Sarah Keil

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After three years in Nashville, Sarah still doesn't consider herself a Southerner—though she loves it here in Middle Tennessee. Maybe that day will come, but until then, she is still a proud Indiana girl married to an Ohio State-obsessed man, Ben (who has banned the term "y'all" at their house and will be utterly devastated if their baby develops a Southern accent). Sarah became a mama in May 2016 upon the birth of their first child, a son (online persona=#BabyVolde). Though she loves her three cats, they are most assuredly not her children. By day, Sarah is an academic librarian. By night, she loves to cook, bake, read, run marathons (well, not every night...), be involved with her church, and explore Nashville's many parks, restaurants, and coffee shops with her little family. You can find out what Sarah is up to in the kitchen by visiting her blog, The Pajama Chef (thepajamachef.com), or by following her on Twitter or Instagram (@thepajamachef).
Don't rely on the same boring snacks this year! Make memories (and delicious treats) in the kitchen after school with your kiddos.

Easy Back to School Snacks for Kids

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If you're a mom (or a dad or a nanny or a babysitter or a grandparent or any other sort of caregiver), you're probably familiar with this sentence: "I'm hungry." Maybe in your experience...
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Fourteen Favorite Valentine’s Day Books

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There's no better way to spend a chilly winter afternoon then reading. And since Valentine's Day is coming up, why not choose a holiday themed book (or three) to read with your kiddos?! Best...

Find it at the Library: Must-Read Picture Books to Shake Up Your Reading Routine

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We all know the benefits of reading with your kiddos, but here's one more article to convince you of that fact. :) I know my son could read the same book seventeen times in...

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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Did you know that February is National Children's Dental Health Month? Now you do! :) Given the nature of the month, this probably isn't a holiday to celebrate with a cake (though dentist birthday cakes...
Two year old pretending to drive a car.

Car Seat Safety: Keeping My Kiddo Rear Facing as Long as Possible

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Car seats. Ugh. A necessity, but pretty much one of the parenting controversies of the century, right? I avoid posting ANY pictures online of my son in his car seat because I don't want...
Teacher gifts can be tricky! But here are three gift ideas approved by the wife of a local teacher. A gift doesn't have to cost a dime to be thoughtful!

Teacher Approved Gift Ideas: From the Wife of a Nashville Teacher

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Alright - let me preface this with a little tiny disclaimer. I know there can be some disagreement as to whether teacher gifts should be a thing (they're already getting paid to be here!)...

Mama Loves Reading: Five Favorite Recent Reads

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I am a certified book-a-holic. In my opinion, when the weather turns cold, it is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Just add a hot beverage and a cozy blanket, and you...
Favorite Healthy-ish Fall Recipes via Nashville Moms Blog

Yay, Fall Food! Favorite Healthy(ish) Recipes to Celebrate the Season

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Hey guys! Did you know that it's fall? Even though it only recently began to feel like fall outside (seriously Nashville... about time you got with the calendar!! 87 degree days in October?!), I've been...

30 Simple Self Care Ideas for Busy Mamas

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“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde Self care is an important part of taking care of you — the mama, the...
Healthy eating on a budget... it can be done!

Healthy Eating on a Budget

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We are fortunate to have so many people in this day and age on the healthy eating bandwagon. There's a lot of online support for "clean eating" and recommendations for the best organic, grass-fed,...