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  • The Gaylord National: Summer Fun for the Whole Family

    D.C.-area resort gives you all the feel of a distant vacation without the hassle Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River within eyeshot of Washington, D.C. towers the Gaylord National Resort anchoring National Harbor. An easy 51 miles away Read More
  • Digital Edition Online

    Read the 2019 Family Favorites edition and find out which FXBG businesses are the friendliest for families! Read More
  • VBS (Vacation Bible School) 2019

    Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church Panda ManiaWhen: July 7 – 11; 5:30 – 8:30 pmWhere: 420 Enon Rd, F’burg, 22406https://hullsbaptist.org/vbs_registraton  The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg RoarWhen: July 7 – 11, 9 am – 12 pmWhere: 810 Princess Anne St, F’burg, 22401https://vbspro.events/p/events/7710ec  Andrew Chapel United Methodist Read More
  • Summer Fun 2019

    In between camps, trips to grandma's house, and lazy days at the pool, here are a bunch of fun ideas to keep you busy this summer! Outdoor Fun Summer Fun @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond: All programs are included with Read More
  • Ask the Expert: Robert B. Payne

    Robert B. Payne, Inc. has been installing and maintaining heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems in the Fredericksburg region since 1930. Those decades of experience make the company a wealth of knowledge when it comes to keeping your home comfortable Read More
  • Cooking Autism, Inc.

    For an autistic child, recreation can be a significant opportunity. Not only is it a chance to practice physical aptitude and social skills, but it can increase motivation and self-confidence. According to Autismspeaks.org, an autistic child mastering a specific activity Read More
  • It’s Family Favorites Time Again

    I can hardly believe it’s July. The season for pools, beaches, cookouts and vacations is in full swing. For area school kids, it’s the last hoorah since the ringing of liberty bells in July will give way to the sound Read More
  • Part 2 of 90 Days of Fun: The Homestead Impresses Teenagers

    Welcome to Part 2 of FredParent’s 90 Days of Fun series. As you saw in June, the intrepid Fredericksburg Parent staff is doing the hard work of summer fun research for our readers. Last month, editor Chris Jones experienced the Read More
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IMAGE Prepare for Success
In the coming school year with Learning Enhancement Centers and The Marshall School Every student has a unique learning style, and helping those... Read More...
IMAGE Back To School Expo - 2019 // Wizarding Universe!
Magic awaits at this year'sBack To School Expo!   Fredericksburg Parent's Wizarding Universe  Enter to win a year's membership to the... Read More...
IMAGE VBS (Vacation Bible School) 2019
Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church Panda ManiaWhen: July 7 – 11; 5:30 – 8:30 pmWhere: 420 Enon Rd, F’burg,... Read More...
IMAGE Preparing Your Child for Their First Sleepover
Sleeping away from mom and dad for the first time is a milestone for both parents and children alike. While a sleepover with a friend, family member... Read More...
IMAGE Utilizing Your Tweens to Entertain Younger Kiddos on the Cheap
It’s the dog days of summer and my little one is moping around proclaiming, “I’m bored!” I get it. He’s out of his daily school and other... Read More...
IMAGE Part 2 of 90 Days of Fun: The Homestead Impresses Teenagers
Welcome to Part 2 of FredParent’s 90 Days of Fun series. As you saw in June, the intrepid Fredericksburg Parent staff is doing the hard work of... Read More...
IMAGE The Gaylord National: Summer Fun for the Whole Family
D.C.-area resort gives you all the feel of a distant vacation without the hassle Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River within eyeshot of... Read More...
IMAGE It’s Family Favorites Time Again
I can hardly believe it’s July. The season for pools, beaches, cookouts and vacations is in full swing. For area school kids, it’s the last... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Robert B. Payne
Robert B. Payne, Inc. has been installing and maintaining heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems in the Fredericksburg region since 1930.... Read More...
IMAGE Summer Fun 2019
In between camps, trips to grandma's house, and lazy days at the pool, here are a bunch of fun ideas to keep you busy this summer! Outdoor Fun Summer... Read More...
Digital Edition Online
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IMAGE Young Widows' Meet Up
According to Statista there were roughly 15.1 million widows in the United States in 2018. In the same year, an estimated 844,000 children were... Read More...
IMAGE Cooking Autism, Inc.
For an autistic child, recreation can be a significant opportunity. Not only is it a chance to practice physical aptitude and social skills, but it... Read More...
IMAGE No-Fuss BBQ Classics
I once had a family member who was a good cook, but always tried too hard to make each side dish and course as elaborate as the entrée when hosting... Read More...
IMAGE Summer Lovin’ in Denim Skirts
I’m pretty sure there isn’t anything more American than denim, at least not in the style world. Our love of denim has transformed it from a... Read More...

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FredParent on Twitter

FredParent RT @VaDOTFRED: We want your feedback for the I-95 corridor improvement study! Stop by our in-person public meeting Tues. July 23 from 6-8pm…
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FredParent Our kiddos enjoyed the opossum, Posey, and the owl, Gus, at Wild Stories today! https://t.co/xNr3216Zpt
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FredParent Swaddling Tips, Stroller Danger, Hugging Baby for Brain Power, and More! - https://t.co/dVDKrTtDeK
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FredParent It's hot out there! Escape the heat this coming week by taking the family to a free kids movie Paragon Village 12.… https://t.co/Gl72zoBSSf
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Cooking Autism, Inc. is driven to help children with neurological disorders (including autism) learn how to cook. Participants are encouraged to pick up critical communication skills, learn how to work as a team and be more independent. They can build skills in math, reading, and science, and learn about cooking-related topics such as health and nutrition. 

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