Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice in Smyrna

Murfreesboro Mama: 3 can't-miss exhibits opening this month

Jan 15, 2020 at 09:31 am by Laura Beth Payne

At this point in January I'm usually making my family's winter-survival plan, when the moody weather generates a constant low-grade cabin fever in our house. I've found it's a.... Read More
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Murfreesboro Mama: 6 ways kids can get in on giving

Jan 08, 2020 at 09:01 am by Laura Beth Payne

Every year I feel it. The holidays rush in (and out) and I feel a mixture of excitement and confusion as to what excactly to DO for others in the season. Many nonprofits actu.... Read More
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Sam Davis Home

Murfreesboro Mama: 5 reasons to visit the Sam Davis Home this winter

Dec 20, 2019 at 08:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

Growing up in Rutherford County I visited the Sam Davis Home my fair share throughout my school years. I vividly remember my mom bundling up my brother and I in the fall, so w.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 9 Rutherford County experiences to gift this year

Dec 11, 2019 at 09:05 am by Laura Beth Payne

OK, I'll admit it—despite the popularity of minimalist living I tend to be a "stuff" person when it comes to holiday gift-giving. Books? Yes, please. Crazy socks? Love.... Read More
Christmas tree

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
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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
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Halloween Family Fun

13 Spots for Halloween Family Fun

Oct 30, 2019 at 01:40 pm by Laura Beth Payne

There are few things more magical than a gathering of small princesses, superheroes, animals and favorite cartoon character costumes (that mom and dad worked so hard to make p.... Read More
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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

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