Whether you’re looking for in-town fun or an easy day or overnight trip, this list of things to do with kids in Nashville is tried, tested, and family approved! Between my two stepdaughters and my own two children, I’ve been finding things to do in Nashville with kids for a long, LONG time! We’ve tried […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 23, 2018

75 Things to Do with Kids in Nashville This Summer

As a blogger, I’ve gotten to try all kinds of cool products and services over the years — and I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to write about one than I am now. I’m going to cut to the chase and tell you we had a Culligan Water Filtration System installed a few […]


May 21, 2018

How Culligan Water Has (SERIOUSLY!) Changed Our Lives

There are some elementary school moments I always want to remember. There are others I can’t wait to forget. I still remember my oldest stepdaughter’s final year of elementary school. Everything she did that year was treated in our family as a Major Milestone, requiring all of us to drop what we were doing and […]

Family, Fun, Humor

May 16, 2018

Goodbye, Elementary School. I Won’t Miss You.

  Looking for something new to do this summer? Give Smyrna a try!   If you live in Nashville, you might know Smyrna best as the town you pass through on your way to Murfreesboro. Trust me when I tell you there’s much more to this place than meets the eye. In a region exploding […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 14, 2018

15 Reasons to Visit Smyrna, TN This Summer

If you live within driving distance of the Great Smoky Mountains, visiting Dollywood is a rite of passage. Country legend Dolly Parton put her name on the theme park back in 1986 and since then, millions have flocked to the area, transforming sleepy Pigeon Forge, Tennessee into a bustling tourist town filled with hotels, restaurants, […]

Travel, United States

May 1, 2018

Dollywood: What to Do, What to Eat, and Where to Stay

Dear Dumbasses, Every so often, one of your wack-a-doo rooftop pictures pops up on my feed and gives me the sweats. For too long, I’ve suffered through your photos in silence — but then I realized that every single one of you fools has a mom somewhere way, way down below, a mom who probably […]

Fun, Humor

April 4, 2018

To the Dumbass Daredevils of Instagram, From a Mom

This post was sponsored by Culligan Water as part of an Integrated Program for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’ve always had an uneasy relationship with our tap water. Although I know it’s safe to drink, it smells kind of funny and I’ve always opted to buy bottled water […]


March 26, 2018

Our Experience with a Culligan Water Filtration System

It has been a while since I’ve posted recent reads, so this list is going to be a long one! You’ll find some of the best books I’ve read in a while here — and some of the absolute worst. Check out what I’ve read lately and tell me what you think!     Be […]

Books, Fun

March 2, 2018

Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fairy Tales, and a Whole Lot More: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

For years, I’ve suffered from a strange insomnia that generally strikes right around 3am. I wake up and my brain starts racing uncontrollably through every worry and concern I can possibly imagine. The next thing I know, two hours have passed, I’m filled with anxiety over something that will seem absolutely ridiculous the next day, […]


March 1, 2018

A Surprising Solution to My Lifelong Insomnia

Nashville is in total crisis mode right now. Our mayor, Megan Barry, recently admitted she’s been having an affair with the head of her police security detail for the last two years. After holding a press conference and answering questions, she apparently expected to go back to work as if nothing had happened. But this […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun

February 23, 2018

It’s Time for Megan Barry to Resign