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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?” 


Raising Richmond: Let’s talk about death

“That was a kind thing,” my daughter told me when recounting something nice she did at school. “Jesus would be so happy, but he’s dead.”

Welcome to her world. It’s all about the death.


Raising Richmond: The oldest kid in class

Our daughter misses the cutoff for kindergarten in Richmond Public Schools by almost a month. We think she could be ready for kindergarten in the fall anyway, and I finally found out what our options are.


Raising Richmond: Two hours

A hectic evening schedule gives us about two hours from coming home to bedtime. Here’s how we cram dinner, downtime, and other things into a short block of time.


Raising Richmond: So long, Milhouse

Last week we had the first pet death in our family. As much as I complain about all my pets, it doesn’t mean that losing one was easy.


Raising Richmond: A smarter year

New Year’s Resolutions are dumb. Unless you stick with them–then they are great. Here are a few of my ideas for living smarter in 2015. And now that I’ve shared them, I have to stick with them.


Raising Richmond: All aboard the membership!

Is it time to renew your membership to a local museum, or are you thinking about getting one to liven up some dreary winter afternoons? Read this rundown to see if any of the big ones are right for you.

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