Archives: raising richmond


Raising Richmond: A sprinkle how-to

Tips for celebrating expectant moms the second (or third…or fourth) time around.


Raising Richmond: Back to school for the first time

The start of preschool sets the schedule for the rest of my child’s childhood: field trips, book bags, school photos. Bring it.


Raising Richmond: Scenes from the summer

Summer is winding down. Here are some memorable moments from the last few months: popsicles, swimming, and lots of Weird Al.


Raising Richmond: You have my permission to grow up

One of the challenges of parenting is getting used to the idea that those teeny babies have the nerve to grow up.


Raising Richmond: City schools, county schools

We’re sticking with Richmond Public Schools because we want to support our city. And also because the school is right by our house and daughter already likes that playground. It would be weird if we didn’t send her there.


Raising Richmond: On the town!

Doing new things about town with the main mom and daughter in my life.


Raising Richmond: In praise of playground parties

Playgrounds are instant party locations. Just bring cupcakes, put a balloon on a tree, and stick a party hat on a squirrel. Dunzo.


Raising Richmond: How about that second kid?

I want what lots of parents want: to plan two kids and to have a third one by accident. That’s the middle-class dream! Then again, I might not have another child. Why are you asking? What’s it to you? Stop thinking about me trying to have another kid. It’s freaking me out.


Raising Richmond: A matter of records

Building a record collection for a child isn’t as important as starting a college fund or setting examples of good behavior, but–OK, just kidding. It’s as important.


Raising Richmond: Take it outside

Find summer fun in your own backyard. Literally.

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