Hi, From Carissa

July 26, 2019

Happy Friday Richmond friends! I feel like we were just talking about July 4 and now it is almost August! How does that happen? Every Summer, it seems to go faster and faster that the weeks go by. I know some of you are missing the routine and your kids are looking for things to do, but please try to make as many memorable moments as you can. Soon enough it will be snowing and we will be wishing for Summer!

We did not hop into the car and drive somewhere this past weekend, first in 4, I think!  But, we really enjoyed RVA! I made use of our calendar on site and saw our first concert at Maymont; what a great venue! We are headed to the beach this weekend for a few days and I am unplugging! It will be the last quick getaway before our daughter will head back to college and I  am not ready for her to go! We have been shopping a little for her apartment next semester and I shared some of my best finds on KNOWDifferent, if any of you are looking for ideas, check it out here

Two of my Summer bucket list items are heading to Lewis Ginter to see the Lego fun they have going on and tubing on the river. What are some of yours? The forecast looks amazing for the coming week with low humidity in July, that is surely a gift! 

We welcome Beacon Educational Services to the site, Beacon can help you with navigating the public education system and not feeling alone. I know how daunting this can be having a child with special needs. Reach out to them to ask any questions and see how they can help! 

If you haven't saved these 2 links, bookmark them now,  It will be a big Summer Help!  The 2019 Regal Movie Summer Program and Summer Reading perks are happening! 

Don't forget to check out all our guides: 

Here are the CAMPS

Here are the FESTIVALS

Here are the FARMER'S Markets 

And, here are our quotes :

QUOTES!  Thoughtful Thoughts 

“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace”

“Don’t forget you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out. Then refocus on where you’re headed”


Hanover Sports Park- 25$ Gift Card - see article 

Innsbrook After Hours - On Facebook Saturday 


Modlin Center Family Pack for the season - Gaby Perez

Virginia Rep's Polka Dot's - Tanya Grayson

Our calendar here will show you some of the highlights, but on the site, you can see weeks and weeks and our full calendar! ! Please remember to check with venues before heading out as we are not informed when events are rescheduled or canceled! The listing below is only a sampling of our calendar, for the full Richmond events link, check out here-.

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Wishing you all a wonderful week.