Every parent in the world suffers from information overload. There are so many places to find the news and upcoming events that we often don't know where to turn.
With that in mind, here are 10 things to know this week. Included in the list are news, weather and some upcoming events.
You probably already know that March 17 is St. Patrick's Day but you may not know that the patron saint of Ireland died on this date in 461, according to History.com.
St. Patrick's Day parades were held all around the world over the weekend, including one close to home in Roanoke.
Although St. Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland, the first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in New York City in 1762.
March Madness doesn't apply to the crazy weather, but instead to NCAA Division I basketball. This year marks 75 years of March Madness and March 17 was also Selection Sunday for the men's NCAA Tournament.
The top four teams, who received #1 seeds in the tournament are Louisville, Kansas, Gonzaga and Indiana. As always, I'm rooting for the Rock Chalk Jayhawks of KU.
This is the 24th consecutive appearance by the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA Tournament, the nation's longest active streak.
When the first of KU's NCAA consecutive appearances took place in 1990, most or all of the players who make up this year's team hadn't yet been born.
The weather will be a little mad this week in Central Virginia. According to weather.com, our area may see wintry mix early Monday morning.
This may be the last blast of winter since spring begins with the Vernal Equinox on March 20. Although we enjoyed a warm, sunny day on Saturday, the next week won't be quite as nice with temperatures in the 40s and 50s this week.
Many people around the world watched as a new pope was elected by the conclave of cardinals last week. Pope Francis' inaugural Mass will be held on March 18 in St. Peter's Square.
History buffs and train lovers watched this weekend as the Southern #630 steam locomotive traveled between Lynchburg and Roanoke. The 1904 locomotive turned around at Kinney Yard in Lynchburg on Saturday and Sunday.
Lynchburg parents won't want to miss this week's Kidz Kraze Consignment Sale. The event will be held in a new location in Candler's Station beside Cici's Pizza through March 23.
March 21 will be observed as World Down Syndrome Day, a day to raise awareness and understanding of Down syndrome. Activities and events will take place around the world.
Easter Sunday is two weeks away. Many will celebrate the day with Easter egg hunts, baskets of candy and brightly colored dyed eggs.
Christians around the world will celebrate Easter as the day when Jesus Christ was raised from the dead to save all people.
The television mini-series "The Bible" debuted on The History Channel on March 4 with 13.1 million viewers watching. The two-hour segments air on Sunday nights at 8 p.m.
This week's episode featured the birth of Christ. If you've missed any of the segments, you can visit The History Channel's website to find times each segment will air.
You can watch the first four segments on Palm Sunday, March 24, starting at 2 p.m. The entire series will air on Easter Sunday, starting at noon.
You might also want to attend The Living Cross at Hyland Heights Baptist Church. This annual event begins March 22 at the church with performances through Easter.
There's one more week of the Green Valley Book Fair. Held in Mt. Crawford, just south of Harrisonburg, there are over 500,000 books available daily. Hours begin at 10 a.m. during the week and noon on Sunday.
Don't let Easter sneak up on you. As you go through the next week, watch for sales and specials to stock up on everything you'll need. Have a great week in Central Virginia.