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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    balancing act: I keep saying there has to be some middle ground between what I perceive to be a real problem, and a real problem. I think a lot of us are stuck in what seems like a feeling of despair.

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  • Pillow Talk

    Pillow Talk

    Know Thy Self: A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I liked to scrapbook. Actually, I liked collecting things that would eventually go into a scrapbook, but I really just slapped a few pictures in a book and called it a day.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    Simple Steps to Dining Out Less: There’s nothing wrong with going out to eat. But when a family is looking to cut back on food expenses, there’s always a lot of emphasis on reducing grocery bills but not nearly enough on the obvious decision to eat out less.

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  • Fresh Voices

    Fresh Voices

    Sofie’s Scoop: Benny Vitali’s: I had never tried veggie supreme, so while the other kids were eating pepperoni slices bigger than their heads, I was eating vegetable pizza. I have to say, it was a lot better than I expected.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    Tweezers Are A Girl's Best Friend: The most important of these items: Tweezers. Bless all the 42-year-old bearded women. Raise your hand if that is you. Go ahead, don’t be ashamed. My arm is waving way above my head as well.

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articles from september

  • Teen Depression and Suicide: Know the Signs, Ask the Questions

    An A/B honor roll student and a freshman volleyball player, Dejah Jones hid her depression behind a glowing smile. Whatever talks around the dinner table that she had with her family never touched on the difficulties she was having at Read More
  • Jane Goodall Institute Joins Hugh Mercer’s STEM Program

    Dr. Jane Goodall says that “young people—when informed and empowered, when they realize that what they do truly makes a difference—can indeed change the world. They are changing it already.” With this message, the world-renowned Jane Goodall Institute partnered with Read More
  • Nest With Less

    As a mother of two boys, I have witnessed first-hand how quickly stuff accumulates and interests change. For us, it all started with Elmo and Thomas the Tank Engine, then years of Spiderman and Rescue Bots, with the current obsession Read More
  • 2nd annual First responders Lip Sync Battle Goes Viral

    Congratulations to Stafford County Lt. Deuntay Diggs for winning our second Annual First responders Lip sync Battle held at our Back to school expo on August 6. This is Lt. Diggs’ second time winning our coveted microphone trophy and he has become Read More
  • Sleep, Science and Smarter Kids: How Sleep Boosts Learning

    Want kids to bring home A’s? Start with more Z’s. According to sleep experts and numerous new studies, lost sleep hurts learning and hinders school-day success. That’s bad news because today’s kids get about an hour less sleep each night Read More
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articles from july

IMAGE Tips for Successful College Admission
Applying to college may seem daunting, and admittedly, the process can be quite tedious; however, there is absolutely no reason to be discouraged.... Read More...
IMAGE Do Away with Diaper Rash
  Common Culprits of Diaper Rash Culprit # 1: Infrequent Diaper Changes We have the best intentions when it comes to changing our babies, but... Read More...
IMAGE Teen Depression and Suicide: Know the Signs, Ask the Questions
An A/B honor roll student and a freshman volleyball player, Dejah Jones hid her depression behind a glowing smile. Whatever talks around the dinner... Read More...
IMAGE Nest With Less
As a mother of two boys, I have witnessed first-hand how quickly stuff accumulates and interests change. For us, it all started with Elmo and Thomas... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: Christian Youth Theater
Christian Youth Theater {CYT) is one of the few local businesses to sweep multiple categories in our 2016 Family Favorites survey! They were voted... Read More...
IMAGE Jane Goodall Institute Joins Hugh Mercer’s STEM Program
Dr. Jane Goodall says that “young people—when informed and empowered, when they realize that what they do truly makes a difference—can indeed... Read More...
IMAGE Letter to the Readers: Lean In and Open Up
I don’t know about you, but I am just plain fatigued by all the junk in the news these days. As a result, I am finding myself tucking in and trying... Read More...
IMAGE 2nd annual First responders Lip Sync Battle Goes Viral
Congratulations to Stafford County Lt. Deuntay Diggs for winning our second Annual First responders Lip sync Battle held at our Back to... Read More...
IMAGE Fun Ways to Connect with Children at Any Age
Busy schedules can make it difficult to find time to carve out for family fun. But spending quality time together is beneficial for everyone, and... Read More...
IMAGE Sleep, Science and Smarter Kids: How Sleep Boosts Learning
Want kids to bring home A’s? Start with more Z’s. According to sleep experts and numerous new studies, lost sleep hurts learning and hinders... Read More...

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FredParent RT @diggsdt: @FredParent come and be inspired 🌠and listen to the dancing Deputy's🚔 life story. https://t.co/N5EWBOfdo1
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FredParent on Twitter

FredParent RT @TedSchubel: 11th annual Baron Braswell Run Against Teen Violence in Spotsy. @BleuSkye2 @JamesRoberson70 @germannacc @SpotsySchools @Fre
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FredParent RT @diggsdt: @FredParent come and be inspired 🌠and listen to the dancing Deputy's🚔 life story. https://t.co/N5EWBOfdo1
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FredParent We're at the Independent Book Festival at Riverfront Park. Come say hi! @ Riverfront Park https://t.co/g4VplrA6RH
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FredParent We're chatting LIVE with @AGLNOVA over on our Facebook Page! Come join us! #livechat #tutoring
FredParent RT @crrlnews: Master Gardeners are offering a #plant clinic! This Thursday at Porter from 6:30-8. https://t.co/6MjG6a2AQT

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Congratulations to Stafford County Lt. Deuntay Diggs for winning our second Annual First responders Lip sync Battle held at our Back to school expo on August 6. This is Lt. Diggs’ second time winning our coveted microphone trophy and he has become an online sensation! Videos of his winning performance are flooding social media sites with millions of views of his awesome dance moves! Lt. Diggs has appeared on several news broadcasts as the community responds to his uplifting nature and positivity! Way to go Lt. Diggs! 

Lt Diggs trophy

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