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In Defense of Christmas Presents

Let’s talk about Christmas. Specifically? Let’s talk about Christmas with a kid old enough to get excited about Christmas. Because, y’all. I’ve waited nearly THREE DECADES for this! Okay. That’s slight hyperbole considering I didn’t truly start thinking about what it would be like to watch my child’s face light up brighter than the fake pre-lit […]

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How to Make Holiday Birthdays Special

It was a balmy 70 degrees in Nashville the day we brought my youngest son home from the hospital. The temperatures were certainly unexpected for the week of Christmas, so he wore a long-sleeved onesie in lieu of the adorable penguin fleece outfit I had packed so carefully in my hospital bag for my December […]

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Where to Trick or Treat in Nashville :: Halloween 2019

Ahhhh — October.  The leaves are changing, we have full permission to pumpkin spice allthethings, and hallelujurrrr the blasted summer heat has begun to abate! If that wasn’t enough to bring a smile to your face, let’s not forget the month of October brings us Halloween! I don’t know about you, but I have a […]

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Summer Kids Movies in the Nashville Area :: Free (and Cheap!) Fun for the Whole Family!

Summer in Nashville brings to mind lazy days, ice cream treats, pools and water play, summer reading lists, camps — both day and overnight, fishing, and some truly fantastic farmers markets. Our greater Nashville area offers some truly incredible summer kids movies — fun for the whole family! We’re back with this year’s round up of all those fun (and inexpensive!) opportunities […]

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Berry Picking in Middle Tennessee! {2019}

It always catches us by surprise, y’all — but it’s berry picking time again! We’re back this year with our annual round up of where you can pick your own berries in Middle Tennessee (and maybe even a little beyond!). Remember that these crops are available between May-July, so always verify which berries are in […]

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