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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    Modesty - As it gets hotter, though, I’m noticing that the clothes are getting smaller, and smaller. I understand bathing suits at pools, and I’m not even opposed to bikinis, but I’m noticing that current fashion trends are focusing on the body being as uncovered as possible.

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  • Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday

    Ten Ways To Save Money This Summer - Things like vacations, weddings, backyard parties, and summer camp can all potentially set your budget back. No worries, though! We've rounded up 10 easy ways to save money this summer, and help keep that budget on track.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    Oh Boy – Grilled Bok Choy! (And 6 Other Foods You NEED to Grill Now!) We use our grill constantly throughout the entire year, but warm weather is when we become quite obsessed with trying out new recipes to throw on the barbeque. What’s so great about grilling food is that it pretty much guarantees that you are maximizing flavor with minimal effort and technique.

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    Summer Style, Bring Out the Color. Summer is hot, but it's also the best time to bring out fun, maybe even a little quirky pieces. I'm talking color and joy and rainbows! Ok maybe not rainbows exactly, but rainbow colors. Summer is a great time to break out the color.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    I Thought I Loved My Husband - We stood hand in hand in front of 350 guests and vowed richer, poorer, sickness, health, til death do us part. Through the vows, the celebration, the cutting of the cake, the hours of dancing, I didn’t think I could ever love him deeper than that moment.

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articles from june

  • James Roberson: 516 Project Inc.

    James Roberson has been volunteering with construction and disaster relief ministries for the past 12 years. So when he and his family moved back to his hometown of Fredericksburg in 2014, it was no surprise that he wanted to jump Read More
  • 3 Ways to Save on Holiday Travel

    Summer vacations are just getting started and many of us are already thinking about our travel plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Savvy planning will definitely reduce stress around the holidays and give you bragging rights as you lock in great Read More
  • Best Water Parks in the Mid-Atlantic for Summer Family Fun

    Summer fun for families surely includes a trip or two to a water park. Grab your bathing suits and swim goggles and have a blast a’splishing and a’splashing in the pools and on the slides at these water parks in Read More
  • Family Favorites: Carl's Frozen Custard

    If you had to choose one family favorite business in all of Fredericksburg, Carl’s Frozen Custard would definitely be near the top of that list. In fact, it was voted best ice cream shop in Virginia by Business Insider in Read More
  • Gardening With Kids: Growing Memories

    I’ll never forget the first time I picked a beautiful, ripe, red tomato that I helped grow. I had watered and weeded the plant with love, and I was so proud of that tomato. And, because I wasn’t interested in Read More
  • Pouches Celebrates Surprise $20,000 Grant to Friends of the Rappahannock

    Pouches is ready to kayak on the beautiful Rappahannock River. She’s also ready to learn more about how she can protect the river’s health using the Friends of the Rappahannock new River Report Card, sponsored by a surprise grant from Read More
  • Treasure Every Moment

    My boys are in college now and doing their own thing for the summer, but oh, how I long for those days when they were younger and we could go explore and play together! Whether you are a work-outside-the-home mom Read More
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articles from june

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 3 Ways to Save on Holiday Travel
Summer vacations are just getting started and many of us are already thinking about our travel plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Savvy planning... 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 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...
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 James Roberson: 516 Project Inc.
James Roberson has been volunteering with construction and disaster relief ministries for the past 12 years. So when he and his family moved back to... 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 Family Favorites: Carl's Frozen Custard
If you had to choose one family favorite business in all of Fredericksburg, Carl’s Frozen Custard would definitely be near the top of that list. In... Read More...
Gardening With Kids: Growing Memories
I’ll never forget the first time I picked a beautiful, ripe, red tomato that I helped grow. I had watered and weeded the plant with love, and I was... Read More...
IMAGE Best Water Parks in the Mid-Atlantic for Summer Family Fun
Summer fun for families surely includes a trip or two to a water park. Grab your bathing suits and swim goggles and have a blast a’splishing and... Read More...
IMAGE Treasure Every Moment
My boys are in college now and doing their own thing for the summer, but oh, how I long for those days when they were younger and we could go explore... Read More...
IMAGE Pouches Celebrates Surprise $20,000 Grant to Friends of the Rappahannock
Pouches is ready to kayak on the beautiful Rappahannock River. She’s also ready to learn more about how she can protect the river’s health using... Read More...

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FredParent "The simple way to handle the modesty issue is to live it, of course. " Check out Kristen's last post on #modesty https://t.co/CvGiVeTf6g
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FredParent on Twitter

FredParent "The simple way to handle the modesty issue is to live it, of course. " Check out Kristen's last post on #modesty https://t.co/CvGiVeTf6g
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FredParent Today is the last Picni in the Park of the season! Come play with us! It's going to be a beautiful day :)… https://t.co/ndZhnbnQPG
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FredParent Wow! That's awesome 👏 https://t.co/TuVfj8kQla
FredParent Ever wonder if babies have dreams, too? - https://t.co/3I2c4ofdQD

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Pouches is ready to kayak on the beautiful Rappahannock River. She’s also ready to learn more about how she can protect the river’s health using the Friends of the Rappahannock new River Report Card, sponsored by a surprise grant from the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region (CFRRR).

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