New DSAGR Video is Guaranteed to Make You Smile


The latest video posted on YouTube from the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond is absolutely heartwarming. Take 3:28 of your day and watch this video:   About Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for […]

Get $50 Free for College through May 29


Parents, many of you have been meaning to start college savings accounts for your kids, right? Here’s your chance to check that off your long to-do list and get a bonus in the process. Now through May 29, Virginia529 College Savings Plan will add $50 to new accounts opened with at least $100. You also […]

The Value of a Summer Nanny – From the Nanny’s Perspective


Summer is quickly approaching and for some families this means kids wanting several months of fun and activities. This means more driving, and more planning and coordinating. But with a busy career and not enough vacation days, sometimes it can be nearly impossible for parents to keep up with an action-packed summer that your kids […]

RVA Parents of Preemies: a new support group for Richmond mamas

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Hey Mamas there’s a new support group in town! RVA Parents of Preemies (RVAPOP) is a Richmond-based group that provides community, advice, support, and friendship to the parents and family members of infants born prematurely. RVAPOPs mission is to lessen the isolation of the NICU experience by uniting new preemie parents with experienced NICU families […]

Homeschooling FAQS: Your Questions Answered

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By Jeanne Faulconer Q. Is homeschooling legal? A. Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states in the U.S., and homeschooling laws are unique in each state. VaHomeschoolers explains Virginia’s legal requirements for homeschooling. Q. Are there families like ours homeschooling? Sure, homeschooling is not for everyone, but it is for anyone. There are all kinds […]

Autism Awareness Day at Kings Dominion April 13, 2014

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Visiting a theme park can be difficult if your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kings Dominion regularly makes steps so accommodate all guests, but April 13, 2013, Kings Dominion is making extra efforts with Autism Awareness Day. Discounted Tickets for April 13, 2014 Online savings available on single day admission tickets. $34.00 tickets Ages […]

Autism Awareness Month


Get out the blue lights on April 2nd for the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. In a new surveillance study, the CDC has identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  These numbers are growing at an amazingly fast rate. In addition to blue […]

Create a Will: Win $250 Toward Legal Services


Yup. You gotta make one. If you are anything like me, you are avoiding it.  But it’s important to do. According to USA Today, almost three-quarters of adults under the age of 34 do not have a will. And while writing a will might not be a barrel of laughs, not having one puts your […]

Amazon Take Note! These Preschool Inventions are Pretty Smart!

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You know the saying “The future is in the hands of our children”? Well the children at The Goddard School are up for the task, learning 21st century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills in, well, preschool. The Goddard Schools, located in the greater Richmond area, along with over 400 other Goddard Schools nationwide […]

Camps for Kids with Special Needs

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We’ve gone though our MEGA summer camps list and compiled a list specifically geared towards children with special needs.  Many of these camps have a 1:1 ratio or very low teacher/student ratios making them perfectly suited for kids needing assistance. Asperger’s Syndrome: Charter House Summer Camp for Teens with Asperger’s Syndrome. Summer is a great time for […]