Archives: raising richmond


The practice run: Venturing with kids to the next town over

Sam Davies wasn’t ready to take his daughters on a long trip, so he started out small—no agenda, lots of bathrooms, and the joy of experiencing something new along with them.


The perfect family day trip: Jefferson’s Monticello, who knew?

Got some kids and a weekend day free? Head to TJ’s “little mountain.”


Back to school with a new normal

Who can even remember the school routine from last year, and this year it’s all changing for Sam Davies anyway. So many things to do and feel, all at once.


Hey, baby. What are you thinking?

They say before your baby talks, she understand tons of your words already. WELL, GOOD FOR HER.


A week without: Life at home while the kid’s at camp

Sam Davies’s daughter braved the unfamiliar territory of sleepaway camp, while the rest of his family had a weird week without her.


Raising Richmond: The Sound and the Furry

Is there room in your heart for a new baby and an old dog? Hayley DeRoche was doubtful.


Raising Richmond: Intentional boredom

Letting yourself just be bored is a luxury we should—and often do not—take advantage of. Once we tune into our boredom, says Sam Davies, we start to appreciate smaller, more important things.


Raising Richmond: A one-year parent’s advice for newbies

Everyone’s first year is different, but nobody’s turns out exactly like they expected. Hayley DeRoche is now a sage one-year graduate and can wisely offer advice for those about to take the plunge.


Raising Richmond: More mindful parenting with the Apple Watch

Welp, Sam Davies just wrote the thing that’s going to convince the Apple-thetic spouses that the pro-Apple spouses should, indeed, get an Apple Watch for a holiday gift. Sorry, the former. And you’re welcome, the latter!


Raising Richmond: Rad Summer Reading

When she’s not writing Raising Richmond or raising her Richmonder, Hayley DeRoche is a librarian—which means she knows all there is to know about what kids of all sizes will love to read this summer.