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articles from january

IMAGE Focusing on What Really Matters
Cookies with Santa. Ornament-decorating events. Tree-lighting ceremonies. Holiday movie nights with hot chocolate. Holiday-themed horse and carriage... Read More...
IMAGE Secrets of Creative Families: 10 Ways To Encourage Expressive Kids
Think the arts are frivolous, impractical, and over-priced? Sometimes a parent's "the-arts-just-aren't-necessary" attitude can tragically squelch a... Read More...
IMAGE Babysitting Exchanges – Your House or Mine?
You and your spouse finally agree on a movie you want to see. You find a free weekend night on your calendar. You call up your qualified, reliable,... Read More...
IMAGE How to Cut Corners and Be Generous During the Holidays
A bit of creativity can really go a long way when trying to cut the dollar bill’s corner during the holidays. Setting realistic budgets and keeping... Read More...
IMAGE Volunteer Wisdom: 7 Ways To Be A School Helper Without Losing Your Balance
Every parent has been there. You are attending a parent meeting for your child's class, sport or activity, and here it comes — the pitch to pull in... Read More...
IMAGE Paragon Gym for Kids Ribbon Cutting
Paragon Gym for Kids has a brand new location! On Saturday, November 4, Paragon Gym for Kids celebrated their grand opening in Spotsylvania County... Read More...
IMAGE Marisa’s Story: The Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter
When Marisa arrived at the Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter (the Center) in Fredericksburg last year, she was at the lowest point in her life. The... Read More...
IMAGE Angel Tree: Giving the Gift of a Brighter Christmas
When Zena Hemp of Hartwood first became involved with Angel Tree, she only intended to buy a few holiday gifts for a senior in her community. But... Read More...
IMAGE New Year’s Resolutions: Help Your Kids (And Yourself) Set Reasonable Goals
A new year, a new start. Each year 62 percent of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions hoping to make positive and healthy changes. Statistics show... Read More...
IMAGE Top Ten Tuesday: Our 2017 Favorites!
2017 definitely had its ups and downs! One thing it totally brought was GREAT television, movie, podcast, and book moments. We’ve been chatting... Read More...
IMAGE Baby Levi
On August 17, three weeks after a routine pediatrician appointment for their then 4-month-old son, Levi, Liz and Angel Colon received news that no... Read More...
IMAGE A Meal to Remember
It was 2007—the last of our “pre-child” and parenting years. The end of that season of life when you could leave everything behind, travel... Read More...

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    A Meal to Remember For me, food is often the link between experience and memory, and whenever I make these crab-stuffed twice-baked potatoes, it brings back cherished memories of that night. They may not be the real thing, but they certainly are still super yummy and representative of that special time in our marriage.

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    New Year's Resolution: Fitness Because unlike before, this soreness is making me stronger, not dragging me down. I want my daughter to see that strong is beautiful. My son, he needs to see that women can and will lift more then they weigh, and that strength shouldn't be based on gender stereotypes. A woman can, and she will.

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FredParent on Twitter

FredParent RT @SpotsySchools: All Schools will have a 2-hour delay on Thursday, January 18, 2018. 12-month Employees Report on Time as Safety Permits.
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FredParent RT @SCPSchools: All Stafford County Public Schools closed 1/17/18 due to inclement weather. Employees have a Code 2 with liberal leave.
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FredParent RT @NewsInTheBurg: VDOT preparing for overnight snow; roads could be slippery for morning commute. https://t.co/7KrQkbI7Vz https://t.co/diK
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FredParent on Twitter

FredParent RT @SpotsySchools: All Schools will have a 2-hour delay on Thursday, January 18, 2018. 12-month Employees Report on Time as Safety Permits.
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FredParent RT @SCPSchools: All Stafford County Public Schools closed 1/17/18 due to inclement weather. Employees have a Code 2 with liberal leave.
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FredParent RT @NewsInTheBurg: VDOT preparing for overnight snow; roads could be slippery for morning commute. https://t.co/7KrQkbI7Vz https://t.co/diK
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FredParent RT @crrlnews: All CRRL branches normally opening at 9 a.m. will delay opening until 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 17. Cooper and Newton…
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FredParent RT @FredSchools: #FXBG Fredericksburg City Public Schools will operate on a 2 hour DELAYED opening Wednesday, January 17. Will reassess at…
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Pouches' Community Corner

On August 17, three weeks after a routine pediatrician appointment for their then 4-month-old son, Levi, Liz and Angel Colon received news that no parent ever wants to hear: Levi’s liver wasn’t processing bile correctly, and he will very likely need a liver transplant—and time is of the essence.

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