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articles from september

  • 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 radar. Nineteen homes will be showcased and everything from tiny homes to million-dollar estates will be Read More
  • 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 school each morning and welcome them home at night and Read More
  • 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 endless marathon. Not to mention, by the time everyone is done eating and Read More
  • 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, game schedules and practice schedules trying to figure out if they can get everyone where they Read More
  • 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 and respond firmly, but lovingly, children will learn to correct their behavior. As I became a more experienced Read More
  • 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 Library (and all libraries for that matter) offer so much more! It’s no wonder that it Read More
  • 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 the hiking trails. As the director of Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events, she “just loves it.” “One Read More
  • 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 (multiple practices, travel, and equipment). As a parent, you sometimes wonder whether the time and money are Read More
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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    Lemonade - I am not always happy, go lucky, easy-breezy-beautiful type of girl. I am more of an OCD type, everything needs to line up properly type of girl.

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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

    How to Make Dinnertime Quicker - It can sometimes seem like the whole process of dinnertime from start to finish is an endless marathon. Not to mention, by the time everyone is done eating and the kitchen is fully clean, half the night is over already!

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    Fall Layers - So here’s a question, how do we bridge the transition from season to season? When it is cold in the mornings but warm in the afternoons? Layers. But let’s talk about stylish layers, and using them to not just keep warm, but also to add interest.

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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 september

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 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 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 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 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...

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FredParent Picnic In The Park is today, 11:30-1:30pm, Hurkamp Park! Music by Liam & Laura/ Touch a Truck: Fred. Public Works B… https://t.co/kqED5nNSdE
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FredParent on Twitter

FredParent Picnic In The Park is today, 11:30-1:30pm, Hurkamp Park! Music by Liam & Laura/ Touch a Truck: Fred. Public Works B… https://t.co/kqED5nNSdE
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FredParent RT @freddydonuts: Today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day! For a free house donut you must wear some pirate gear and talk to the... https:…
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FredParent RT @FburgVAParksRec: This Saturday is Eagle Nation Day! Come on out for FREE family fun at this community event. Everyone is invited.... ht…
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FredParent Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Apple Picking - 2017 - Fredericksburg Parent and Family https://t.co/xldo2eGlxy
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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches poked her head into an exciting new program for teens interested in law enforcement.

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The long running Spotsylvania Sheriff’s cadet program has reorganized as a Boy Scout Explorer troop, said Sgt. Blackington, who took over the program in February 2017.

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