Kymari House provides a supervised place for parents, children to meet.
Get back-to-school in style during Stones River Mall’s fashionable event from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
Kick off the event in Center Court with a pep rally featuring local cheer and dance squads, including Elite Energy Gymnastics and Stewart’s Creek High School.
Park View Meadows held a family night cook out last week. Everyone had a lot of fellowship, laughter and fun!
Mother’s Day was celebrated on Sunday, and what a great day it is every year. However, it should be Mother’s Day every day. There is nothing like the love of a mother, and how often do we see it at the ballpark, football field, tennis court, golf course, basketball gym, etc.?
Many family caregivers with siblings have experienced some version of denial from their siblings in regard to their parents. For some, the denial is the subconscious need to ignore a parent’s declining health. Others want to pretend that caring for an ailing parent isn’t a big deal or that there isn’t a way to help. Whatever the reason is, denial is rampant.
One form of denial depends on distance. If siblings live far away, they put the care-giving responsibility on the sibling that lives closest.
I have written frequently that I am one of eight children — seven girls and one boy. Most of us are three years apart, but there’s one squeezed in near the end.
Over 500 parents, children, and volunteers came out for the second annual Read To Succeed event Thursday night to enjoy a night of family fun centered on reading.
There are 43.5 million people caring for those 50 years old and older, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. Because of the demands placed on caregivers, they can feel alone and depressed.
You may have noticed that I skirted by new year’s resolutions this year.
Murfreesboro family stars in hit series
When we started writing this column, we said we would tackle only those common ordinary hurdles of fatherhood.
As I near 70, it has dawned on me – I’m here, but I’m not.
Our daughter, Anne, became engaged in February 2005, and hours later one of her friends called to chat about it, saying: “And they’re getting married in May and moving to New York.”
A friend entrusted me with a black notebook – yes, an old-fashioned notebook, not a darn jump drive – in which he has a handwritten account of some of his relatives who were in the business of making and running moonshine in Cannon and DeKalb counties decades ago.
New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience
I have met more people willing to be so compassionate even when they don’t even know me.
When I think about Christmas movies, of which there are many that are both good and bad, I can easily narrow down the list to one particular film.
It was Christmas Eve 2003, when we laid Momma (Ruby Lee) Whittle to rest in Smyrna’s beautiful Maple View Cemetery.
About this time of year, we have the great Christmas tree debate at our house: To tree or not to tree? That is the question.
For a trio of Murfreesboro siblings, the Hofferts, it has been a quick learning experience.
Group collecting items to stuff Christmas stockings
Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun
It’s that time of year when we’re looking for gift ideas, and I would like to offer some suggestions for some of those on your list.
Black Friday has passed and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing.
In the distance, the belfry from the Rutherford County Courthouse chimes piercing through the darkness.
Double amputee defies the odds
The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting Murfreesboro author Julie Byrnes next week for a book signing.
In my family, we go big for any cause for celebration, but the holiday that we have always assigned the most tradition to has always been Thanksgiving.
Classic Thanksgiving tale brings hope alive
MTSU senior guard Kerry Hammonds II has had several signature moments during his four-year Blue Raiders career.
What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is underway, a trend that has many across Tennessee wondering about their next steps.
One of my favorite poems is the Emily Dickinson verse that begins, “After great pain, a formal feeling comes/The nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.”
'Woven' joins hearts to history
I am at a place in my life right now where fortunately I have mostly good days, but among the loneliest days a parent endures, in my opinion, is the day when their child who has a birthday lives in another town.
Larsen tunes talent for Christian outreach
Man traces roots back to Davy Crockett
I read once that to qualify as a collector you needed to have seven of something. I have sevens of a lot of things, and all are important to me.
The Linebaugh Public Library has joined with the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution to sponsor a free workshop for anyone interested in researching their ancestors.
Residents of all ages are invited to enjoy a night of family friendly backpacking and outdoor activities Saturday, Sept. 21, at Barfield Crescent Backcountry Campground.
During National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross, Heart of Tennessee Chapter, is encouraging all households to get ready for the next emergency or disaster.
How would you fare if forced to flee to the mountains with only the clothes on your back and survive solely off the land?
Older siblings tend to hold high ranking in the eyes and hearts of younger brothers and sisters.
I appreciate and commend everyone who has chosen the health care industry as a career.
