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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....

Freddy Donuts

At Freddy Donuts in Downtown Fredericksburg, the doughy creations are taken to another level. Each doughnut is handmade. The kitchen doesn’t include automated systems, because...

Triton Fitness

Triton is “where gains happen.” The gym offers personal training and corrective exercise, powerlifting, nutrition counseling and more. Trident Fitness makes it easy to take...

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...

6 Tips to Travel on the Cheap

As a mom, I find it labor-intensive to travel since I am the one who gathers and packs most of the things. While I...

End Money Silence

Whenever possible, I avoid small talk on politics, religion, weather, and death. Facetiously, talking about money doesn’t scare me as much as half of...

What Do You Do For You?

As chief family officer, I’m constantly finding myself putting the needs of everyone else in my household first. This puts me in a precarious...

Simplicity of Life with Less Stuff

  With the holiday season upon us, are you jonesin’ for the newest tech gadget? Are your children making lists of all their wants and...

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...

Have More Fun in the Kitchen!

If the pandemic has taught us anything about cooking, it’s that it never stops! During quarantine, everyone embraced baking and home cooking. But as...

Super Stromboli!

My husband takes his football viewing very seriously. What began as a nice way to decompress from the pressures of work and adult responsibilities...

Fighting Inflation at the Grocery Store

Pandemic-related supply chain shortages, staffing issues and lots of other interrelated complexities have added up to inflation on food and groceries. Let’s be honest—none...

The Coolest Way to Hot Cocoa! 

With the holidays and cold weather approaching, it’s time to stock up on your favorite hot chocolate blends for snow days and Christmas morning...

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Ask the Expert: Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg

Food allergies affect 1 in 13 U.S. children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But while some parents may remember being...

Ask The Expert: Mary Washington Pediatric Therapy

One in 44 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

The Marshall School Gets to the Root of Students’ Learning Struggles

Virtual open houses give parents a chance to explore this unique K-12 school Learning is a human skill that looks a little bit different for...

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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ASK MOM: Daughter won’t do as she’s told, mom sick of it

THE PROBLEM: My daughter (she’s 11), will never do what I tell her to do. I’m not particularly demanding, but if I ask her...

How Not To Be a Good Dad: Summer Edition!

Summer has flown by and will be over before you know it. But there's still some time left to get in those summer activities....

The Sounds of My Roots

I enjoy being mindful. I don’t purposefully meditate or do yoga, although I am sure I should, but I do enjoy being mindful of...

10 Great Summer Playdates for School Agers

School’s out, summer is in! No more alarm clocks. No more homework. No more routine. For school-age children, summertime means freedom! For the grownups...