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Arts Museums ARE Children’s Museums – Tips for Family Fun with Fine Art

Did you know Richmond’s Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is widely regarded as not only one of the best museums in the country, but one of the finest in the world? Right in our own backyard! Too often, people—especially parents—assume museums are formal, stodgy, child-unfriendly spaces. They’re not intended to be! Few destinations can […]

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Enough Excuses

Dulled by repetition, we hear the news with only semi-surprised horror. We see the all-too-regular imagery of children hiding under their desks and running from their school. We see the families hugging—some in relief, others in grief—around the school perimeter. With hard-to-admit shame, we experience another moment of “Thank God, it’s not my baby” gratitude. […]

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I Take My Kids to McDonald's - Richmond Mom's Blog

I Take My Kids to McDonald’s

No apologies. Zero shame. Nary a compulsion to “resolve” not to — so no breaking of superficial resolutions on this “National Ditch Resolutions Day!” Every Sunday morning before church, I take my kids to McDonald’s. Following every orthodontist appointment, I take my kids to McDonald’s. Horrified yet? That’s not all. After his play rehearsals, I […]

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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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