Chef Laura Lea is a Certified Holistic Chef and food writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her company, LL Balanced, provides you with easy, nutritious and family-friendly recipes that will make healthy eating a pleasure and restore balance to your...
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ MAY 20, 2019 / GENERAL INFO NASHVILLE GUIDE Kid-Friendly Activities Frist Museum (Youth ages 18 and under are free) Country Music Hall of Fame (Local admission incentives can be found here Adventure Science Center Above-All Trampoline Park Cheekwood...
from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Last month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a warning that scammers were spoofing calls from the SSA’s Fraud Hotline. The impostors are telling lies that instill fear like “your social security number...
NASHVILLE FIT GAMES Let the games begin! The Nashville Fit Games to be exact. It's kinda, sorta like American Ninja Warrior except local people in our community will be competing in isolated challenges that test mental and physical toughness. Want...
Fresh! Healthy! Local! Farm-to-table eating is easy in Nashville. There are multiple farmer's markets around town including two year-round markets! Here's our guide to the best farmer's markets in Nashville. Here's to eating fresh!   1. Nashville Farmer's Market - Rosa L....
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) invites area seniors (55+) to participate in two upcoming day trips to visit area attractions. These activities are open to the public. A trip is planned for Thursday, June 13 to Big...
Hey Nashville! Eating healthy has never been so trendy and DELICIOUS. Nashville has a ton of cool restaurants that do it right when it comes to quality, healthy options. Here's our guide to the Top 20 Healthiest Restaurants in...
Mother's Day Events in Nashville This Weekend! There are so many reasons to spoil Mom every day but this weekend is the official time to let her know how much she's loved. Check out our guide below to the Top...
from Caregivers by WholeCare Plan a field trip for your grandparent! Imagine picking grandma or grandpa up from the nursing home and filling the day with a summer adventure. Your grandparent will look forward to the day and remember it...
from Aging & Caring: A Guide for Families and Caregivers by Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee  We all want to maintain our independence by driving as long as possible. The fear of losing independence and, thus, possibly having to...
Cinco de Mayo is almost here, y'all, so it's time for tacos! Thank goodness there's no shortage of amazing Mexican fare here in Music City. So throw on a sombrero and check out our guide to Nashville's most delicioso...
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) Department invites area seniors (55+) to participate in upcoming activities. All programs and facilities are open to the public. Lunch & Learn Monday, May 20, 12p-2p Learn about your health at a free lunch and...
Somethin' for Everyone at the St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Marathon! April 27-28, 2019 More than 30,000 people are expected to run or walk in the St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon this weekend. Add that to the...
  Author: The Nashville Mom Dawn and her family moved to the Nashville area two years ago from Greenville, SC. She enjoys exploring Nashville with her kiddos in tow and sharing their adventures. A few of her favorite things are Jcrew,...
The Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee recently announced its 28th Annual Sage Awards honorees. The Sage Awards, presented each year since 1992, are given to older adults who have made outstanding contributions to Middle Tennessee through a lifelong...
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ Elisabeth Hasselbeck just released a thoughtful, open and inspirational book, Point of View. This book takes you on Elisabeth’s journey through her early life, television career, marriage, motherhood and faith. Elisabeth shares a few more thoughts...
When you realize that you have an aging family member who is not as independent as they once were, you may be considering in-home care. This can be a difficult time, especially if you’ve never experienced this life phase...
Chef Laura Lea is a Certified Holistic Chef and food writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her company, LL Balanced, provides you with easy, nutritious and family-friendly recipes that will make healthy eating a pleasure and restore balance to your...
Craft Love Franklin: Mom & Me Cookie Decorating and Crafts Workshop I think many of us agree that Mother's Day should be every day (I mean, Moms are the BEST!) but there's one official day to celebrate these lovely ladies...
Franklin Woman Runs Third Boston Marathon Amy Jones Completes 10th Marathon in Boston It doesn't matter where you live, you've probably seen Amy Jones running on the side of the road if you're in the vicinity of Middle Tennessee. The Franklin...
Nashville has a lot in common with our favorite F word.. free. There are tons of awesome events happening all spring and summer that cost you nothing at all. That's just one of the benefits of living in the...
from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee As many of us live longer, it can become more difficult both physically and financially to maintain a home. Contractors know this and those who are scammers choose to take advantage of older...
Williamson County Parks and Recreation invites all area seniors (55+) to a free Senior Resource Fair, Wednesday, April 17 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Bring a friend along and join the fun from 9:00...
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ NASHVILLE EASTER ROUND-UP   Cool Springs Galleria Saturday, March 30th through Saturday, April 20th Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Seeing the Bunny is free and photo packages vary in price Bunny Cares:...
We know, we know.. we could get accused of talking about dessert at the wrong time of year (oh hey, bathing suit season) but we have a more important question. Is there ever a bad time for dessert? If...
from Caregivers by WholeCare Caring for someone with Dementia can provide unique challenges. Follow these tips to help you when taking care of a loved one with Dementia. What is Dementia Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, thinking, and...

