Susan Swindell Day, Editor

Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of Nashville Parent and the mom of four amazing kids.

Forever Friends


Children need help when it comes to making friends and that help comes from YOU. Have you noticed yet that your child is curious about YOUR friends? And that if your friends have children then your child wants to be friends with them? Start friendships for your child by inviting your friends over for the children… Read more »

Forgetful Tooth Fairy?!


Children lose about 20 teeth between the ages of 5 and 12 … so if the Tooth Fairy misses a night, well, she’s a busy little fairy!  Here are strategies to help you if the absent minded minx leaves your child in tears: Fake It! According to Toothfairy.com, one way you can save face is… Read more »

Tempt Those Tastebuds


You CAN get your tots to eat better; the trick is in the variety and preparation! The book, Food for Little Fingers: Finger Foods Without White Flour, Salt of Added Sugar receives rave reviews from mom readers on Amazon.com. Parents find easy ways to get spinach and other unheard of items into their children in… Read more »

Safe at Home


April 3 – 9 is National Window Safety Week so do a check of all your windows at home to prevent accidental falls or injuries. Also keep in mind that windows serve as emergency exits – so as you do your check, consider the following tips: •Â Keep furniture like beds or dressers away from windows…. Read more »

Pretty Windows


Let the sunshine in with these easy window cleaning tips as you tackle your spring cleaning!  CLEAN WINDOW TIPS from Handy Hannah   1. Never clean your windows between 12pm-2pm during hotter months. This can cause streakiness on your windows, not to mention window cleaning unbearable in the heat. 2. Use a professional window cleaning agent…. Read more »

3 Rainy Day Ideas


Delight your youngster with these easy at-the-ready activities today!   Feely Box Materials •  Large cloth bag or pillowcase •  Assortment of toy animals and familiar objects •  Rubber band Directions Without your child watching, choose three or four toys or objects that belong to him (for example, a hairbrush, teddy bear, shoe, or toy… Read more »

You Gotta Laugh


      OK so it’s Monday and you’re already at your wits end at home?!  Put up your feet for five secs and download a free copy of The Kids are Driving Me Crazy by Lisa Barker.  The mom and blogger offers up six 10-minute laughter breaks that will re-set your mom mode and… Read more »

Bye, bye spit up stains


There’s nothing worse than opening a box of stored-away baby clothes (you want to share something precious with an expectant sister or dear friend) and discovering spit-up stains you thought had been removed.  Why?  Spit-up stains are protein-based so you have to take special care to treat the inevitable. Here’s how: Always pre-treat the stain… Read more »

Save on Breakfast Cereal


It’s crazy how much a box of cereal costs these days! You probably prowl the cereal aisle looking for the “buy one, get one free” or the far-too-infrequent tags with reduced pricing.  But for kids who love to gobble cereal in the morning, parents can cut their cereal bill in half by blending, say, one… Read more »

Steve Sullivan


This Nashville Predators star’s favorite role is Dad to four active kids, ages 11, 8, 6 and 5.   Steve Sullivan is a supremely skilled Left Winger for the Nashville Predators, known for his determination and perseverance. While currently sidelined with an injury, that’s hardly keeping him down. He helps with his kids’ youth hockey… Read more »