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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    Bucket Lists - I totally can get into bucket-lists, but I’m a little more realistic about what I am and am not capable of than when I first started Pinterest. I’d like to amount it all to maturity, but I think I’ve become just a little more skeptical of how easy it is (or isn’t) to do a project.

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  • Guests and Ghosts

    Guests and Ghosts

    Beautiful daughter, please remember that I love you! “When I feel bully I wish that I chould die”. Those were the words I read over and over again. They never got easier to read and they still are impossible for me to understand.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    Edible Playdough - If your kids are getting restless during this week, this activity should keep them busy for awhile, and the best part is that you get to eat your craft! Here is our basic recipe for Edible Peanut Butter Playdough.

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    Vintage Love - Do you all know that I have a very special love affair with pretty much all things vintage and retro? I love retro, vintage, antique... if it's old, well loved, filled with character and beautiful in its uniqueness, I probably would love it and have to have it.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    What will you do with this One Crazy Life you've been given? - Darlene challenged me while she was here on earth and she is challenging me now in her death. Darlene left this earth about a month ago. Sadness and grief were heavy. In her death, she causes me to reflect: What will I do with this one crazy life I’ve been given?

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articles from july

  • 2017 Fredericksburg Family Favorites

    Thank you to all who voted in our 3rd annual Fredericksburg Family Favorites Contest! Here are your winners!   {loadposition famfavs} Read More
  • 10 Simple Ways to Raise Kids Who Love to Read

    Since my childhood days of reading comic books and “Nancy Drew” mysteries, I’ve always been a voracious reader. As the family bookworm, I earned the nickname “Booka” from my dad, who was a big reader himself. And my mom helped Read More
  • 12 Ways Kids Can Cash In on Summer

    An important aspect of helping kids develop into responsible adults is teaching them the value and rewards of hard work and earning their own money. Through this they gain self-esteem, come to understand the real value of a dollar, and Read More
  • Family Time Doesn't Have to Cost Money

    Most everyday family activities in our house don’t cost much money but keep our children asking to do them over and over again. Here are five ways we have fun and keep our costs down. Be Present. If you ask Read More
  • Pouches Learns about Service Leadership

    Three years ago, Leadership Fredericksburg alumni Matt Mitchell (’11) and Jennifer Mackowski (’11) and Next Generation board member Phil Leonhardt attended a Chamber of Commerce Next Generation meeting as usual. Luckily for area high school students belonging to Key Club, Read More
  • Profile - Dr. Arash Mansouri: Access Eye Centers

    Before becoming an ophthalmologist and the owner and medical director at Access Eye Centers in Fredericksburg, Arash Mansouri first had a few mountains to climb. Born in Abadan, Iran, Mansouri was raised in Tehran, the country's capital, during a time Read More
  • What’s My Favorite Color?

    Last summer after one of our radio shows, I was having an off the cuff conversation in the studio with my co-host, D’Shawn. We were talking about summer plans and things we like to do as fathers with our children. Read More
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articles from july

2017 Fredericksburg Family Favorites
Thank you to all who voted in our 3rd annual Fredericksburg Family Favorites Contest! Here are your winners!   Read More...
IMAGE 10 Simple Ways to Raise Kids Who Love to Read
Since my childhood days of reading comic books and “Nancy Drew” mysteries, I’ve always been a voracious reader. As the family bookworm, I... Read More...
IMAGE What’s My Favorite Color?
Last summer after one of our radio shows, I was having an off the cuff conversation in the studio with my co-host, D’Shawn. We were talking about... Read More...
IMAGE Family Time Doesn't Have to Cost Money
Most everyday family activities in our house don’t cost much money but keep our children asking to do them over and over again. Here are five ways... Read More...
IMAGE Profile - Dr. Arash Mansouri: Access Eye Centers
Before becoming an ophthalmologist and the owner and medical director at Access Eye Centers in Fredericksburg, Arash Mansouri first had a few... Read More...
IMAGE Celebrate Freedom: Visit & Celebrate Independence Day in One of These Four Historic Towns
Independence Day is not just a day full of parades, games and fireworks commemorating our nation's birth. It is a day that seems to bring people... Read More...
IMAGE Pouches Learns about Service Leadership
Three years ago, Leadership Fredericksburg alumni Matt Mitchell (’11) and Jennifer Mackowski (’11) and Next Generation board member Phil... Read More...
IMAGE 12 Ways Kids Can Cash In on Summer
An important aspect of helping kids develop into responsible adults is teaching them the value and rewards of hard work and earning their own money.... Read More...

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FredParent RT @NewsInTheBurg: Potomac Nationals owner expresses interest in moving to Fredericksburg region. https://t.co/6Z1jxBYDah https://t.co/a9ku

FredParent on Twitter

FredParent RT @FXBGFarmMkt: Thanks to all the great customers and vendors who braved the heat at the market today! It's a little known fact... https:/…
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FredParent RT @NewsInTheBurg: Potomac Nationals owner expresses interest in moving to Fredericksburg region. https://t.co/6Z1jxBYDah https://t.co/a9ku
FredParent Healthy intentions... We all have 'em. Here's what Kristen plans to do about hers! https://t.co/KIHMQI6LDu #inspohttps://t.co/DrdNa80Yn8
FredParent Deeply touching guest post about bullying. What do you do in these situations?? https://t.co/CH8bHM3FoH #parentinghttps://t.co/zqJ2WHyYiW

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Pouches' Community Corner

Pouches went to visit our local Kiwanis Club to find out how they have been growing future leaders through area high school Key Clubs.

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