Family Life and Household

Taking care of the people, things, and places I love.

  • Lactation Rooms - VU - View lactation rooms available on the Vanderbilt campus for faculty, staff, visitors and students with their locations, how to access, and room details. 
  • Lactation Rooms - VUMC - View lactation rooms available for VUMC employees.
  • Champ's Corner Store - Located inside the Jr. League Resource Center at MCJCHV. Offers equipment rentals and purchases at low-cost to support breastfeeding.
  • Grow and Thrive: A Breast Milk Support Group - A free drop-in support group meets every Tuesday at 12:00-2:00 pm in the Family Resource Center located on the second floor of Children's Hospital, to the right of the welcome desk.
  • Beginning Breastfeeding Class - Provided by Children's Hospital, this class prepares expectant women and their support person for breastfeeding.
  • Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline - Available to nursing mothers and partners, their families, expectant mothers and health care providers seeking breastfeeding support and information. Tollfree: 855-423-6667 (855-4BF-MOMS).

Vanderbilt University supports you in your pregnancy and your return to work. The following programs and services are available to support you during this exciting time in your life.

  • Babies & You - Health Plus wants to support faculty/staff, their spouses and dependents in having a healthy pregnancy through educational sessions on various topics offered monthly.
  • Baby's Best Start - This "healthy pregnancy and baby's best start" tool kit has information to help faculty and staff locate resources offered through Vanderbilt and other reliable sources.
  • March of Dimes: My 9 Months - Developed by March of Dimes experts, this website gives important information for before, during, and after pregnancy.
  • Vanderbilt Women's Education and Lactation Center - This center offers classes and tours offered to help prepare for childbirth and parenting.
  • Moms Group Roundup - Find a local moms group through the Nashville Parent directory.

  • Summer Activities and Camps - Explore opportunities in Nashville for summer activities and camps for children of all ages.
  • School Age Resources - Find classes and lessons for preschool, elementary/middle/high school and college age groups.
  • Moms Group Roundup - Find a local moms group through the Nashville Parent directory.

  • – Find a local errand runner to help relieve your life necessities.
  • Home Advisor – Located trusted local professionals for all your household projects or needs.

  • Rover - Services for every dog and cat including walking, boarding, housesitting, drop in visits, and day care
  • Wag!vetted dog walking and sitter services
  • - vetted pet walking and sitter services

Nashville Area Dog Parks

  • Centennial Dog Park, 2500 West End Avenue, On Flag Pole Hill
  • Edwin Warner Dog Park, 50 Vaughn Road, Across from the sports complex
  • Pitts Dog Park, 299 Tusculum Road
  • Shelby Dog Park, Shelby Avenue at S. 20th Street, Behind the Shelby Park Community Center
  • Two Rivers Dog Park, 3150 McGavock Pike