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Friday, January 24, 2020
Mother's Day What I Really Want

A Letter to My Kids on Mother’s Day: What I REALLY Want This Year

While it’s easy to think of Mother’s Day as another one of those “Hallmark holidays,” i.e., holidays that exist as a way to boost card, flower, and chocolate sales, Mother’s Day is more than...
What Moms Really Mean

What Moms Really Mean When They Say They’re Tired

Ask any mom on any given day how she’s doing and chances are, you’ll get a bright smile and a cheery, “I’m fine!” Catch her in a moment of honesty, and she’ll likely reply,...
Parenting Stages Cover

Here’s the Hardest Stage of Parenting (SPOILER ALERT: It’s All of Them)

Today, I found myself late for everything, as has been the case more often than not in my 19-year parenting career. I was trying to work my full-time job while simultaneously rushing a forgotten...
spring break

Spring Break…From A Parent’s Point of View

Ahhhh…spring break. That glorious week we used to look forward to with such excitement. As kids, it was a whole week off from school. And in college, it was even better. It was a...
me time

ME TIME: Before Kids…and Today

The other day, my pre-teen daughter asked if she could take a bath in my large, perfect-for-bubble-baths bathtub. Considering the fact that I most certainly wasn't going to be using it, I said, yes....
Mom Tribe

6 Women Every Mom Needs In Her Tribe

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and there aren’t many parents out there who would argue. In fact, after three kids, I don’t just need a village, I need the...
simple date night ideas

Simple Date Night Ideas for Richmond Couples

Couples who are married or in long-term relationships sometimes find themselves going too long without ever going out on dates. Sure, it's easy to find yourselves getting caught up in all of your day-to-day...
Mom Flu

Why the Mom Flu Might Be a Blessing in Disguise

Ok, hear me out. I’m in the throes of Influenza A, so I speak from experience. Though it is the worst I’ve felt in a long, long time, there are some positive aspects to...
Date Night

Why Date Night Matters

There was a time before kids when going on a date was no big deal. I mean, it was a HUGE deal depending on the situation, but it was a choice I made for...
what moms want for valentine's day

What Moms Really Want For Valentine’s Day: A PSA For Dads

Ask any middle school girl what the most romantic day of the year is and she’s (almost) guaranteed to answer Valentine’s Day. Ask any mother what the most romantic day of the year is...