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Festivus aka Motherhood - Richmond Moms Blog

Festivus aka Motherhood

Frank Constanza can declare “Festivus for the rest of us!” all he wants, but as moms of toddlers, we’re already there. The Airing of Grievances  While grown-ups may need a made-up holiday to have the courage to share their grievances, a toddler needs no special occasion. Temperature too cold? Aired. Outfit too purple? Aired. Stars […]

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What Kind of Pet Shall I Get?

What Kind of Pet Shall I Get?

This holiday season, I have no doubt that many children will be asking for puppies and kittens under their trees or as gifts. It’s not always the best idea to give into these pleas, so ask yourself a few questions to see if you’re ready. Then, let’s talk shop about what animals require what and […]

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Fails Make the Best Memories - Richmond Moms Blog

Fails Make the Best Memories

So I’ve been thinking a lot about failure and what I consider a #fail. With all the beautiful crafts, decorations, cookies, and homemade this and thats, it’s easy to get sucked in and feel like, “Why do I even bother?” But here’s why you bother: Because doing the thing is more important than the thing […]

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Holiday Traditions - Richmond Moms Blog

Why You Should Be Open To Switching Up Your Holiday Traditions

Everyone likes to do things their own way and holiday traditions are no different.  There’s nothing like the holidays as a parent. But the holidays between Thanksgiving and New Years can be fraught with conflict. To kids, they are a magical time described in the movie A Christmas Story as “Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas… around […]

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I Despise Elf on the Shelf

I DESPISE Elf on the Shelf

Allow me to start by saying that I have no judgment for any moms or families who participate in this tradition. Just because I feel this way doesn’t mean that I expect anyone else to. That being said, if you do participate in this tradition and hold it sacred, you might not want to read […]

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Ditching the Balls

Ditching the Balls

Warning: This post might give you hives if you find comfort in color-coordinated Christmas trees. My family downsized by 1,000 square feet in search of a simpler way of life.  We filled an entire storage unit while we staged our house and did not miss any of it for four months. I went on a […]

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