Last night, I happily scampered off to the Civic Center after work to meet some friends for the Goo Goo Dolls/Matchbox Twenty concert.
My child was safely and happily in my husband’s care for the rest of the evening, which was really the only way I was able to peel away for some mid-week entertainment. And peel away I did, adult beverage in hand and rock music filling the auditorium.
Up-and-comer Kate Earl was the opener for the two mainstream bands, and since people were still filing in after she began performing, she reintroduced herself between each number. I was familiar with Kate from her single, played often on my favorite Sirius XM radio station — but I didn’t know about one very important tidbit about her: that in addition to being a rising star, she is also (foremost) a single mom.
It brought a potential new meaning to her hit song, “One Woman Army.”
Anyway, I was fascinated as Kate told the audience about her online campaign to raise enough money to buy a motor home so that she and Hank, 3, can have a “home on the road” as she tours.
Last year, she wrote a guest blog post for MomsLA on how she manages the balance between music gigs and mommyhood.
Really, it’s such a blessing that Hank has ‘family’ around him at all times – a lot of ‘aunties and uncles.’ He’s a really well-adjusted kiddo.