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Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford

Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford, the winner of Fredericksburg Parent & Family magazine’s 2022 Family Favorites for Health & Wellness, is the private practice...

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...

Teenagers and Money (Goals)

It seems that every time my teenager has any significant money in his spending envelope, he feels the need to buy something now. As...

Saving for What Really Matters

When my husband and I were DINKs (dual income, no kids), we were carefree with our money and didn’t really budget for costs related...

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...

4 Old Fashioned Cooking Myths DeBunked!

Whether you are a seasoned home cook or a budding novice, you probably have some firm kitchen habits engrained in you that you’re not...

Outwit the Grocery Store!

Recently, my regular supermarket decided to rearrange the aisles and locations of items yet again, changing up literally everything in a massive overhaul. No...

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...

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Ask the Expert: Mary Washington Weight Loss Center

Medical approach to weight loss builds habits for a healthy life   Obesity affects more than 40%  of the American population, according to the Centers for...

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...

A Mother’s Perspective Doula Services

Personalized support can be the key to successful breastfeeding Breastfeeding offers a wide array of benefits to both babies and mothers, There are numerous health...

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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Fredericksburg Moving Forward in a Recession

Four area experts talk about trends you can look for in 2023   Remember all of the anticipation and fanfare that we entered the ‘20s with...

Transparency & Grace

How we handle tough times leaves an impression on our kids   Welcome to 2023. If you've been keeping score, this decade we've endured a pandemic, parts...

ASK MOM: Daughter favors dad, mom resents it

THE PROBLEM: My 3 yo daughter likes her father better than me. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but sometimes it makes me angry. I...

ASK MOM: Son bored unless he’s in front of a screen, mom sad about it

THE PROBLEM: I worry about my (8 yo) son and his addiction to screens. Even though ‘addiction’ is my word, I’m scared that it’s...