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The Great Kindergarten Debate — Is My Child Ready?

My son is getting bigger by the minute. And with each pair of outgrown pants, each successful assembly of a Lego figurine, and each correct understanding of a spelled out word (Seriously? We’re going to have to learn sign language or something!), I’m becoming acutely aware that he’s ready for kindergarten. But is he?  We have […]

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Tough Conversations With Your Child’s Teacher: A Guide from a Mom and Former Teacher

We’ve all been there: the kiddo comes home with a low grade or complaint about another student or teacher. If you are like most parents, approaching a potential conflict with your child’s teacher makes for murky and uncomfortable waters. When a student myself, my parents rarely intervened in my education. If I had an issue with a […]

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March 2017 Guide to Family Events in Nashville

Looking for things to do as a family or with the kids this month? Our guide to March — a list of family events happenings in and around Nashville for the month — is here! Don’t forget to click on the links to see if registration or tickets are required. And, as always, if you know […]

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How I Make Time to Read (Almost Every Day)

I love reading. Growing up, I read anything I could get my hands on—even the back of the cereal box, if nothing else was available. That trend has continued into my adult life too. But since becoming a mom, finding time to read has been more of a challenge. I suspect it’s the same for […]

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What To Expect When You’re Beyoncé :: A Twin Pregnancy Guide

Dear Beyoncé, I have always known the time would come when you’d need my advice. You didn’t feel the need to consult me when you decided to break away from the other Destiny’s Children? Totally Fine. My soothing Lady-Vandross contralto wasn’t “right” for the “B’Day” sessions? No hard feelings. (But we both know it’s because […]

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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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