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Moms Aren't Uptight, We're Good at This (1)

Moms Are Not Uptight, We’re Good at This

 “You’re being an uptight mom,” the little voice says, insistent and derisive. I attempt to ignore it as I spell out the evening’s schedule and routines for a babysitter. I swat it away as I leave the children with my mother, go over the times for meals and naps and bottles. It’s there as I […]

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Summer reading (1)

Richmond Summer Bucket List

There’s nothing better than a Richmond summer. The James comes alive. Outdoor concerts are in full swing. Rooftop bars open, the Squirrels take over as our boys of summer, and fireflies light up the night sky. There are endless events, activities, and moments that make a Richmond summer so special. The only hard part is […]

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To the Mother at the Playground

Sandbox Parenting

Her loud, clear voice cut through the din of children’s babble and parent conversation around us. I stood near the edge of the large rectangular play area, my infant son in a carrier as my 2-year-old daughter played happily in the cool sand.   “What did I tell you to do when someone tries to […]

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