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Battlefield Country Store

Reminiscent of an old-fashioned general store, a hub where people shopped and gathered for friendly conversation, the Battlefield Country Store is that and so...

Helping Hands

Helping Hands Inc. in Stafford has helped children develop the skills they need to get the most out of life for the past 15...

Grass Roots Lawn and Landscaping

A family-owned business, Grass Roots Lawn and Landscaping serves residential and commercial properties in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Ladysmith. The company has received numerous...

How We Changed Our Relationship with Money

The year was 2007, my husband and I were DINKs (dual income no kids) and spent money on home improvements, eating out and travel...

How Meal Planning Can Keep You Healthy

You know by now that meal planning and cooking food at home is going to save you more time and money than if you...

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RACSB Offers Tips for Parents as Families Emerge from the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a traumatic event in the lives of many children, cutting them off from peers, schools and favorite activities. The pandemic...

Fredericksburg Christian School: Educating Christian Leaders for Life

Since it was founded in 1979, Fredericksburg Christian School has been a destination for families who want an educational experience for their children that...

Ask the Expert: Compass Counseling Services

  Board-Certified Behavior Analysts help children learn important communication and life skills.   About 1 in 54 children in the U.S. have autism spectrum disorder, according to...

Ask the Expert: Allergy Partners

Trusted Advice for All Kinds of Allergy Questions   Irina Dawson, MD, joined the team at Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg in October 2020, after completing her...

Ask the Expert: Learning Enhancement Centers

When a child is struggling in school, it can be hard for parents to know where to turn for solutions. But when parents have...

ASK MOM: Is My Kid Faking It?

Is My Kid Faking It? by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: I’m beginning to worry about how often my son misrepresents things (he’s 9)....

ASK MOM: Terrified of Kids Online

Terrified of Kids Online by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: There are some kids (boys and girls) who are picking on my daughter, mostly...

ASK MOM: My Son Can’t Control Himself

    My Son Can't Control Himself by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: Since my son was little, he’s had a tendency to blurt things out...

Love, Life & Little Ones

COVID and PTSD in Kids

Ms. Lydia, I need some help for my 6-year-old daughter. My mother died in March from COVID-19. My daughter was close to her grandmother, and...

How Can I Protect My Autistic Son from Bullying?

Dear Ms. Lydia, I am the father of three children, ages 5, 7 and 9. My 9-year-old son has been diagnosed with autism at a...

Ms. Lydia, My Child has a Speech Delay

Dear Ms. Lydia, I am a first-time mom, and I am worried about my son’s speech development. He is 2 ½ years old and has...

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The Marshall School: Learning Starts with a Supportive Community

To unlock the emotional capacity to tackle academic challenges, students need a learning environment where they feel their teachers and peers support them, appreciate...

ASK MOM: My Son is Rude to Me

ASK MOM: My Son is Rude to Me by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: I’ve gotten into this weird dynamic with my kid. The...

Volunteers for the Blind

Helen Keller said, “Blind people are just like seeing people in the dark. The loss of sight does not impair the qualities of mind...

By George! Visit Historic Ferry Farm This Summer

On the banks of the Rappahannock River overlooking Fredericksburg sits Ferry Farm, the boyhood home of George Washington, who moved to the property at...

Helping Our Kids with Anxiety

I love my memory feed. I revisited something I posted on social media from a couple of years back. It allowed me to remember...

Snowy Morning Memories

When I was in my 20s I had occasion to visit the village where Silent Night was written. Since I was living in Munich...

Why Me? (A Thanksgiving Reminder)

By Dianna Flett "Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, “Why me?”, then a voice answers “Nothing personal, your name just happened to...