Susan Day

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

All of the Sudden


When your kids are little, you have no idea that suddenly … they will be grown.

Let Your Children DO THINGS!


Who’s life is it anyway? Don’t you want your children to grow up to be able to do everything for themselves?

Just About Now School Would Be Nice!


Seems a shame to take down a Christmas tree that is still emitting the fragrance of pine. This year we had the best tree ever … and yet for Nashville, I’m behind. Most people take the tree down day after Christmas, right? Not me. We keep it up until New Year’s Day, keeping the fun… Read more »

He Loves Ice Hockey


He looks cool on the ice. He has a swagger. He is also an expert skater, stick handler, slap shotter. He’s my boy. And he’s awesome to me. That’s what’s so thrilling. Because he’s got it together. He’s a mean machine out there, a Jr. Predator, and he’s not afraid to hit hard, bear down,… Read more »

Bittersweet Birthday


Somewhere in the middle of the worn cardboard boxes scribbled with Sharpie notations like 6 – 12 months, crossed out and replaced with 18 – 36 months … Somewhere in the middle of the 20 oh-so-soft and now thin flannel swaddling blankets my mother-in-law made me when my firstborn arrived (I used them with all… Read more »

Kids & Friendships


Little kids are so vulnerable and open … much of the time life happens TO them and they are simply along for the ride. But when it comes to little kids and friendship, at a certain point, just about when a child is zeroing-in on 10-years-old, it’s time for them to know how to pick… Read more »

Never Forget 9/11


There have only been two times when I’ve actually fallen to my knees for grief. One was in New York City when at the Playhouse as young actors we watched a woman leap to her doom from her apartment. The other was on 9/11 after I put my children to bed, walked outside and looked… Read more »