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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Preparing for Baby #2, #3, or in this case #4

I'm due in about 2 weeks. Ask me what I've done to prepare for baby #4 and I'll tell you I've done nothing.I say I have done nothing because we have no crib, the...

Teaching Kids to Swallow Pills: What to Try and What Worked

Recently, my son was prescribed a medication that only comes in pill form. Up until now, on the rare times we needed medicine, we could get it in liquid form, which was pretty easy to take...

Richmond Homeschooling 101

  Click Here to visit our Richmond Homeschool Guide for a comprehensive list of local homeschooling resources!   submitted by Richmond mom  Tisha McCuistonIt’s that time of year again: I’m getting e-mails and calls from friends wanting...

Part-time, Work-from-Home positions available at Capital One

If you’re looking for a part-time position where you can work from home for a company with a great reputation, you’re in luck, Richmond. Capital One is hiring, and the time to apply is...
Carytown Toddler Walk

Top Ten Favorite Things To Do In Richmond With A Toddler

My days of toddler-hood are over. In fact, we threw away the crib.However, I remember staring at my few-words-and-many-needs toddlers, who, for example, insisted she could buckle herself in the car seat (no she couldn’t),...
Babysitting Rates

The Going Rates for Babysitters in RVA

With the summer upon us, parents everywhere are asking: What are the going rates for babysitters?Based on my years of research, rates vary based on experience, number of children, date, and where you live.In general,...

Kings Dominion Dinosaurs Alive: A Real Richmond Review

We always learned in grade school that they were larger than life, but seeing them in actual-scale and literally larger-than-life was another story.Sunday, my family and I were lucky enough to tour the brand-new Dinosaurs...

Holding up the Ceiling: A Marriage

My husband and I recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.  I remember when we chose this poem by Michael Blumenthal, amid planning the minutiae of our wedding.  And we hung on every word as...

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned as a Newbie Swim Team Mom

When we recently moved back to Glen Allen and my kids heard about other kids in the 'hood joining swim team, they all got excited about it and all three decided to take the...

7 lessons I learned from going gluten free for one month

There is a lot of talk about the growing number of people with a sensitivity to gluten.  Gluten free diets have been said to reduce symptoms from skin and digestive issues to neurological disorders. ...

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