Aine Norris: September 2012 Rockstar

Aine Murphy Norris

Each year, for the last three years, we’ve been fortunate enough to participate in the Pink Tie Gala and the pre-event: The Pink Tie Gala Bachelor Auction. Each year, a TON of work goes into getting this event together–not to mention herding a bunch of hunky bachelors, so we had to give a shout-out to [...]

Join us at Willow Lawn’s Final Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me Willow Lawn Richmond VA

Here’s a great way to enjoy some free, interactive fun with the kids. This is the last Mommy & Me event of the year when kids and moms enjoy a fun morning out at Willow Lawn. The date is October 10. 2012 10:00am-11:30am with the fabulous band Silly Bus. It’s all free and best of all – [...]

Family Friendly Events: October 1-7, 2012


October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. TNCS is hosting an event that will help parents and caregivers understand dyslexia. Check it out and register early to attend. October is: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Family History Month Virginia Wine month Read Aloud to a Child October 1 is Child Health Day. And we would be remiss if [...]

HCA Girls Day Out: Don’t Miss this Spirit of Women Event


If you’ve attended the Girls Day Out events by HCA in the past you’ll know how much fun they are; the past two years I’ve been a speaker and have made great connections with local women while sharing our experiences, from social media to resources for local women. On Friday, October 19, gather your friends, [...]

Mom Arrested for Letting Kids Play Outside


The timing of this story popping into my email box couldn’t have been more ironic: my kids had just whined “I’m bored!” for the hundredth time. As I washed dishes and looked out at the sunny day blessing our wooded neighborhood, I said, “Why don’t you go outside and play until I’m done?” You see, [...]’s Guide to Local After-School Activities

Clover, South Carolina, USA --- Flashing Lights and Sign on School Bus --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Finding the right after-school activities for your kids can be a daunting process.  While we’re very fortunatethat Richmond is such a kid-friendly city with so much to offer, we often don’t know where to start when looking for after-school enrichment. is pleased to provide this list of programs and classes to help you find [...]

Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt: Real Spooky Richmond Review

This was our view as the 450 Halloween Haunt ghouls paraded out in preparation for the night!

As a certifiable Halloween nut, an invitation to the opening night of Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion is kinda like inviting a candy lover to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory: HECK YES we’d love to spend the night with zombies, thank you very much. We’d attended Howl-o-Fest last year and stayed for just a couple hours [...]

The Science Museum of Virginia at a Glance

The Science Museum of Virginia

Wow – the Science Museum of Virginia has tons of ongoing events. We include them in our weekly calendar, but for those who want to plan ahead, check them out here. The Science Museum is a great place to play and learn all at once. To The Arctic (film in IMAX®DOME) Now Playing To The Arctic takes you on [...]

Strong Healthy Families Night


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10TH – FREE EVENT! PRIZES! COMPLIMENTARY BABYSITTING! Wouldn’t you love to create family meals that are both delicious and healthy?  Wouldn’t you love to be able to balance good nutrition with your ridiculously busy schedule? Come to Strong Healthy Families Night at Good Shepherd Lutheran Child Development Center and learn meal planning strategies [...]

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month: TNCS Offers Programs to Learn More


October is knocking at the door and it’s a good time to check out resources for kids struggling with dyslexia. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Estimates by the National Institute of Child Health and Development suggest as many as 20 percent of all students may have some degree of dyslexia. Many people believe the word [...]