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  • Become a Savvy Studier +

    Several times a week I have a conversation that goes something like this: Parent: My kid studies; I think; I Read More
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    Seamus and I have been having some great times together lately. He has gotten to spend some extra nights at Read More
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    As I went to bed shortly before midnight on May 30, 2004, I felt painful Braxton Hicks contractions. I didn’t Read More
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    Want your kids to build healthy teeth that will stay strong for a lifetime? Here are five nutritional tips that Read More
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    I was driving around one day and Howard Jones’ song, “No one is to blame” came on; it was one Read More
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articles from january

IMAGE Ask the Expert: Fredericksburg Academy
Q What is an "independent" school? A An independent school has the freedom to serve its mission—its unique philosophy, values and approach to... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Odyssey Montessori
Odyssey Montessori is a non-profit Montessori school serving children from preschool to 8th grade. Since its inception in 2001, Odyssey has... Read More...
IMAGE Library Tidbits: African-American History Month
In celebration of African-American history month, we highlight three biographies that examine important figures and unsung heroes of our nation. In... Read More...
IMAGE Preschool and Private School Open House Dates - 2015
Hard to believe it's already time to register those little ones for preschool! The following schools are having open houses to help you learn more... Read More...
IMAGE Straight Talk on Screens
You see them at the mall, the beach and at restaurants. Heads bent to their laps, brow furrowed in concentration with fingers swiping and thumbs... Read More...
IMAGE Emoticon Reality - Building Block Five: Acceptance
Here we are, launching from the year past into the new ahead. And, we have arrived at the fifth and final month of our series on "Emoticon Realty:... Read More...
IMAGE Emoticon Reality - Building Block Four: Importance
Emoticons: digital icons, such as :), used to express emotions in text. Emoticons express emotions on flat surfaces, but emotions are not nearly that... Read More...
IMAGE Love Gifts
Love, as a verb, is an action word. Webster says love is to like or desire actively. In this month of love expressed, use the holiday to teach... Read More...
IMAGE Wine and Wisdom
It was recently brought to my attention that my friends and I are no longer the cute young things that we like to imagine we are. Andre*, a surly... Read More...
IMAGE How to Negotiate Better Interest Rates on Your Credit Cards
I signed up for my first credit card while in college. Luckily I avoided trouble with my card but there are many traps that can result in paying more... Read More...
IMAGE Bed & Breakfasts: Get Away From It All for a Romantic Getaway
My husband and I have been staying at bed & breakfasts and inns for over 10 years. We've been to B&B's in San Francisco, Charleston, York... Read More...
IMAGE Giving and Receiving Through Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters
We often think of volunteer opportunities in terms of giving to fulfill a need in the community. Nicole Frazier discovered volunteering also involves... Read More...
IMAGE How Do I? January 2015
Learning CornerBy Nina Parrish Q. How do I make studying fun for my son?A: Often kids dread studying which makes them avoid it, not spend enough time... Read More...
IMAGE Letter to the Readers: The Super Bowl of Romance
Men are trained to dread Valentine's Day. We view it as sort of a second Christmas for women. In our bravado, we men have the audacity to say to our... Read More...
IMAGE See How We Grow: Letter to Readers Jan 2015
It’s been fifteen years since our first publication in January 2000 (then a print-only publication called Nurture) and five years since we stopped... Read More...
IMAGE DIY Baby Food
Is your baby getting ready to start solid foods? Consider making your own baby food. It's fun, economical, and - compared to store-bought baby food -... Read More...
IMAGE Build a Healthier, Happier Family with Good Food and Activity
With school, practices, and other obligations, families struggle to get everyone to the table at the same time – let alone prepare a healthy... Read More...
IMAGE Library Tidbits: New Year, New Menu
  A new year can mean a new approach to life, and what we eat is often the biggest change we focus on. Wtih so many dietary directions that you... Read More...
IMAGE Feed Fred
Meet Paula Bartello, director of Feed Fred. Share a bit about yourself. First and foremost I am a mother. I am blessed to have 2 children with... Read More...

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Pediatric cancer awareness is important because 13,000 children a day are diagnosed and 25 percent of those children will not survive. It is underfunded and research has not made many strides through the years. 

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