A four-year battle that has torn a Murfreesboro family apart will come to a head in October when a man convicted of abusing his daughter is sentenced.
There is not a week that goes by that I don’t hear someone who grew up here say, “What has happened to Rutherford County? I just don’t recognize it anymore. I’m just glad that I grew up here in those good 'ole days.”
Smyrna resident recalls harrowing tale
I count it a privilege to write my column, "Sharing Thoughts," once a month for The Murfreesboro Post.
Your mama used to say, “If you wait until you have enough money before you have a baby, you’ll never have a baby.”
Unfortunately, many of your fellow Americans aren’t feeling terribly independent this Independence Day.
Local area families, friends and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are invited to attend a free support group meeting Wednesday, July 3, in Tullahoma.
Father’s Day is bittersweet every year because, while I celebrate the loving father my husband is to our children, I don’t have my own father to hug anymore.
Richard Claude Shacklett, an ardent fisherman, a dead-eye hunter and skillful photographer, was a man who mixed his hobbies with his profession – photography.
Weatherfords obtain gown for Oaklands Museum
Procrastination is a constant variable in the human formula. Though some are more prone than others, everyone at some point in life purposely puts off doing something he knows needs to be done.
It is May 19, as I type and we have just returned from the wedding of a nephew in Florida.
When I think about my intense love for movies, I sometimes think about where that love came from and wonder how I developed it.
Who do they think they’re kidding? That is not camping. I’ve taken my family camping. I have the divorce papers to prove it. What you are about to read is true – every horrible word.
Meeting deadlines for a newspaper should not be new to me, but I still fail to realize that articles come out on holidays and occasions, like Mother’s Day.
At drugstores across Tennessee, over-the-counter purchases of the morning-after pill are now available to anyone age 15 and older.
Senior Citizens Awareness Network helps elderly meet safety needs
Our Easter was anything but ordinary this year.
Stuart to sign copies of new book
On April Fools' Day, my father celebrated his 50th birthday, and my family threw a huge surprise party in his honor. He deserved every bit of it because of the influence he has had on my life.
This month is best known for its showers and innocent pranks of April Fools’ Day, but it has also been named National Financial Literacy month.
At our house, Easter means sunrise services preceded by a week of church liturgical services.
With Beckett being only 3 years old, it was a tedious and dangerous surgery, but the good Lord hooked his parents, Patrick and Amanda, up with one of only two surgeons in the U.S. who perform the procedure.
Couples with kids less likely to split
Within the past few minutes my granddaughter has taken everything out of the garbage can, figured out how to pull single sheets out of the filing cabinet, and fussed when I led her away from the shift bar on the computer.
Some friends were raised in a two-parent home with times that sounded like the Cleavers, but further admissions have revealed that they, too, had secrets all their own.
Young cancer patients get chance to play
Rutherford County provided more than 4,000 men for active service in World War II. One of those men who served was my father, Richard Claude Shacklett.
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Eddie Swanson was beat up by his cruel classmates every day. Little did his tormentors know he would grow up to become the strongest man in Tennessee.
Recently, a friend that he felt as though we – American society collectively – are raising a generation of modern-day morons and imbeciles.
The man’s despondent thoughts were interrupted by a young couple across the compartment. Their laughter and chatter made it impossible for him to concentrate on the gloom and doom.
Now that you have been exercising, eating nutritious meals, and feeling fitter, more energetic and healthier than ever, you can’t wait to get your spouse on board, right?
Pledge to unplug and read
New book delves into relationships
Gretchen Rubin had a problem. She had a great life, a loving family and excellent health, and yet, she wasn’t truly happy.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kate O’Day has resigned from her post.
Youngster raises money for cancer research
Although it may sound somber, I enjoy reading stories at the end of a year about about people who have passed.
Many of us Baby Boomers believe that our parents and others from that age group were truly the Greatest Generation.
Peterson to perform in Murfreesboro
Is it because it’s the first of the year that my mind is bouncing around with so many things to do? Or is it because we’ve been so busy since Thanksgiving that I feel so burdened?
La Vergne city officials intend to fulfill the promise of a neighborhood park.
As I write these words, I know I soon will be seeing them again.
It’s been two weeks since Christmas left, and I still feel like I’ve been run over by a freight train.
The new year has further ushered in another chapter for the legacy of a prominent Murfreesboro business.
