Did you know that right here, in our backyard, we get to call the nation’s longest-running children’s theatre Nashville’s very own? Hip hip hooray for The Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT)! The Nashville Children’s Theatre has been staging productions since 1931 thanks to an effort by the Junior League of Nashville and has been performing in […]Read More The Nashville Children’s Theatre
Where do I even begin with my love of (slash borderline obsession with) Swanky Shank? Jen Shank and her team check aaaaaall of the boxes (and then some) for where I feel best about spending my money. Mama(parent)-run business? Check. Handmade deliciousness? Check-ity check. Puns? Diversity? Empathy? Makin’ it RAAAAAAAIN checkmarks over here. I happened […]Read More Raising Empathic AND Hilarious Littles (with the help of Swanky Shank)
The Littlest Payne is napping and I have some time to reflect on how our very first March – at 38 years (me) and 14 months (she) – went. We attended the March for Our Lives event in Nashville, Tennessee today, March 24, 2018. I am a parent with anxiety who is strongly an introvert […]Read More raising activists: march for our lives nashville recap
Let’s kick this first blog post off with some down and dirty honesty, why don’t we? I parent while living with depression and anxiety. I am constantly trying to balance acknowledging and then ignoring that voice called Anxiety that whispers in my ear – and if I do not succeed on the ignoring front, Anxiety […]Read More raising activists: tips on marching with children
Hi. I’m no stranger to blogging or having an active social media presence having been a professional baker-turned food blogger (hello, fans of sweet betweens!) and leggings-slinger (for The Company Who Shall Not Be Named). But this? This is new. This is vulnerable. This is an extreme introvert diagnosed with anxiety and depression putting her […]Read More Hello!