Summer Safety Tips


Richmond moms are enjoying summer fun! The kids are out of school, the smells of grilling and sunscreen are in the air and the temperatures in Richmond have surpassed the 90 degree mark. It can only mean one thing: summer is here! As we head into the hot, summer months, it becomes more important than [...]

Improve Learning and Memory with Exercise the Brain Balance Way


When it comes to improving brain function and reducing the signs and symptoms of ADHD, we at Brain Balance are the only supplementary learning center to approach your child with holistic and integrated programs. Why is this important to you and your child? Because it is critical and urgent that we understand what today’s neuroscience [...]

‘Tweens and Lame Summer Vacations

By: Guest author Rose Burns “Tweens and summertime.  How to keep ‘em entertained, safe, and their brains engaged while enjoying the summer break from school.” When I was ‘tween, summer vacation meant having absolutely NO schedule-I was one of eight kids and my mom would give us kids free-range of the neighborhood:  as long as [...]

Donate Blood: Get a Free T-shirt and a Chance to Win $500

donate blood

    VIRGINIA CENTER COMMONS BLOOD DONATION SITE FOR THE VIRGINIA BLOOD SERVICES During the July 4th holiday week, Virginia Center Commons is opening its doors to as a site for the Virginia Blood Services Blood Drive from July 2-6. Donors may visit the area near JC Penney to participate and receive a free t-shirt [...]

Don’t Leave Your Kid in the Car!


I had just returned from the grocery store. It was only 9:30 a.m., but it was a hot, humid day and close to 80 degrees already. As I carried groceries into the house, I heard a small child crying nearby, but didn’t think anything of it. After several more trips back and forth to the [...]

More Fun at CMoR Summer Series

CMoR Summer Fun!

There is more fun than ever at the Children’s Museum of Richmond this year.  The Summer Series happens every year and is full of exciting events for families in Richmond. This summer at CMoR Central you can visit with special guests like Mr. Steve and Spider-Man, or you can bounce til your heart’s content at [...]

Hip to Be Round Dream Baby Shower Winners Announced

Hip to Be Round

You nominated, you voted, you did one heck of a job recognizing expectant Richmond mamas! We had a blast at Hip to Be Round tonight at our Expectant Girls Night Out, with delicious Classic Catering and Frostings supplying our treats. Many thanks to Stony Point Surgery Center for sponsoring this contest as well, and all [...]

Shop 7/27-7/29/12 Weekend and Get $50

Hip to Be Round

Shop the Hip to be Round fall preview and get $50!   It’s hard to believe, but fall is already starting to take over Hip to be Round! Shop their new fall arrivals (take advantage of the sale rack too!) and get a $50 coupon when you spend $200 or more in store or online! [...]

June 2012 Rock Star: Tiffany Glass Ferreira

Tiffany Ferreira

Congratulations to Tiffany Glass Ferreira who is our June 2012 Rock Star! According to her nomination: “Not only is she a great mom but she has supported the art community through teaching, running social media sites to connect artists in Virginia, and currently running the website for the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She connects [...]

Beautiful Draperies Reveal Retirement was no “Curtain Call” for this Richmond Grandma

Sewinit's Karen Curcio getting a silly hug from one of her grandchildren

When Karen Curcio retired, she didn’t sit for a minute in an easy chair and wait to watch the world go by. She blew out a bedroom in her home to create a workroom to design and sew draperies that adorn many homes all over Richmond. After attending design school in North Carolina where she [...]