West Creek Emergency Center and NFES Create Partnership for Art

west creek

Who knew West Creek Emergency Center was an emergency room AND an art gallery? West Creek Emergency Center in Goochland, Virginia is one of Richmond area’s premier full-service ER facilities offering 24/7 care. They are available for all minor and major emergency needs. All of their staff is PALS certified. PALS certification is for healthcare providers [...]

After School Enrichment Programs Start February 11

All Fired Up logo

Kids love being active and when the school bell rings, their energy is still high. So what do kids do after school? All Fired Up has an answer. After School Enrichment Programs Foster your child’s love of art while instilling practical skills with one of All Fired Up’s After School Programs. All Fired Up offers [...]

Skittlegate: Should Food Be In The Classroom Without Parents Knowing?


If you haven’t heard of Skittlegate, you might still know Tiffany Glass Ferreira. She was our June 2012 Richmondmom Rock Star, an artist, mom and an advocate for her son and other children with severe food allergies. I saw her multiple posts on Facebook about Skittlegate, and the name alone intrigued me since “that tastes [...]

9th Junior Book & Author Literary Event: November 1

Junior League of Richmond VA

The Junior League of Richmond (JLR) will host its 9th Junior Book & Author literary event featuring internationally acclaimed author, Donna Jo Napoli: Thursday, November 1, 2012 7:00 p.m. Godwin High School Donna Jo Napoli’s most popular books for young readers include; Stones in Water, The Smile and Alligator Bayou. In her 68 books for [...]

Choosing the Right Kindergarten for Your Child: Open House October 16 & 26

St Christophers

If you have a child three or four years old, it’s time to start thinking about kindergarten. “Wait – you must be kidding,” you’re thinking. Actually we’re very serious. Choosing a kindergarten or junior kindergarten that aligns with your personal values, and is a good match for your child, is extremely important. If you start [...]

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Deadline extended to 4/13 for Bully Demand It contest!


Great news!  The deadline has been extended for The Bully Project’s Demand It contest, and we now have until April 13th to vote to bring Bully to Richmond.  The top ten cities with the most votes will win a screening of the thought-provoking documentary.  Even if you have voted before, please try to vote again, [...]

How Some Kids Learn Faster Than Others


March is National Reading Month and it’s the perfect time to encourage your children to read even more. Reading aloud to a child is the single most effective thing you can do to prepare him or her to succeed in school, according to the Primrose Schools newsletter. When you read aloud to children, it stimulates [...]

Have We Gone Too Far to Protect Our Kids?

Author and Richmond mom, Suzanne Sherif

By: Suzanne Sherif Thanks to Suzanne Sherif who authored this article. What do you think? Have we gone too far? “Mom, I can’t bring my water bottle to school anymore,” my seventh grader told me one day. “Why?” “Because apparently, some kid put vodka in one once, and took it to school. Now nobody is [...]

Proceed With Caution: This Post is Rated “R”


Please tell me you’re kidding! How could a mega-company the size of J. C. Penney do something so ridiculous? They recently promoted a t-shirt for young girls that read, “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me” — with colorful rainbows and flowers to make it even more [...]

KidsDineFree.net is Helping Teachers Gear Up for School

"Like" KidsDineFree.net on Facebook and they'll donate to schools.

It’s almost time for school and KidsDineFree.net is doing their part for local schools. For every “LIKE” KidsDineFree.net receives by August 31, 2011, KDF will donate a package of crayons to a local teacher for their classroom.  Help KidsDineFree.net help the area’s teachers gear up for their school year, www.facebook.com/kidsdinefree. All you have to do [...]