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articles from february

  • 10 Strategies to Cure a Picky Eater

    Want to know how parents of young kids can kick the chicken nugget, fruit snack and mac ’n cheese habit? Check out these tried-and-true strategies to get a picky eater to switch to a healthier way of life. 1 Include Read More
  • A Comforting Classic

    As much as I love cooking, I’ll admit that it’s harder for me to get motivated sometimes in the dead of winter. It seems like cold weather brings out everyone’s love of baking and hearty favorites like comforting casseroles and Read More
  • Trends to Try (or not) for Spring

    There are a few things that I am just not that into... cold weather and following trendy fashion. Now, don't get me wrong, there are some trends that I do like...but I don't necessarily wear them just because they are Read More
  • A Different Type of Hands-On Parenting

    In 2004 as I was having my annual New Year’s Day breakfast at IHOP with my friend, Chris, the topic of parenting entered into our discussion of annual goals for the year. I gleefully shared with him how I wanted Read More
  • Ask the Expert: Learning Enhancement Centers

    “Our goal is simple: to create learning success stories, one student at a time.” —The Marshall School Since 2006, The Marshall School and Learning Enhancement Centers have focused on two things: success and the individual. Those who struggle in traditional Read More
  • Brushing Up on Good Dental Hygiene

    Love to see your child’s smile? Keep it shiny and white by teaching him or her good dental health habits starting as early as possible. Children should visit the dentist when they start to teethe, or around their first birthday. Read More
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articles from february

IMAGE 2018 Family Favorites
Welcome to our 4th annual Family Favorites contest! From now through mid-March, you have the chance to nominate YOUR favorite area businesses for our... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Learning Enhancement Centers
“Our goal is simple: to create learning success stories, one student at a time.” —The Marshall School Since 2006, The Marshall School and... Read More...
IMAGE Raising Heart-Healthy Kids
We all want to raise heart-healthy children in order for them to thrive throughout their whole lives. Eating well and routine physical fitness are... Read More...
IMAGE Brushing Up on Good Dental Hygiene
Love to see your child’s smile? Keep it shiny and white by teaching him or her good dental health habits starting as early as possible. Children... Read More...
IMAGE Fighting Your Children's Colds and Flu
‘Tis the season for germs and the spread of viruses that cause the common cold and flu. So what can families do to keep illnesses away during the... Read More...
IMAGE A Different Type of Hands-On Parenting
In 2004 as I was having my annual New Year’s Day breakfast at IHOP with my friend, Chris, the topic of parenting entered into our discussion of... Read More...
IMAGE Winter Activities That Keep Kids in Motion and Money in Your Pocket
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.” It’s now the shortest month of the year, daylight is still limited after... Read More...
IMAGE Make it a year of savings!
We’re still early in 2018, and for a number of people, taking a good look at your finances is high on the priority list. If you, or someone you... Read More...
IMAGE 10 Strategies to Cure a Picky Eater
Want to know how parents of young kids can kick the chicken nugget, fruit snack and mac ’n cheese habit? Check out these tried-and-true strategies... Read More...
IMAGE Eat Your Way to a Healthier Heart
February is Heart Health Month, and a good time to check in with that New Year’s Resolution to “eat healthier.” Any way you slice it, exercise... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: Orofino Restaurant
Nestled in the heart of downtown’s Caroline Street, Orofino is a charming Italian restaurant that is welcoming, family friendly and, above all,... Read More...
IMAGE Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series
Cathy Weise, race director at the Ron Rosner YMCA, wants to inspire kids not enrolled in formal sports activities to try running this summer. “When... Read More...
IMAGE A Comforting Classic
As much as I love cooking, I’ll admit that it’s harder for me to get motivated sometimes in the dead of winter. It seems like cold weather brings... Read More...
IMAGE Trends to Try (or not) for Spring
There are a few things that I am just not that into... cold weather and following trendy fashion. Now, don't get me wrong, there are some trends that... Read More...

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Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series

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From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.

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