Happy birthday, grownup!

As a 30-something grownup, I feel conflicted about my birthday. On one hand, I miss the big deal everyone made over me when I was a kid; on the other hand, I honestly don’t want anyone to go to the trouble.


5 Things for Families

The phrases “is this real life?” and “it’s on like Donkey Kong” both appear in this week’s column. Those are pretty good indicators that the coming weekend is gonna be great, guys.

Junior Roller Derby league

Roller derby nonprofit gives RVA first junior league

Derby veterans are teaching young girls how to roll.


Raising Richmond: Library finds

My daughter’s blind grabs at books on library shelves have turned up a few treasures.


Pints and Pint-sized: Extra Billy’s BBQ

When I first moved to Richmond over 10 years ago I made it my personal quest to eat at every BBQ joint I could find. Naturally, I was excited once I found Extra Billy’s because they smoked meats and brewed beers.


Pimp my pump

When I first heard about MIT’s recent “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” Hackathon, I wasn’t sure what to think. But as one who would be first in line to bemoan the various factors that make breast pumping suck, I was curious about the results.


5 Things for Families

Some spooky stuff, some science stuff, some do-gooder stuff–we got a little bit of everything this weekend.


Raising Richmond: HandsOn Day

HandsOn Day promotes community involvement, and if your kids are too small to help out with the activities, they’re never too young to learn how to be kind and helpful.


Getting help

We’ve been having struggles as parents, and we are getting help.


5 Things for Families

It’s Folk Festival weekend! And also a weekend full of other fun stuff!