Delicious and Nutritious Kid-Friendly Holiday Delights

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By Valerie Pulley, RDN MARTIN’S Food Markets “Tis the holiday season and a wonderful time to connect with family and friends! Of course, it’s also the time when we are surrounded by endless amounts of traditional holiday indulgences such as baked goods and sweets. Any party is bound to be brimming with tons of cookies […]

Taste the Rainbow of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

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Summer is here and so is the bountiful crop of fresh and local fruits and veggies! Whether you are growing or purchasing local produce, it is a rewarding experience to support local farmers, provide fresher produce to your family, and save at the same time.  Local produce begins to appear in MARTIN’S stores in late […]

Camping With Children: Making it a Great Experience for Everyone!


We’ve taken our girls tent camping about 6 or 7 times now. We think camping is a great way to connect children to nature and unplug from our busy lives.  My husband and I did a lot of camping out West when we lived in Colorado in our pre-children life. We consider ourselves seasoned campers […]

School Food Tasting?! You Bet!

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Ever wonder what your kids are eating for school lunch? Do you have a strong opinion about healthier and less processed foods in the lunch line? We think this is a great idea from Chesterfield County!! Chesterfield County Public Schools is inviting students and parents to taste food being considered for school lunches and breakfasts. […]

Monument 10k Registration is Underway

Monument 10K

Believe it or not – it’s time to sign up for the annual Monument 10k again to take place on March 29, 2014. Simply head over to the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k website to register. You can join an existing team, create your own, or even manage an existing crew. The VCU Massey Cancer Center […]

CMoR and Commonwealth Parenting Welcome Author Nancy Carlsson-Paige: October 18th


The Children’s Museum of Richmond and Commonwealth Parenting welcome author Nancy Carlsson-Paige in an exclusive speaking engagement on Friday, October 18th, 2013 as they celebrate their merger and debut a new speaker’s series entitled “Lunch and Learn,” which will present leading experts in the field of child and parent education. Drawing from her professional work with […]

Kate Hall at Virginia Women’s Conference: October 26th

Kate Hall

The 4th Annual Women’s Conference is Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown and it’s a day filled with great speakers and lots of valuable information. If you’re an entrepreneur, mompreneur, or just interested in what’s going on in the world of business, health, and social media, you’re going to love this conference! […]

Identity: An Exhibition of You Opens October 18th

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Seriously – how do they do it! The Science Museum of Virginia has brought another incredible exhibit to Richmond! Identity: An Exhibition of You opens October 18, 2013 at the Museum. It’s an interactive exhibit that helps you discover the connection between “thoughts and relationships to our genes, brains, and all things scientific!” The exhibit […]

Dreaming of Easy Dinner Meals? Here They Are!

We usually have leftovers from the Chicken Enchiladas--even better reheated, in my humble opinion.

You may have seen our recent contest for Dream Dinners and a free Pizza Family Night. Or you may have entered our contest. Congratulations to Barbara Blankenship who won this delicious prize! And now, everyone should head out to Dream Dinners and check them out. You’ll love their easy to prepare meals – and you’ll […]

Apples, Apple Pie, Apple Wine, Apple Donuts, Apple Butter……


(Sarah Cole gets her pumpkin fix, while I get my apple fix!) Family fun was never better than it is at Carter Orchard in Charlottesville, VA. The scenic drive is worth the trip up I64 (or take a more leisurely route up 250W or 33W). Once you arrive, you’ll be transported to another world atop […]