20 Signs Your Children Are Gifted

We all know our children are geniuses, but it is time to separate the wheat from the chaff. Who are real geniuses and who knows what chaff is? Here are twenty tried and true ways to know your children are truly gifted: They do anything you did as kid — only better. They don’t get […]

Thank You for a Wonderful Year!

Wow!  Another year comes to an end, but before we say good-bye to 2013, we want to THANK all of YOU, the fantastic and loyal readers, for making the past 12 months so amazing!  All of us at RichmondMom.com appreciate your support in helping build such an interesting and diverse community for sharing, educating and […]

The Moms Who Love School Supplies

There seems to be two camps of reactions to back-to-school from moms online: Boo! Hoo! Hoo! my baby is x-years-old and THEY GROW UP SO FAST. Followed by a baby photo or seventy. OR Yes! Yes! Yes! my kids are leaving me to be in school, and we finally have hours of freedom from each […]

Where are the Best Places to Take My Dog in Richmond?

We have this amazing black lab, Lars. We rescued him at six-weeks-old from Texas. (The story is long and awesome and can be read here.) However, he had hip dysplasia, which our superstar vet caught early enough that we could try a surgery that would make Lars hip-dysplasia- and restriction-free forever. It was a success. […]

My Parenting Style: Human Being Who Has Not Been Here Long

I don’t read parenting books. I don’t like them, and I’m not fond of their labels either. Most of my parenting decisions come from realizing my kids are not lumps of clay I birthed. They are human beings like me with good days and bad days, but they’ve only been on the Earth 4 and […]

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 to give and wanted to find a place to celebrate. We knew one family in a way only social media and […]

When Does a Yankee Become a Southerner?

As my bio state how to get your ex back s, I’m a Yankee. A sensitive Yankee, who has met rude Southerners, but a Yankee nonetheless. I grew up in a small town of 5000 in Connecticut and spent my school field trips wandering around New York City. I have seasonal affective disorder in Virginia […]

My Facebook Feed Has Been Taken Over By Back-To-School Photos

Blogger at Late Enough Back-to-school time! My Facebook feed is so full of adorable back-to-school photos it has drown out adorable politics for multiple days. I knew I would take a few, but the fact that I’ve seen so many of them, the secret hipster in me whispered: Don’t post one. Even if the kids […]

My Kids Can Put Away Their Own Laundry

Blogger at Late Enough My children put away their laundry. No seriously, I have a system. Each kid has a clean laundry basket that they fill with their clean clothing from the dryer. We drag them over to their bureaus, which I chose for their kid-height, and each item — underwear, socks shirts, shorts — […]

We Have Family Dinners. They Just Usually End With Us Eating Alone.

<p style="text- Ex Wants You Back Dream align: right”>Blogger at Late Enough We have dinner together as a family at the table most nights of the week. We make exceptions for movies nights or if the kids forgot to watch their favorite television shows until later or if Scott and I are dying of exhaustion, […]