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  • Ask the Expert: Grymes Memorial School

    As one school year closes, another appears on the horizon. If you are looking for a new school for your child, or are just starting the adventure with your rising kindergartener, Grymes Memorial School in beautiful Orange County, Virginia, is Read More
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Finding a Cure for a Genetic Nuisance

    National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month “It’s like breathing through a straw.” That’s what children and adults living with cystic fibrosis tell Terri Quinan. She’s the executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Virginia Chapter. May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Read More
  • Don't Panic About Anxiety: Teach Teens to Navigate Nerves When Anxiousness Strikes

    With so many kids afflicted with anxiety these days, parents are wise to discuss how to manage nerves with teens before anxiousness becomes a problem. This means starting conversations in late elementary school and throughout middle school, rather than waiting Read More
  • The Mom Style Rut

    4 Ways to Refresh Your Wardrobe April showers bring May flowers...and May brings us Mother’s Day. It’s fitting. As moms, we make sure all of our flowers are taken care of, we give them the strength to grow and relish Read More
  • Easy Arancini!

    I’m not one to encourage stereotypes, but when it comes to food, I feed people like an Italian grandma! I always seem to make too much, especially when it comes to extravagant Italian dishes. I am happy when the recipients Read More
  • Eating Good (with Kids in Tow!) at The Metro Diner

    Where can you feed three hungry little boys and enjoy a mimosa with your chicken and waffles? The Metro Diner in the Greenbriar Shopping Center. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, hosted by Read More
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IMAGE 2018 Family Favorites
Welcome to our 4th annual Family Favorites contest!  Vote for your favorites, and enter to win a Science Museum of Virginia SWAG bag plus four... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Grymes Memorial School
As one school year closes, another appears on the horizon. If you are looking for a new school for your child, or are just starting the adventure... Read More...
IMAGE Cystic Fibrosis: Finding a Cure for a Genetic Nuisance
National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month “It’s like breathing through a straw.” That’s what children and adults living with cystic fibrosis... Read More...
IMAGE Don't Panic About Anxiety: Teach Teens to Navigate Nerves When Anxiousness Strikes
With so many kids afflicted with anxiety these days, parents are wise to discuss how to manage nerves with teens before anxiousness becomes a... Read More...
IMAGE Navigating Kids Through Traumatic Events
Electronic warning signs with “See Something, Say Something” and “Report Suspicious Behavior” are becoming as common on school grounds as... Read More...
IMAGE How to Raise a Resilient Child
Scary things pop into my head when I see my kid flipping out over not getting a toy in the grocery store checkout aisle. I picture my kid, in the... Read More...
IMAGE Letter to the Readers: Lasting Influence
I read the Bible every night as a kid. My grandmother believed it would lead to good character, and she worked to instill solid values in me. As I... Read More...
IMAGE The Art of Counting Change
Is it me or do today's children and teens have a fuzzy concept of money? Perhaps it's because they don't see money exchanged at the point-of-sale.... Read More...
IMAGE Macy's Backstage for Mother's Day
Hello FredParents and Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of this special holiday, shopping for yourself is in order. When does that happen, right? I... Read More...
IMAGE Eating Good (with Kids in Tow!) at The Metro Diner
Where can you feed three hungry little boys and enjoy a mimosa with your chicken and waffles? The Metro Diner in the Greenbriar Shopping Center. If... Read More...
IMAGE The Laila Rose Foundation
Established in 2006 in memory of Laila Rose Engh, The Laila Rose Foundation partners with Living Hope Adoptions to provide financial assistance to... Read More...
IMAGE Easy Arancini!
I’m not one to encourage stereotypes, but when it comes to food, I feed people like an Italian grandma! I always seem to make too much, especially... Read More...
IMAGE The Mom Style Rut
4 Ways to Refresh Your Wardrobe April showers bring May flowers...and May brings us Mother’s Day. It’s fitting. As moms, we make sure all of our... Read More...

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Established in 2006 in memory of Laila Rose Engh, The Laila Rose Foundation partners with Living Hope Adoptions to provide financial assistance to families adopting foreign born children with medical needs. Laila Rose, the namesake of the charity, and her mother, Lisa, lost their lives tragically in an automobile accident in 2005.

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