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This is FIVE

The terrible twos, the three-nager, the ferocious fours… I’ve survived them all thanks to my rock-solid husband, a handful of friends I could count on for talk therapy, and an actual behavioral therapist to help me clinically handle my child on her worst days (and mine). All these stages are just small amounts of time […]

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Nashville Summer Camps Guide

Nashville Summer Camps 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Nashville Summer Camps Guide! Here we are, just over a month into 2020, and it’s already time to start figuring out summer plans! While the idea of summer has us daydreaming of popsicles, summer movies, parks, pool time, beaches, and lazy backyard days, we KNOW that, as parents, it can also be a frustrating [...]
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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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