Sex and the City

I was watching the first Sex in the City movie the other evening (note: husband was in the other room, fixated on the baseball game) and I came to the part where the girls were in Mexico. Now, for those that may have not seen this amazing (I really don’t have very high standards when [...]

Virginia 529 Kids Zone Powered by the Science Museum of Virginia: September 7-8

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Get ready for some great fun at the Virginia 529 Kids Zone. One of the best values in NASCAR is short track racing “under the lights” on a Friday night at Richmond. The Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race pits young up-and-comers. And it’s also wily veterans and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series [...]

Kings Dominion Turns “PINK” to Help Save Lives

Need a job? Kings Dominion is hiring!

Press Release from Kings Dominion Pink Snoopy’s will be floating in the Kings Dominion fountain to represent lives touched by cancer   DOSWELL, VA. — Kings Dominion is teaming up with the Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for Kings Dominion for the Cure 2012. Starting on Wednesday, August 1st and continuing until Monday, [...]

My Funeral Plan

More than anything I'd love to see all of my kids, including my baby girl, pictured here this summer--walk down the aisle. But just in case . . .

  More than anything I’d love to see all of my kids, including my baby girl, pictured here this summer–walk down the aisle. But just in case . . . Maybe it’s because I’m about to turn thirty-nine (or as I call it, celebrate my First Annual Thirty-Ninth Birthday.) Or maybe it’s because a beautiful [...]

Perimenopause: What’s Normal and What’s Not


Puberty, pregnancy and you guessed it – another life transition that starts with a ‘p’ – perimenopause. While you are probably familiar with the term menopause, what many women don’t realize is that there are several years prior to menopause that are defined as perimenopause. Just like other life transitions that you’ve already gone through, [...]

Spirited Art is Offering Specials on Foursquare PLUS Many New Classes


Spirited Art has something for everyone this week – check out their classes and reserve your date today. They are offering monthly specials on Foursquare – have you discovered this awesome free app yet? Just check in while you’re in the studio and show them your phone to get your coupon. It’s so easy. Tuesday [...]

Congratulations Mom’s Treehouse: One of Richmond’s Best New Local Businesses


Congratulations to Mom’s Treehouse and Rachel Pustilnik. Directly from her current newsletter: THANK YOU for voting Mom’s Treehouse ONE OF RICHMOND’S BEST NEW LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES!  We are honored to be in this category for the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!  YOU are the reason we are so great.  Thank you for continuing to support us! [...]

Is Tutoring Right For Your Child?

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Do you know when your child needs tutoring? What are the signs to watch for? According to the Tutoring Club, there are some signs and signals. Early Warning Signs For many parents, the decision to have their child tutored is precipitated by a teacher conference or a report card.  Poor grades or problems in the [...]

The Brain Balance Approach to a Healthy Brain: Scientists Make Gut-brain Connection


By: Mark Smith D.C., D.A.B.C.N, F.A.C.F.N At the Brain Balance Achievement Center, we are concerned about brain function and how to alleviate the symptoms of ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Disorder, Asperger’s and Autism. As part of our program, each child has lab testing to look for food allergies. Read what some research scientists found out about [...]

This Week is Sizzling: July 30 – August 5


Get ready for August ’cause here it comes! This week is filled with lots of activities. And don’t miss all of the Olympic Games and check out our Olympic fun right here on We’ve got tons of fun listed here and on our Summer Activities list. Remember our Real Cute Kids contest is underway. [...]