Teaching our kids to be thankful is very important in our house. Thankfulness is something that can be taught no matter the age of your children. We try to give them the tools to express themselves positively when they...
The truth? My now four year old will be able to go to whichever college she chooses after she graduates high school. I would never tell her where to apply, but . . . I am rooting and prepping...
Technology is wonderful and most of us couldn't imagine our lives without it. But I also realize how quickly it allows me to be absent from the world around me. Especially absent from the people that I love. During...
After an epic toddler melt down the other day, which included screaming, food throwing, and a naked three year old rolling around on my floor, I began to reminisce about who I was in my 20’s. That was pre-husband...
Grandparents will always hold a special place in our hearts. Theirs is a place to go visit in the summer or have sleepovers with cousins on the weekends and holidays. The smell and taste of the best cooking you...
Tucker was being particularly naughty that morning: whining, endlessly antagonizing, and recklessly wearing his sassy pants.  Our words flew between us, his picking up speed and intensity.  After a string of squabbles, he had reached his limit.  Shouting a...
I started going to the gym two years ago for my own needs. My goals: to lose the baby weight, feel comfortable in my own skin, have more energy and better sleep, and enjoy forty-five minutes of “me” time...
Happy Back to school time moms, dads, and children of all ages! This is a bitter sweet time for everyone. The first day back is always so fun! Everyone is excited for the new year to start. This includes teachers...
Three kids in, I've done my fair share of parenting book perusal. Now, you can reap the benefit of my research! What A Difference A Mom Makes by Dr. Kevin Leman This was one of the first parenting books I read....
"Mama, is this one still beautiful?"  My son held up a brown Magnolia leaf. Peppered with yellow and red, the leaf was marred with a jagged tear straight down its middle. His eyes set on me, his heart awaited...

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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...