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When should you tell your child about the birds and the bees?

One of the questions I answer most often is when should we tell children about the birds and the bees, aka the truth about how babies are made. The short answer is, when they ask! And if they don’t ask, you tell them…before age 8! Many children start asking questions about where they came from around… Continue Reading

Nashville Water Play

We asked and you answered: Where are your favorite spots to splash in the Nashville area? Sports*com in Murfreesboro Nashville Shores Beach area at Percy Priest Lake Cumberland Park splash pad (The Nashville Mom Review) Splash Pad at Port Royal Park in Spring Hill (The Nashville Mom Review) a cheap Target pool & sprinkler in the backyard… Continue Reading

How You Can Be the (Diaper) Change

Moms in Nashville don’t have enough diapers. 1 in 3 moms, to be exact. This is partly due to the fact that diapers are not covered under WIC or food stamps. They are classified as a “luxury,” along with sanitary pads, tampons, and deodorant. Diapers are a necessity to keep healthy children and life moving… Continue Reading

Pregnancy Fitness in Nashville: PERSONAL TRAINING

Disclaimer: This post is only opinion and not certified by a health professional. Please seek professional advice before making any health or exercise changes, especially while pregnant. No information on this site should be relied upon to make a medical diagnosis or determine treatment. Friends, I am well into my third trimester and with that… Continue Reading

Favorite Advice From Our Moms for Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, we’re sharing a few of The Nashville Mom contributors’ answers to “What is one of the best pieces of advice your mom (or a mother-figure) has given you?” Check out these sweet answers and we’d love for you to share your own answer in the comments! Of all… Continue Reading

Library Magic

A couple weekends ago, my family attended the Picnic with the Library Event at the Nashville Public Library and I was reminded – throughout the afternoon – of the magic of libraries. At events like this, the magic is amplified – where the food is named after children’s books, puppets and characters wander the halls… Continue Reading

10 Things You May Not Know About Cystic Fibrosis

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, bringing to light a rare disease that affects just over 30,000 Americans. Chances are you don’t know much, if anything about Cystic Fibrosis (CF), and I can’t blame you. I didn’t know about CF either, until my son Levi (now three) was diagnosed with it at just three weeks… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Pampering {Giveaway}

Happy May! Mother’s Day is later this month and – I don’t know about you – but I LOVE a Mother’s Day spa day – or honestly, just some quiet time alone at home to take a relaxing bath! A couple months ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Rosemary Spa at the Grove… Continue Reading

Nashville Weekend Happenings: April 28-30

  Saturday, April 29: 34th Annual Main Street Festival Where: Main Street, Historic Downtown Franklin When: 10:00-6:00 Family-friendly fun! Enjoy food, music, arts & crafts, and other awesome vendors and activities. Bootcamp & Babysitters Where: McCabe Community Center When: 10:00 Join iStroll Nashville for bootcamp while SMS® Nashville watches the kiddos! Sunday, April 30: 34th Annual Main… Continue Reading

For the Love of Our Public Library {Giveaway}

*This post is sponsored by the Nashville Public Library Foundation, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the best things I’ve done with my kids is nurture a love of the public library. All three of my girls (now ages 10, 8 & 5) have been attending library events since infancy! Now… Continue Reading