Murfreesboro Mama

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Lane Agri-Park

Murfreesboro Mama: 3 Reasons to Visit Lane Agri-Park

Jul 28, 2020 at 10:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

I rediscovered Lane Agri-Park about this time last year. I'd been to a few events in its community buildings, but I'd missed a significant aspect of the property—its gar.... Read More
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring

Murfreesboro Mama: 8 Things to Know about Discovery Center's Reopening

Jul 01, 2020 at 09:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

I think most locals with children have been waiting for this day for a while, and it's finally here: Discovery Center is reopening! On July 1 the doors to the children's museu.... Read More
Rutherford County Library System

Murfreesboro Mama: 8 reasons to book it to libraries this summer

Jun 23, 2020 at 09:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

I'll admit: some days I'm the artsy-craftsy mom with straws and construction paper craft ideas galore, and others my kids are an hour into Clifford the Big Red Dog and I'm sti.... Read More
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring

Murfreesboro Mama: 7 Ways to Celebrate the Discovery Center June 5

Jun 02, 2020 at 10:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

On a scale of 1-10, what local spots have your children missed most during quarantine? My kids (and I) have missed our favorite restaurants around 7, the parks for climbing a.... Read More
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Hop Springs

Murfreesboro Mama: 8 Reasons to Love Hop Springs

May 28, 2020 at 07:37 am by Laura Beth Payne

As summer rolls in, many of us are on the hunt for things our families can safely do this season (and hopefully include a few friends in the mix). Enter Hop Springs. Over the.... Read More
Lucky Ladd Farms

Murfreesboro Mama: 14 Summer camps kids will love

May 19, 2020 at 09:35 am by Laura Beth Payne

This summer will certainly look different for most of us, thanks to Covid-19, but that doesn't mean all fun is canceled. CDC guidelines still permit small social gatherings,.... Read More
Murfreesboro Mama and her littles

Murfreesboro Mama: 12 things to keep after quarantine

May 05, 2020 at 11:00 am by Laura Beth Payne 2

One of my favorite social media memes to come out of quarantine features Dave Hollis' quote, "In the rush to return to normal, let's use this time to consider which parts are.... Read More
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Family meal plans during quarantine

Murfreesboro Mama: 7 family meal plans during quarantine

Apr 23, 2020 at 09:27 am by Laura Beth Payne

If you're like me you've frequently hit the "over it" wall as far as meal planning during quarantine -- whether it's the running around to multiple stores for ingredients or t.... Read More
Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center

Murfreesboro Mama: 10 Online Playdates for the Family

Apr 14, 2020 at 09:10 am by Laura Beth Payne

While Covid-19 has hijacked most families' means of "getting out and about" in Rutherford County, it certainly hasn't dented our community's creativity. Thanks to the wonders.... Read More
Night Night Bunny

Murfreesboro Mama: Celebrate a Quarantine Easter with Amy Parker

Apr 07, 2020 at 08:40 am by Laura Beth Payne

I met Murfreesboro author Amy Parker when I was pregnant with my daughter. Friends gave me her books as shower gifts, and the pages quickly earned worn edges as I read and re-.... Read More