Our local Richmond Moms Blog writers are excited to share their stories of parenting humor, horror, and humility with you. The next three mamas have been in the game long enough to know a thing or two, but with recent newborns and/or toddlers, the reality of the early days of motherhood is still very fresh in their mind!
Meet these incredible moms ::
Becca Campbell is a Mechanicsville mom who claims Lousiana and Virginia as home. After graduating high school she moved to Baton Rouge, claiming to never return. A masters degree in Elementary Education, marriage, three years of teaching, and two daughters later…She is over the moon to be back in Virginia. Becca is proof that life has a funny way of changing you…especially when kids come around! She and her husband, Chad, experienced dating and falling in love for the first time together, and tied the knot one year after meeting. Together they have taken huge leaps of faith, including moving to Virginia. One of those leaps came as Becca traded in her Science centers and lesson plans for a career as a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She is passionate about helping families find healthy sleep. On the weekends you can catch Becca, her husband and two daughters exploring new parks and playgrounds or making a mean homemade pizza on a Sunday night.
Erin Rice, a graduate from VCU and an RVA girl through and through, works full-time as a Preschool Director at Rainbow Station’s flagship school, where she gets to be a kid at heart and remind parents that we really have all been there. She and her husband, Rick, married in 2008 on the same beach where they fell in love. They have three wild children, Cooper (born 2010), Griffin (born 2016, and Avery Quinn (born 2016) and a boxer mutt, Fletch, who is the oldest puppy you will ever meet.
A self-proclaimed eternal optimist, she and her family enjoy living life and turning everything into an adventure. She loves trips to Target (alone at 8am), iced coffee, baking, cheering for her Rams, staying healthy, fresh air and introducing her kids to real music.
Kim Alley moved from Texas to Northern Virginia for work in 2010. Even though Snowpocalypse occurred less than 6 weeks later, she decided to stay…and questions that decision every time the thermometer drops below 35 degrees. She married John (a Richmond native) in 2013, moved to Richmond in 2014, and had Caroline in 2015. A full-time working mom at one of Richmond’s large corporations, Kim loves cooking, reading, quoting musicals, historical jokes, Texas Aggie football, and believes cheese should be its own food group. Kim, John, and Caroline live in the West End with their imperious fur-st child, Cardinal Richelieu, Chat (a tabby).