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
Ways to Shop Local for Easter

Murfreesboro Mama: 13 Ways to Shop Local for Easter

Apr 03, 2020 at 08:24 am by Laura Beth Payne

Even though Easter will look a little different for many of us as we navigate Covid-19 concerns, there are still ways to share gifts and support small businesses (which offer.... Read More
Sinking Creek in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Mama: 7 quarantine-friendly field trips in the city

Mar 31, 2020 at 08:42 am by Laura Beth Payne

It's no secret most of us are a little cooped up and a touch stir-crazy right now. And while there's no doubt that quarantine has its blessings, as my own family has found, th.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 7 Spots to Drink 'Green' This Saint Patrick's Day

Mar 17, 2020 at 08:42 am by Laura Beth Payne

Besides my first week at home with my first child, I think this week might have been the most confusing in my life. Between not quite understanding the run on toilet paper, ca.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: 10 great kids menus in Rutherford County

Mar 05, 2020 at 10:02 am by Laura Beth Payne 1

I'll admit it, February's warm-cold, "betwixt and between" weather had me eating my feelings a good bit, which inspired this next piece. Now creating a “where to eat&rd.... Read More
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Murfreesboro Mama: 10 reasons to attend Storybook Breakfast next week

Feb 20, 2020 at 08:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

It's interesting what parenthood does to you, and I'm not just talking about the weight gain or crow's feet. For me, becoming a mom put childhood needs at the top of my radar.... Read More
Much-needed advice from Murfreesboro Mama about rainy days

Murfreesboro Mama: 8 Curiously Cool Spots for Rainy Day Play

Feb 13, 2020 at 11:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

Most of us have had our fill of rain lately. I think that's called an understatement. As long as the temps stayed warm-ish I was fine to send the kids out to play in our mudd.... Read More
Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center

Murfreesboro Mama: 5 things you might have missed about Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center

Feb 06, 2020 at 09:30 am by Laura Beth Payne

Murfreesboro still surprises me. As I planned this article I felt it was only right to draw attention to a place helping us remember African-American history this month, but.... Read More
Rutherford Arts Alliance

Murfreesboro Mama: 7 reasons to get creative with Rutherford Arts Alliance this year

Jan 28, 2020 at 09:03 am by Laura Beth Payne

When I began writing this column last year one of the first people who reached out to me was Ginna Foster Cannon. She was the director of cultural and heritage tourism at the.... Read More
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