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#WhyIStayed, Powerful Series from Huffingtion Post Shares Domestic Abuse Survivor Stories

When video of pro football player Ray Rice punching fiance Janay Rice and dragging her out of a casino elevator surfaced, many people were horrified.  But disturbingly, many people also criticized Janay Rice for...

We Attended The First Thumbs Up Ball or How Showing Up Matters

The first year we had both children, Valentine’s Day snuck up on us like the evil puffy hearts temptress she is. We had no romance in our sleep-deprived bodies, but we had much love...

Real Richmond Moms: Tattoos are for Moms, Too

Our fair city of Richmond, Virginia is third in the nation for ink-donned inhabitants (second only to Miami Beach and Las Vegas), and even Richmond moms tell us they love their tats and want...

168 Hours of Pure Family Fun

< Family vacation wouldn't be the same without a Cousin Charlotte and an Uncle Pete Every year I go on a family vacation with different members of my extended family.  Every year we shove...

I Think I Won That Argument

I don’t try to solve all my kids problems, but I am occasionally brought in to referee. I often give a word of encouragement to speak up or a suggestion to practice taking things...

Thank you for Stealing

Yesterday, our family toured the rolling landscape of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmastown for the first time. It was also the first time our kids ever encountered strangers taking stealing from them. (For the scoop...

Top 10 Reasons Moving May be Good for the Soul

You may be wondering what I've been up to since transitioning Richmondmom.com to new owners Brian and Christa, huh?Well don't you worry, I've not had a minute to slack--I've been packing up my family-of-five to move to our...

Real Richmond Review: Party with a Richmond Pyschic

It was an invitation I couldn't resist: a post from a friend on Facebook for a psychic party on a Tuesday night before Thanksgiving? It was the kick-off to the long weekend I needed...

Squelch the Scapegoatery

“I didn’t do it!”“It was his fault!”“She told me to!”Don’t forget the ever-popular stand-by, “It’s not fair!”As parents of twins, fellow parents---of twins and otherwise---often ask, “How hard is it for you to keep...

Teen Loses Driver’s License for Life: Is This Too Harsh?

A recent story on Reuters reported that a 17-year old minor driving in Rhode Island ran into a tree, injuring himself and his passengers -- and he was subsequently charged with racing a vehicle...

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