If you will be attending the Focused Blogging Conference in Richmond, Virginia this year, let me be one of the first to welcome you to the Capital City or #RVA as it's known. The RVA is an absolutely amazing city, and I'm proud to have called it home since 1992. There is so much to see and do in our city, that I wanted to make sure you had a fairly comprehensive list of everything possible. If you find yourself with some free time before or after the conference, I sincerely hope you take the opportunity to visit a few of the items on our … [Read more...] about Things to Do If You Are Attending Focused Blogging Conference 2018
Virginia has been home for more than 25 years for me, and I still find places that have me mesmerized. From the beaches to the mountains, local festivals and farmer's markets, concerts and outdoor activities - Virginia Is For Lovers and adventure seekers!
Virginia Beach makes an amazing family trip destination for many thousands of families in the country. Just this year, Virginia Beach has been named the "Best Metro Area for Families" on the East Coast! There are many reasons why moms and dads choose this beach city for their go-to summer getaway! VA Beach has been dubbed the Best Metro Area for Families because of its wide variety of fun and affordable activities children and their parents can do together! At the VB oceanfront alone, there is plenty of fun to be had. Playing in the surf … [Read more...] about Virginia Beach: Perfect Family Friendly Vacation Destination
I have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating National Mom's Nite Out over the past several years, and this year is no different! #NMNO2016 is May 5, 2016 - just in time to kick off your Mother's Day weekend in style! Have a movie night with your BFFs, maybe pop in to All Fired Up and make a pretty ceramic keepsake to commemorate this year. Since we know how hard our #RVAMoms work and deserve some "me" time, we've put a list together of some local events to pamper that special mom in your life! Peaks of Otter Winery Mother's Day Weekend - May 4, … [Read more...] about Celebrating Virginia Moms: 2016 Mother’s Day Events and Festivities
November 2011, I had the pleasure of visiting the Richmond Metro Zoo with my youngest son's class. The trip was absolutely amazing, so very enjoyable, so I decided to share the post here with you as well! Enjoy the pictures! You can find the original blog post HERE. … [Read more...] about Richmond Metro Zoo – Revisited
Our beautiful city is jam-packed with history and restaurants and entertainment of every kind. If you are planning a trip to the #RVA, be sure to check out our Visit Richmond #RVA tab under Travel! It is where you will find information on local events I have attended (or want to attend), current events going on within our city and more. I am really looking forward to expanding this information for families to include events that are free or very inexpensive events for the entire family. Here are a few items in our fair city that you should … [Read more...] about Richmond Local Events
J.'s 6th grade class had a field trip scheduled to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. I was excited about the possibility to chaperone when I learned about the field trip – I have always been a lover of trips such as these where you can see how others lived during a different time period and learn about the conditions they lived under. To see how their homes were decorated (or not), learn how they had to do things that we seem to take for granted in this technological day and age that we live … [Read more...] about Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
I have to tell you, I am a sucker for zoo field trips of any kind. I am fascinated with being able to see animals from around the world that I would never have an opportunity to see in real life. So when school started in September and I noticed a field trip scheduled for the entire 3rd grade to the Richmond Metro Zoo in November – I was chomping at the bit to sign up as a chaperone for it and go with my mini-man! I think his teacher, Mrs. Magner, probably started to worry back in October when I began bombarding her with … [Read more...] about Richmond Metro Zoo Field Trip