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5 Things for Families: Skates, lights, Santa-induced happy tears, and more

“And now,” cried Richmond, “let the wild rumpus start!”


Raising a reader this holiday season

Hayley DeRoche, our resident librarian, gives us tips for what to gift the kids in your life and what to gift yourself, too.

Ellena McConnell

Our House: What my life could have been, and what it is

Ellena McConnell was adopted at age 11. At 19, she looks back on life before and after.

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All aboard! 38th Annual Model Railroad Show pulls into to the Science Museum of Virginia

Kick of the holiday season with a Thanksgiving weekend visit to the 38th Annual Model Railroad Show at the Science Museum of Virginia.

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Get your tix for tea with the Legendary Santa!

Tickets are on sale for the long-standing tradition of Tea with Santa.

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5 Things for Families: Adult children, English nannies, turkey parades, ruby slippers, and…raking?

One more weekend before the holidays get going like gang-busters! Better get in on the relatively mellow (but positively delightful) haps while you can.

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S.A.D. dad: Living with both depression and children

Sam Davies sometimes just has to cry it out, particularly when the daylight hours wane. And sometimes his kid is right next to him when he does so.

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VMFA photography exhibit focuses on child labor

American photographer Lewis Hine and his peers documented hard lives and dark days in the early 20th century.


5 Things for Families: Lighting lights, running races, and more

All of this week’s chosen events are free. November? More like Yes-vember!


How to be terrible at playdates

Does anyone else sorta hate playdates? No? Oh uh neither do we.