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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    My Katiecat: Can I just say this? The best thing about my family are the people in it, and I want us all to live and love well.

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  • Pillow Talk

    Pillow Talk

    It WILL be a Magical and Happy Disney Vacation (with coffee!) I realized that for some, the thought of planning a WDW trip was incredibly overwhelming, so I thought I'd share some of my planning process.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    Save More by Shopping Less! Doing larger, less frequent shopping trips is admittedly not for everyone and can seem unrealistic at first, but it has so many benefits, and can be tweaked and customized for each family’s needs.

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  • Childhood is Calling

    Childhood is Calling

    Summer Days on the Farm: We are fortunate to live in a community where agriculture is prevalent… and makes learning fun.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    Confession Of A Fat Mom FAQ's! If I could reach inside the internet, grab all of our hands and sing a long chorus of We Are Family, I would. You ladies are a gift.

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articles from july

  • 2016 FredParents' Family Favorites

    We asked and you voted! Here are the results from our 2nd Annual FredParents' Family Favorites survey! Read More
  • 5 Fun, Low-Cost Family Adventures You Didn’t Think Of

    Load up the kids and head out for a day trip or weekend getaway that the whole family can enjoy. Let the adventures begin: 1 At Luray Caverns, take a guided 1-hour tour along well-lighted, paved 1.25 mile walkways that Read More
  • Ask the Expert: Smart Beginnings

    “Studies by the Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the Economic Policy Institute share this common conclusion: investing now in early childhood development yields tremendous economic and social benefits by reducing crime and welfare dependency while building the competitive, productive Read More
  • Best of the ‘Burg

    Who’s your pediatrician? Where do you get your hair done? Can you recommend a good mechanic? Where’s a child-friendly place to eat downtown? These are some of questions we’ve all been asked and have asked dozens of times. When we Read More
  • Family Favorites: Sugar Shack Donuts

    Everyone loves a good donut, especially our readers. This is why it comes as no surprise that Sugar Shack Donuts was voted “Best Downtown Fredericksburg Shop” and received 4th place in “Specialty Food Shops” in our 2016 Family Favorites Contest! Read More
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articles from july

IMAGE Unleashing your Child's Creativity
Is creativity genetically predetermined? Environmental? Can parents aid its development? Answers: somewhat, yes, and yes. The good news is everyone... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Smart Beginnings
“Studies by the Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the Economic Policy Institute share this common conclusion: investing now in early childhood... Read More...
IMAGE Preparing Your Teenage Driver for the Rules of the Road
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, motor vehicle accidents are particularly high in the first years that a teenager is eligible... Read More...
IMAGE 5 Fun, Low-Cost Family Adventures You Didn’t Think Of
Load up the kids and head out for a day trip or weekend getaway that the whole family can enjoy. Let the adventures begin: 1 At Luray Caverns, take a... Read More...
IMAGE Providing Fresh Produce to Local Families
When the Rappahannock Area Health District was given a gracious grant to use in creative ways to help encourage healthy eating and reduce the obesity... Read More...
IMAGE Best of the ‘Burg
Who’s your pediatrician? Where do you get your hair done? Can you recommend a good mechanic? Where’s a child-friendly place to eat downtown?... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: Sugar Shack Donuts
Everyone loves a good donut, especially our readers. This is why it comes as no surprise that Sugar Shack Donuts was voted “Best Downtown... Read More...
2016 FredParents' Family Favorites
We asked and you voted! Here are the results from our 2nd Annual FredParents' Family Favorites survey! If you are viewing on a smartphone or tablet,... Read More...
IMAGE Using Technology to Connect Kids with Nature
Today, limitless options exist for kids to use technology in their everyday lives, so why not use this tool to also engage kids with nature?... Read More...
IMAGE How to Deliver “The Talk”
Research shows that parents are the best resource for information when it comes to teaching children about the birds and the bees, but knowing just... Read More...

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FredParent RT @crrlnews: Learn about becoming a foster parent! Tonight beginning at 6 at the Porter branch. @MacKidFXBG @FredParent https://t.co/bPqM6
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FredParent RT @LibertyTownArts: July is all about pottery and plein air! https://t.co/BICyi01vcS
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Pouches' Community Corner

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It often feels as if everyone wants a piece of us—our time, our talents and our money. In this age of social media, the needs that exist not just locally, but globally, impact us every time we scroll through our newsfeeds. So how do we decide where to best dedicate our time?

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