Archives: raising richmond

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The moment I wake up

There are so many ways of choosing how to present oneself as a woman, and explaining that to your daughter is…complicated.

Grandparents

Navigating the weird, wonderful, but mostly weird world of grandparenting

They used to be rational human beings, but now they won’t stop buying plastic, noisy stuff and feeding your kids sugar. Kelly Gerow has some advice for all parties.

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When you’re not the favorite parent

It happens, it’s temporary, and boy does it ever suck.

Bikes in Carytown

Being interviewed by a kindergartener

What happens when a kindergarten class interviews Sam Davies about living, working, and playing in the City of Richmond? Cuteness, insights, and lots of note-taking.

Toothbrushes

That whole “coparenting” thing

Hayley DeRoche pulls in her husband, Patrick, for a frank discussion on what it’s like to try and mold a human being…with the input of another person.

A door

Learning to knock: What neighborliness is like for kids these days

Back in our day, we’d etc. etc. It’s a different world now!

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Hayley refutes last week’s assertion that kids are superfun

Sorry, Sam, your partner in family-writing crime heartily disagrees with you.

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All the good things: What’s best about parenting

Parenting is hard—or so everyone says. Sam Davies is here to remind us that it’s also really, really easy.

A trail in the woods

Heavy, lovely, invisible chainmail

Notes from toddlerless travels.

A road

Growing up as a parent

Sam Davies reflects on how much work his kids used to be. Now, like, throw them in the car, be on your way.

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