Tempesto – Uncut

Busch Gardens’ newest thrill attraction, Tempesto™, officially opened Saturday, April 25 to the thrill of guests eagerly anticipating their first ride. Following a brief opening ceremony, I was fortunate to be among the first to experience this thrilling new launch coaster. It was truly unique and packed a lot of punch into every single second […]

Flying High and Feeling Young Again

This may come as a surprise to some of you (it surprises me regularly) – I’m no spring chicken.  My late nights of dancing with friends have given way to 2am potty assistance and my fancy dinners out now happen at Chipotle. But this past Friday, man, I was 18 again.  Giddy and nervous after […]

Best and Worst of the Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens

Bring your appetites to Busch Gardens for the second annual Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival. The festival runs weekends through June 29 and features 14 tasting kiosks with 55 menu items that can only be sampled during the event. The festival also offers over 71 varieties of wine, beer and specialty cocktails. It’s a […]

Time for a Trip to the Zoo?

Have you been to the Metro Richmond Zoo lately?  Until last week, it had probably been two years since I had been.  (Two years?  How did that happen?)  But last week, I had the pleasure of enjoying the Zoo alongside approximately a million kindergarteners (including my daughter!). If you’ve never been to the Zoo, there are […]

Theatre Review: Shrek the Musical is an Absolute Delight

I told my 7 year old son we were going to go see a musical. “Ugh. A MUSICAL?””What’s wrong with musicals?” “They are so… songy.” By the end of act 1, however it was extremely clear, we may be seeing this show again before the run is over. Virginia Rep’s Shrek The Musical is absolutely […]

Busch Gardens Adventures on My Mind

As I sit here watching the snow melt away, it’s really hard to believe that I spent a gorgeous 70 degree day with my family at Busch Gardens on Saturday!  As you can see, my children are both really good at keeping their hands and arms inside the rides at all times. I, like everyone […]

WomanKind 2014 & Momastery.com’s Glennon Doyle Soon to Rock Richmond

 Author’s Note: This post was updated 1.15.14 in an effort to (and I’m showing my age here) better answer the question, “Where’s the beef?” 🙂 –Kate She may be clairvoyant, or just a positive thinker. Two years ago, she whispered to her sister that she’d be speaking at this conference, even though her blog and […]

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 […]

Richmondmom.com’s Top Posts of 2013

We’ve enjoyed almost 300,000 unique visitors to our website in 2013 and it’s been a fun year! We welcomed Brian Roome and Christa Donohue as the new owners and creative minds behind the BEST FAMILY WEBSITE in Richmond and continued to expand the great content our readers love. As we enter 2014, we took a […]

100% Chance of Snow for Winter Celebrations at Great Wolf Lodge

  It’s going to be a white Christmas! Well, at least at Great Wolf Lodge for sure – there’s a 100% chance of snow. The indoor waterpark, Snowland, has a winter celebration all month long with lots of fun holiday activities for the netire family. With a roaring fireplace, Santa visits, and hot chocolate, it’s […]