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About Tiffany

Tiffany Capehart (E-letters). Tiffany is a creative Freelance Marketing & Communications Strategist. When she was in college and they asked her what she wanted to be, she quickly replied, “THE NEXT OPRAH!” However, while she didn’t quite make it into show biz, she has used her big ENFJ personality to help bring people together, take ideas to the next level and help her clients to explore possibilities they didn’t see on the horizon. With a BS in Communications concentration in Public Relations and minor in English from Radford University, her 10 year career has spanned from government to healthcare and even three years (2013 – 2016) as the Special Event Coordinator for Fredericksburg Parks & Rec (think Picnic in the Park, Soapbox Derby, Christmas Parade, etc).

In her spare time, you can find her with her Marine, two “bonus” kids (she has never been a fan of the word “stepkids”) and their rescue dog, Oakley making good on their goal to #spendlessdomore. But for just her, you’ll mostly find her down at the beach every day, making a stranger a friend, working out while dreaming about pizza, making lists for ALL THE THINGS, meal planning while trying not to burn down the kitchen or checking things off her always growing bucket list.

About Brenda

Brenda Sapanghila is a freelance Social Media Manger, former Fred Parent blogger, and work-at-home mom to two boys ages three and 18 months. She was recruited by webmaster Karen Charney while enjoying the Fredericksburg Christmas Parade with her family in 2013. She has been happily Pinning, Tweeting, Facebooking, Instagraming and creating Top Ten Tuesday lists for Fred Parent ever since. If you're looking for Brenda, you will almost always find her around town with her boys or updating a status somewhere via her phone. In her free time (hahahaha), Brenda enjoys things like DIY projects, pop-culture, cooking, and dry humor. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or on FPM's Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram pages.

About Debra

Debra Caffrey. Born in New York, Debra Caffrey earned a BA in English from Long Island University and taught high school English before moving onto working administratively at Stony Brook University and New York Institute of Technology. A published writer, Debra has had her poetry appear in Barbaric Yawp and Red Wheelbarrow. She became a stay-at-home mom when her son Aidan was born in 2008 and together with her husband, Kevin, relocated from Long Island to Fredericksburg shortly thereafter. In addition to being a mom and homemaker, Debra maintains a personal blog about motherhood at www.debracaffrey.blogspot.com. She started helping out at FPFM as part of their event staff in 2011 and enjoys promoting all the family friendly activities in town to the parents she encounters.

About Leigha

Leigha Pecher (Calendar Editor) is probably best known for her weekly "Cool Stuff To Do" E-newsletter. Originally from Boston, MA, Leigha came to the NoVa area to pursue her career in federal law enforcement in 2001. A former U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent and Intelligence Analyst turned stay-at-home mom, Leigha now happily works part-time from her home office while taking care of her two spirited young boys, Luke and Jacob. Their endless energy keeps her on the go and finding fun events to bring them to helps tremendously with her current job at FP. The 'Burg is now "home" for Leigha and her family, although she remains a staunch New England Patriots fan. She can be reached at Leigha@fredericksburgparent

About Karen

Karen Charney (Webmaster). Karen is a freelance webdesigner and has been FredParent's webmaster since 2005, when publisher Leigh Anne Van Doren strong-armed sweet-talked her into the job. Thankfully, the internet is portable, since she's a Marine wife and moved every few years. She's updated the FPM website from homes in North Carolina and Hawaii, and from hotel rooms in Italy, Germany, France, California, and Arizona. Karen has a BS in German business from Penn State, is a proud Marine wife of 22 years, and has 2 college-aged boys. 

Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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