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Be Careful With Her: Reflecting on Sending My Daughter to Kindergarten

My daughter is seven—and three quarters. Old for her grade because of a September birthday, she starts second grade this August. But it feels like about a minute ago that I picked her up from her last day of preschool. It was a small place just for educators’ kids. On employees’ last day of work […]

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Home Schooling in Nashville

As soon as you find out you are pregnant, the questions start. Hospital or home birth? Epidural or natural? Formula or breast milk? And these questions never end! When my first born reached preschool age, my husband and I enrolled her with high hopes of getting a head start on her education. I cried the entire […]

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The Quiet Sports Mom

Earlier today, my seven-year-old son warmed up with his team for his afternoon baseball game, while I walked around the grounds. Those grounds hold more than a dozen fields for kids to play baseball and softball. I thought about this blog post—which at the time was still in very rough draft form. And I watched […]

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Back to School Health Checklist – What Your Child Needs and Where You Can Get It

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And in the midst of buying ALL THOSE SCHOOL SUPPLIES, you may overlook some of your back to school health requirements. This list will help you figure out what you need—and where you can get it (even at the last minute). School and Sports Physicals New to […]

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August 2017 Guide to Family Events in Nashville

Summer is coming to a close, but there are still so many fun events to experience in Nashville! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21ST! These Nashville Staples have events year round, or at least several months a year, and make great places to take out of town guests! […]

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Kids’ Reading List :: Age Appropriate Books for Reading Aloud Together

Experts says that reading aloud is the number one best thing parents can do to prepare their child for reading and learning. The benefits of reading aloud are numerous—including language development, creating a bond with your child, building literacy skills, brain development, and establishing a love of reading. And remember! You don’t have to stop […]

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