, 2012

      Your project sounds cool! Thanks for saying hi!

  12. Our Life In 3D
    December 13, 2012

    Hi, Laura, I wanted to nominate you for an(other) award. If you chose to accept (their is no obligation) check out http://ourlifein3d.com/2012/12/11/this-is-so-crazy/. If time prohibits this time of year, I completely understand. Have a great weekend!

    • Laura Lamere
      December 15, 2012

      Thanks for sharing the love and recognition at this time of giving! Just one question – I read your post, which award is for me? L.

      • Our Life In 3D
        December 16, 2012

        I was thinking the Blog of the Year Award but really either one if you have a preferance. I listed the duties of each award. But don’t do like I did and answer both duties. Kinda killing two birds with one post. Congrats Ms. Laura!

      • Laura Lamere
        December 18, 2012

        Thanks!

  13. tucsonsongstress
    December 2, 2012

    Thank you for “liking” my post today. I am so glad to have found you. It seems like we have similar views and a big high five to being a rocker mom! I love the sound of that!!! :)

    • Laura Lamere
      December 3, 2012

      Thanks for the high five! So great to meet you – I enjoyed your blog!

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  15. Brain-Dead Mom
    November 14, 2012

    Hi Laura, just wanted to say thanks for the nomination! I totally will never get around to writing all that but wanted to let you know I appreciate it and am flattered! Rebecca.

    • Laura Lamere
      November 14, 2012

      You deserve it! I know its a lot of stuff – it took me more than a month to write it! I’ll keep reading your blog anyway! :)

  16. Stacie Brown
    October 4, 2012

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can read more about it here: http://staciebrown.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/liebster-blog-award/. Happy Blogging! :)

    • Laura Lamere
      October 10, 2012

      Thank you, Stacie, for this amazing honor! I’m so excited to win this award and will post about it soon! Thanks for including me on your list of nominees! Happy blogging! Laura

      • Stacie Brown
        October 12, 2012

        You are so welcome! :)

  17. Brinda
    September 25, 2012

    Hi Laura —You are truly an inspiration for every mom (I have two kids that I am insane about) — moms need to be the ‘rock’ their kids need. I am so pleased to meet you in the blog-o-sphere! I am an aspiring novelist and short story writer (find me at http://modscheherzade.wordpress.com) and I am blown away by the every day stuff my kids do all the time. They learn so quickly, they do tons of activities it seems and are busier than I was at their age. Congratulations to your son and you!

    • Laura Lamere
      September 26, 2012

      Thanks for your comments – it’s so nice to hear from you! I love your blog too – and just reblogged your piece about “friending” your daughter on Facebook! Great advice! Stay in touch!

      • Brinda
        September 26, 2012

        Thanks for the reblog Laura – will do!

  18. fame1444
    August 16, 2012

    Hey Laura! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award! You can see the nomination here http://wp.me/p1Swgx-eG
    Congratulations!

    • Laura Lamere
      August 16, 2012

      OMG! I am so excited! I am so inspired to be nominated – really – it’s been a rough couple of weeks personally and sometimes it’s hard to find the inspiration needed to write. Thanks so much for your support. I’m getting my son off to college this weekend, but will post about the award soon. BTW, is it legal to include the nominator in the list of inspiring blog nominations? You have inspired me with your work and talents – Bravo!

      • fame1444
        August 16, 2012

        College! Wow – congratulations on that! I’m sure that EVERYTHING will work out just the way it’s supposed to. Thanks for the Bravo, that means a lot to me. As for the legalities of who you can nominate let’s just say I won’t fight it if you feel so inclined…

  19. diannejwilson
    May 22, 2012

    Laura – I LOVE what you’re all about! Woohoo!

    • Laura Lamere
      May 22, 2012

      Thanks for the “Woohoo!” I haven’t gotten one of those in a while! :) I also enjoy your blog – and the layout is cool!

  20. Cafe
    May 20, 2012

    Hi Laura! Wow, you’re an incredible mom! Your son is lucky to have you :)
    Thanks for stopping by my page and I look forward to hearing more about your great work!

    • Laura Lamere
      May 20, 2012

      Hi and thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed your blog too – let’s stay in touch!

      • Cafe
        May 20, 2012

        Thank you! For sure :)

  21. Jeanie Duncan
    January 26, 2012

    Hi Laura. Thanks for re-blogging my post. I’ve read some of your work here on your blog and love your passion and what you’re doing. I’ve spent my career in the arts, so naturally I find a connection with your work. Thank you! -Jeanie

    • Laura Lamere
      May 20, 2012

      Hi Jeanie – it’s been a while since you last visited and left this nice comment – but just wanted to say thanks! Sorry I missed your note – hope you’ll stop by again!

  22. Sabrina Raggoo
    January 24, 2012

    Hi Laura !
    I was surfing on severals blogs about music and what I found ? Your blog !
    It’s a real pleasure to read what you write, it’s very inspiring. I can read in your words that to be a parent and a writer is not just a plesure but a life !

    I’d like you to know that I haven’t forget you and the special moment I spent to you with my french friends =) Sometimes I think about it and it makes me smile. I hope one day I could come back and visit your country.

    Hope to hear about, and sorry for my english. Say hi to the family.
    Gros bisous de Paris !

    Sabrina

    • Laura Lamere
      January 24, 2012

      Hey Sabrina – so nice to hear from you (and your English is great)! Thanks for leaving a comment! We remember your visit to the US fondly! How is your guitar playing? It was very impressive to hear you play. I hope you keep it up!

      • Sabrina Raggoo
        January 25, 2012

        I keep on playing the guitar even if it’s difficult because of my studies. To me, I don’t play enough, unfortunately. When I know exams are finished, I’ve no homework I can do what I want and I play non stop !

  23. Sunshine
    December 29, 2011

    Hey Laura!
    What a great story about helping the young ones find creative outlets…we need lots of parents like you!!! Thanks for stopping in and all the best in 2012. :)

    • Laura Lamere
      December 29, 2011

      Thanks for stopping by and spreading sunshine! Best to you in 2012 – keep posting!

  24. Our Life In 3D
    December 28, 2011

    Great Blog Rocker Mom! I love it! I’m a rocker dad trying to encourage my youngons’ in anything they do. My hopes they find passion in something as yours has. Cheers!

    ~Andy

    • Laura Lamere
      December 29, 2011

      Rock on, Dad! Parenting is a fun adventure – enjoy!

  25. melfrommass
    November 18, 2011

    What a great resource you’ve been for your son! Best of luck to his band and his future in general. :-)

    Mel
    massachusetts-is-wicked-awesome.com

    • Laura Lamere
      November 20, 2011

      Mel, I really appreciate your comment. Thanks for taking the time! Looking forward to Thanksgiving with all the kids together – not sure if we’ll be treated to any songs (?). I’ve been enjoying your blog and photos – enjoy the holiday!

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