Many years ago, at Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Center in Nashville, a symposium featured renowned Hollywood director and producer Robert Wise as the guest speaker.
This was our year to have the grandchildren for Christmas, and they came like a windstorm and left like a tornado. Things are normally fairly calm around here, but when all that activity arrives, it is mayhem.
Registration for the Murfreesboro grief support group, sponsored by Alive Hospice, will close Friday, Jan. 4.
I told my daughter Beth there aren’t any surprises in Christmas any more. I remember more surprises in earlier years.
Memories reside at Azalea Court Assisted Living Center in Smyrna.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is again offering its Buy One-Get One Free program that has been so successful in previous years.
Tennessee teacher publishes new story
This farm boy’s overall galluses had nearly burst with chest-swollen pride when Daddy decided I, at age 5, was old enough to be chosen to go with him in search of the perfect Christmas tree.
A gathering cloud of dust on our unpaved farm road triggered great interest, during the crop-growing seasons of youth.
Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.
Whether you have been a long-time J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast, or are merely passing acquaintances, "Letters from Father Christmas" deserve a spot on your bookshelf, if for no other time than the holidays.
Murfreesboro store offered more than treats
Dennis and Ralph Tramel, of Murfreesboro, have fond memories of their father who was a longtime Methodist minister.
Strep throat can be a miserable condition for adults, and for kids, it can be even worse.
It’s difficult for Grace Christian Academy Coach Randy McKamey to remember a time when football was not a key part of his life.
Charlie True, of Murfreesboro, has seen a major part of the world, been involved in some high adventures, dedicated himself to the mission of “for God and for county,” and through it all, he has managed well.
Imagine doing exactly the same job as a co-worker of the opposite sex – identical duties from beginning to the end of the workday – except the woman makes 77 cents to every dollar the man earns.
Mother keeps watch from heaven
Does history repeat itself? You be the judge. The great-grandson of the founder of the old Samsonite manufacturing plant in Murfreesboro is the same man who has opened a business in neighboring Cannon County.
Book brings back memories for survivor
Family Staffing Solutions of Dallas, a franchise of Murfreesboro-based Family Staffing Solutions Inc., is expanding its operations into Collin County, Texas.
My husband, Tommy, and I have been spending a lot of time together lately. Several of our conversations have started with, “Do you remember where you put my (fill in the blank)?”
Grandparents will be the guests of honor at the 2012 St. Rose Starry, Starry Night auction, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, at the James Union Building at Middle Tennessee State University.
Social Security officials are finding out that making it more difficult for citizens to gain access to death records is hurting millions of people.
If you've been at a Tennessee elementary school lately and observed school-age children, you have probably noticed a worrisome trend: Too many are overweight.
Everyone realizes how incredibly important vision is and how delicate the eyes are. However, most of us take our vision for granted until something goes wrong.
My husband, Tommy, said the other day that no one has photographs anymore because they're all locked up in someone's computer or camera. The more I think about it, he's right.
Shuck-N-Shake turns grain into grins
I still don't like taking the “scary way,” known to the rest of America as U.S. Highway 64.
Lebanon residents to show father's collection
Family Staffing Solutions honored a dozen women who have or will soon be celebrating their 100th birthdays by inducting them into the Century Club.
It's been a mixed blessings kind of summer.
Murfreesboro author sponsors Christian conference
A ribbon cutting ceremony is being held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at for the La Vergne Senior Center.
Tennessee was the first state in the nation with laws requiring children be secured in safety seats, but with families piling into vehicles for summer vacations, parents apparently could use a little help with those car seats.
If the mother’s lap is the child’s first classroom, I wish I had had a crash course in education.
Blackman Middle School student Ulysses M. Durham started Tuesday by introducing his classmates to the LifeFlight nurses who saved his life and their helicopter that whisked him to the trauma center.
Smyrna was recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s Sept. 20 issue as one of top 10 places in America to retire.
New child support referee Diana Benson Burns hopes to help parents support their children.
Rhonda Warren’s motherly instincts kicked in when a man grabbed a Quizno’s employee before lunging for her children, niece and nephew during a disturbance Thursday at the Northwest Broad Street sandwich shop.
When pregnant with her son, mother Karen Baker decided to become certified as an infant swimming resource instructor.
Just call it a family affair for the Beitels.