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3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

    As public schools finish the first marking period, most of us face the same upcoming event on the calendar: Parent-Teacher Conference Day. I have a confession… This teacher hates Conference Day. Don’t get me wrong, I like meeting with parents. We schedule conferences all year and welcome collaborating with parents and providing consistency […]

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Recognizing World Homeless Day

Recognizing World Homeless Day

One of my earliest memories is of sitting in the basement of my family’s church putting together a 1000 piece puzzle with a group of previously homeless men. I say they weren’t homeless at the time because they were a part of a transitional organization called CARITAS (which stands for Churches Around Richmond Involved to […]

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On Choosing Richmond

On Choosing Richmond

I’m a born and raised Richmond girl from the heart of the Fan. Well technically, I grew up “West of the Boulevard.” It’s easier to say the Fan because people who aren’t from here don’t know what WOB (as we called it growing up) actually stands for. Let’s be real. Most people who aren’t from […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Nonprofit Spotlight: Reach Out for Life – Mammograms for Every Woman

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Most of us know someone who has had or is currently fighting breast cancer. While there is much hope for treatment with good outcomes, the reality is that many women without traditional hereditary risk factors are being diagnosed at earlier ages. We are honored to share the story of […]

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Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

How many of you are always on the lookout for FREE family activities? Let’s be real. Our weekends revolve around three questions: When will we eat? How will we exhaust our children? and… What’s the minimum amount of money we can spend doing it? Between now and August 31, 2018, millions of acres of parks, […]

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Hold Tightly to the Horror

Waking up on the first fall-ish school morning in RVA, and there it is on Morning Joe—news of the now-deadliest shooting in U.S. history. Sometime after 10pm, on a Sunday night, a lone shooter with no particular target(s), rains bullets down from an upper story hotel room on crowds of Las Vegas concert goers below. […]

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Ahhhhh! Halloween!

Ahhhhh….Halloween!

  Here’s the thing: Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. But let me tell you, Halloween is a very close second. You can just ask my husband about all the bins with decorations in the basement. I just think those two holidays are the most fun to decorate for! And hello! You get to create […]

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