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Catherine Brown is an RVA native who was drawn back after many years away. She loves being back and is thrilled to run into old friends in the unlikeliest of places. Catherine has spent her limited free time over the past thirteen years writing about parenting, education, and noteworthy people. For most of her waking hours, she throws her heart and soul into raising her three lively, talkative girls with her funny and charming writer husband.
If I'm Going to Exercise, I Want It to Be Fun

If I’m Going to Exercise, I Want It to Be Fun

  I admire runners. I really do. After reading Lucretia’s post about running, I sort of wished I could truthfully write the same post about myself. In my early twenties, I ran religiously—four miles a day...
We Are All Broken

We Are All Broken

Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? Well, lately, it’s been telling me this: We are all broken. I just finished reading Jennifer Weiner’s book All Fall Down about a...

In the mood for romance…in a movie?

So, perhaps this Valentine’s Day, you're too time-pressed and cash-strapped to make reservations for dinner out (um, hello. That would be me) and want a romantic evening at home. Or maybe you find yourself...

Be Kind to Your Heart

If you read any women’s magazines, you know that February is heart month and February 3rd is Go Red Day. Because heart disease and stroke contribute to one in three deaths among women each...

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

My closest friend in our old town adopted her two children from China, and because the kids were the same ages as my older two, we spent many days together. Every winter, for instance, we...

How Virginia History Can Help You Build Empathy in Your Kids

If everyone had a strong sense of empathy— If everyone had the ability to share and understand another’s feeling and experiences, the world would be a pretty perfect place. Perhaps we could have avoided slavery,...