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articles from may

  • A Salute to Military Families

    Happy Memorial Day! This month we offer book suggestions centered on military families. In the picture book Hero Dad, a child explains that his father is a superhero, but he does not have a cape or even X-ray vision. His Read More
  • Ask the Expert: Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg

        Spring is here and with it comes...allergies. It would be a shame to spend these warmer, sunny days with a runny nose and sneezing. Allergy Partners is here to help! Did you know that Allergy Partners is the Read More
  • Benefits of Summer School

    For many students and families, summer is a time of rest, reflection and renewal. Long days are filled with video games, television and vacation, but could all of this relaxation actually be a bad thing? Research shows that kids who Read More
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  • Our Community Salutes You +

    It is that time of year…we are happy (because they made it) and sad (because they made it). Life will never be Read More
  • It’s Not a Facelift, Just a New Shade of Lipstick – part 2 +

      Somehow they take over; all it takes is one and before you know it they have affected every room Read More
  • busy - blessings and burdens +

      So, we have celebrated Mother's Day, and May is winding down. As predicted, the weather went from sleeting to Read More
  • How to Combat Procrastination +

    I have been working this year with Riverbend High School Senior Abigail Williams on her Commonwealth Governor’s School Culminating Project. Read More
  • The Rabbit Hole - Part 2 +

    In my first blog post, I talked about my first pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage and second pregnancy and subsequent post-partum Read More
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articles from may

IMAGE A Salute to Military Families
Happy Memorial Day! This month we offer book suggestions centered on military families. In the picture book Hero Dad, a child explains that his... Read More...
IMAGE Benefits of Summer School
For many students and families, summer is a time of rest, reflection and renewal. Long days are filled with video games, television and vacation, but... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg
    Spring is here and with it comes...allergies. It would be a shame to spend these warmer, sunny days with a runny nose and sneezing.... Read More...
IMAGE Listen to the Little Voice
Listen to that little voice. That's my motto, especially since it quite possibly saved my life seven years ago. During my pregnancy, and the first... Read More...
IMAGE May is Food Allergy Action Month
Today 1 in 13 children is affected by food allergy, according to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). Many parents are wondering why there... Read More...
IMAGE Mommy Has Another Name: Five Tips for Reclaiming Your Identity
While in college, Michele Kus walked out of a jazz band audition, vowing never to play music publicly again. Burnout had pushed her over the edge.... Read More...
IMAGE Casting Off the Cape
Why is it that we humans hold a superhuman standard for ourselves? Every human will confirm "... no one is perfect." We have flaws. We make mistakes.... Read More...
IMAGE The Summer Camp Sprint
Have you done it yet? Conducted the research, braved the lines and paid the fees? Yes, fellow parents, summer is almost here and that means that it... Read More...
IMAGE Setting Up a College Savings Plan
If you're like me, as soon as your children were born you started worrying about how they were going to pay for college. Fortunately... Read More...
IMAGE Fostering Children: Creating an Instant Family
Annie and Joseph Faulk always aspired to have children and a family of their own, so when they began experiencing infertility issues, they decided to... Read More...
IMAGE Mentors for Children in Military Families
Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to create the Military Mentoring Program for children in military families.... Read More...
IMAGE Superfoods for Teens
Teens tend to be tired and stressed out from their hectic lives, and they don't often take the time to refuel with nutritious food. To keep them... Read More...
IMAGE The Community Foundation
Meet Lisa Biever, Director of Donor ServicesThe Community Foundation Share a bit about The Community Foundation The Community Foundation, established... Read More...

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