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Highland Games at The Hermitage — Fun for the Whole Family!

Get ready, mamas! The Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival returns to Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President for the third annual celebration Saturday, September 9, from 9 am until 5 pm. So pack up your kiddos and head out to The Hermitage for (educational!) family fun. “This event is great fun and […]

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Is Overscheduling for Real? 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Balanced

I’m standing in the kitchen at a three-year old’s birthday party talking with the other moms about our kids’ interest in music when a quiet, yet distinct turn takes place in the seemingly benign conversation.  Suddenly, we have entered the realm of, “My kid will be better than yours because I am a better parent than […]

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Developing A Vision Statement For Your Child’s IEP

IEP. Those three letters make most parents cringe. My short experience with developing my son’s IEP has been anything but enjoyable. An IEP, Individualized Education Plan, is a document for a public school child who requires special education. My son has autism and the public schools deemed him eligible for an IEP based on his […]

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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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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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June 2017 Guide to Family Events In Nashville!

WHEW, Nashville event season is in full-swing! Summertime is jam-packed with things to do in and around Music City! We try to keep these event guides to family friendly fare—although we do sneak in a wine or beer tasting now and then! We hope your summer is off to a great start! (Let us know […]

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