Susan Swindell Day, Editor

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

Fun with Your Baby!

  Playing Peek-a-Boo with your baby and toddlers is a must for fun moms and you’ll remember doing it with your child for years and years and even get wonderful photo ops.  There are lots of different ways to play: • Hold a towel between your face and your baby’s and ask, “Where’s James? There’s James!”… Read more »

New York City: Now More Than Ever!

Impossible to describe and filled with a kinetic energy known only by people who have been there, while Manhattan absorbed the brunt of the blow to the American psyche on Sept.11, today it’s safer, cleaner and more visitable than ever.

Make Math Fun

Want your 8-year-old to have fun building math skills?     Make it FUN for him, says Patricia Clark Kenschaft, Ph.D., author of Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math.  Don’t schedule daily half-hour drills which will turn him off fast, but find ways to make it fun … Like, let him play… Read more »

Fever Pitch

  Know what to do when your child’s got a temperature.

10 Tips in the Kitchen

10 Tips to Speed Up Kitchen Time     by Handy Hannah You don’t have the time to spend hours on end in your kitchen (as much as you might like to!), so a little streamlining is in order. I love time savers wherever I can find them “¦ it means “¦ eventually “¦ more… Read more »

Egg-cellent Peeling!

How to teach your child to peel a hard-boiled egg?  He’ll love this!  Check out this video:

Tooth Talk

Keep up with your child’s pearly whites!  Here’s a great story to help you manage it:

Easy-Peasy Shoe Tying

Teach your child to tie her shoes quickly!  First watch this handy video to learn how to do it yourself.  Good luck!

Not-So-Ordinary Princess, Step 2

     All of the entries are in! Now, go to  and pick your favorite entries in the second phase of our contest … and may the best princess win!

Wax Stains Away!

Get rid of red wax stains!   • To get red candlewax out of your table cloth: First, chill the wax stain with an ice cube in order to harden it. Then, place a paper towel on each side of the tablecloth where the stain is. Set your iron on “warm” and iron one side… Read more »