#lorde (at The Grand Old Opry)

this girl is an amazing performer. #pressplay #notquite18yrsold #lorde #grandolopry #royals #nashville

a few hours spent with my childhood friend #theboynextdoor #nourishmysoul #bighugs

these two #wildandfreemamas (@kirstenrickert & @danceypantsdisco) have the most beautiful and inspirational instagram feeds, and they are sharing their artistic experience and skills with us at the #wildandfreeconf. yes. you can bet i sat in the front row and took notes.

my heart is already feeling so nourished. #wildandfreeconf #wildandfreemamas

my view to ORF #wildandfreeconf

i said goodnight to #thiskid tonight and made it count. for the first time in his whole life, i’m going to be away from him for three entire days and nights at the #wildandfreeconf that i am so looking forward to. yes. i’m feeling #allthefeelings. this shot is from our walk tonight. #caution #urbankid #wildandfree #wildkid #mywildboy

#thesetwo watching the great blue heron on the lake. #wildandfree #wildandfreekids #orinthologists

#twinsies! #thiskid and his goat friend were curious about what might be in the other side of that fence… #thegrassisalwaysgreener #nashvillezoo #nashville #wildandfree #wildandfreekid

#thiskid is a fan! #spotspetsupply #thedogspotnashville #yazoobrew #nashville #cornhole #happyanniversary #threeyears @thedogspotnashville

it feels like autumn is just around the corner. #hoodiesup #stillbarefooted #barefooted #thiskid #thesetwo #edwinwarnerpark #nashville

poor simon has a case of #fleas like never before. i can’t believe i’m about to use chemicals on him, but for the volume we’re dealing with it seems like the right thing to do. (he was so unhappy after my first attempt at a flea bath and is no longer a fan of my obsessive flea combing.) the veterinarian assured me the chemicals aren’t what they used to be, so — #heregoes! #organicmommyfail

avocado popsicle = health food, right? #laspaletas #treatyoself

#thiskid had a lovely time exploring the garden at #triangleplay, pictured here with ms. elle. he even plucked a ripe cherry tomato from the vine and enjoyed a homegrown snack. #wildchild #wildandfree #wildandfreekid

day 100 (the final day of this series): happiness is watching my son play with his friends. the same friends he’s been playing with his entire life, whose mothers he refers to as “mama jill,” “mama torrey,” and “mama rae” because they are the women we both know and love, who care for and support us unconditionally. these are #mypeople and they are my extended #familyofchoice. and i am one #lucky #mother. #100daysofhappiness #playground #wildandfree #wildandfreechildren #childhoodunplugged