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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    but, no support groups! “So, see? Sometimes people just want and need support in things that set them apart, or make them different, or are challenging. It helps to make you feel like you aren’t always messing things up, and that you aren’t alone.”

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  • It's All Learning

    It's All Learning

    Sometimes, You Yield - As I recalled this event the other day, I wondered why the tone of that encounter is so rare these days… both parties more worried about the other one, both taking responsibility for their part, no one putting their own needs first.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    Outsmart the Supermarket! These marketing strategies are more like magic tricks, ensuring the shopper doesn’t even notice how every single detail of a grocery store is thoroughly set up for the very reason of maximizing spending. Make no mistake about it – nothing is by accident!

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    Say Hello to Stitch Fix- Don't expect every box to be a winner, especially your first few. It takes time for your stylist to get to know what you like and what you hate. Be patient and try not to take it as bad as I did when you get a less then stellar box.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    The Trauma Backpack: Some nights, they joyfully grab the good memories and celebrate those. Other nights, they yank out the confusing-memories. And their heart tries to understand.

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articles from april

  • Young Treps

    Area Kids Spread Awareness & Live Dreams Through EnTREPreneurship Jelani Jones Building her business and inspiring others   Nine year old Jelani Jones, owner of Lani Boo Bath, a company that creates and sells natural bath products, is as passionate Read More
  • Family Favorites: Roberson's Music

    Since 1978, Roberson’s Music has been a Fredericksburg area staple supporting families, budding musicians and seasoned pros. In 2016, you voted Roberson’s as a Fred Parent Family Favorite. Per its website: “Roberson’s is a trusted resource for students, parents, and Read More
  • Pouches Rides for a Good Cause

    Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (BACA) exists to create a safer environment for abused children by empowering children to not feel afraid of their world. Imagine how an abused child feels when a group of large bikers rides up to Read More
  • My Three Kidpreneurs

    Sweet Sisters Bakery started as a way to teach my three girls to bake from scratch. A dear family friend, “Ms. Gayle” to my girls, was a retired elementary school teacher who had sworn off all contact with children the Read More
  • Ask the Expert: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

    Knowing your local hospital is crucial when you need to make emergency decisions. It’s also important to be familiar with your hospital when writing a birth plan and prepping for a new baby. This month, Spotsylvania Regional Medical is going Read More
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articles from april

IMAGE How To Grow a Scientist
From 5th Grade Science Experiments to Employment In honor of Earth Day, Fredericksburg Parent had an exclusive interview with local Massaponax High... Read More...
IMAGE Shhh We Have a Plan...to Read to Your Child
Fredericksburg-area school children will celebrate the Week of the Young Child this April 23 - 29, with a reading program developed by a new... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Knowing your local hospital is crucial when you need to make emergency decisions. It’s also important to be familiar with your hospital when... Read More...
IMAGE My Three Kidpreneurs
Sweet Sisters Bakery started as a way to teach my three girls to bake from scratch. A dear family friend, “Ms. Gayle” to my girls, was a retired... Read More...
IMAGE Face Time: Teaching Your Child People Skills in a Digital World
Social norms may have shifted in the digital age, but in a time when it is easier to simply email or text, what “people” skills should children... Read More...
IMAGE Susan Spears: Preparing Teens for Success
When it comes to preparing teens for success, Susan Spears, president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, believes the key is... Read More...
IMAGE Young Treps
Area Kids Spread Awareness & Live Dreams Through EnTREPreneurship Jelani Jones Building her business and inspiring others   Nine year old... Read More...
IMAGE Buying Stocks for Kids
Have you ever bought stocks for your kids? If you answered no, you are not alone and you are actually in the majority of parents I asked. Don’t... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: Roberson's Music
Since 1978, Roberson’s Music has been a Fredericksburg area staple supporting families, budding musicians and seasoned pros. In 2016, you voted... Read More...
IMAGE Pouches Rides for a Good Cause
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (BACA) exists to create a safer environment for abused children by empowering children to not feel afraid of their... Read More...
IMAGE Teaching Toddlers, Teens and All Between How to Manage Time
Balancing schedules and finding time to fit it all in during the day can be challenging, but parents can aid in the development of time management... Read More...

FredParent on Twitter

FredParent FREE child safety seat inspections will be offered by the Stafford Sheriff’s Office tomorrow 10 AM–2 PM! https://t.co/DZxDnxqymT
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FredParent Support group or not to support group. That is the question. At least the question Kristen posed to her 2 kids.… https://t.co/7SfIdiNkz3

FredParent on Twitter

FredParent FREE child safety seat inspections will be offered by the Stafford Sheriff’s Office tomorrow 10 AM–2 PM! https://t.co/DZxDnxqymT
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FredParent Support group or not to support group. That is the question. At least the question Kristen posed to her 2 kids.… https://t.co/7SfIdiNkz3
FredParent RT @WestmorelandBer: IT'S ALMOST TIME! Opening Day is this Wednesday, April 26. We can hardly wait!
FredParent Cirque Italia is about to begin! Who's here?? cirqueitaliashow @ Fredericksburg Agricultural… https://t.co/XPeyXKQPp7

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Pouches' Community Corner

Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (BACA) exists to create a safer environment for abused children by empowering children to not feel afraid of their world. Imagine how an abused child feels when a group of large bikers rides up to their house, inducts them into their club and then escorts them to court to testify against their abuser.

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