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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    What Love Looks Like - Love looks a lot like a broken heart at times. Independence is awesome, and it has always been what I pray and hope for and write about, for that matter.... Love is letting go.

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  • It's All Learning

    It's All Learning

    Great Wolf Lodge Review - Great Wolf does a good job of accommodating all ages in the waterpark and throughout the resort. They provide free lifejackets to use while you are in the park, which we took advantage of since my kids are weak/non-swimmers...

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    The Keep-It-Simple Mix and Match Meal Planner: So often in life, when we look at a large task as just that, the sheer size of it all paralyzes us. But menu planning does not have to be like this. Keep it simple and stick to what you know!

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    Tulle Skirts: Not Just For Ballerinas- A few things to look for in a tulle skirt. For me, the length is important… Another consideration is the waist band…This one that I am wearing is kind of sheer, so be prepared to need a slip underneath.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    Favorite Local Summer Day Camps! Many of you have messaged me and asked for my annual list of our favorite Day Camps in Fredericksburg/Stafford/NOVA. Your wait is over. Here are the Wanderer's three favorite camp experiences, complete with links to register.

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articles from may

  • Family Favorites: 4-H Camp

    The end of the school year is coming and for many area parents that means one thing: summer camps! There are dozens to choose from and each one offers a unique experience. Last year, “Favorite Summer Camp” was a hot Read More
  • Is Your Home Costing You Money?

    Ways to Save on Energy Bills When we moved to Fredericksburg, we bought what we thought was just going to be our starter home; a little fixer upper that we’d sell when we had kids. Well 13 years and two Read More
  • Kenneth and D.D. Lecky: LibertyTown Arts Workshop

    When Kenneth and D.D. Lecky decided to buy LibertyTown Arts Workshop of Fredericksburg in 2013, they had a vision for the place. “It was a great business model, and it was working well,” D.D. says. “But more importantly, we saw Read More
  • Let’s Ride: Teaching Your Child Safety on Two Wheels

    National Bike Month & Bicycle Safety Awareness Month Learning to ride a bike is one of childhood’s treasured milestones. It is important to keep safety in mind while having fun on family bicycle outings. “Wearing a helmet is a good Read More
  • Small Changes, Big Differences

    Written by Chris Jones I’m always trying to improve my life. Recently, I quit drinking coffee. I felt that between the added daily anxiety that 540 milligrams of caffeine was giving me (that’s just two tall Starbucks Blonde Roasts!) and Read More
  • Summer Pet Safety

    One of the best times to enjoy your pets is during the hot summer months. With beaches open and outdoor activities in full swing, you and your furry companion have a lot of adventuring ahead. Summer is also a tough Read More
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articles from may

IMAGE Small Changes, Big Differences
Written by Chris Jones I’m always trying to improve my life. Recently, I quit drinking coffee. I felt that between the added daily anxiety that 540... Read More...
IMAGE Is Your Home Costing You Money?
Ways to Save on Energy Bills When we moved to Fredericksburg, we bought what we thought was just going to be our starter home; a little fixer upper... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: 4-H Camp
The end of the school year is coming and for many area parents that means one thing: summer camps! There are dozens to choose from and each one... Read More...
IMAGE Kenneth and D.D. Lecky: LibertyTown Arts Workshop
When Kenneth and D.D. Lecky decided to buy LibertyTown Arts Workshop of Fredericksburg in 2013, they had a vision for the place. “It was a great... Read More...
IMAGE Let’s Ride: Teaching Your Child Safety on Two Wheels
National Bike Month & Bicycle Safety Awareness Month Learning to ride a bike is one of childhood’s treasured milestones. It is important to... Read More...
IMAGE Summer Pet Safety
One of the best times to enjoy your pets is during the hot summer months. With beaches open and outdoor activities in full swing, you and your furry... Read More...

FredParent on Twitter

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FredParent A School Included This Teen's Service Dog In The Yearbook And It's The Purest Thing https://t.co/AsVEeSAJaw via @staffordschools
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FredParent Pedsplus is the areas only pediatric practice that offers both Primary Care & After-hours Urgent Care for children… https://t.co/nCwB98w9NB
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FredParent on Twitter

FredParent RT @SBRA16: Great tips on teaching your child bike safety! #tuesdaytips @FredParent @FburgVAParksRec https://t.co/NnEDAK9Vgx https://t.co/3
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FredParent A School Included This Teen's Service Dog In The Yearbook And It's The Purest Thing https://t.co/AsVEeSAJaw via @staffordschools
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FredParent Pedsplus is the areas only pediatric practice that offers both Primary Care & After-hours Urgent Care for children… https://t.co/nCwB98w9NB
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FredParent RT @Doctor_Yum: Join us tomorrow at for a FREE plant based cooking class and vegan pot-luck supper at St. George's Episcopal... https://t.c…
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FredParent Check out @debra_caffrey's #gamechanging tip for making meal planning less overwhelming. You got this, guys!… https://t.co/go4u0533zK
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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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