Archives: raising richmond


Raising Richmond: The joys of motherhood

In honor of Mother’s Day, I want to honor the mom who means the most to me right now. This mother’s name is…Me. I mean, Kelly. That’s my name.


Raising Richmond: Grocery stories

A change in weekly grocery stores doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I’ve somehow made grocery shopping the center of my life.


Raising Richmond: Five trips in a car

“…all road trips should start with a breakfast sandwich.”


Raising Richmond: Dinosaurs and drive time

When I heard that the National Museum of Natural History is closing the fossil hall for renovations for five years starting April 27th, I knew we had to take our daughter for a visit.


Raising Richmond: Hanging on while dining out

Even though my child’s behavior has changed through the years, one constant with me is a fear that people are expecting us to ruin their dining experience when they see a child in tow. I need to let go of this fear.


Raising Richmond: For the Byrds

A sweet (and funny) tribute to the Byrd Theatre from an almost-30-year customer.


Raising Richmond: Learn now, splash later

It might not be pool weather quite yet, but it’s never too early to get your kids ready for the water. Check out this handy-dandy list of places in and around Richmond offering swimming lessons indoors…you know, where it isn’t freezing and or sleeting/snowing/raining ice.


Raising Richmond: Away I went

“I think I’m staying in the cabin from The Evil Dead,” I texted my husband. “Just don’t open any books you didn’t bring,” was his good advice.


Raising Richmond: Old man Shooter

We have this old, smelly, grumpy dog named Shooter who drives me crazy. But I dread the day when we’ll have to say goodbye to him.


Raising Richmond: Accidentally raising a girl

Is our uneasiness over the “pinkification” of toys sending a message to our daughters that their potentially legitimate preferences are wrong?

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