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Get in the Picture, Mom!

What Mom doesn’t love cute pictures of her kids? These days, we all seem to have social media accounts bursting with images of birthday parties, vacations, school pics and silly moments. And who is usually the one taking those photos, documenting those precious memories? Well, Mom, of course. I know, I know, not EVERY single […]

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Learning Lessons the Hard Way

Learning Lessons the Hard Way

As a self-professed control freak, raising kids has presented its fair share of challenges: How do you find that balance between helping your children with things they aren’t ready for and yet teach them to do things for themselves? How do you determine what is an acceptable risk? What do you use as a guideline […]

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My Kids' Confidence Trumps Your Pessimism - Richmond Moms Blog

My Kids’ Confidence Trumps Your Pessimism

One of the things that I admire most about my kids is their confidence. They’re constantly coming up with new ideas and projects and trying out for every club or activity that interests them: Running for an SCA office, auditioning for the school play, joining the band or the choir, trying out for the school […]

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No More Goodie Bags

Please, No More Goodie Bags

Fellow parents, I have a request: Can we stop with the goodie bags? Personally, I hopped off the goodie bag train a few years ago, and I’ve never regretted it. Before you get the wrong idea and think this is another preachy post about how today’s parents are raising entitled, ungrateful children, let me assure […]

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Tales of a PTA President

Tales of a PTA President

Oh Man, those PTA ladies are the WORST. We’ve all heard it as newbie parents entering the school system. We’ve all seen the bake sales, the volunteer sign-ups, the fliers, the fundraisers. It has become a movie stereotype: this Pinterest-loving, over-achieving, unreal-expectations mom with too much time on her hands. The mom with the pearls and […]

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