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CRRL Tutoring

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) is known for its vast collection of books, professional staff and facilities that offer work areas, computers...

Government Island

Looking for a great place to hike, explore history and spend some time with the family, including the furry, four-legged variety? Stafford County’s Government...

Dr. Angela Tsai Robson, O.D. and Associates—Premier Eyecare

Premier Eyecare in Fredericksburg is the one-stop-shop for all vision needs. With comprehensive services, quality care and a stock of lenses and frames, Drs....

Entrepreneurial Kids Make More Money

Does your child have big ideas and even bigger goals? Do they think outside the box to meet those goals? If so, they may...

Inexpensive Outdoor Family Excursions Near Fredericksburg

Camping is a great, inexpensive way to get tweens and teens to unplug from gaming and other time-consuming screen time devices and spend physical...

Small Life Changes Can Help Protect Mother Earth and Save Money

Wastefulness is a real problem that continues to impact our environment. We need to be proactive now in order to leave our children and...

The Cost of Midlife Crises

It’s said that men make a midlife crisis purchase around the age of 47. I can attest that this is a completely accurate statistic...

Preparing Your Wallet for Possible Harsh Economic Times

Are you like me and wonder if a recession is coming in 2022? Now is the time take a look at your finances and...

Frugal Family Fun

It’s summertime in the ‘Burg! My boys love to get outside and enjoy all that our city has to offer, but this frugal-minded momma...

Spend, Save, Give

As the school year wraps up and the kids will soon be home all day every day, it’s a good idea to talk with...

Deals You Thought You Couldn’t Afford

“What are we doing tomorrow?” is a commonly asked phrase by my eldest. I fully acknowledge that he is an extravert and he gets...

Going Mad for Mediterranean!

My son is an odd duck when it comes to his food preferences. He loves vegan bratwursts but won’t touch simple macaroni and cheese....

Before You Head to the Grocery Store …

You know by now that the No. 1 trick to saving money at the grocery store and staying organized is to meal plan rather...

Remarkable Rainbow Apple Pie!

Folks love fall and October events so much it can be easy to forget that the height of apple picking season is actually still...

The Benefits of Grocery Shopping in Person

Why a trip to the store is your best option for saving the most time and money Something that has become a huge trend to...

Put It On a Stick!

I’m no statistician, but I’d say you probably increase the chances that your kids are going to eat something by at least 50% if...

Amazing Stuffed Avocados!

There is nothing I love more than sitting down to a hot lunch! I’m not a cold sandwich kind of person, so I usually...

Dining Out with Diverse Dietary Needs

When I graduated high school in the 90s and had a dinner out to celebrate after the ceremony, my family insisted on a fancy...

The Bountiful “Bundt-wich!”

One of my favorite dinner obsessions is to have “giant sandwich night” as it is affectionately referred to in my household. Basically, we assemble...

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Ask the Expert: Fredericksburg Academy

“It really just takes an idea.” 30 years after parents launched the region’s only independent school, Fredericksburg Academy’s student-focused approach continues to innovate   Fredericksburg Academy was...

Ask the Expert: Mary Washington Healthcare

Midwives make a difference   Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM’s) are highly qualified and educated health professionals who aim to honor a woman’s birth wishes. According to...

Ask the Expert: Fredericksburg Orthodontics

Making it easier to afford the perfect smile As families face higher costs for food, gas and other necessities, paying for orthodontics can be stressful....

Parenting on Vacation

I'm in the middle of a lovely two-week stay at a beach house rental in the Outer Banks. We’re lucky enough to go every...

ASK MOM: Mom tired of son blaming everybody but himself

Mom is tired of son blaming everybody but himself by Mary Follin and Erika Guerrero THE PROBLEM: My son (9 yo) has a bad habit of...

A Busy Weekend

There was lots of dadding going down in Fredericksburg this last weekend. I went all over the area, doing stuff with my son, my...

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Top 10 Ways to Show Gratitude This Thanksgiving Season

  SPONSORED BY Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships according to Harvard...

It’s Time to Pause and Reflect

It’s crazy how fast we go from summer into the holiday season. From pumpkin everything to spooky season, early fall can be a blur...

ASK MOM: “Bad Mom” Suffering Extreme Mom Guilt

THE PROBLEM: I feel like a bad mom. I can never keep up with things—school lunches, laundry, getting dinner on the table—all the normal...

Parenting Out

Parenting is hard. Anyone who’s ever attempted it knows that. But it’s also one of the greatest sources of joy in life. One minute...