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.

Life at Sunset :: Elissa

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"I was excited to shoot with the Pugh family! When you are going to do a photo shoot with a family who has kids named Ziggy, Goldie, and Elida, you just know it's gonna...

Straight from the Librarian’s Mouth — Favorite Books & Reading Tips for Parents

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National Library Week is April 12-18, 2015. In honor of the occasion, I requested book recommendations from both an *elementary and **middle school librarian. Additionally, I asked for their best tips for parents to help develop a...

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Springtime Edition and Giveaway

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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 few...

SmArt! :: A Crafter’s Dream (A Tale of Two Inexpensive Craft Inspirations)

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Last week, in our monthly Notable in Nashville non-profit spotlight, Torrey filled us all in on the local wonder that is smART! (scrap made ART supplies). This week, Elissa is highlighting two crafts that...

Ten Ways My Life is Different Now That I’m a Mom

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I'm no fool; I knew my life would be different when I became a mother.  Seven years and three kids in, and the ways my life is different are not entirely what I expected. 1....

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Valentine’s Day Edition

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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 few...

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Bath Time!

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We are big on baths at our house. We use them to get clean, calm down, get ready for bed time, and often, we use them as something fun to do in the middle...

Nashville’s FREE & Inexpensive Indoor Fun for Kids!

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The FREE Stuff: Play Places Chick-fil-A Free (but you may want to buy food) Check the link for locations and for hours of operation. McDonald’s Free (but you may want to buy food.) Check the link for locations that...

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Dollar Store Activities for Kids — Holiday Edition {Series}

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So often, the best things are also the most simple things. This Five Dollars, Five Ways post uses simple ingredients and classic recipes to create gifts, decorations, and ornaments that are fun and frugal...

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Dollar Store Activities for Kids — Winter White (and Cold)...

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We never really know if we will get much snow in Nashville, but with these dollar store activities, your child can still explore "snow" and other wintry things. You will need shaving cream and hair...