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Stafford Massage & Healing Arts

Sixty-seven percent of individuals in an American Massage Therapy Association survey said their main reason for getting a massage in the last year was...

Hazelwild Country Day Preschool

Choosing a preschool with an environment that promotes learning and fun—and feels safe for the child and parents—is an important endeavor. Hazelwild Farm Country...

Dogtopia

Your dog is a member of the family and deserves the best when it comes to daycare, boarding facilities and spa services. Dogtopia of...

Christmas is Coming. Now Let’s Find Those Deals!

While sitting poolside, thinking of ideas for my next column, my thrifty budget-conscious friend curiously asked if I had a list of hidden-gem deals...

Don’t Judge People by How They Spend Money

Do you buy generic because you want to or because you have to? This got me thinking. While checking out at Aldi last week,...

Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping

The idea of shopping for back-to-school (BTS) sounds strange after 18 months of emergency homeschooling of virtual and hybrid learning. As parents, it is...

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...

Dealing with Dislikes

Many friends and acquaintances may admire the pretty and healthy spreads and salads I compose for dinner, but after being inspired, it is always...

Cookies to Keep Us Close

My son is officially a teenager now, and the distance between us grows by the day. Truth be told, he has never been super...

The Easiest Trick to Organize Your Pantry

Was it just me, or did you notice that a lot of your friends and acquaintances were tackling their pantry during quarantine and all...

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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Ask the Expert: A Mother’s Perspective Doula Services

Knowledge can be a valuable antidote to the anxiety many women experience as they move through the physical and emotional changes brought on by...

RACSB: As Schools Return, Parents Should Focus on Rebuilding Resilience

As children in the Fredericksburg region return to in-person school, area mental health counselors who work with children encourage parents to remember that for...

Ask the Expert: Fredericksburg Orthodontics

When we hear the word “orthodontics,” many of us immediately think braces. But an orthodontist can function as a trusted guide and an important...

Ask the Expert: Mary Washington Physical Therapy

Mary Washington Healthcare announces the addition of new physical therapy clinics in the Fredericksburg region that will allow area residents to access this important...

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 MOM: Child Desperate Not to Go Back to School

Child Desperate Not to Go Back to School by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: My 9-year-old son has always hated going to school. He’s...

ASK MOM: My Child is a Slob

My Child is a Slob by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: I am worried about my daughter’s ability to organize herself. She leaves a...

ASK MOM: Daughter is Mean to Her Friends

  Daughter is Mean to Her Friends by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: I’m worried about my daughter and how she treats her friends. (She’s...

Love, Life & Little Ones

My Child is Anxious About Going to Kindergarten

Dear Ms. Lydia, My son turned 5 in June and is starting kindergarten in the fall. He has always been an anxious and shy child,...

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...

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The History Behind Your Favorite Halloween Candies

Dressing up as your favorite superhero or princess is fun, but Halloween is all about the candy. Some of our favorite Halloween candies have...

5 Spooky & Sweet Halloween Recipes [with Recipes]

Get the whole family in the kitchen with these fun, no-bake Halloween treat recipes! Little ones will love sprinkling goodies onto the White Chocolate...

ASK MOM: Son Upset When Routine is Disrupted

Son Upset When Routine is Disrupted by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: When my son was a baby, we kept him on a tight...

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One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society....

Dadding at Snead’s Asparagus Farm

It’s official, people: fall is here. And fall means pumpkin patches and PSLs, at least if you want to believe my wife’s pajama shirts....

Ask the Expert: A Mother’s Perspective Doula Services

Knowledge can be a valuable antidote to the anxiety many women experience as they move through the physical and emotional changes brought on by...

Six Encouraging Words for Overwhelmed Parents

There ARE some days when everything goes right. But as the mother of four children,  those days are the exception and not the rule. I...

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I am so tired. It feels like for the past year I’ve been stretching to fill a void that didn’t have an end date....

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