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October 2009

Features

Teachers Wanted

Husband and wife Wylie and Katie Schwieder made a life-changing decision when they chose to become teachers. Both had spent their lives working in the business world.“We viewed our life as being in chapters,” explains Wylie. “We had been talking as a couple about what would be the next chapter.”…

An Infinite Ripple

Working hard as a nurse, I understand the call of a holiday. Last year my family and I skimmed steep water slides, walked white sand beaches, and sipped piña coladas by the pool at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. It was extraordinary, but it bothered me that we were in…

Inside-Out Coaching

The late summer heat is brutal – scorching practice fields throughout Central Virginia, and leaving the most intense football players weakened, sweatdrenched, and exhausted. L.C. Bird Head Coach David Bedwell says some are more prepared for the rigors of training camp than others. “You have your hardcore kids, your group…

Columns

Schooled in the Love of Learning

While waiting to see the dermatologist with my 8-year-old, I picked up Working Mother magazine. In it I found a very official looking School Visit Checklist. Hmmmm. Here’s what to look for in your elementary school, the intro paragraph said. In theory, the list had some great suggestions. Watch the…

7 Tricks for Families

No holiday captures the imagination of a child quite like Halloween. Candy! Costumes! Roaming the streets in the dark! It’s no wonder Halloween is considered the most frightening holiday of the year. Frankly, before becoming a parent, I would not have classified myself as a “Halloween person.” But with two…

October 2009 Publisher's Page

I’d like to welcome you and thank you for picking up our inaugural issue. We’re excited and honored to bring Richmond’s parents this valuable resource for area families. As our editorial mission states, Richmond Family Magazine is produced monthly to help parents build healthy families. It’s our goal to inspire,…

Crossing the Bridge

The sound hits you the moment the elevator doors open. Then you step out onto the hospital’s maternity floor and see them there, behind the glass, crying, wailing, screaming to no end. More than a dozen pink-faced newborns, all wrapped tight as enchiladas in tiny flannel blankets, lined up in…

Departments

Richmond Kidney Walk

Three and a half months after welcoming their second child, Mackenzie, into the world, Wes and Danielle Hooker’s lives were turned upside down in an instant. While visiting Danielle’s parents, Mackenzie developed a bad cough and had to be rushed to the emergency room. At the hospital, the baby’s blood…

Expert Answers to Parenting Questions

Q: How do I keep my 5-year-old in her own bed at night? She used to wake me up and ask, but lately she has been sliding in while my husband and I sleep. I’m tempted to lock our bedroom door. Any advice? A: The short answer to this is: You…

Five Family Faves

1. Easy Enchiladas Saute a swirl of olive oil and ½ cup chopped yellow onion in skillet. Add 1 pound cooked and chopped chicken, ½ tsp cumin, 3 tbsp cream cheese, and 2 cups of salsa; cook until smooth. Spoon mixture down the center of 6 flour tortillas. Roll and place…

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