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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    Autism Awesome Awareness It is very, very hard to have to watch your child fail at something several times before actions are taken to accommodate their needs... And, just maybe, these are reasons to make autism awareness worthy of a whole month.

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  • It's All Learning

    It's All Learning

    10 Ways to Save Money as a Single Income Household - Friends have asked me why my kids don’t beg for every little toy, game or breakfast cereal when we go out, and I honestly believe it is because we restrict commercials.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    How My Outdated Kitchen Reminds Me of What’s Important For some handy couples, it may be no big deal to have a DIY weekend of home improvement projects, but.... we’re not that couple!

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    Pop it, Pop it Good: Color Pop - I'm a big fan of color pops with black and also color opposites, like blue and yellow, or red with turquoise. But don't go overboard with it. We don't want to look like a new crayon color called “cray cray”.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    The Trauma Backpack: Some nights, they joyfully grab the good memories and celebrate those. Other nights, they yank out the confusing-memories. And their heart tries to understand.

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articles from april

  • Ask the Expert: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

    Knowing your local hospital is crucial when you need to make emergency decisions. It’s also important to be familiar with your hospital when writing a birth plan and prepping for a new baby. This month, Spotsylvania Regional Medical is going Read More
  • Buying Stocks for Kids

    Have you ever bought stocks for your kids? If you answered no, you are not alone and you are actually in the majority of parents I asked. Don’t read me wrong, buying stocks for kids is a great way to Read More
  • Face Time: Teaching Your Child People Skills in a Digital World

    Social norms may have shifted in the digital age, but in a time when it is easier to simply email or text, what “people” skills should children still need to learn? Plenty, particularly for tweens and teens on the cusp Read More
  • Family Favorites: Roberson's Music

    Since 1978, Roberson’s Music has been a Fredericksburg area staple supporting families, budding musicians and seasoned pros. In 2016, you voted Roberson’s as a Fred Parent Family Favorite. Per its website: “Roberson’s is a trusted resource for students, parents, and Read More
  • How To Grow a Scientist

    From 5th Grade Science Experiments to Employment In honor of Earth Day, Fredericksburg Parent had an exclusive interview with local Massaponax High School and University of Mary Washington (UMW) graduate Gretchen Gorecki, currently working as an analyst for Marstel-Day, a Read More
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articles from april

IMAGE How To Grow a Scientist
From 5th Grade Science Experiments to Employment In honor of Earth Day, Fredericksburg Parent had an exclusive interview with local Massaponax High... Read More...
IMAGE Shhh We Have a Plan...to Read to Your Child
Fredericksburg-area school children will celebrate the Week of the Young Child this April 23 - 29, with a reading program developed by a new... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Knowing your local hospital is crucial when you need to make emergency decisions. It’s also important to be familiar with your hospital when... Read More...
IMAGE My Three Kidpreneurs
Sweet Sisters Bakery started as a way to teach my three girls to bake from scratch. A dear family friend, “Ms. Gayle” to my girls, was a retired... Read More...
IMAGE Susan Spears: Preparing Teens for Success
When it comes to preparing teens for success, Susan Spears, president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, believes the key is... Read More...
IMAGE Face Time: Teaching Your Child People Skills in a Digital World
Social norms may have shifted in the digital age, but in a time when it is easier to simply email or text, what “people” skills should children... Read More...
IMAGE Young Treps
Area Kids Spread Awareness & Live Dreams Through EnTREPreneurship Jelani Jones Building her business and inspiring others   Nine year old... Read More...
IMAGE Buying Stocks for Kids
Have you ever bought stocks for your kids? If you answered no, you are not alone and you are actually in the majority of parents I asked. Don’t... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: Roberson's Music
Since 1978, Roberson’s Music has been a Fredericksburg area staple supporting families, budding musicians and seasoned pros. In 2016, you voted... Read More...
IMAGE Pouches Rides for a Good Cause
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (BACA) exists to create a safer environment for abused children by empowering children to not feel afraid of their... Read More...
IMAGE Teaching Toddlers, Teens and All Between How to Manage Time
Balancing schedules and finding time to fit it all in during the day can be challenging, but parents can aid in the development of time management... Read More...

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FredParent Cirque Italia is about to begin! Who's here?? cirqueitaliashow @ Fredericksburg Agricultural… https://t.co/XPeyXKQPp7
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Pouches' Community Corner

Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (BACA) exists to create a safer environment for abused children by empowering children to not feel afraid of their world. Imagine how an abused child feels when a group of large bikers rides up to their house, inducts them into their club and then escorts them to court to testify against their abuser.

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