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" My nutritionist always said to eat whatever you want. "
" I want to work on some more complicated baking... and it would be interactive! "
" I think a good mom is an awake mom. At least for me, I've always been a kinder, better person awake than sleep-deprived! "
" I love when people in culture show up on fictional TV shows. I don't mind at all being a name from the '90s. "
" You should try to get what you want in life and try not to be limited. "
" Although my dad was a doctor, we weren't necessarily a super-artsy family. We were just a classic, traditional family who got to take a lot of piano lessons and became a bunch of musicians. "
" Again, I don't hold it against somebody if they don't know who I am - I don't know who a lot of people are. "
" I've made music for grownups most of my life as a singer/songwriter - often with my band, Nine Stories - recorded many albums, and 10 years ago I started recording kid's music, too. "
" When I was a kid, for me, the '60s seemed so far away. But I was actually born in the late '60s. "
" I'm making a record that's half stripped down acoustic which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced. It's really hard to keep music simple but I was trying to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals. "
" Also, I'm always learning better and better how to prioritize and how to leave certain things for the next day. "
" With my daughter, we do arts and crafts, we read a lot, we listen to music, and we cut the strings off balloons and bounce them around after birthday parties. "
" Some people train for certain sports and I want to train to be able to hold a super heavy electric guitar and carry luggage around myself because I always have to have 7,000 pairs of shoes. Who cares about sports? "
" My overnight success was really 15 years in the making. I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in bands and performing since I was 14. "
" The only way to get vegetables at a diner late night is to order the omelette. A feta cheese and broccoli omelette. "
" There's a variety and depth to the song topics I get to write about in children's music and books: being able to write about things I wouldn't normally write about, like a disappointing pancake, or monsters or opposite day is really different than writing about heartbreak and relationships. "
" When I grew up we had gym at school, two or three dance classes after school, ice skating lessons, and all sorts of sports at our finger tips. We weren't glued to computers because they didn't exist, so being active was all we knew. "
" It's really hard to balance work and being a mother. "
" As a musician, you never understand why people connect with certain songs. "
" I think we were raised in a nice Texas Jewish family where education was the most important thing, and close behind that was the arts. It was emphasized and expected that we'd play piano. "
" I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y'all want for lunch, and as we're eating lunch, what do y'all want for dinner? It's always about the next meal. "
" Where I grew up in Dallas, things might be a little more traditional. People have the same things in mind. They're supposed to grow up, go to college, get a job, get married, and have children, grandchildren. That's the world I grew up in. "
" The guys in my band are great-we watch movies, we eat pizza, take walks, read books. Everybody has a really great sense of humor. And my boyfriend comes and visits me on the road. "
" Yeah, well, food is always a part of everything. "
" I'm old-school. I want to be there to drop off my daughter at school and pick her up. "
" I didn't realize what an impact having a No. 1 single would have. It connects me with people of different ages, and I get to travel all over the world. "
" I think people are always nostalgic for a time about 20 years before they were born. "
" I want children to be glued to interactive books that encourage singing and dancing. I feel when kids work together it brings about a different energy. "
" One of the things that's influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself. "
" I always find myself stopping to write down ideas of things I'd like to make from computer hardware items to things new moms need - inventions to share with others to make their lives more fun or interesting or easy. "
" I use my cell phone as much as I can - I talk to friends all the time. I'm like 2,000 hours a month. It's crazy. "