Research makes me feel safe. When I have an unknown challenge looming in the distance, I open up a search engine and read everything I can find. Before participating in Tough Mudder in 2017, I read up on every...
Summer - the perfect time for kids to get outside, explore exciting places and have new adventures. Whether your child wants to do that exploring and adventuring in the woods or on the water, learning to be a better...
Here we are, just over a month into 2019, and it's already time to start figuring out summer plans! While the idea of summer has us daydreaming of popsicles, summer movies, parks, pool time, and lazy backyard days, we KNOW...
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 the car seat mama police...
The Beginning: Our Coach I was a high school athlete. My teammates were—and are—some of my dearest friends. Our team was successful, placing high in our state tournament year after year. But the very best part of being a member...
Eleven years ago we rescued a tiny puppy and called him our baby. We thought he would be good training for becoming parents one day. I remember people making fun of us for thinking a puppy would prepare us...
  I know I’m not the only mom who struggles to get things done with little kids underfoot. You’ve probably seen that Pinterest quote image: Cleaning with kids at home is like shoveling snow in a blizzard. So true! But...
November celebrates National Adoption Awareness Month, and as a prospective adoptive parent, I thought I knew what I wanted to write about:  Things I Didn’t Know Until I Started the Adoption Process. There’s a lot about that I could tell...
It can be so hard to be comfortable in your own skin. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the appearance of other families and moms. While I may appear confident on the outside, I have struggled...
What are we doing? And why are we doing it? Lately, these two questions have been a regular topic of conversation between my husband and I. It's not like we're doing anything out of the ordinary to make us...

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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...