Susan Day

Susan Swindell Day is editor in chief of this publication and the mom of four great kids.

Kid Parties: Pass on Perfect


Perfect finger foods or fondant later, it’s NOT about how much you work at perfect. It’s about whether or not you enjoyed planning your child’s party with your child.

First Pregnancy Mother Need


As I drove down the highway in the last few weeks of my pregnancy, the baby was moving inside me, but all I could feel was a deep, aching need for my mother.  What you don’t know driving down the interstate, in the HOV lane because you have a baby in your belly, what you don’t know… Read more »

Thoughts from My Shoe for a New Year


How on earth am I supposed to raise successful kids is what I found myself thinking the other night, flat on my back, staring at the ceiling. I didn’t think that way when they were teeny. They were pieces of cake back then … not that they’re hard now, they’re not. It’s just that before… Read more »

I Am Not Santa … Or Am I?


Are you or are you NOT Santa? What you tell your children will impact their holiday (and your grandkids!) for years to come.

Common Core at My Table … Sigh.


Who DOESN’T want their child to get a good education? The myth about the Common Core though is that the standards are somehow better than before No Child Left Behind. Come on. We can’t even remember what education was like before NCLB — but I know MY education was better than THIS!

RIP Cody Louise, All 14 Years of You


Day by Day Saying Goodbye to the Best Dog Ever BY SUSAN SWINDELL DAY for Nashville Parent Because a dog can wag its tail and love you, even when you stand there screaming at someone with veins popping out of your neck, because a dog can wag its tail, even when you’ve accidentally stepped on… Read more »

Together Alone = Phone Addiction.


If we’re not careful … if we don’t consciously make an attempt to be together ON PURPOSE when we’re with someone we love … we give in to that gnawing little greedy thing called addiction to the cell phone. It’s happening everywhere, and it threatens the very fiber of the family.