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  • 10 Things Kids Should Know Before Heading to College This Fall

    Your family has survived the testing, the essays, the applications and the waiting game. Now it’s time to teach your college-bound child some important skills before they head out of the house and explore the world on their own. Here Read More
  • 2018 Summer Fun

    Our calendar mama extraordinaire, Leigha Pecher, has assembled this incredible list of fun summer events and activities to keep you and your crew active and entertained this summer. Enjoy! Outdoor Fun: Summer Fun @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond: All programs Read More
  • Dashing Dads—The New “Dad Style”

    The “dad style” or the “dad uniform,” similar to yoga pants and T-shirts for moms, would be cargo pants, baggy T-shirts and flip-flops. Am I right? It’s not only women that get stuck in style ruts and need a little Read More
  • Ask the Expert: The Children's Clinic of Fredericksburg

    School is out, summer is here, and the pool is open! For many families, summer means sports, camps and hours playing outside. Our hope is for a safe and fun season. Dr. William Blake Johnson from The Children’s Clinic of Fredericksburg has over 22 years of experience in general pediatrics, neonatal Read More
  • A Visit from South Korea at Master YJ Kim’s Martial Arts Center

    From April 23-27, Master YJ Kim's Martial Arts Center in Spotsylvania hosted the Extreme Team Lexma from South Korea. For many of the young men it was their first time visiting the United States. Extreme Team Lexma shared their knowledge Read More
  • Doris E. Buffet (Dixon Park) Pool

    Nothing beats a cold pool on a hot day. Thanks to the Doris E. Buffett Pool (Dixon Park Pool), kids in the city of Fredericksburg can take a cool dip and enjoy other amenities, like its waterslide, water features for Read More
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featured articles

IMAGE Ask the Expert: The Children's Clinic of Fredericksburg
School is out, summer is here, and the pool is open! For many families, summer means sports, camps and hours... Read More...
IMAGE The Children’s Clinic Opens a New Location on Plank Road
On April 10, 2018, Dr. W. Blake Johnson, along with family, staff, friends, and patients, celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Children’s... Read More...
IMAGE 10 Things Kids Should Know Before Heading to College This Fall
Your family has survived the testing, the essays, the applications and the waiting game. Now it’s time to teach your college-bound child some... Read More...
IMAGE Dear Graduate, Your Parents Still Know What’s Best
I shunned college after high school. The thought of going to another institution where I was fed another pre-selected curriculum with limited... Read More...
IMAGE Teaching Kids to be Financially Responsible
Ever since my eldest was 6, we gave him a small allowance and told him if he saves for something he really wants then we would match his savings for... Read More...
IMAGE Doris E. Buffet (Dixon Park) Pool
Nothing beats a cold pool on a hot day. Thanks to the Doris E. Buffett Pool (Dixon Park Pool), kids in the city of Fredericksburg can take a cool dip... Read More...
IMAGE A Visit from South Korea at Master YJ Kim’s Martial Arts Center
From April 23-27, Master YJ Kim's Martial Arts Center in Spotsylvania hosted the Extreme Team Lexma from South Korea. For many of the young men it... Read More...
IMAGE Vacation Bible School 2018
If your church isn't listed, please email webmaster@fredericksburgparent.net to be included. Thanks! JUNE    Spotswood Baptist... Read More...
FXBG Summer Food Service Program
The Fredericksburg City Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and... Read More...
IMAGE Shedding That #DadBod
5 Fitness Tips for Dads Who Want to Get Into Better Shape this Summer Dads who’ve gained a little weight or feel out of shape may not know where or... Read More...
IMAGE My Father
I have a picture of my father in my office at work that I often glance at throughout the day. He’s sitting in between my mother and I smiling at... Read More...
IMAGE 2018 Summer Fun
Our calendar mama extraordinaire, Leigha Pecher, has assembled this incredible list of fun summer events and activities to keep you and your crew... Read More...
IMAGE Splash into Summer with Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area
Looking for a fun way to cool down this summer? Look no further than the Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area’s Splash event! According to Executive... Read More...
IMAGE The Importance of Family Meals
The family meal is a lost art in today’s rush-around society. Jobs, extracurricular activities and a family’s hurried way of life might make it... Read More...
IMAGE Dashing Dads—The New “Dad Style”
The “dad style” or the “dad uniform,” similar to yoga pants and T-shirts for moms, would be cargo pants, baggy T-shirts and flip-flops. Am I... Read More...

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Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area Splash EventMassadYMCA

For the past seven years, Smart Beginnings has thrown the Splash Pool Party fundraiser. This summer, the event will be held on June 24, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Steve & Cheri Thurston Water Park at the Massad Family YMCA. Tickets range in price from $12 for a single ticket, $20 for couples and $35 for a family/group of four and each ticket also covers a hot dog, bag of chips and a drink.

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