Any parent who has needed a visit to Nashville’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt already knows the value of this treasure we have in our backyard. Both of my boys have been there for emergency outpatient issues as well as specialist visits. We are lucky we don’t have to travel far for this [...]
I recently hit a milestone birthday and decided there was no better time to throw a party. When our home was full of friends, we realized that while we have thrown 9 children’s birthday parties in recent years, it had been way too long since we had thrown a party for us. My husband decided [...]
Another Hallmark Holiday is just around the corner. Or is it? Father’s Day, which will be celebrated this Sunday, is not one dreamed up by some corporate execs eager to taste the $5.99 that you will inevitably fork over for that Darth Vadar card proclaiming that he is your father as the theme from Star Wars plays from its crisp cardboard fold. How did this holiday originate and what can you do to celebrate, Nashville-style?
Looking for more ways to beat the heat and have fun with your children, all for pennies on the dollar? Carmike Cinemas to the rescue! The Thoroughbred 20 movie theatre, 633 Frazier Drive, Franklin is offering their Summer Kid Series again. Thursdays at 10am they will have a kids’ movie with $1 admission per person. [...]
If you’ve been around the kids’ music scene in Nashville for long, you may be familiar with Roger Day. Inspired by The Beatles, U2, and The Clash, he’s an award-winning children’s musician and he’s coming to a library near you. Roger Day (no relation to me) has a free show at the Brentwood Library on [...]
Summer has arrived with a bang and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat. Luckily Nashville abounds with water activities to keep both your little (and not so little) ones happily drenched and entertained all day long. Nashville Shores Waterpark is of course the biggest and best destination if you’re seeking a wet wonderland adventure. [...]
If you’ve been to a marionette show at the Nashville Public Library, you know it’s worth all the snack-packing, child-buckling and parking-space-finding it takes to get there. If you haven’t seen a performance yet, now is your chance. This weekend, May 27-29, some of the nation’s finest puppet troupes will join Nashville’s own Wishing Chair [...]
An upcoming family trip, whether by plane or car, can strike fear into even the most seasoned parents’ hearts. The last thing you want to do is have “that kid” on a flight, or find yourself screaming at the backseat occupants just thirty minutes into your eight hour drive. Not that you ever scream at your kids.