Tidewater Area Virginia Moms


MyTidewaterMoms.com offers you opportunities to ask questions and collect ideas on parenting and living in Hampton Roads. You can also find suggestions and tips on where to go and what to do from their events calendar. You will also find feature stories and other news sources for valuable parenting information.

You will find coupons, party planning ideas, blogs, articles on all sorts of Mom-related topics as well as a calendar of what’s going on locally.

There is also a (free!) magazine called Tidewater Parent which is the only award-winning magazine in the Hampton Roads area specifically targeting families. They cover families, education, health and product information. You’ll find the magazine (again, FREE!) in child care centers, hospitals and clinics, private schools, doctors’ offices, libraries, YMCA’s, major corporations, real estate companies, Wa Wa, Babies R Us, Barnes & Noble, Sentara facilities, CVS Pharmacies, and all Recreation Centers throughout Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk.   They’ve also recently added distribution locations in Isle of Wight County, and increased distribution in the cities of Smithfield and Suffolk.

I joined awhile ago and find the website (and magazine) incredibly informative! Check them out!

Great Wolf Retreat

Today my family and I are hanging out at Great Wolf Lodge for a command marriage retreat. I think hubby gave me his plague though because I spent a couple hours sleeping while hubby and Xander went to the water park.

Hopefully I will post some pictures (or hubby will post some pictures) and will update about our trip when we get home!

Update on “Us”

Alan’s home!! He flew into our hometown on our Anniversary (the 16th) 🙂 Xander and I are still sick – Xander being a little worse than me. He’s coughing and sleepy all the time. He’s pretty pitiful if you ask me. We’ve been keeping him doped up on Motrin (for the heat coming off him) and Robitussen (because the Dimetapp was not working).

We went out to dinner with Valerie her hubby Jason and their kids tonight. Our boys are like brothers, we’re going to miss them. I am trying to hang out with my friends (and Xander’s friends) as much as possible before we leave – but it’s turning into a problem since it’s Thanksgiving week … Everyone is heading out of town 🙁

Jacksonville is only 10 hours away from Virginia … right?

Our house up there is all signed and paid for. Our electricity and water get turned on the day before we get there. I still have to call for cable and internet though. All our contemporary furniture gets delivered on Tuesday. Hopefully Alan can be home for a little while for that – otherwise I’m on my own. No biggie.

We’re looking at getting a trailer hitch put on our minivan so we can tag team the drive up. We don’t have a ton of stuff here to pack, so the big trailer should be fine.

Too much to do … too little time. The house looks like a tornado went through it because of my suitcase, Alan’s suitcase and the packing paper Xander shredded all over the floor. Laundry is piled everywhere also since I’m making sure everything is clean before I pack it. Thankfully, Alan just changed the light bulb in our bedroom so we have light in there now. So, I can work in there at night. I was trying to pack things in Xander’s room this afternoon and Xander was trying to sit in my lap – so I got 2 boxes packed/sealed. There are 5-6 boxes in our bedroom that are half packed. I just need to finish throwing stuff in and seal them.

I need a list …