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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    What's Old is New Again - I am officially old enough to see trends making their second (and some third) time around again. I am usually just totally floored when some of these things show up after I’ve gotten rid of the last remnants of said trend in my closet.

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  • Guests and Ghosts

    Guests and Ghosts

    Beautiful daughter, please remember that I love you! “When I feel bully I wish that I chould die”. Those were the words I read over and over again. They never got easier to read and they still are impossible for me to understand.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    Fun with Frozen Bananas! Besides eating a ton of fresh bananas when they are ripe, I like to throw a bunch of firm, peeled bananas into the freezer in a Ziploc bag right away to use for later.

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    Back to School, and Looking Ahead to Fall Style - How about we forget the pumpkin spice and just talk about fall style instead? I thought for this blog post, i'd try something new. Using the app Polyvore I created a flat lay of outfits that I will most likely be wearing this fall.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    What will you do with this One Crazy Life you've been given? - Darlene challenged me while she was here on earth and she is challenging me now in her death. Darlene left this earth about a month ago. Sadness and grief were heavy. In her death, she causes me to reflect: What will I do with this one crazy life I’ve been given?

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articles from august

  • 2 Year, 4 Year or Trade School: How to Tell Which Is Best for My Child

    Parents looking to help their teens navigate higher education may be wondering where to begin when deciding which type of school is the best fit for their child. “What parents should focus more on is what is their child more Read More
  • Amie Canter: Advanced Concepts for a Better Future

    Accelerated Teaching for Every Student! Advanced Concepts for a Better Future will bring high quality education in a new and innovative method that can be applied in elementary school classrooms through Accelerated Teaching. “Let’s work together for a better future! Read More
  • Ask the Expert: Access Eye Centers

    Believe it or not, we’re all going to be getting into back-to-school mode soon. While we’re squeezing in our kids’ physicals, buying sneakers, and making sure everyone has the right notebooks, let’s not forget about eye exams! Did you know Read More
  • Brighten Up that Brown Bag!

    Tips for Packing Healthier, More Colorful Lunches Packing a lunchbox for your child can be a daunting task. We all want to provide our kids with healthy foods that they will actually eat. As the new school year gets underway, Read More
  • Family Favorites: Sky Zone

    Sky Zone’s 2016 Fredericksburg location grand opening was highly anticipated amongst our readers making it a hot new contender in our Family Favorites contest! And based on our Family Favorites survey, it did not disappoint! Sky Zone, located in Central Read More
  • Kids Grow Up

    I posted on my Facebook page during the last week of June how Staples began sending me Back-to-School Sale emails one week after school ended. Some people loved it, some clicked the angry face emoji and others hat tipped Staples Read More
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articles from august

2017 Fredericksburg Family Favorites
Thank you to all who voted in our 3rd annual Fredericksburg Family Favorites Contest! Here are your winners!   Read More...
IMAGE 2 Year, 4 Year or Trade School: How to Tell Which Is Best for My Child
Parents looking to help their teens navigate higher education may be wondering where to begin when deciding which type of school is the best fit for... Read More...
IMAGE Amie Canter: Advanced Concepts for a Better Future
Accelerated Teaching for Every Student! Advanced Concepts for a Better Future will bring high quality education in a new and innovative method that... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Access Eye Centers
Believe it or not, we’re all going to be getting into back-to-school mode soon. While we’re squeezing in our kids’ physicals, buying sneakers,... Read More...
IMAGE Making Senior Year Memorable
Teens may be tempted to lose focus and drive during their senior year, but they can fight that temptation by taking time to make their last year... Read More...
IMAGE Kids Grow Up
I posted on my Facebook page during the last week of June how Staples began sending me Back-to-School Sale emails one week after school ended. Some... Read More...
IMAGE What Happened When I Quit Helicopter Parenting And Let My Kids Choose Their Own Path
I’m a safety mom. A safety person, in fact. In life, as on a ski slope, I continually find myself helplessly speeding downhill trying to keep up... Read More...
IMAGE Why I Chose to Homeschool
The opportunity was there and I took a leap of faith to homeschool my eldest in second grade. It was not before much thought and consideration that I... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: Sky Zone
Sky Zone’s 2016 Fredericksburg location grand opening was highly anticipated amongst our readers making it a hot new contender in our Family... Read More...
IMAGE Ryan Addair: Music Director at Chancellor High School
From sun up to sun down, Ryan Addair’s life revolves around music. As music director at Chancellor High School, Addair instructs students in three... Read More...
IMAGE Brighten Up that Brown Bag!
Tips for Packing Healthier, More Colorful Lunches Packing a lunchbox for your child can be a daunting task. We all want to provide our kids with... Read More...
IMAGE Pouches Joins an Explorer Troop
One Team, One Dream, One Family Back row left to right: Caleb Sanderson, Andrew Buck, Garrett Thamas, Pouches, Briann Lussier, Dillon... Read More...

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches poked her head into an exciting new program for teens interested in law enforcement.

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The long running Spotsylvania Sheriff’s cadet program has reorganized as a Boy Scout Explorer troop, said Sgt. Blackington, who took over the program in February 2017.

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