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Murfreesboro Mama: 4 Magical Spots for Christmas Trees

Nov 26, 2019 at 10:45 am by Laura Beth Payne 2

Few memories are more magical than finding just the right Christmas tree for the season. While there's no wrong way to go about it (except maybe dragging the family out in fr.... Read More
28 Family Activities for Thanksgiving Week from Murfreesboro Mama

Murfreesboro Mama: 28 Family Activities for Thanksgiving Week

Nov 21, 2019 at 07:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

Maybe your family and friends are all planners and you've got your Thanksgiving week mapped out to rival most military operations. Maybe your tribe is more loose and you plan.... Read More
Kid-Friendly Cafes in Rutherford County

5 Awesome Kid-Friendly Cafes in Rutherford County

Nov 13, 2019 at 09:30 am by Laura Beth Payne

If you’ve ever tried to meet up with a friend or send some emails while juggling a toddler's attention and a hot drink in a narrow, busy cafe, you know the stress even s.... Read More
Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center

3 Ways to Take-in the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center

Nov 06, 2019 at 10:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

With dropping temperatures and the end of that darned Daylight Savings this month, I definitely felt the need to start laying out my indoor recreation options for the kids. T.... Read More

Discover outdoor fun at The Farmhouse Fields

Oct 23, 2019 at 08:47 am by Laura Beth Payne

I was driving to see family Nolensville when the prettiest stack of pumpkins, and what looked like the beginnings of a harvest party, on the side of Highway 96 made me stop..... Read More

Photos: Rutherford Arts Alliance Mural Festival

Oct 21, 2019 at 09:06 am by Laura Beth Payne

The Rutherford County Arts Alliance hosted a three-day, community, mural-painting event on the exterior wall of Vine Street Marketplace over the weekend of Oct. 18-20. Design.... Read More
Instagram-worthy murals in Murfreesboro

Discover Local Murals with a Family Photo Shoot

Oct 15, 2019 at 09:35 am by Laura Beth Payne

Chances are you've noticed blank walls blooming into art canvases around Rutherford County. As businesses and local groups seek to encourage public art, creatives are busy mak.... Read More
8 Reasons to Visit Oaklands in October

8 Reasons to Visit Oaklands in October

Oct 08, 2019 at 11:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

Having grown up in Murfreesboro I've counted Oaklands Historic House Museum as a given in my life. I toured the Antebellum home as a middle-schooler, and in my 20s fell in lov.... Read More
Fall festivals abound

18 family festivals to fall for this month

Oct 01, 2019 at 09:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

There can be a lot that divides our city, but one thing that seems to unite is a love of fall. Evidenced in a plethora of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, bashes, festivals, hoedo.... Read More
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Try 'Dayton on a Dime' for your next family getaway

Sep 24, 2019 at 09:08 am by Laura Beth Payne

I don't know how travel plans go for your family, but my husband's and my conversations go something like this: "I have a work trip coming up; do you and the kids want to go?.... Read More

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