My home has been invaded with tiny black ants! They’re everywhere in the kitchen — and I can’t get rid of them quickly enough! Here’s the best solution I found for getting rid of house ants without poisoning my kids or pets in the process. It’s called Terro liquid ant bait. The active ingredient is Borax — which is a natural way to get rid of ants.
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is fun for the whole family. Our 10 best tips for making the most of your visit + Nashville Zoo prices, animals, hours, and directions.
Looking for an outstanding private school near Brentwood, Tennessee? Here are the 10 closest private schools to Brentwood, including Brentwood Academy, Montessori Academy, Currey-Ingram, and Battle Ground Academy. And, closer to Nashville, there’s: Father Ryan, Oak Hill, Ensworth, Christ Presbyterian, and St. Matthew. Details here.
Details for lots of fun Halloween events taking place in Franklin, Brentwood, and other parts of Williamson County Tennessee. Plus Nashville, too!
Nashville area Trunk or Treat events are a safe and fun way for kids to enjoy trick-or-treating each Halloween. Here are the Trunk or Treat events in Williamson County — specifically in Brentwood and Franklin.
Looking for something fun to do in Brentwood, Tennessee? Here are some things you might want to consider…
One thing I’ve learned after living in Brentwood is this: if you want to stay on top of the local events — and find out about them BEFORE they take place — then you have to seek out the information yourself. Keep an eye on these local online calendars.
Farmer Jason is a talented local musician who performs songs about animals, farms, and forests for children. Famous for his “Guitar Pickin’ Chicken” and “Punk Rock Skunk”, his shows are lively and fun for kids of all ages.
If you are considering purchasing membership at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere or are visiting for the first time, this article is for you. Learn about the various aspects of the zoo and all of the reasons you should be there!
When you first walk in the Kid To Kid store, it looks pretty cluttered because they have so much stuff. Besides baby and kids clothes, they have toys, furniture, baby gear, and maternity clothes. It really is easy enough to find things though, because it’s an organized clutter.
We went to Pump It Up during Pre-K Open Play — which is every weekday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for kids ages 2 to 6. All the kids had a blast! I can see how fun this would be for a birthday party and will keep it in mind for later.
Here’s what it was like the first time I took my 2-1/2 year old son to Barnes & Noble in Brentwood, TN for story time. Clifford the Big Red Dog was the special guest.
Looking for a cool kids birthday party theme? How about fire trucks — with a real one from the Brentwood Fire Department that will come to your child’s birthday party?!
The Brentwood Skate Center made the list of Top 10 Places to Roller Skate in the United States. The top 10 skating rinks were listed in no particular order, but it’s great to see the Brentwood Skate Center on the list!
I went to the Day Out With Thomas event at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum with my son. He loves Thomas the Tank Engine and we couldn’t miss this. The big draw is the 25-minute train ride pulled by Thomas himself. It was worth $18 a ticket because my son had a good time!
The Gymboree Play and Music Center in Brentwood, TN is a great place for the little ones to play! Here’s what it’s like at the Brentwood Gymboree Play and Music Center and why I chose it over The Little Gym and My Gym.
At the Monkey’s Treehouse in Bellevue, TN, for $7 admission your child gets access to: a real tree house, a rubber mulch sandbox, an art center, a full-size play kitchen, a dress-up theater, various play stations, and a soft toddler area for the under-3 crowd. All of this is housed indoors, so weather is never a concern. You can even leave for lunch and come back later with no additional charge!
The expansion of the Brentwood Library includes a new media room, study rooms, conference room, and a larger children’s area. It should be completed by October 2009.
Letterboxing is part scavenger hunt – part hike – part navigating. It is a fun-filled family treasure hunt for boxes that have been hidden all throughout the United States.
As a relative newcomer to the Brentwood area, I’ve been thrilled with all the coupon books and half-off dining options that I have found in Nashville coupon books and online sites. Here are my favorite ways to save money when dining or shopping in and around Brentwood, Tennessee.
All in all, I would give this restaurant 2 thumbs up for a dinner with adults. Just be sure to order your favorite toppings on your burger, and plan to share an order of fries.
Information about 2 of the best kids consignment sales in Brentwood, Tennessee – the Otter Creek Consignment Sale and the Brentwood United Methodist Church KidSale. Plus tips from someone who’s been there, done that — how to sell, and how to buy at a childrens consignment sale.
If you’re looking for another place to get the word out about upcoming events and fun things to do in Brentwood, then you’ve come to the right place! Share your event details below.
My little one and like to explore new places to find the little gems hidden within. It seems that if you keep your eyes open, even the strangest places can be a diamond in the rough for entertaining a child on a rainy day.
What are your favorite spots in Brentwood, Tennessee to go trick-or-treating and fill up those candy bags on Halloween night?
What’s the best kids consignment sale in Nashville? I think Otter Creek Church of Christ’s consignment sale is one of the best, with good parking, polite shoppers, and better-than-average clothing brands and toys. Here’s more about shopping the Otter Creek Church sale in Brentwood, TN.
Here’s the newly updated list of Brentwood and Nashville restaurants where kids eat free–or at least, cheap. Here are our picks for the kids meals with best value and nutrition in the Brentwood and Cool Springs area.
