Summer Is Here And It's Time For...Camp?

Summer Is Here And It’s Time For…Camp?

By Pam Coyle

I don’t know how parents do it. Summer camp schedules publish in January or February and they sell out quickly. We don’t even have children and I got stressed out looking at what is available in June.

Nashville Zoo – all camps sold out. Cheekwood – many camps sold out but some spots open, especially for older children. Many sites list camp options but don’t update them, requiring time to go to the website of the organization that sponsors the camps and try to figure it out, or pick up the phone.
The Middle Tennessee YMCA offers camps at multiple […] Read More

Favorite Stories About Our Mothers

Favorite Stories About Our Mothers

For Mother’s Day we asked that you send us your memories of special times with your mother or your favorite stories. Here they are and we are still looking for more. Send us your tribute to your mother at

I grew up in the era of Father Knows Best. It was one of my favorite TV shows and my favorite character was Kathy – the youngest daughter. I saw a show where Kathy came running into the house excited that she had advanced a grade in school. When I finished first grade I came running into the kitchen yelling “I […] Read More

Fire Safety with Deputy Chief Kim Lawson

Fire Safety with Deputy Chief Kim Lawson

Deputy Chief Kim Lawson is a 32-year veteran of the Nashville Fire Department. She currently heads the Community Services Bureau and serves as the Chief Public Information Officer and is the primary point of contact for all media inquiries and public relations/marketing for the department. Lawson’s responsibilities include public fire safety education and prevention. In May 2003, Lawson was promoted to Deputy Chief making her the first female in the history of the Nashville Fire Department to hold this rank. Lawson holds a B.S. degree in Public Safety Administration and has completed the Fire Service Executive Management Program at Owen […] Read More

Home Poisoning Q&A

The following information has been sourced from the Tennessee Poison Control Center, American Association of Poison Control Centers, and American Academy of Pediatrics.
Q: What are the most common poisons for children?

Cosmetics such as perfume or nail polish, and personal care products such as deodorant and soap.
Cleaning products (for example, laundry detergent and floor cleaners).
Pain medicines (analgesics) such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Foreign bodies and toys including silica gel packages to remove moisture in packaging and glow products.
Topical preparations such as diaper rash products, hydrogen peroxide, acne preparations, or calamine lotion.

Q: What are the most common poisons for adults?


Pain medicines (analgesics) which […] Read More

Ask an Expert: Bullying with Jim Schleicher

Have a question for our expert? This line is open until Friday, Sept 3rd. Jim will then answer a few questions Monday and we’ll post his answers right here and on the forums.

Q: I have two grandsons who are 4 and 10 years old. The 4 year old is small for his age and the 10 year old is large for his age and had been diagnosed with ADHD. He tends to be aggressive with his little brother and bully him on occasion going as far as to hit him, often times in the head. While we do […] Read More