Murfreesboro Mama: Why Moms Need 'Mostly Moms'

May 11, 2021 at 10:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

Motherhood might be one of the greatest gifts life brings, but most of us would add that it's one of the greatest challenges. When I became a mom I remember feeling parenthoo.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 3 Reasons Your Family Needs RC Fields

Apr 27, 2021 at 10:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

Tucked in a hidden corner of Smyrna, RC Field Days is five acres of recreational space created by Rebecca and Johnny Farrow and their two children, Blain  and Anna, for r.... Read More
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Murfreesboro Mama: 4 More Things to See at Lucky Ladd Farms This Year

Mar 31, 2021 at 09:35 am by Laura Beth Payne

Easter is this weekend and that means lots of fun around town, but it also means opening season for one of the city's best family attractions-- Lucky Ladd Farms! The state's l.... Read More
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Murfreesboro Mama: 5 Reasons to Play at KidsPark

Mar 24, 2021 at 09:54 am by Laura Beth Payne

Hi, my name is Laura Beth Payne and I get the heebie-jeebies about leaving my kids with ANYBODY. I know I'm not alone. Other moms I talk with agree: Finding a sitter just see.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 7 Awesome Playgrounds in Rutherford County

Mar 02, 2021 at 10:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

During our last family vacation (before Covid), I found myself Googling two words. Not "best restaurants" (though we ate out plenty.) Not "family attractions" (though we hit.... Read More
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Murfreesboro Mama: Weekend Happenings

Feb 04, 2021 at 08:44 am by Laura Beth Payne

Punxsutawney Phil says there are 6 weeks (give or take) left of winter, so that means it's time to get busy... planning how to navigate the remaining days of cold! My hu.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 16 Ways Families Can Stay Involved in Politics

Jan 29, 2021 at 08:34 am by Laura Beth Payne 3

Ruth Bader Gingsburg famously noted that, "women belong in all places where decisions are being made." So that means us, mamas. And our daughters. The whole family. If the p.... Read More
My kids and I exploring the Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial at Lee Victory Recreation Park

Murfreesboro Mama: 7 Ways to Explore Rutherford County

Jan 15, 2021 at 10:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

"What's there to do here?" It's a question I get asked often by friends, whether they've just moved back to Rutherford County from living out of state, or more often.... Read More

Why we should 'Do the Next Thing'

Jan 08, 2021 at 02:00 pm by Paulette Jackson

Many of you may be familiar with missionary, author and speaker, Elizabeth Elliot. She and her first husband, Jim Elliot, served as missionaries in Ecuador, hoping to make con.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 10 Mistakes I Made in 2020

Jan 02, 2021 at 11:09 am by Laura Beth Payne 1

OK, let's just go ahead and say it: Hindsight is 2020.  There. I feel better now.  As I came to January 1, I wasn't sure what to write. Sure, there's the general.... Read More