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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

July 2015 RichmondMom with a Mission: Ellen Costlow

Effort. Teamwork. Healthy competition. Good sportsmanship. Aspects of life every parent wants their children to experience, develop and value.For the athletes, for the volunteers, for those in the stands, no organization facilitates that parental desire more effectively...

5 Lessons Playing an Instrument Taught Me

I started playing the flute in 4th grade. I wanted to play the piano, however, my father told me to pick a cheaper instrument. I also dabbled with playing the piccolo, and by 7th...
ladybug rocks

5 Fun and Inexpensive Craft Ideas For Summertime (Or Anytime)

We are halfway through the summer and all my exciting tricks are not so exciting anymore so I’m turning to the Internet to help me. And not just Netflix.Here's some of my crafts and...

Education and the City of Richmond’s Eleven Percent

When I first entered the door of William Fox Elementary school almost twenty years ago I had no idea what I was getting into.  I had no idea the trials, tribulations and endless conversations...

Vasecto-who?

Guest post by Jeffrey Cole Vasectomy. For men, that can be a scary word.I reminded my coworkers in late May that Baby Boy #4 was fast approaching, and the number one question I got asked...

The Ice Cream Truck Infiltration

Depending on who you talk to in my house, the ice cream truck that trolls roams the neighborhood for tiny victims consumers, is touted as either a rite of passage or my nemesis. During my...

How To Be A Lady From Someone Who is Not

 The first time I met my Aunt Delane, I was a wee ratty-headed tomboy, snaggle-tooth with dirt under my fingernails and scabs on my knees.   Delane was impeccably dressed with perfect makeup, a smile...
Volcano

Summer Academics Or Summer Forget-Its?

Part 1: 5 Ways To Make Summer Parenting EasierPart 2: Our Summer Fun ListPart 3: Our Summer Chore ListOne of the more frustrating things about typical American education is the three-month summer break. Not that...

Tomboy is a Dirty Word

My twelve-year-old son and I were at the pool throwing the football in the water.  It was the day after I had just finished the Tough Mudder and I was pretty much feeling like...
Summer Chore List

Summer Chore List (Part 3 of Our Summer at Home)

Part 1: 5 Ways To Make Summer Parenting EasierPart 2: Our Summer Fun ListNow summer can’t all be fun because dishes don’t wash themselves (sadly) so I'm implementing our summer chore time where the kids...

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