We are visiting Nashville this spring. Where should I take my toddler, my preschooler, or my school age child?
Here’s a short list of Nashville attractions and museums geared toward children.
If you live near Brentwood, TN and you need to buy maternity clothes, here is a guide to the best places to find maternity clothes in Brentwood and Nashville, Tennessee from designer maternity boutiques in Green Hills to the entire Cool Springs maternity spectrum. There are also links to Nashville consignment sales and stores which buy and sell your maternity clothes.
Green Hills, just west of Brentwood, has lots of fun things to do with kids. We have the scoop on fun places in Green Hills Mall and the new Hill Center, along with storytimes for Davis-Kidd and the Green Hills Branch library.
Looking for a fun place to take the kids on a rainy day in Nashville? The Adventure Science Center is the only childrens museum inside Nashville. Here is advice on planning your visit from a mom with a family membership there, what kinds of things kids can do, and links to each exhibit.
Cool Springs, TN has so many fun things to do with kids between Brentwood and Franklin, TN. Join us for a kid-friendly tour of Cool Springs.
Franklin Rd. has so many fun things to do with kids in Brentwood and South Nashville. I take you on a kid-friendly driving tour from downtown Nashville to Cool Springs, showing you all the fun museums, historic homes, parks and attractions you can do with your kids down Franklin Rd.
Visit the Brentwood Library for free fun holiday events! Have your children’s photos taken with Santa Claus in the gazebo, enjoy a magic show and refreshments on Saturday, December 1.
Then return on Monday, December 3 for the City of Brentwood’s Christmas Tree Lighting and music from the Ravenwood High School Chorus.
Jessica Seinfeld’s new cookbook, Deceptively Delicious, was featured on Oprah and feted in every media. Now she’s accused of plagiarizing recipes from a similar book, The Sneaky Chef.
What do other Brentwood moms think? We have links to the Seinfeld recipes shared on Oprah, along with a list of the best places to buy produce in the Brentwood area.
I’ve found an off-the-beaten-path place to buy your Halloween costume! How about real chef’s hats, coats, and pants from new restaurant supply store GFS Marketplace?
I have the links you need plus an idea to make your chef’s costume a gruesome Halloween twist.
My family took a weekend trip to Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green. Only an hour north of Brentwood, Beech Bend is Nashville’s closest amusement park. We loved its old-fashioned atmosphere and slow pace. Older kids may try the wooden rollercoaster and water park slides.
Find out how you can get free admission to the Hermitage, Mansker’s Station, and a handful of other Tennessee museums. It’s all part of the Smithsonian Institute’s national Free Museum Day this September 29th.
Half Price Discount Book Gallery is my favorite Cool Springs bookstore. You get the pleasure of browsing an old-fashioned book store, but with discount prices that rival the Internet! If you live in the Brentwood or Franklin area of Middle Tennessee, then you’ll love having this discount book store nearby!
Here are some fun things to do for Halloween in Middle Tennessee including Halloween costume shops near Nashville, where to buy Halloween decorations, Gentry’s Farm and other neat pumpkin patches and corn mazes, the best haunted houses and Halloween events.
Come along to the opening of Brentwood’s newest park! Like River Park and Concord Park, Owl Creek Park is located off Concord Road–but much farther to the east, toward Nolensville.
Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World is a fun place to take kids in Nashville! Here are a few ideas for free kids activities within the mega-mall Opry Mills, including where to toss your pennies, how to follow animal tracks, and why glitter finish boats are fun to explore—even if you can’t drive yet!
It’s rare to find free AND fun things to do with kids in Nashville, but Ellington Agricultural Center’s Summer Saturdays are the exception. Here is the 2007 schedule for this free living history event convenient to Brentwood.
Nashville’s best swimming beach is also one of the most fun things to do with kids in Nashville.
Check out Percy Priest Lake photos, get directions to the swimming beach, cost of Corp of Engineer day passes, and links to other swimming beaches around Middle Tennessee.
Are you standing in the aisles of Target and wondering which clothes fit Nashville’s new uniform guidelines? It’s tricker than you might think. Just try finding a pair of shorts which don’t have cargo pockets! Here are the additional colors for Metro Nashville School shirts AND helpful tips on interpreting the SSA rules in real life.
Nashville is lucky to have a beautifully restored historic farm, right in the middle of the city! The Nashville Zoo was built on property donated to the city, an estate which visitors can tour as part of their zoo admission. Here’s a virtual walking tour of the Nashville Zoo’s Grassmere Farm and Croft House.
Nashville has many beautiful backdrops for wedding portraits and children’s portraits. Here is a list of our favorite do-it-yourself photo shoot locations.
Here’s a list of all the places to swim in Brentwood and Nashville, from public recreation centers to YMCA pools to the sandy beaches on J. Percy Priest Lake.
Here are 10 indoor places to take your kids — perfect when you’re looking for fun things to do on a rainy day! From the downtown library’s marionette shows to the Adventure Science Center’s 4-story climbing tower, we have lots of ideas for any budget!
Franklin Tennessee’s indoor Jump Zone is a warehouse full of inflatable bouncing fun — similar to the Pump It Up party place in Cool Springs. The Jump Zone just bounced to the top of our ‘Fun Things To Do With Kids’ list!