54th ACM Awards Nominees

The 54th ACM Awards Sunday, April 7th at 7pm  Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Hosted by: Reba McEntire   Country music's biggest night of the year is happening this Sunday night in Las Vegas. All of our favorite artists will be under one roof...
..Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd.. It's Opening Weekend for the Nashville Sounds and we couldn't be more excited! Grab your friends, peanuts and crackerjacks and get ready for five months of ball...

Top Patios in Nashville

Hey Nashville! The temperatures in the 10-day forecast are looking mighty fine and that pretty much means one thing: #patioweather. We've rounded up our favorite places to eat outside in Music City for you, your friends and your four-legged...
Williamson County Parks and Recreation Registration has opened registration for two Spring Senior Pickleball Leagues at the Academy Park Gymnasium, located at 120 Everbright Ave., Franklin. These mixed doubles leagues will play on Mondays, April 29 – June 10 (skipping May...
According to an AARP study, an estimated 25.5 million caregivers – six in 10 – report being employed while caregiving, and more than half of those work full time. Many of you may be able to relate to this...
  Nashville really comes alive in the spring and let's be honest, so do we. Okay, okay, we may not literally frolic outside or gleefully spin in circles but we certainly are on the inside. Amiright? Here's to warmer weather and tons...
  The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) invites area seniors (55+) to participate in an upcoming outing at an area attraction. The activities are open to the public. Golf Day at Shelby Golf Course  Come celebrate National Golf Day on...
from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning that scammers are “spoofing” DHS phone numbers. This means your caller ID will show phone numbers that are assigned to DHS but the...
By Andrea Hinds - March 23, 2019 Whether you’re caring for your aging relatives or are a professional caregiver, going to doctor’s appointments are probably part of your schedule. It can be intimidating and stressful to remember everything you need to regarding doctor’s...
Chef Laura Lea is a Certified Holistic Chef and food writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her company, LL Balanced, provides you with easy, nutritious and family-friendly recipes that will make healthy eating a pleasure and restore balance to your...
It's official. Spring has sprung! Everything is getting greener and that includes our porches! This week, we stopped by Yarrow Acres on Main Street in downtown Franklin to find out the Top 3 Porch Plants for 2019! Shopping for plants...
from Caregivers by WholeCare Caregivers can help seniors create healthy habits that will maintain overall health by learning more about proper nutrition for seniors, safe senior exercise routines, and lifestyle habits. Nutrition After Fifty It is critical for seniors to practice proper...
from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee In Tennessee, nearly 70,000 grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren living with them. Nationwide, more than 2.6 million people are raising grandkids. This number is increasing rapidly as more parents become addicted to opioids...
A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet OZ Arts Friday, March 22 at 8pm Saturday, March 23 at 7pm GET TICKETS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe the last time you watched a documentary was when you were stuck at your Nana’s house for...

