As much as we love our two double issues each year (and the little break they give the hard-working RFM team), we’re always ridiculously excited to bring you a new issue when the time comes.
You’ve snagged a packed March RFM at one of our many area pickup spots, or maybe you’re one of our wise readers who has chosen to subscribe to RFM and let the mailman do all the work of delivering each issue straight to your home (yep, you can do that at RFMonline.com!) – either way, thank you!
This issue has something for everyone at every stage of the parenting game, from conception (see page 28 for fertility myths for men) all the way up to advice on how to be a rockstar grandparent, from a granddad (page 22).
I know I shouldn’t play favorites, but one of the articles I love the most in this issue begins on page 18, a profile of Anne Moss Rogers, a Richmond mom who turned a family’s worst nightmare into a mission. I have admired her for many years now, and I’m proud we are sharing her story with you. She has written a book, too, and you can read my review on our website under Online Extras (spoiler alert, it’s amazing!).
March means summer planning kicks into high gear, and this issue is filled with the scoop about summer camps of all sorts. Turn to page 32 to read about how to choose the best summer camps for kids who have special needs, with tips from parents who know best. And throughout the issue, be sure to check out the ads – many of them will tell you all about a wide variety of summer camp options. Theatre, tech, cooking, sports, outdoors, art, you name it, it’s in here!
And be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, March 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., when you can come meet representatives from all these camps, plus many more, at our tenth annual RFM Summer Adventure Expo. We’ll be back at SCOR and Peak Experiences RVA, right in the middle of town near The Diamond on the big covered field you can see from I-95. We’ll have food trucks, games, prizes, and the Richmond Raceway pace car will be there, too! Kids ages five to sixteen get a free climb inside Peak Experiences on the massive rock walls, so make sure your phones are charged to capture the kids’ climbs on video! Nutzy and Parney from the Richmond Flying Squirrels will be there to see who is a better rock climber (my money’s on Nutzy, he’s a squirrel after all!), and all visitors can register to win a 2-night stay at Gaylord National Resort. There’s truly nothing quite like meeting the folks in person who will help shape your children’s future, because after all, a week of summer camp could lead to a child finding his or her life passion.
Enjoy this issue, and come say hi to me at the Expo!