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Celebrating a Sensory Friendly July 4th

Before I had kids I loved the Fourth of July – fireworks, sparklers, strawberry shortcakes, picnics with family, and parades. Now it’s loud noises, cranky hot kids, food allergies, funky comments, and more loud noises. Two of my children have sensory differences. They respond in varying degrees of delight or distress depending on the stimuli of […]

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It’s a Beautiful Spring Day…Why So Glum?

Every year the same thing happens. Winter lingers a bit longer than I would like, spring is on the horizon and I begin to get excited about the warm weather and new growth, and the anticipation of my son’s spring birthday. And then, I turn into a grey, grumpy, snippy, and just kinda meh kind […]

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5 Photos Not to Miss This Easter

I love Easter. I love the fact that it means this dreary Richmond “second winter” is finally ending. I love the kids dressed up. I love trying to find a seat when the church pews are filled to capacity. I even love dying eggs with kids who make a total mess of it. That’s why […]

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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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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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