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Straight from the Librarians Mouth NashvilleMomsBlog

Straight from the Librarian’s Mouth — Favorite Books & Reading Tips for Parents

National Library Week is April 12-18, 2015. In honor of the occasion, I requested book recommendations from both an *elementary and **middle school librarian. Additionally, I asked for their best tips for parents to help develop a love of reading in their children. I love books, reading, libraries, and librarians, and I want to make sure my children […]

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FDFW Springtime and Giveaway NashvilleMomsBlog

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Springtime Edition and Giveaway

Five Dollars, Five Ways is a series that explores a variety of activities for your kiddos based on a trip to the dollar store with a five dollar budget. We show you  how to maximize a few bucks for hours of fun and entertainment! Spring has sprung, and it provides a lot of inspiration for crafts. So let’s […]

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smART A Crafters Dream NashvilleMomsBlog

SmArt! :: A Crafter’s Dream (A Tale of Two Inexpensive Craft Inspirations)

Last week, in our monthly Notable in Nashville non-profit spotlight, Torrey filled us all in on the local wonder that is smART! (scrap made ART supplies). This week, Elissa is highlighting two crafts that she created very inexpensively from her own shopping trip to smART! Read on to be inspired. Perhaps you’d like to head […]

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Five Dollars Five Ways Valentines NashvilleMomsBlog

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Valentine’s Day Edition

Five Dollars, Five Ways is a series that explores a variety of activities for your kiddos based on a trip to the dollar store with a five dollar budget. We show you  how to maximize a few bucks for hours of fun and entertainment!   The dollar store is simply bursting with Valentine’s Day items right now! Besides […]

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Nashvilles Free Inexpensive Indoor Fun for Kids NashvilleMomsBlog

Nashville’s FREE & Inexpensive Indoor Fun for Kids!

The FREE Stuff: Play Places Chick-fil-A Free (but you may want to buy food) Check the link for locations and for hours of operation. McDonald’s Free (but you may want to buy food.) Check the link for locations that have play places and for hours of operation. Christ Church Nashville Indoor Playground 15354 Old Hickory […]

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FDFW Holiday Edition NashvilleMomsBlog

Five Dollars, Five Ways: Dollar Store Activities for Kids — Holiday Edition {Series}

So often, the best things are also the most simple things. This Five Dollars, Five Ways post uses simple ingredients and classic recipes to create gifts, decorations, and ornaments that are fun and frugal (and possibly free)! You will need to get flour and salt at the dollar store. You will also need vegetable oil, food […]

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