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Don't rely on the same boring snacks this year! Make memories (and delicious treats) in the kitchen after school with your kiddos.

Easy Back to School Snacks for Kids

If you’re a mom (or a dad or a nanny or a babysitter or a grandparent or any other sort of caregiver), you’re probably familiar with this sentence: “I’m hungry.” Maybe in your experience it’s not usually stated with the brevity that appears here. Probably it’s infused with some whine, some urgency, and/or some demand. […]

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The Quiet Sports Mom

Earlier today, my seven-year-old son warmed up with his team for his afternoon baseball game, while I walked around the grounds. Those grounds hold more than a dozen fields for kids to play baseball and softball. I thought about this blog post—which at the time was still in very rough draft form. And I watched […]

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Back to School Health Checklist – What Your Child Needs and Where You Can Get It

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And in the midst of buying ALL THOSE SCHOOL SUPPLIES, you may overlook some of your back to school health requirements. This list will help you figure out what you need—and where you can get it (even at the last minute). School and Sports Physicals New to […]

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August 2017 Guide to Family Events in Nashville

Summer is coming to a close, but there are still so many fun events to experience in Nashville! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21ST! These Nashville Staples have events year round, or at least several months a year, and make great places to take out of town guests! […]

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When, Where, and Why to Watch The 2017 Great Solar Eclipse

Beginning at 1:27pm on August 21st, Nashville as we know it will change for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. A bright, late-summer midday will become a startling beautiful twilight. And of all the towns in all the counties in all of middle Tennessee, the best vantage point for watching this once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse event belongs to […]

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Going Viral: 5 Horrifying and Common Childhood Illnesses that Will Haunt your Dreams

Remember when you first brought baby home from the hospital? He was so tiny, so helpless, so very vulnerable to all the ills of this world. You made guests wash their hands before they got nursery clearance and you hosed down the shopping cart with Purell every damn time you went to the store. In […]

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