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Lisa Crutchfield is a freelance writer who lives in the West End with her family. She has a daughter in college. Lisa writes about anything and everything for RFM.

Specialized Education for Kids

When Rita Wynne’s son Colin was diagnosed with autism at sixteen months, she was floored. “We were blown away,” recalled the Hanover County mom of four. “Physically, he was perfect, walking at nine months. He just wasn’t talking, but with…

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What is Human Trafficking?

Lily Goodman of Richmond is the poster child, literally, for human trafficking, though she isn’t herself a victim. A successful child model for more than a decade, at age twelve she was chosen to portray a victim for an ad…

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Motivated Millennials!

What’s that you hear about millennials? They’re entitled, materialistic, and lazy? They’re not team players, and they want a trophy just for showing up? That myth is busted. This generation of high school students has shown that they are committed…

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It’s Your Music!

“Hey, Diddle Diddle” was Emma Chun’s favorite nursery rhyme. She liked cats, and early on, Emma thought she should have a fiddle, too. She got her first one at age three. And though Emma, now an eighth grader at St.…

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Green Tech at Home

Still reeling from the power bill you got after this winter’s brutal temperatures? No doubt, a lot of Richmond area residents are re-thinking their home’s insulation, at the very least. I know I am. I’ve also learned that a lot…

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Richmond is Hungry!

With a blended family that includes five school-age children, Catherine Fales is busy making lunches every day. One kid wants his sandwich on a sub roll. Another eats only white bread. Two will eat whole wheat, but still another kid…

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RVA Kids In Uniform?

Some of our kids have grown up wishing they could wear a Hogwarts school uniform adorned with the prestigious Gryffindor crest. But would they have been as happy with khakis and a collared shirt? Others see their wardrobe choices as…

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Healthy Dating – Teens and Relationships

Sara Elizabeth Duke, a Richmond native studying at Vanderbilt University to become a women’s health nurse practitioner, says although it may not always be a teen’s strong suit, communication is crucial when it comes to maintaining healthy relationships. “Keeping an…

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