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  • Practicing what I Preach... +

    There’s a mantra I have when talking to almost anyone about the way we eat – do what works for Read More
  • #LOVEFXBG +

    February draws to a close soon - how is that possible, right?  It was this time last year that Steve and Read More
  • Working Up a Sweat in the Winter +

    Have you been inside trying to avoid the arctic outdoor temperatures?  Are you itching to get some fresh air and Read More
  • Daddy’s Day Disastrous Double-Header +

    The night of Saturday, February 14th seemed normal when I went to bed. Kids asleep, house quiet, bedtime for Daddy. Read More
  • You Don't Have to do it Alone! +

    Have you ever felt like you are all alone and like there was no one to turn to? No one could Read More
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articles from february

IMAGE Ask the Expert: Fredericksburg Academy
Q What is an "independent" school? A An independent school has the freedom to serve its mission—its unique philosophy, values and approach to... Read More...
IMAGE Library Tidbits: African-American History Month
In celebration of African-American history month, we highlight three biographies that examine important figures and unsung heroes of our nation. In... Read More...
IMAGE Frozen Phenomenon
This may not be the month to build a snowman, but I bet you know the song - "Do You Want To Build a Snowman?" Is there a parent alive that hasn't?... Read More...
IMAGE Love Gifts
Love, as a verb, is an action word. Webster says love is to like or desire actively. In this month of love expressed, use the holiday to teach... Read More...
IMAGE Not-So Girl Sleuth
A few months ago, I shared with you that my sister and I were writing a book. Will it ever be finished, let alone published? Well, those are good... Read More...
IMAGE That Brazen Hussy
There are plenty of stories and essays about breast feeding. After a several years of holding back, I've decided it's my turn. I've resisted this... Read More...
IMAGE My Junk, Your Treasure
Lessons learned and tips to try for de-cluttering this spring About five years ago, my mommy group held a multi-family yard sale in my front yard.... Read More...
IMAGE Bed & Breakfasts: Get Away From It All for a Romantic Getaway
My husband and I have been staying at bed & breakfasts and inns for over 10 years. We've been to B&B's in San Francisco, Charleston, York... Read More...
IMAGE Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Relationships are Changing Lives
Sally Cooney Anderson was at first uncertain about the match made for her "Little Brother." "I did not think I would do well being matched with a... Read More...
IMAGE Giving and Receiving Through Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters
We often think of volunteer opportunities in terms of giving to fulfill a need in the community. Nicole Frazier discovered volunteering also involves... Read More...
IMAGE Letter to the Readers: The Super Bowl of Romance
Men are trained to dread Valentine's Day. We view it as sort of a second Christmas for women. In our bravado, we men have the audacity to say to our... Read More...
IMAGE Feed Fred
Meet Paula Bartello, director of Feed Fred. Share a bit about yourself. First and foremost I am a mother. I am blessed to have 2 children with... Read More...

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Meet Paula Bartello, the founder and director of Feed Fred.

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Why is awareness for helping the needy in our area important?

It could be you! A large percentage of the people we serve never thought that they would be in the situation they are in. But...life happens and situations change. Sometimes for the better. Sometimes not. One person's predicament comes to mind as I answer this question, but I hear these stories all of the time and KNOW that it could happen to any of us any time.

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