Archives: raising richmond


Raising Richmond: Pregnant pause

I’m having a classic second pregnancy: less anxiety, less documentation, living in a hospital. You know, the normal stuff.


Raising Richmond: Earth Day at home

Earth Day is either every day or only next week–depending on what your priorities are–so take a break from buying all your Earth Day candy and decorations to learn about two ways my family has made eco-friendly changes to help offset having children.


Raising Richmond: Falling deep and deeper in like

The love we have for our kids is beautiful. But liking your kid is fan-freaking-tastic.


Raising Richmond: Seeing other cities

I’m proud to call Richmond home, but occasionally I like to spend time in other cities. After my fourth visit to Pittsburgh, I think you and yours might like to spend time there, too.


Raising Richmond: The Good-Enough List

There’s a lot of “Best of Richmond” lists out there, and reading them makes some young, busy parents like Kelly feel a little shut off from the city she loves, so she decided to make her own list.


Raising Richmond: Your child this week

When your child grows older, you lose sight of small yet significant milestones. As infants they do something new every week, but a preschooler has a first day of school, loses some teeth, and then eventually is 15 and asking to drive. Here are some recent developments that I eventually noticed.


Raising Richmond: Winter is leaving

All things must pass. I’m looking at you, winter. Until all your frost and potential for freezing pipes are gone, I’m taking comfort in some warm(er) days and anticipating the good things that will eventually come with them.


Raising Richmond: Neighborhood wishlist

Our house feels smaller every day. While we try to make the space work for us, it’s hard not to think about our next home and a non-existent perfect neighborhood.


Raising Richmond: Home alone

When is it time to let your child stay home or walk around the neighborhood unsupervised?


Raising Richmond: Lawfully latched

Like most people who learned about the legislation that makes breastfeeding in public legal as long as the mother is lawfully allowed on the premises, my first reactions were “It wasn’t legal?” and “Someone bothered to make laws about nursing to begin with?” 

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