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from our bloggers

  • I'm Alive! +

    It's not just an, Oh, hey, nice to see you greeting, either. I am ALIVE.  Since early March, I've kind Read More
  • Dear Ryan: A Letter to My Teenage Son +

    Dear Ryan (aka Master Yi-Yi), As you rapidly approach the halfway mark through high school, I pause and reflect how Read More
  • autism awareness month take two +

    Here is another day in the life of living with autism, special needs, challenging situations… I share to offer community. Read More
  • Heroes or Villains? +

    I was finally sitting down on the couch for a minute after a long day of work, getting dinner ready, Read More
  • Embracing Change +

    I hope you have taken the time to read our guest Shawna Altenburger's blog, What a Difference a Year Makes. Read More
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articles from april

IMAGE Library Tidbits: Audio Books for Spring Break Travel
Spring Break is right around the corner. Are you ready for that 10-hour car trip? Audiobooks are the best way to turn a day in the car into a... Read More...
IMAGE Write On! A Q&A with Local Author Steve Watkins
Steve Watkins is an award-winning author living in Fredericksburg with his wife, Janet, and is the father of four daughters—Maggie, Eva, Claire,... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: CNHS Pediatric Hospitalist Program at Mary Washington Hospital
If your child is sick and is admitted into the hospital for acute issues such as pneumonia or sepsis, a pediatric hospitalist will manage their care.... Read More...
IMAGE Dream Seeds
Ask any farmer or gardener—it is planting season: fields are plowed, soil prepared and seeds dropped. If any of these components are missing, there... Read More...
IMAGE Mother (Doesn't Always) Know Best
Entering the middle school auditorium to attend my daughter's first band concert, I felt dread. The bleats and honks coming from Laura's clarinet... Read More...
IMAGE Spring Break Vacation on a Shoestring Budget
With spring break just days away, many of you already have your vacations booked or have a bucket list of in-town activities already mapped out. No... Read More...
IMAGE Road Trip Readiness
Managing kid clutter by simplifying the carry-on Yea....family vacation! You are so ready to get away. But what about the kids' entertainment? You... Read More...
IMAGE Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Relationships are Changing Lives Part 2
Gerald Fennemore returned to the Fredericksburg area to "retire" and teach mathematics at the University of Mary Washington. "I had some free time... Read More...
IMAGE Creating a Culture of Wellness
Area businesses help youth build a foundation for a better future Here is a glance of local area businesses that are laying the foundation to create... Read More...
IMAGE Fred Parent Co-Title Sponsor of 19th Annual Soap Box Derby
Iconic race dubbed world's largest to be held on June 13 City of Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation is excited to announce its new partnership... Read More...
IMAGE Letter to the Readers - April 2015
in Just-spring when the world is mud-luscious...--e.e. Cummings This year it's finally going to come true: I am going to have a successful vegetable... Read More...
IMAGE Off and Running
Area races building a fun, family atmosphere   With warm weather comes outdoor activities, and many families will have the opportunity to run... Read More...
IMAGE Taste the Real Rainbow
Encourage kids to eat a rainbow every day! When it comes to food, presentation is everything. You can make kids' plates more exciting by offering... Read More...

from our bloggers

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  • I'm Alive!

    By Annie Fritz
    It's not just an, Oh, hey, nice to see you greeting, either. I am ALIVE.  Since early March, I've kind
    Read More
  • Dear Ryan (aka Master Yi-Yi), As you rapidly approach the halfway mark through high school, I pause and reflect how
    Read More
    • Growing Up
    • High School
    • Parenting
    • Teens
  • Here is another day in the life of living with autism, special needs, challenging situations… I share to offer community.
    Read More
  • Heroes or Villains?

    By Brandie Williams
    I was finally sitting down on the couch for a minute after a long day of work, getting dinner ready,
    Read More
  • Embracing Change

    By Gin Schaffer
    I hope you have taken the time to read our guest Shawna Altenburger's blog, What a Difference a Year Makes.
    Read More
  • (Not So) Sexy Time!

    By Victoria McCollum
    Will I ever want to be intimate again? I’m so tired.  Will sex after birth hurt?  Will I physically feel
    Read More
    • Birth
    • Doula
    • Intimacy

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