Surviving the Holidays with Extended Family

Surviving the Holidays with Extended Family

As the holidays near, many of us feel an array of emotions about gathering (or not gathering) with extended family. For some, gathering all together brings a sense of nostalgia, delight, and excitement to be together. For others, feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame...
5 Creative Gift Ideas

5 Creative Gift Ideas

Some creative gift ideas are a hit or miss in my opinion. If we take a quick look at the spectrum of gifts, this is how it breaks down: There are some people who have the knack for finding the perfect gifts for everyone whether it’s their grandma or mailman. On the...
Hosting the Holidays with Extended Family

Hosting the Holidays with Extended Family

After my family moved over 800 miles and several states away, we began the tradition of hosting for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and sometimes New Year’s. While I love holidays, there is an old saying that fish and guests both stink after three days. While this can...
7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Franklin

7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Franklin

Are you new to Franklin, Tennessee, and wondering what kinds of family-friendly activities are available to celebrate Christmas? Our sweet little town does Christmas right, and transforms into something straight off a movie set! Here are a few ideas to get you started...
Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

Is my child ready for kindergarten? This is a common question parents ask during the later preschool years. There are a few indicators to help you make the decision if your child is ready for Kindergarten or if another year would be beneficial. Academically: can...
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