For some people, Valentine's Day is a lovely excuse to let the person you're with know how much they mean to you. For others, it's a source of stress and un-met expectations. Still others are reminded of how lonely they...
Pretty soon, my two year old will begin his third preschool. That's correct. His number of schools experienced is more than the number of years he has lived. This is my fault—not that of the schools. The first change...
If you’ve decided to undertake a home renovation, you might want to budget in a session with a marriage counselor— along with that general contractor—because it's likely to be a bumpy (and stressful) ride. It's almost guaranteed that your...
Well, fellow moms—it’s a new year. Facebook is full of 2015 reflections, people are passing around Dave Barry’s end of the year review, and all I can think is, “I really need to this year.” I love making goals...

Top Ten Cloth Diaper Hacks

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People have a ton of reasons for going cloth. They're better for the environment, and there are potentially harmful chemicals in disposable diapers. Some say cloth is more comfortable—though I don't know how they know that. Others say cloth babies have fewer rashes...
Among the gifts our daughter got at Christmas was her very own (kid’s) tablet. It came preloaded with lots of fun and educational apps, and we added several more that we knew she liked. The problem? Most of the preloaded...
Summer is in full swing, and with it comes a beautiful bounty of produce. This is the second year my family has opted to support a local farm by purchasing a weekly supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. I’ve talked...
Last summer, we moved across country. And then I had a baby. Moving makes you acutely aware of how. much. stuff you have… And having a baby means accumulating more of said stuff. So, once we settled in the...
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 experiences without perpetuating the tension...
My question was answered exactly the way I expected, but still, it was disappointing—an unwelcome splash of cold water in the face. “So, I didn’t miss something, did I? There’s no new policy offering paid maternity leave, is there?”...

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Where to Trick or Treat in Nashville

Where to Trick or Treat in Nashville

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Halloween is just around the corner!  That means it’s time for our annual round-up of the best places to celebrate Halloween and trick-or-treat in Nashville, right?...
Pumpkin Patch Guide Nashville and Surrounding Areas

Pumpkin Patch Guide: Nashville and Surrounding Areas

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Admit it. Summer was great, but you're ready for fall. You're tired of applying sunscreen and moldy pool towels and everything being damp. We...
Nashville Fall Fun Festivities and Events

Nashville Fall Fun Festivities and Events

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Fall time in Middle Tennessee means several things to me: changing leaves, cooler temps, football, pumpkin spice flavored everything and apple cider. It is...
Apple Picking Orchards in the Nashville Area

Apple Picking Orchards in the Nashville Area

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It is almost apple picking season, and that means it is time to head out to your favorite orchard from some delicious apples. Summer...
A Nashville Mom’s Back-to-School Guide

A Nashville Mom’s Back to School Guide

We’re gearing up to begin another school year and we know that brings excitement for some and panic for others. We’ve rounded up some...