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How to Prepare for Spring Gardening

You have probably begun to see the daffodils in full bloom and life beginning to beautifully grow around your home and community… which means it is officially Spring! As much as I love Winter, I do get excited to see fresh color and life… Continue Reading “How to Prepare for Spring Gardening”

3 Tips for Helping Children Adjust to Transitions

As adults, some of us like to have plans so we know what to expect and others like to fly by the seat of our pants and go with the flow hour by the hour. Either way, research has shown that all humans need… Continue Reading “3 Tips for Helping Children Adjust to Transitions”

5 Things to Do or See in the Smokies

Since I was a child, I have been visiting the Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. This area was close enough for my family to make a day trip and enjoy time together. I remember they took me to Silver Dollar City as… Continue Reading “5 Things to Do or See in the Smokies”

Tips for Choosing Gratitude & Mindfulness

I find it really easy in the hustle and bustle of our modern world to feel overwhelmed and become frustrated. Especially when there are messages of discontent, suffering, disagreement, and pain all around us. When my mind feels bombarded with those things, it can… Continue Reading “Tips for Choosing Gratitude & Mindfulness”

Nashville Pumpkin Patches to Visit This Fall

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons. I love Fall because my birthday is the first day of Fall, the weather gets cooler and crisp, and pumpkin patches open up! Fall is our time to rest after the Summer for my family and… Continue Reading “Nashville Pumpkin Patches to Visit This Fall”

Non-Traditional Games for Toddlers to Teens

Many children and adults live In a very technology driven, video game playing, and screen filled world. Our societal norms have shifted in the past decades from spending time together as families to participating in more individualized activities. As a Certified Child Life Specialist,… Continue Reading “Non-Traditional Games for Toddlers to Teens”

Checkin’ Out Cheekwood

Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located in Nashville atop a hillside with a scenic view of downtown in the distance. I originally visited Cheekwood with my husband Aaron during one of their Christmas evening events where I was drawn in… Continue Reading “Checkin’ Out Cheekwood”

Building A Montessori Home

When I was studying at Appalachian State University pursuing my undergraduate degree in Child Development, I was introduced to the Reggio Emilia approach as I observed and spent many hours in the Child Development Center on campus. This is a child-centered approach focused on… Continue Reading “Building A Montessori Home”

My Property Management Journey

My degrees are in Child Development, so when I became a host with Airbnb I did not expect to grow into a property manager. I had rented my home in Jonesborough, TN long term when my husband and I got married and bought a… Continue Reading “My Property Management Journey”

Getting an AirBNB Space Ready

One of the things I love most about being an Airbnb Superhost is helping others feel loved, welcome, and comfortable when traveling away from home. If you have no idea what Airbnb is, check out my previous blog post called ‘Why I Became an… Continue Reading “Getting an AirBNB Space Ready”