Top 10 Nashville Murals

Nashville is covered in cool, creative murals that are just BEGGING you for an Instagram photo... so here are our top 10 favorite murals in Music City! ___________________________________________________________________ Nashville's Street Art and your selfie game are both 100+ so what are you waiting...
Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson are facing more pressure in regards to the ever growing traffic issues, as discussed at Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors Nov 3rd. The mayors have agreed with Gov. Bill...
Recently, we had the opportunity to ask the Franklin Traffic Operations Center or "TOC" about their operations and how they attack traffic problems in Franklin. One of the biggest surprises is that only two people run the Franklin TOC:...
It's been long awaited, but Gov. Bill Haslam finally released his first piece of what's on his agenda for the recently convened legislative session. Titled the "Improve Act," Haslam aims to help improve the state's transportation infrastructure, with the hope of creating...
By: Lee Rennick One part of the Transit Proposal to be voted on in Nashville on May 1 is the creation of a tunnel that will run under the city of Nashville from SoBro to Music City Central. It could...
Two innovative cities tackling growth issues in the greater Nashville region have adopted the Hytch Rewards app to incentivize employees to share rides and reduce traffic. The City of Franklin rolled out its partnership with Hytch in early 2019,...
One in five Americans 65+ has been a victim of scams and fraud cases, sources say. Senior adults are often the target of scams because it’s widely assumed that seniors have a “nest egg”, own their home, or have...
YourCareEverywhere is a website that seeks to make accessing health information easier for everyone. Their goal is to accumulate a wealth of reliable health information into one place to make finding relevant health information easier for you, as well...
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. Caregivers face particular challenges as they help older loved ones with daily needs including help with paying bills, maintaining households and assisting...
from Council on Aging As a new tax season begins, keep in mind scammers will be revving up their efforts to steal YOUR money.  The scams come in different forms: phishing emails, harassing phone calls and tax return identity theft. Here...
Stella Parton Releasing 40th Studio Album Survivor on March 29th   Stella Parton is celebrating five decades in the music industry with her 40th studio album release. We could talk all about it but we figured you'd rather hear it from...
Spring Break Nashville-style! ______________________________________________________________________ We may not have the sand and the sea in Music City (my only beef with Nashville) but we have everything else you need for a perfect spring break staycation. Bonus: Save a little moo-la. Here's the deal....
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ OUR FRIEND AND CONTRIBUTOR, THE NASHVILLE MOM, SPENDS A DAY AT NASHVILLE'S NEWEST WATER PARK!   SOUNDWAVES AT OPRYLAND Nashvillians will no longer need to leave town to experience a vacation getaway. Gaylord Opryland‘s recent addition of a 4 acre,...
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ TOP NASHVILLE DATE NIGHT IDEAS BY OUR FRIEND AND CONTRIBUTOR, THE NASHVILLE MOM. All Rights Reserved I recently asked Nashville Mom readers their favorite Nashville spots for date nights and got amazing feedback! Here’s the list of...
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ FAMILY FUN DAY ON THE FARM! OUR FRIEND AND CONTRIBUTOR, THE NASHVILLE MOM, GIVES US A TOUR OF THE BLOOMSBURY FARM!   “AGRICULTURE IS THE MOST HEALTHFUL, MOST USEFUL AND MOST NOBLE EMPLOYMENT OF MAN.” – GEORGE WASHINGTON   Lauren Palmer,...
Ten Additions Coming to Music City! ______________________________________________________________________ We know we're biased but it's hard to imagine Nashville getting any better. Amiright? But there are plans to bring a lot more fun to Music City so we're breaking down some of the...
Flannel is not just for fall anymore. Local company, Franklin Flannels, has made the fabric cool to wear all year long. Hallelujah!   Franklin Flannels is owned by husband and wife team, Dominic and Cindy, who say love is the driver...
3rd Annual Soundwaves and Sweethearts benefitting the Nashville Dolphins March 7th at 8 PM  |  12th & Porter Get Tickets Now! ------------------------------------------------- On Thursday, March 7th, one of our favorite country music artists, Lee Brice, will be performing at a private concert in Nashville.. and...
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ LOOKING FOR A FUN IDEA FOR A DATE OR GIRLS DAY OUT?  OUR FRIEND AND CONTRIBUTOR, THE NASHVILLE MOM, VISITS THE GOO GOO SHOP TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEIR WORLD FAMOUS CHOCOLATES! Goo Goo Clusters, the first...
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ A FAMILY-FRIENDLY VOLUNTEERING IDEA HAND-PICKED BY OUR FRIEND AND CONTRIBUTOR, THE NASHVILLE MOM. Spread Love, It’s the Nashville Way…We had the opportunity to love our neighbors with Shower Up recently. They truly are showering Music City with love!  ShowerUp is...