Elissa Pugh

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Born and raised in Maryland, Elissa moved to Nashville fourteen years ago and is quite smitten with Music City. She lives in East Nashville in a small, but cozy, fixer upper. A former Montessori teacher, Elissa is currently a stay at home mom for her son (Ziggy) and two daughters (Goldie and Elida). She sometimes teaches an ESL class for adults and also does some freelance writing. Elissa is a hot bath enthusiast and a lover of books.

Fun with Paint: Three Easy and Cheap Ways to Keep Kids Busy

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It's no secret that kids love to have fun with paint — be it finger painting or using brushes, you'd be hard pressed to find a child who didn't think that spreading around color (on...

Real Life: Welcome to Our Home — Please Forgive the Mess

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As I write this, I’m sitting in my living room. There’s an overflowing tub of shoes by the front door, a desk that is filled with toppling piles of papers, and toys scattered across...

Three Super-Simple Snacks to Serve Your Kids—Right Now!

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I love Pinterest as much as the next gal, but some times I just don't have it in me to make an elaborate snack that resembles zoo animals or algebraic equations.  It's handy to...

Indian Creek Summer Camp for Families: A Different (and Better) Kind of Vacation

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I couldn't believe my luck when we found out that my entire family was going to be able to attend a family camp session at Indian Creek Camp. Besides visiting my parents every Christmas and...

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Colors {series}

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Five Dollars, Five Ways is a series that explores a variety of activities for your kiddos based on a trip to the dollar store with a five dollar budget. We show you  how to maximize a...

Ice Day at Nashville Zoo! (and a DIY Ice Treat Idea for Your Pets)

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Looking for some family fun that is both cool (literally and figuratively) as well as educational? Head out to Nashville Zoo for Ice Day this Saturday, July 25 from 9 am – 4 pm! They're going to have an...

Top 5 Reasons I AM a Stay at Home Mom

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My lovely fellow contributor, Theresa, recently wrote a thoughtful post called, Top 5 Reasons I'm NOT a Stay at Home Mom. It came from a  place of honesty. I appreciate that she shared her...

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Summer Outdoor Activities {series}

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Five Dollars, Five Ways is a series that explores a variety of activities for your kiddos based on a trip to the dollar store with a five dollar budget. We show you  how to maximize a...

Nashville’s Best Cool Treats for a Hot Summer in Music City

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Of course, you can always find ice cream or frozen yogurt at any number of chain establishments, but the following is a list of places you can only find in Nashville!   Ice Cream & Milkshakes The...

Teachers Rock! Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

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  Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.  —Jacques Barzun Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8, and Teacher Appreciation Day is May 5. Whether your child is in...