Counting Sheep? 5 strategies to encourage a better night’s sleep

photo credit: Adrian Pimpam

Sleep is important for our overall health. Sleep affects mood, energy levels, productivity, and mental clarity. ¬†Recent studies also indicate the amount of sleep can impact weight gain/loss. So whether you are having difficulty catching those zzzzz’s, or just don’t feel rested, try a few of these strategies to see if your counting sheep days […]

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 […]

Fostering a Spirit of Philanthropy at Home


¬†Donations to the VCU Children’s Hospital (2012) and Community Clean Up (2010)   Do what you can, with what you have, where you are -Theodore Roosevelt If the word Philanthropy connotes an act of giving reserved only for the wealthiest or most privileged families, think again! To be a Philanthropist simply means to DO GOOD […]

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! […]

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 […]

Phyzique’s 5k Family Fitness Challenge to Benefit CMoR: September 28th


Have fun, get fit, and benefit the Children’s Museum of Richmond all at one time! Yep – you heard right! Phyzique Fitness and Wellness 5K Family Fitness Challenge Benefiting The Children’s Museum of Richmond Saturday, September 28th, 2013 8:00am – 10:30am Deep Run Center 3963 Deep Rock Road Richmond, VA 23233 Raising Health and Fitness […]

Traditions for Mothers: September 23


If you are pregnant, a mom-to-be, or a mom, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about healthy nutrition for babies and moms. It’s a special event to help women make more informed decisions about nutrition for healthier babies during pregnancy and healthier children as they grow, learn, and develop. Seating is […]

Get Your Body Back and Enjoy Stroller Stride September Specials

Body Back Mom's Treehouse Richmond VA

I want my body back! And now you can have it. Body Back FIT4MOM Richmond is offering their new fall Body Back session beginning the week of September 9, 2013. Get started September 9 and you’ll be in fantastic shape before the winter holidays for sure!¬† To find out about the expertly qualified trainers, visit […]

Celebrate Women’s Month During May with HCA Virginia Spirit of Women


HCA Virginia is celebrating Women’s Month during May, 2013 – and they have plenty of opportunities for women to engage in meaningful events and activities. Check them out below and mark your calendars now to take advantage of this chance to live healthier! Most all events are free. HCA is an advertiser on

Richmond Restaurant Week Benefits Meals on Wheels and FeedMore: April 22-28


Get ready for Richmond Restaurant Week and some delicious food and fun! It’s all to help raise money for FeedMore and Meals on Wheels. Restaurants are donating a portion of their sales to these organizations. April 22-28, 2013 is the spring event and it happens again October 21-27, 2013. Each time you go out to […]