Emmie Croxford

Emmie Croxford is a single mom to three amazing boys: Hunter, Ryder, and Ben. With two boys on the autism spectrum, every day is an adventure. Emmie was an original founder of comedy troupe, Jester's Ink, and has toured throughout the country empowering women through comedy as well as providing various workshops in the corporate and non-profit sector for over 2 decades. She is currently working on her book, “Life of a Messy Mom.”

Keeping it togther – simple ways to thrive in the chaos of fall

It’s October.  It is finally cooler, and the days are becoming shorter.  If you are anything at all like me, you are already burned out about the school year - the parent-teacher conferences, the...
Flip Flops

Best Ever Summer Bucket List

Summer is here and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s been a very hard year and since we didn’t really have a summer last year, we’re so making up for it in 2021.  With...
Sensory Friendly July 4th

Celebrating a Sensory Friendly July 4th

Before I had kids, I loved the Fourth of July - fireworks, sparklers, strawberry shortcakes, picnics with family, and parades. Now it's loud noises, cranky hot kids, food allergies, funky comments, and more loud...
Get your smile back

Bring My Smile Back

We’ve been wearing masks for a long time and for many of us in Virginia the mandates have eased at a great time for smiling -  Pride!  I don’t know about you, but I...

I’m not as strong as you think I am… and that’s OK

No matter who you are, the pressures of motherhood can sometimes be very overwhelming.  From cleaning, cooking, doing laundry to raising families and being a  chauffeur we expect so much of ourselves.  We have always...

Great Big Watch Party at Home?

This year many of us will be having our won Great Big Watch Party from the comfort of our own homes! While we won’t be congregating at bars or going to events at friend’s...
2020 Reader Survey

2020 Reader Survey!

Wow! What a year 2020 has been, right? It’s been quite the year and now that it’s over, we’d appreciate it if you take a few minutes to share your thoughts on our Reader...
Deck the Walls Feature

Deck the Walls! A Virtual Wreath Making Event!

Save the date & plan to join us for this one-of-a-kind wreath making event, presented by our partners Sneed's Nursery  & Tarrant's West. It is the perfect way to connect with our community (safely!)...
RVA Scavenger Hunt

Time for a Scavenger Hunt

There is no better time to go on a scavenger hunt than right now.  Our RVA Scavenger Hunt is the perfect way to spend a weekend and to have fun as a family! Make...
Thanksgiving at Home

Thanksgiving at Home

For so many of us, this Thanksgiving season looks a little different.  From not being able to travel to shifting our shopping experiences online there are still ways we can create traditions for our...