The day my sister Kelly was born, I ran around our house in circles, weeping and screaming, “I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING.” I just wanted a dog.

Raising Richmond: Yahoo!…?

A local parent shares her thoughts on Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s recent telecommuting ban–and drops some first-hand knowledge on approaching the work-from-home issue with your employer.

Raising Richmond: When their baby is in the NICU…

10 to 15 percent of all babies born today spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit. Here are a few ways you can help care for families on this sometimes long and often bumpy road…

Sweet 16 preview: Richmond v. Kansas

I feel compelled to remind everyone caught up in ONE SHINING MOMENT OF AMAZING RVA HOOPS MANIA! that the University of Richmond Spiders have history on their side when it comes to being the local pretty, pretty princess of March Madness.

A Doll’s House: Subtle and satisfying

The small-but-mighty Henley Street Theatre wraps up their 2009-2010 season with an ambitious adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 classic, A Doll’s House, running through May 29.

Butterflies are Free (and delightful)

Two months. Don Baker makes a deal with his overbearing mother — he has two months to prove he can make it on his own, or he has to leave his shabby, charming apartment in the East Village and return home to Scarsdale. Seems easy enough, but there’s one small thing to consider: he’s completely blind. (Ticket giveaway inside!)

Contextual comedy

Before you see A Servant of Two Masters, currently playing at the Henley Street Theater, do some research. Written in 1743 by Carlo Goldoni, the comedy’s style is derived from mid-16th century commedia dell’arte. It’s quite literally old-school.

Holiday shows

What better way to celebrate the season than spending an evening soaking up some quality entertainment? Here’s the lowdown on all things holiday in Richmond’s wonderful world of performing arts.

H-Y-S-T-E-R-I-C-A-L. C-H-A-R-M-I-N-G. D-E-L-I-G-H-T-F-U-L.

Any way you spell it, The Barksdale Theater has a hit with their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Black and white (and grey all over)

This Is How It Goes by Neil LaBute is a deceptively simple minefield of racism, sexism, and classism that will leave your brain churning and you squirming uncomfortably in your seat. In the end, the play makes it clear that in matters of black and white, everything is really just one big grey area.