In Loving Memory of My Mom

My Mom

My Mom… Ignored the housework, Had routine laundry mishaps, Loved Impressionist paintings, Designed her own clothes, Grew organic vegetables long before anyone cared about “organic”, Played the accordion to lull the dog to sleep, Was a nervous driver, Struggled with basic math, Had me call her by her first name instead of “Mom”, Once walked [...]

2012 Richmond Supermom Announced

Stony Point Surgery Center

Over 2,000 votes were cast for the amazing Richmond women nominated in our 2012 Supermom Contest, and we’re pleased to announce that Beth Trebour is the winner! Every year, this contest touches my heart, and although I think ALL MOMS are amazing, Beth’s nomination really stopped me in my tracks: My friend Beth Trebour IS [...]

Richmond Rocks! Colonial Trail Elementary School

Author Visit April 2012

This month, Kate Hall gave a Richmond Rocks! reading to the entire student body at Colonial Trail Elementary School. The author visit was part of a PTA fundraiser, in honor of National Library Month. I’m not sure who had more fun, Kate or the kids! Also, Kate was very impressed by the thoughtful questions the [...]

Volunteering can be as Simple as a Donation to ‘Prom Bring It!’


You may be wondering if all of the hype about “Prom Bring It” is really all that big of a deal. If you’ve ever had the stress and anxiety of helping a teenaged girl find a prom dress, or didn’t have the financial means to make her dream come true, then you can definitely relate [...]

“Bully”: What a Truly “Must See” Movie Looks Like


“They punch me in the jaw, strangle me, they knock things out of my hand, take things from me, sit on me.  They push me so far that I want to become the bully.” –Alex, 12 years old There’s still time to go see “Bully” at the Regal Westhampton on Grove Avenue, but time is [...]

Full Circle Kids’ Round Up is Finally Here

Full Circle Grief Center Richmond VA

Here’s a place to have fun, learn about volunteering for kids and adults, and do something special for kids suffering from loss. The annual Full Circle Kids Round Up is scheduled for Sunday, May 6, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  It’s at the Innsbrook Picnic Area and it’s only $15/adult and $5/child (2 years [...]

Give a Child a Home: Change Who Waits


It’s astounding to know that there are more than 5,800 children in the foster care system in Virginia. Of those, there are 1,000 legally free to be adopted. That’s 1,000 children waiting for a permanent family – and a home! The Change Who Waits Rally is on May 5, 2012 and it’s the best time [...]

Broadway’s “Seussical” Now Playing in Richmond! A Real Richmond Review.

Seussical Musical Theatre IV

Theatre IV has brought Broadway hit “Seussical” to Richmond, and it is a colorful, fantastical, musical extravaganza that will entertain the whole family. When it comes to children’s stories, nobody did it better than Dr. Seuss. His books were magical, inventive tales woven together with important social and moral messages, and “Seussical” cleverly combines some [...]

This Week: April 30 – May 6


There is plenty to do this week around town and don’t miss any of our current giveaways, special offers, and contests on Check out some of them here: Vote for Supermom by April 30! Get a car and a $200 gas card thanks to Call Federal Credit Union Win a $50 card for iPhone [...]

Linking Hands for Life Needs Your Support on June 9


“Linking Hands for Life” is looking for volunteers. On Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., Donate Life Virginia is hosting an event to link hands with others around Shields Lake at Byrd Park to show support for organ, eye, and tissue donation. More than 3,000 people in Virginia await a life-saving organ [...]