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Creating (And Sticking To) A Grocery Budget

Sticking to a monthly grocery budget is not my favorite pastime in the world. I’m a stay-at-home mom with three young children. We rely on my husband’s income to keep our family afloat, so I do my best to stick tight to a grocery and meal budget to help with expenses.  I should probably start […]

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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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2017 VBS Roundup

For many, summer is a chance to create wonderful, lasting memories for your kiddos. However, it’s also a long stretch of time to come up with ideas on how to entertain those sweet children. Vacation Bible School is something must of us have grown up—with or at least familiar with—and it’s a great way to […]

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Farmers Market Round-Up for Tennessee {2017}

In Nashville, summer time means fresh, locally-grown fruits and veggies in abundance! We’re in prime Farmers’ Market season, y’all. Use our round-up of Tennessee Markets—conveniently divided up by county—to find your local market. (Hours included when available.) Want more info before your market day? Feel free to contact your local farmers market ahead of time. Not sure what to buy? Check what’s […]

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Read Across America — Ways to Celebrate

Read Across America was created as a way to motivate kids to get their nose in a book and read. The annual event is held on March 2—the birthday of one of America’s most cherished children’s authors, Dr. Seuss. Now in its 20th year of existence, the message gets stronger each year.   Studies have […]

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When Good Enough (Not Great) Is Really Enough

Me? I’m a typical first-born. I find a huge amount of satisfaction in crossing things off my to-do list. I follow directions (to a T), crave approval for a job well done, and like order and structure in my life. However, becoming a mom really messed with that first-born persona. The phrase “good enough”? Not one used by […]

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