Murfreesboro Mama

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

Murfreesboro Mama: Weekend Happenings for Friday Feb. 26-Sunday, Feb. 28

Feb 26, 2021 at 08:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

Image: Goat yoga/ Mini Creek Farms. Enjoy the warming hints of spring with these fun family events around town. Friday, February 26- Saturday, February 27: Peruse the s.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 18 Spots for Rainy Day Play

Feb 22, 2021 at 10:16 am by Laura Beth Payne

Image: Fire truck exhibit at Discovery Center. Murfreesboro Mama  Whether it’s a heavy spring rain or a bout of Ice-mageddon, Tennessee weather is known for being.... Read More
Ice Rink at Fountains at Gateway

Murfreesboro Mama: Weekend Planner

Feb 12, 2021 at 09:38 am by Laura Beth Payne

It's Valentines weekend and there's family fun in the city -- from kid-friendly workshops to parents night outs. Don't forget to shop local hot spots for gifts and goodies (hi.... Read More
Happy Day!

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

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

Murfreesboro Mama: 9 Smart Spots for Last-Minute Gifts

Dec 18, 2020 at 09:02 am by Laura Beth Payne

My brother and I used to have a joke around this time of year. It went something like this: One of us would say,"Hey, what do you want for Christmas?" And the other would repl.... Read More
Cannonsburg lights by City of Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Mama: A Local Christmas Bucket List

Dec 11, 2020 at 10:30 am by Laura Beth Payne

It seems to happen every year: Just when my husband and I are pretty sure we've got the holidays on lock and our plans made, something crops up to throw us into a busier-than-.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 3 Reasons to Dine with The Curious Kitchen

Dec 04, 2020 at 08:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

What's more magical than the delicious food we find at Christmas? Chocolates! Cookies! Carbs! It's a special time, then for a place like The Curious Kitchen, a combination o.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 6 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving During Covid-19

Nov 20, 2020 at 01:40 pm by Laura Beth Payne

What a year 2020 has been! I won't lie and say I wasn't hoping that Covid-19 would be behind us by now (says everyone!). I remember thinking at Easter how excited I would be t.... Read More