Susan Swindell Day, Editor

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

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 »

Largest Children’s Health Study in History

Vanderbilt Medical Center is participating in the largest long-term study of child health in U.S. history beginning this winter.  The study will track 1,000 Davidson County children from birth to age 21 as part of an overall study of 100,000 children nationwide. The recruitment of women who are pregnant or who plan to be over… Read more »


Win Shrek the Musical Tickets at our Facebook contest Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  What kind of princess are you? Post a picture and a brief reason why you or someone in your family is a “not so ordinary princess” on our Facebook page for a chance to win four tickets to see Shrek the Musical… Read more »

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Most parents can’t fathom how anyone can hurt a child, but the truth is that child abuse and neglect affects children of every age, race and income level. Mothers and fathers unprepared for the responsibilites of raising a child can become overwhelmed by the tasks. Families coping with unemployment, divorce, substance abuse and other negative… Read more »

Mom Moments: Don’t Cry Over It!

What mom isn’t in need of a pick-me-up from time to time? Enter Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms (Zondervan; $12.99) by Linda Vujnov. This new book includes brief stories and meditations – at times poignant, at times hilarious – to bring you into the here-and-now by helping you gain important perspective. When Mom’s happy, everyone… Read more »

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Brilliant

Kids have a way of jolting sleepy parents awake in the wee hours of the morning, and this day was no different.  Jumping up and down, excitedly sharing goofy antics and laughs at 6:45 a.m., my family waited to board the first water taxi of the morning from Portofino Bay Hotel. Dad and I smiled… Read more »

Assembly Required … OH NO!

Don’t get all frantic about toy assembly come the big day! You’ve got 27 days till Christmas “¦ you have TIME to assemble ahead of time and save yourself the headache of last-minute put togethers. Toys that require assembly should be removed from the original package and put together ahead of time. Wrap them so… Read more »