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articles from october

  • Ask the Expert: Elite Women's Health

    In 2014, in the United States, 236,968 women and 2,141 men were diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all ethnicities, and the most common cause of death from Read More
  • LLOST: Loss of Loved Ones to Sudden Tragedy

    “Everyone runs the other direction when a baby dies.” I remember one nurse came into my hospital room while I was recovering from Zara Beth’s stillbirth, and she said nothing about Zara Beth dying. I thought, "Oh, we’re going to Read More
  • Fun Neighborhood Halloween Contests

    From Ghostly Goodies to Petrifying Pumpkins Are you looking for some fun new ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids this year? How about a neighborhood contest? Costume contests are just one of the many options to get everyone in Read More
  • Mouthwatering “Monster” Chicken!

    “We’re having Monster Chicken tonight!” I love saying this to my son, who gobbles up this scary-sounding, yet delicious dish. Truth be told, it is not frightening at all! Our family’s nickname for the easy go-to recipe came about because Read More
  • Kid Builders Mobile App Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits Early

    Incorporating creative and educational activities that exercise a young child’s developmental skills into a fast-paced, busy life can be difficult for parents, but with the prevalence of smartphones, it just got a bit easier. Combining education and technology, the Kid Read More
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from our bloggers

  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    Where, Oh, Where? It’s outside the box to enjoy a hot, steaming, frothy, venti pumpkin spice latte with extra whipped cream while one is sporting shorts and a tank top with sweat dripping down the back. I’m just saying that it can be done, but it’s outside of the box (at least it’s outside of my box).

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  • Guests and Ghosts

    Guests and Ghosts

    Beautiful daughter, please remember that I love you! “When I feel bully I wish that I chould die”. Those were the words I read over and over again. They never got easier to read and they still are impossible for me to understand.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    Mouthwatering “Monster” Chicken! “We’re having Monster Chicken tonight!” I love saying this to my son, who gobbles up this scary-sounding, yet delicious dish. Truth be told, it is not frightening at all!

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    My Closet and Lessons Learned Along the Way - My shoe wall is a beautiful thing to behold. I couldn't fit its entirety in the photo, but it is floor to ceiling shoes. Every time I come in here I want to cry - tears of joy of course. It's just so beautiful.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    What will you do with this One Crazy Life you've been given? - Darlene challenged me while she was here on earth and she is challenging me now in her death. Darlene left this earth about a month ago. Sadness and grief were heavy. In her death, she causes me to reflect: What will I do with this one crazy life I’ve been given?

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articles from october

IMAGE Helping Your New Middle Schooler Adjust
School is underway and everyone is settling into the rhythm of fall, or so it seems. It’s easy to breathe a sigh of relief and see the kids off to... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Elite Women's Health
In 2014, in the United States, 236,968 women and 2,141 men were diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most common... Read More...
IMAGE Parade of Homes - Fredericksburg Area Builders Association
If you’re planning to build a home, this year’s Parade of Homes, hosted by FABA (Fredericksburg Area Builders Association), needs to be on your... Read More...
IMAGE Letter to the Readers: Kids, Sports & Family
Spencer Charney sailing with CNU As September rolls around each year, parents and kids all over the country are sitting down with their calendars,... Read More...
IMAGE 12 Creative Consequences for Kids
Before becoming a parent, the idea of disciplining children seemed fairly straightforward. It follows logic that if you set limits, use consistency... Read More...
IMAGE The Economics of Youth Sports
The cost associated with youth sports have increased significantly since I was a kid, along with the commitment that many sports now require... Read More...
IMAGE Budgeting Your Kids Screen Time
Today’s parents are the first generation to be challenged with raising their children in a completely different digital environment than how they... Read More...
IMAGE Rebecca Thompson: Executive Director for the Engineering For Kids Foundation
When Woodbridge native Rebecca Thompson began working for Engineering For Kids (EFK) in 2015, she recognized the vital role EFK played in the future... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: The Central Rappahannock Regional Library
What do you think of when someone mentions the library? Anything come to mind other than borrowing books for free? The Central Rappahannock Regional... Read More...
IMAGE Jane Shelhorse: Director of Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events
On a typical day, Jane Shelhorse can be found running from meeting to meeting, discussing anything from recreation programs to recycling bins along... Read More...
IMAGE Fun Neighborhood Halloween Contests
From Ghostly Goodies to Petrifying Pumpkins Are you looking for some fun new ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids this year? How about a... Read More...
IMAGE Halloween Events 2017
  Belle Grove Plantation Not So Wicked Witch’s Tea Party Saturday, October 21st at 1pm Bring along your best ghoul, goblin or other... Read More...
IMAGE Pickin’ the Patch at Belvedere Plantation
There’s nothing better than a pumpkin patch in October! If you’re looking to kick it up a notch this year, you should visit Belvedere... Read More...
IMAGE Letter to the Readers: Parenting & Technology
Remember Tamagotchi pets? Those little virtual animal keychains that you had to spend all day caring for? When I was a kid, those were at the height... Read More...
IMAGE Wearable Watchdogs
GPS watches help parents feel at ease when letting their children play freely Parents of the younger set who feel their children aren’t mature... Read More...
IMAGE LLOST: Loss of Loved Ones to Sudden Tragedy
“Everyone runs the other direction when a baby dies.” I remember one nurse came into my hospital room while I was recovering from Zara Beth’s... Read More...
IMAGE Mouthwatering “Monster” Chicken!
“We’re having Monster Chicken tonight!” I love saying this to my son, who gobbles up this scary-sounding, yet delicious dish. Truth be told, it... Read More...
IMAGE How to Make Dinnertime Quicker!
By delegating a few tasks, you can make mealtimes a breeze It can sometimes seem like the whole process of dinnertime from start to finish is an... Read More...
IMAGE Kid Builders Mobile App Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits Early
Incorporating creative and educational activities that exercise a young child’s developmental skills into a fast-paced, busy life can be difficult... Read More...

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

keepsake box

The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.

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