Lunar New Year Festival

2014 Richmond Lunar New Year Festival Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at 10am – 3pm Location: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen (2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060) To celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Horse starting on January 30, 2014, OCA will partner with the Chinese schools and the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen to […]

New Year’s Celebration for the Under 5 Crowd

Party Hat

Well, since we received a few emails from Moms asking for New Year’s Eve advice on how to include the under 5 crowd, we thought we’d share how it goes down at our house. Trading in parties, champagne and midnight celebrations for home made pizza, kazoos and warm chocolate with marshmallows; it’s just as fun […]

You’ve Never Seen a Gingerbread House Like This!


What do you get when the talented folks at Great Wolf Lodge get their hands on 600 pounds of gingerbread dough? A cottage fit to dine in. Great Wolf Lodge has teamed up with candy maker Just Born to create a gingerbread house to put all others to shame!! Over 5,000 candies decorate the life-sized […]

Win: Family 4 Pack to Fruitcake Science!!

fruitcake science

This contest has ended. Scroll down to see the winner! Sure, you could eat it, but what else could you do with that fruitcake? The Science Museum is on a mission to find out. Does it float? What happens if you burn it? Can you conduct electricity with it? Don’t find these things out at […]

The Holiday Survival Institute for Parents


Are you a parent, grandparent? Do you have a child in your life? Then congratulations, the Holidays just got that much more enjoyable, and complicated, for you!  You have probably noticed that times have changed since you were little and oblivious to the behind-the-scenes work of making the Holidays work, and plus you’re an adult […]

Make-A-Wish Foundation and Macy’s Team up for a Chesterfield Teen


“That’s her” someone whispers in the crowd as a long white limo pulls up to a red carpet in front of the entrance to the Chesterfield Town Center Macy’s.  Everyone cheers and cameras snap away as the door opens and a small figure steps out of the limo in combat style boots, skinny jeans and […]

10 Ways to Sparkle Without Looking Like You’re Wearing a Costume

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It’s nice to wear a little sparkle around the holiday season.  The problem is, there is always a chance I’ll end up looking a little like this: Only, you know, less coordinated. Since the uncoordinated figure skater look doesn’t exactly work for me, I thought I’d round up some of the best ways to add […]

MUST SEE: The Polar Express on IMAX

Polar express

There is only one place in Richmond where you’ll be able to feel like you’re on a roller coaster ride, see a heart warming story, munch popcorn and be reminded of the magic of Christmas all while sitting comfy cozy and warm… And that is Science Museum of Virginia’s IMAX showing of The Polar Express. […]

Humbled: Helping Others This Holiday Season

My son in our front yard.

My son and I were driving home on our usual route. We passed by stores and restaurants and were both quiet as we listened to the melody of “Knick Nack Paddy Whack” for the 100th time. “There’s one of those people, Mommy!” I turned to look and saw what his little eyes saw, a person […]

Drop n’ Shop at Romp n’ Roll on Black Friday


Black Friday is a BIG day for parents in Richmond – that’s because Romp n’ Roll is giving you a break! Enjoy a special Drop n’ Shop event at the Midlothian and West End locations from 9am to noon on Friday, November 29, 2013. Cost is just $25 and includes Gym, Art, and Music time […]