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Jessi - Fourth Trimester

The Fourth Trimester

The fourth trimester is a thing. All the moms out there know that childbirth doesn’t end after the third trimester. If you are about to meet your first baby, this one is for you. You have a baby! Now what? No one talks about the inadequate feelings new moms face in the fourth trimester. We […]

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Guide to RVA Summer Pools

The seemingly endless January snow is gone – hopefully for good. Now we moms dream of poolside playdates instead of cabin fever. With area community centers opening membership application in the next month, now is the time to consider summer pool membership. Most area pools do not open until 11am which is tough when you […]

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Want a Kid That’s Likely to Excel in Life? Focus on the “Big Five.”

Our guest post today comes from Optimum Ed, Richmond. As parents, we want nothing more than for our children to become successful and happy. A large part of that centers on education — helping our children transition from elementary school to middle school, from middle school to high school, from high school to college, from […]

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Gold Medal Momming

Have you seen the domination of the US Snowboarding team? Amazing. The pure skill is just mesmerizing. Do you know what else is amazing? Moms. I think it’s time that we start giving out gold medals for momming: This gold medal goes to you, Mom Walking on Legos. Your quintuple axle as your tender foot […]

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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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A Mom’s Guide to the Winter Games

Growing up, the Olympics were a time to celebrate. At my house, there was not even the possibility of changing the channel: it was round the clock coverage. From the Opening Ceremonies, the events themselves, the stories about local culture, the Inspirational stories about the Olympians themselves (let’s face it, they are awesome) through the […]

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