Parents look forward to Tax-Free Weekends during back-to-school every year. Not only can you save a good deal of money, but depending on where you shop, you can also find some really great sales as well. The one thing you absolutely must have in your arsenal before you hit the stores though?
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.
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!
As I stated on my Articles & Information page, the Richmond Local tab is relatively new. It is where you will find blog posts about local events I want to attend or have attended, in addition to discussing current events that are going on within our great city. I am hoping to be able to post some really great events for families that are free or inexpensive and living on a shoestring budget like most of the American people seem to be doing these days.
In addition – I would like to showcase any family-friendly events that YOU might have in the works, either business-related or non-profit or charity events. If it’s happening in Richmond, I want to know about it! So please drop me a line and let me know what you have going on and I will gladly include it here!
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 emails about the field trip and had the sign up sheets been released yet LOL!
Wednesday finally came and mini-man and I ran around in a flurry of activity packing our goodies and getting ready for our trip. I don’t know who was more excited – me (for finally being able to go to the zoo) or him (for having mom come along on one of his field trips)! We made it to the school on time and boarded the buses and off we went. It took us about 45 minutes until we finally arrived and exited the buses. (Insert ta-da! music here) There it was – the Richmond Metro Zoo entrance!!!