10 Clutter-Free Gifting Ideas {With Six Weeks ‘Til Christmas!}


We have clutter.  It’s the kind of clutter we didn’t really have before kids.  Another word for our clutter is ‘toys.’  They have come from everywhere but most have been gifts.  We were grateful and appreciative, but the sheer amount was starting to make me lose my mind.  Plus, our kids are still under 5 [...]

The Week Ahead: November 12-17


The Richmondmom.com Events Calendar is filling up fast for the remainder of the year. Visit our Richmond Holiday Guide for more events and let us know of others to add. Watch for lots of tree lightings and Santa sightings this week! Be sure and register our contest to win 4 tickets to Madeline’s Christmas. Also, you [...]

Voting for Desserts and Mascots: Primrose Schools Teach Kids About Elections

Primrose Pre-Kindergarten student, Erin casts her vote at the Primrose Polling Place.

Adults weren’t the only ones voting this week. Plenty of Richmond area kids were voting too! Primrose Schools taught the kids about elections and had them participate in an event. Primrose School at Westerre Commons  With official votor registration cards in hand, Pre-Kindergarten students in Henrico County filled the Primrose Polling Place ready to cast [...]

Flu Shots: Where & Why To Get ‘Em, Richmond (including $10 bargain shots)

These are my family members, camped outside of my house to avoid my germs. (Just kidding, it's from National Geographic circle 1918 flu outbreak.)

I’m telling you first-hand: this flu is no joke. It’s hard to keep this girl down, and after day three on the couch I’m here to tell ya if you can get a flu shot, please do. In “Debunking the Biggest Myths About Flu Shots” from Emergency Physicians Immediate Care Center, a new urgent care [...]

Melissa Payne of Couture Cake Creations Joins Cake Boss Competition: November 26

Couture Cake Creations

Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro has selected a brand-new “bakers dozen” of aspiring pastry chefs to mix it up in the third season of TLC’s hit competition show NEXT GREAT BAKER. The 13 crafty cake artists are each after the sweet prize of $100,000, a feature in Redbook Magazine, and a chance to work side-by-side with [...]

Mompreneurs Launch Painting Parties in Private Homes


 Offering an Innovative, Fun & Affordable Way to Paint Pretty in Paint, LLC (www.prettyinpaintparties.com) announced the launch of its new business: painting parties in the comfort of private homes. These “art parties” are an innovative way for friends and co-workers to spend time together in a private setting while creating an original masterpiece in just [...]

Save Up to 80% at the Weebsworld BIG Sale: November 23-26


You don’t want to miss this big sale just before the holidays and with winter weather approaching, who can’t use some fun outdoor gear and accessories for kids? And it’s the perfect time to find gifts for Christmas, birthday, new baby, or any occasion. Weebsworld is having a big holiday sale on November 23rd, 24th, [...]

Art Karma Annual Festive Fundraiser Promises “Good Karma”


If you haven’t done so already, mark your calendars for Thursday, November 29 for Art Karma, our annual festive fundraiser and “good karma party.” We’re quickly counting down to Karma and racking in the best in local arts and crafts, dining gift certificates, experiences, cultural excursions, and more for you to bid on. This isn’t your typical [...]

Win 4-Pack of Tickets to Madeline’s Christmas: Enter Contest Here

Madelines Christmas

Madeline’s Christmas is coming soon! You can enjoy this holiday adventure at Virginia Repertory Theatre from November 30 – December 30, 2012 at Willow Lawn. It’s all part of the Children’s Theatre of Virginia Season of shows and fun. This is surely a  holiday treat for the whole family. In this festive holiday musical, Miss Clavel and [...]

Handbags for Hope Tickets on Sale: Only 200 Tickets Available


Join us at the third annual Handbags for Hope. Tickets are on sale NOW for this unique event, featuring live and silent auctions of hundreds of handbags.  New and gently used handbags from top designers will be available.  Don’t miss out, only 200 tickets are available! CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. Event Info February 23, 2013 [...]