6 Cheap Wedding Venues in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Oaklands Mansion Location: 900 N Maney Ave, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 Cost: The Plantation Wedding package is $850 for up to 100 guests for the wedding only. Reception-only package starts at $1400 and includes most rentals needed for up to 150 guests. Cheval Manor Ranch Location: 7052 W Gum Rd, Murfreesboro, TN 37127 Cost: The Cheval … Read more

Cheap Tux Rentals – 5 Ways to Save

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Get the Groom’s Tux Free Lots of men’s formal wear stores, like Men’s Warehouse and Joseph A Banks, offer a free tux rental to any groom who also has his wedding party rent their tuxes at the same time when you have a wedding party of a certain size. Join a Rewards Program Because this … Read more

5 Cheap Ways to Take in a Little Culture with Kids

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No matter the age of your kids, giving them to cultural experience helps expand their world. The following are 5 ways to take in a little culture with your kids. Giving your children opportunities to expand their background knowledge will help them in the classroom, too. Kids with more and varied experiences will have more to draw … Read more

5 Non-Annoying Ways to Craft with Your Kids

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Looking for ways to spend quality time with your kids but hate crafting? Or do you want find ways to engage your kid with technology without them spacing out in front of a screen? Below are 5 activities that will help you create memories without the mess of traditional crafts and without the isolation of … Read more

A Thanksgiving Prayer for Kids

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I was flipping through a Berenstain Bears’ anthology with my kids the other night. In one of the stories toward the end, there’s a beautiful and simple Thanksgiving prayer. I took a screenshot of it so I could remember it. I made up a little graphic for it and plan to frame it for the Thanksgiving dinner table and to … Read more

6 Parenting Approaches for the Free-Spirited Child

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I wish I had taken a picture of my daughter Sunday. She’s 9. She was wearing a long mint green maxi dress with spaghetti straps and an elastic waist. She looked like a Greek goddess. She’s magnificent. She’s a true free-spirited child. She has all the characteristics of a free-wheeling, creative, loving bohemian artist. And she … Read more

5 Surprisingly Affordable Cities for a Destination Wedding

5 Top Surprisingly Affordable Cities to Plan a Destination Wedding

Find out what venues offer the most bang for your buck in popular destination wedding locations including Nashville, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte. Some of my favorite cities in the world also have some of the most beautiful and affordable places to get married. These cities make great destination wedding locations because of their accessibility, … Read more

Top 10 Things to Buy at Dirt Cheap

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Have you guys heard about Dirt Cheap? A friend of mine told me about this weekend, and I’ve been twice already. Locally, Dirt Cheap went in the location of the former Big Lots in Madison off Gallatin Rd. (1142 Gallatin Pike S, Madison, TN 37115 – open Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, closed Sunday). It began in Mississippi, … Read more

12 Top Free Nashville Festivals for Young Families

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Nashville is such a great place to raise a young family, and there’s always something to do. When the weather’s nice, you’ll find a plethora of free festivals to check out. Since these are free, plan to spend a morning or afternoon there, so little ones don’t melt down at nap-time. Here are some of … Read more