Spring Break Camps 2015


Do you have a camp to add to our list? Send us a message Brian@richmondmom.com Engineering For Kids Spring Break Mini-Camps Learning Center 1586 Mountain Road Glen Allen Camps will run from 9:00-3:00 each day. Pizza lunch and time for Discovery Activities are provided each camp session.  Scratch Coding and Games, Kelvin’s Ultimate Robot  Tournament using LEGO® Mindstorm NXT Robots, Mechanical Madness. Cost: […]

FESTIVAL SEASON IS BACK: March 2015 Festivals & Family Events


March means spring! Spring means outside! Outside means FESTIVALS! It’s time to get outside and breathe some fresh (not frozen) air. Fill your calendar with these awesome outdoor activities:   March 6, 2015 Squirrels First Friday Fan Fest & Ticketpalooza 5:30PM-8:00PM The Diamond In homage to the Squirrels 2015 Free Shirt Fridays, the first 100 […]

Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days). Concert by the Richmond Concert Band on the lawn at Bloemendaal House (Sat.); Easter Brunch in the Tea House by reservation (Sunday).

Spring into Spring!

Celebrate the first full day of spring at Maymont! Warming weather and longer days mean the animals are waking up from hibernation, returning from warmer-weather habitats, and building nests. Kids will decorate a gourd birdhouse to help backyard birds get ready to raise their young, and explore the grounds with an educator to discover the […]

Ten Reasons to Love the Farmer’s Market

Fresh Veggies

It’s finally Springtime and while the Winter markets have been bustling for many months, in just two weeks the regular season market will officially resume. Fresh asparagus, peas, and strawberries are calling! Strolling the Saturday Farmer’s market is a tradition for many Richmond families and if you haven’t yet claimed the market as part of […]

D’awwww, Baby Goats at Maymont!

The lucky mama
Photo: Maymont.

Here’s your daily D’awww if you haven’t gotten it yet: Congratulations to mama Tag! Her two kids (a boy and a girl -one of each!) were born April 2nd, and can be seen at the Children’s Farm at Maymont.  Tag and her offspring live at Maymont through a partnership with Wag-N-Wheel Farm. But don’t worry […]

Krafty Kids

Ages 3 to 9 are welcome to make a fun spring craft at this free event at Glen Allen Library.

10 April Fools’ Day Pranks From A Home Near You


I was going to write a fake post for April Fools’ Day, but my husband read my final piece and told me it was just mean. I know many of you are disappointed I didn’t post it anyway so you could yell at me, but to compensate the yellers and the non-yellers, I will reveal […]

Starting Your Garden Simply: How to plan a garden that the whole family will enjoy

Way to Grow Urban Farm Tour

Spring has finally arrived in Richmond, and though the cold weather has lingered, it is time to start getting some things in the ground for this year’s vegetable garden! If you are new to gardening, it’s best to keep things simple. Choose two or three vegetables to focus on. Limiting the number of vegetables in […]

The Internet Cheers Me Up

Stargazer Lily

The Northerner in me loves that we got somewhat of a real winter in Richmond, but now it’s spring and even I’m ready for sun and flowers and no mittens. But the weather doesn’t care what I want and I can’t afford to fly us all to St. Thomas so I decided we needed to […]