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  • Halloween Events 2018

    FEATURED EVENTS Fiddlestix Halloween "SPOOKTACULAR"!  Oct 27. 3 - 5 pm. The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra presents a Fiddlestix Halloween "SPOOKTACULAR"! Come meet the instruments of the orchestra starting at 3pm followed by a Halloween concert at 4pm! Free! Costumes are encouraged! Where: UMW, Read More
  • Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Apple Picking - 2018

    Miller Farms Market Sept 29 - Oct 30. Weekdays: Market hours: 8 am - 6 pm. Pumpkin Patch Hours: 4 - 6 pm. Saturdays: 9 am - 5 pm.  Free Parking. Free Admission. Free Hayrides. Free fresh air! Jack O' Lanterns, Heirloom pumpkins, mini pumpkins, Read More
  • 13 Not-Too-Scary Halloween Movie Classics the Whole Family Can Enjoy Together

    Feeling haunted by the sugar surges of Halloweens past? Why not gather up your little brood of goblins for a sweet movie marathon sure to get you in the hallowed mood—no candy required. These not-too-spooky flicks are a festive way Read More
  • Foster Care Adoption Can Make a Lifetime of Difference

    What do you remember about your 18th birthday? A sense of freedom? A feeling that big things lay ahead? What allowed many of us to dream big and pursue goals as young adults was the strong foundation that started with Read More
  • Ask The Expert - Fredericksburg Academy

    It’s November, and we‘re excited to welcome Fredericksburg Academy as this month’s featured expert! This private school has changes since we last spoke (Spoiler alert: They have a new tutoring program that’s open to the public!). We were eager to Read More
  • All in the Family

    Do you remember your first job? I sure do! It was at my dad’s side gig where he sold Jacques Cohen Espadrilles products out of the family van. I’d get up before the sun and go to the flea market Read More
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featured articles

IMAGE Ask The Expert - Fredericksburg Academy
It’s November, and we‘re excited to welcome Fredericksburg Academy as this month’s featured expert! This private school has changes since we... Read More...
IMAGE Gearing Up for Cold & Flu Season
Each year as winter sets in, we all know what comes out: germs. As cold and flu season gets under way, what can parents do to keep their children... Read More...
IMAGE The Scarecrows Are Coming!
Welcome to Fredericksburg's 4th annual ScarecrowFest! It's time to vote for your favorite scarecrows! You can pick up a paper ballot at participating... Read More...
IMAGE November is National Literacy Month
One of the best things about being a mom is sitting next to my children, reading with them, and having that moment of rest to soak it all in. The... Read More...
IMAGE Letter to the Readers: Pieces of Me
As a child, everyone realized I was my grandmother’s favorite. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for me. Didn’t matter what I asked of... Read More...
IMAGE Yes, Therapy Is That Important—Here’s Why
Having your child see a therapist is forward-thinking and beneficial As a child, my classmates bullied me. “Bullied” is too kind a word: my... Read More...
IMAGE All in the Family
Do you remember your first job? I sure do! It was at my dad’s side gig where he sold Jacques Cohen Espadrilles products out of the family van.... Read More...
IMAGE Walk the Walk
This month, we want to show love to a free and fast way to spend time with the family while improving your mental and physical health. Walking.... Read More...
IMAGE Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Apple Picking - 2018
Miller Farms Market Sept 29 - Oct 30. Weekdays: Market hours: 8 am - 6 pm. Pumpkin Patch Hours: 4 - 6 pm. Saturdays: 9 am - 5 pm.  Free... Read More...
IMAGE 13 Not-Too-Scary Halloween Movie Classics the Whole Family Can Enjoy Together
Feeling haunted by the sugar surges of Halloweens past? Why not gather up your little brood of goblins for a sweet movie marathon sure to get you in... Read More...
IMAGE Tackling the Costume Conundrum
Ask my 4-year-old daughter Ellie what she wants to be for Halloween and she’ll tell you a cat. Ask her the next day and she’ll tell you a witch.... Read More...
IMAGE Halloween Events 2018
FEATURED EVENTS Fiddlestix Halloween "SPOOKTACULAR"!  Oct 27. 3 - 5 pm. The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra presents a Fiddlestix Halloween... Read More...
IMAGE Foster Care Adoption Can Make a Lifetime of Difference
What do you remember about your 18th birthday? A sense of freedom? A feeling that big things lay ahead? What allowed many of us to dream big and... Read More...
IMAGE Defending Your Frugality with One Phrase
I’ll be honest—despite my best efforts to have a nonchalant attitude about it, I still get a little bummed when others don’t understand my... Read More...
IMAGE Pretty in Plaid
Do you love the look of a plaid shirt but feel more “lumberjack” than “fall chic” when you wear one? I know I do. So, let’s all put our... Read More...

FredParent on Twitter

FredParent RT @SCPSchools: All Stafford County Public Schools will open two hours late today, Friday, November 16 due to standing water on back roads…
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FredParent RT @EileensBakery: 🎄SANTA ALERT🎄 - Breakfast with Santa tickets have gone on SALE for Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Order online to…
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FredParent Letter to the Readers: Pieces of Me - Fredericksburg Parent and Family https://t.co/aTZJUjNPO7

FredParent on Twitter

FredParent RT @SCPSchools: All Stafford County Public Schools will open two hours late today, Friday, November 16 due to standing water on back roads…
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FredParent RT @EileensBakery: 🎄SANTA ALERT🎄 - Breakfast with Santa tickets have gone on SALE for Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Order online to…
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FredParent Letter to the Readers: Pieces of Me - Fredericksburg Parent and Family https://t.co/aTZJUjNPO7
FredParent First winter weather advisory of the season! #letitsnowletitsnowletitsnow https://t.co/Hf3Ai3uyC9
FredParent Facials at VIVA For the Win - Fredericksburg Parent and Family https://t.co/0mJwL4djbN

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Pouches' Community Corner

Be KIND at Home and Abroad

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This month, Pouches highlights two community events and one international aid opportunity for families to support. 

On October 13, there will be a Kindness Day pancake breakfast at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. On the 20th, the Happy and Healthy Kids Fair is at the Children's Museum Fredericksburg.

Also in October, Pouches is preparing for a trip to Ecuador to bring used orthotics and prosthetics to people in need in that country. 

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