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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    Life Skills: Parenting is kind of like signing up to have your heart broken a little at a time, and then to have it put back together, but it's just not ever the same. It's a beautiful and terrible thing.

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  • Pillow Talk

    Pillow Talk

    DIY Summer Camp: Really, what we've been doing goes beyond this summer. Engaging with our parks builds the foundation for our kids to take charge of their overall health as well as appreciate nature.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    DIY Greek Yogurt and Easy Tzatziki! Unfortunately, Greek yogurt can also be much more expensive than regular yogurt! Want my secret to making your own “Greek” style yogurt for a fraction of the cost?

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  • Childhood is Calling

    Childhood is Calling

    Beat the Heat, Part One - Bass Pro Shops: The excessive summer heat combined with my biggie-pregnant state has forced us indoors. I’ve found several creative (and cheap!) indoor activities within close proximity to FXBG...

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    5 Things We've Learned In 5 Years As a Transracial Family: The education goes SO FAR in bringing understanding to families that look like ours...And better education of the next generation results in change.

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articles from july

  • 2016 FredParents' Family Favorites

    We asked and you voted! Here are the results from our 2nd Annual FredParents' Family Favorites survey! Read More
  • Providing Fresh Produce to Local Families

    When the Rappahannock Area Health District was given a gracious grant to use in creative ways to help encourage healthy eating and reduce the obesity epidemic, team members knew they had a wonderful opportunity on their hands. In the past, Read More
  • How to Deliver “The Talk”

    Research shows that parents are the best resource for information when it comes to teaching children about the birds and the bees, but knowing just when and how to approach the subject can be difficult. When it comes to having Read More
  • Unleashing your Child's Creativity

    Is creativity genetically predetermined? Environmental? Can parents aid its development? Answers: somewhat, yes, and yes. The good news is everyone is born creative. The bad news is that creativity seems to diminish significantly by fourth grade. Creativity is applying original Read More
  • Using Technology to Connect Kids with Nature

    Today, limitless options exist for kids to use technology in their everyday lives, so why not use this tool to also engage kids with nature? Marstel-Day Advisory Board Member Evan Hirsche spoke of this as part of Marstel-Day’s #StandwithWildlife series. Read More
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articles from july

IMAGE Unleashing your Child's Creativity
Is creativity genetically predetermined? Environmental? Can parents aid its development? Answers: somewhat, yes, and yes. The good news is everyone... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Smart Beginnings
“Studies by the Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the Economic Policy Institute share this common conclusion: investing now in early childhood... Read More...
IMAGE Preparing Your Teenage Driver for the Rules of the Road
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, motor vehicle accidents are particularly high in the first years that a teenager is eligible... Read More...
IMAGE 5 Fun, Low-Cost Family Adventures You Didn’t Think Of
Load up the kids and head out for a day trip or weekend getaway that the whole family can enjoy. Let the adventures begin: 1 At Luray Caverns, take a... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: Sugar Shack Donuts
Everyone loves a good donut, especially our readers. This is why it comes as no surprise that Sugar Shack Donuts was voted “Best Downtown... Read More...
IMAGE Best of the ‘Burg
Who’s your pediatrician? Where do you get your hair done? Can you recommend a good mechanic? Where’s a child-friendly place to eat downtown?... Read More...
IMAGE Providing Fresh Produce to Local Families
When the Rappahannock Area Health District was given a gracious grant to use in creative ways to help encourage healthy eating and reduce the obesity... Read More...
2016 FredParents' Family Favorites
We asked and you voted! Here are the results from our 2nd Annual FredParents' Family Favorites survey! If you are viewing on a smartphone or tablet,... Read More...
IMAGE Using Technology to Connect Kids with Nature
Today, limitless options exist for kids to use technology in their everyday lives, so why not use this tool to also engage kids with nature?... Read More...
IMAGE How to Deliver “The Talk”
Research shows that parents are the best resource for information when it comes to teaching children about the birds and the bees, but knowing just... Read More...

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It often feels as if everyone wants a piece of us—our time, our talents and our money. In this age of social media, the needs that exist not just locally, but globally, impact us every time we scroll through our newsfeeds. So how do we decide where to best dedicate our time?

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