Archives for August 2011

Imagine Having DOZENS of Allergies: Sandra Beasley Knows What It’s Like

Do you or someone you know have allergies? What about DOZENS of allergies! Sandra Beasley who is a poet, essayist, editor and author, knows exactly what it’s like to have dozens of allergies. At one point, she thought she might just have to live her life in a bubble and thought of herself as “Allergy […]

Want a FREE Massage? Mom’s Treehouse is Shakin’ Things Up

Richmond didn’t name Mom’s Treehouse “One of the Best New Businesses in Richmond” for nothing. If you haven’t been to Mom’s Treehouse before, then now is the perfect time to pay them a visit. After all, with all of their great upcoming monthly specials, you can save money while you’re checking out lots of classes […]

Do You Want to be a Star?

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Rockin’ Labor Day Weekend Events Celebrate Irene’s Exit

We know that many local families and individuals are still dealing with issues and challenges caused by Hurricane Irene, including absence of electricity — and our thoughts are with them throughout this weekend. After last weekend’s hurricane, we’re ready to celebrate this Labor Day weekend in a big way. There are plenty of new events, […]

You suck, Irene.

I really do try hard not to be a whiner. After all, we have to be good models for our kids, right? And, I’m sitting here, sweat dripping down my neck, but blessed with a generator roaring in my garage to power up my ancient laptop to write this, so life can’t be all that […]

August 2011 Rockstar: Rita MacDonald

Spending just a few minutes with Rita MacDonald as she describes the past three years of her life will quickly bring you to tears. What most people would see as an unbearable situation is a way of life for Rita and her daughter, Kathryn. Her positive attitude and resilience are what make Rita our August […]

Toyconomy Has Some Big Changes Coming

If you’re familiar with Toyconomy, then you know how great their toys, products and services are for kids and moms. If you haven’t used them yet, now is the perfect time to test them out. Not only do they offer parents and grandparents an opportunity to try toys before they buy them and to rent […]

Kids Who Stutter are Nothing to Laugh at: Increase Their Confidence

Maryann Kaminsky of In Plain English, and Christine Walters of Lessons Of Laughter and ComedySportz, are teaming up to provide a series of improv programs to help students with speaking disorders increase confidence and learn theatre tips and techniques to aide in speaking with ease. Maryann is a speech therapist, and president of In Plain […]

Enter your Richmond kid’s artwork to win big at

We at are big fans of The CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation, where families enduring an illness are granted funds to help them in their time of need. A great way to get your Richmond kid involved in fundraising is to enter their artwork for their 2011 Art Auction to help build up these funds […]

Just 15 Minutes of Exercise Daily Extends Life by 3 Years

According to the Fitbie website, just 15 minutes of exercise daily can extend your life by as much as 3 years. This is all based on research conducted on 400,000 people over 13 years who were studied in Taiwan. People who completed 15 minutes of exercise daily , similar to brisk walking, actually increased their […]