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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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Adoption Stories

RVA Moms Share Stories of Adoption – Share Your Adoption Story!

According to Wikipedia Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person’s biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. This process could take a long time going through court. According to some RVA moms of […]

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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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Seasons of Parenting

The Seasons of Parenting

Most days I love being a parent. I may not like the arguing, the whining, and the spilling of food and drink. But in general, it’s something I’m very grateful for. However, when people tell me to appreciate my kids when they’re young, that someday they won’t want to be with me, that I will […]

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We Don't Do Halloween

Why We Don’t Celebrate Halloween

I love cinnamon-scented pinecones, mums, changing leaves, hayrides, and little fun-size chocolates. My middle child sings the best rendition of “Five Little Pumpkins” ever. My family loves fall. But behind the crisp morning air, football, and pumpkin spice lattes, my family hides a dark secret… We HATE Halloween. There, I said it. Ten years ago, […]

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