RVA loves

I’ve decided to start sharing some things I love in my fair city, Richmond, VA. Sure I wax nostalgic for my old cities, New York and Chicago, but in all fairness Richmond has a lot to offer and I’m kind of falling in love with it. I think I’ve mentioned my first love before…bbgb. It’s an independent bookstore specializing in children’s books but has a small selection of adult books and a large selection of my new fav—YA books. The owners curate the selection which simply means they handpick every title. We went in this weekend to buy a birthday … Read more…

A tough decision

I had a tough decision to make this morning. I could sit around and whine (and therefore lose all my pennies to those who heard me)about all that I get to do by myself this week and because I can’t sleep because of this darn cough (no, Justin will tell you the Nyquil didn’t help!) or I could buck up. I only know one way to buck up and it involves going to my favorite place in Richmond….Anthropologie. So, I set my classroom up for tomorrow and did some work at school, ran my other errands, and went to Anthro. … Read more…

Greetings from a very shaky Richmond!

I live in Richmond and this has been an eventful day. Well, all my days turn out to be eventful with four kids and two dogs. But lately Mother Nature has been following me and I am not sure what she is trying to say. My friend and I took 10 kids – ours plus 3 extras – to the James River today. It’s a pretty perfect outing and FREE! The twins and Eva jump around on the rocks and the big kids head down the rapids. Everyone is happy. We set up our perch about 20 feet from the … Read more…