This post was written in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Grand Ole Opry. When I took my kids to the St. Jude benefit at the Grand Ole Opry this week, I knew we’d be wowed by the celebrity roster, which included Luke Bryan, Nashville stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, and […]

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September 15, 2017

This 5-Year-Old Will Show You Why St. Jude Matters

Use these helpful tips to transform your fashionably challenged husband from from dowdy dud to STYLE STUD. Whether you’re headed to a date night, weekend brunch, or a wedding, most wives know all too well that giving a husband total control of his outfit is a sort of like giving Donald Trump total control of […]

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September 13, 2017

How to Dress Your Husband for Fall

Want to tour a mansion in the dark? Watch a skillet-throwing competition? Wander through the state’s largest corn maze? See dogs from around the globe compete in the nation’s top dog agility competition? It’s all happening in Rutherford County this fall — Check out this list of must-do events in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne, and Eagleville. […]

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September 5, 2017

Put These 20 Incredible Things to Do in Rutherford County Tennessee on Your Family Bucket List!

Sooner or later, there comes a time when your kids don’t need you quite as much as they once did. They have their own things to do and places to go that don’t require your constant presence, and you suddenly find yourself with time again to put more effort into your career, time to plan […]

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August 31, 2017

The In-Between Years

  My last month of reading was notable because it included one of the best books I’ve ever read — as well as one of the worst. Overall, it was a good month for reading — I can enthusiastically recommend that you check out three of the books I read, if you haven’t already, and […]

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August 28, 2017

Africans, Victorians, Aging Actors, and Anne: Here’s What I Read Last Month

‘Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.’ –Annie Dillard In the days leading up to the eclipse, I read Annie Dillard’s classic essay on the subject. She described it perfectly — yet I still couldn’t wrap my brain around what exactly we […]

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August 26, 2017

How a Total Solar Eclipse Will Rock Your World

Think your neighborhood is boring? Better join! When we moved to our neighborhood, I thought we had found our own little suburban paradise. I loved walking on our tree-lined streets, chatting with friendly neighbors, and watching my kids play with the other children in our community. Then I joined That’s how I discovered […]

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August 24, 2017

8 Truths About

This post was written in partnership with Office Depot. I think we can all agree that school supplies today are a lot cooler than they were when we were kids. Back in the pre-Instagram dark ages, I thought my Trapper Keeper, Holly Hobby lunchbox (and matching Thermos!), and Lisa Frank pencils were the height of […]


August 20, 2017

Office Depot’s School Supplies are So Cool, You’ll Probably Keep Them For Yourself

Hey there, Freshman! Congratulations! You’ve finally made it to college — and in honor of this momentous occasion, you’ve no doubt come to campus armed with enough fancy throw pillows, faux fur, and gold lamé to make a bordello madam blush. The war for Best Decorated Dorm Room is on — and you, your Kate Spade-toting […]

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August 17, 2017

What REALLY Happens to Those Over-the-Top Dorm Rooms on Instagram

Once, I was excited about the solar eclipse. Now, it’s kind of a nightmare. If you’d asked me about the solar eclipse a year ago, I would have been stoked to tell you that on August 21, 2017, Nashville will be in the eclipse’s path of totality — meaning we’re going to have nearly two […]

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August 14, 2017

The Solar Eclipse is Totally Stressing Me Out