We all need playtime. Whether a “mental health day” or making time for our passions, playtime is important for refueling our tanks. For our kids, play enables them to learn, explore, and connect to others. Raising three boys with autism, we...
Snack. How many times do you hear that word in a day? Seriously?! Every five seconds these kids ask for snacks! As a mom of three kids under seven, I get it. The temptation for convenience is real. But,...
You've heard the wise advice: "Spend your money on experiences and not things." We outgrow things. Things break. Things collect dust. Instead, find things to do with your family to build memories. Memories last. It's true; I can’t remember most...
June 30, 2016. This day and moment are embedded deep within my brain. My world STOPPED! How can this be happening? My son, my sweet son Jacob, at the early age of 16 months, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum...
Love: when it began, it was simple. Dinners, movies, days spent finding endless things to do with each other and for each other. The first Valentine's Day together was the most incredible! He surprised me with dinner at a...
Teacher of the year - check! Mommy of the year - not so much: I teach adolescent girls all day long. While I have been told how heroic I am for my willingness to take on this astonishing feat, it...
  One of the unique and beautiful things about our community is that we are a collaborative and local writing team.  A few of our regular Richmond contributors are full time writers.  Most are not.  Some work full time outside...
As we wind down 2016 and prepare to spend some special time unplugged, we would like to take a few minutes to thank each and every one of you that have joined our community.  Since our launch this fall, we...
We've heard from many moms around town about the ways you create an environment of gratitude in your homes during the Thanksgiving holiday.  So, our team of writers has done the same.  We took the time to share with...
You remember volunteering to go to the grocery store just so you could eat a rainbow cookie while waiting for your deli meat. You REFUSE to call Ukrop's Martin's and you would never shop there on a Sunday (and...
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