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    Get away to the Gaylord National this summer! The prize package includes: Two-night room accommodations for two peopleBreakfast one morningResort feesTaxesSelf-parking for one vehicle How to win: Please tell us why you enjoy reading Fredericksburg Parent and Family and the Read More
  • Ask the Expert: RACSB Prevention Services

    Opioid abuse has been declared a public health emergency in Virginia, and the annual number of drug overdose deaths continues to grow in the state and nationwide. While most of the overdose deaths seen in the Fredericksburg region stem from Read More
  • Beach Chic for Less

    Sunny summer days are here again! Are you ready to soak up some rays? If you need inspiration for beach or pool-side gear, you’ve come to the right spot. I’ve scoped out the mothership (Target) for a few pieces that Read More
  • The Gaylord National: Summer Fun for the Whole Family

    D.C.-area resort gives you all the feel of a distant vacation without the hassle Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River within eyeshot of Washington, D.C. towers the Gaylord National Resort anchoring National Harbor. An easy 51 miles away Read More
  • Dads Rock!

    Peruse the greeting card section around Father's Day and you'll find the shelves bursting with stereotypes about dads. While we may love to poke fun at his expense, we have more reasons to appreciate dear old Dad besides how handy Read More
  • Family Favorites: Parrish Learning Zone

    While you may not think of enrolling your child into a tutoring center during the summer, it may be a wise choice. A phenomenon researchers and educators call “The Summer Slide” happens when children spend much of the summer disengaged Read More
  • How to Plan a Photography Safari

    A photography safari, or photo scavenger hunt, is a creative, interactive way to usher your kids away from screens and out into nature this summer. Getting kids outside is more important than ever. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that kids Read More
  • Making Money: Entrepreneurial Kids

    Is it crazy to think your 10-year old could have an idea that could springboard into a money-making project? It is completely possible. “The world is your oyster,” quoted Shakespeare in Merry Wives of Windsor. Young entrepreneurs are making big Read More
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IMAGE Family Favorites: Parrish Learning Zone
While you may not think of enrolling your child into a tutoring center during the summer, it may be a wise choice. A phenomenon researchers and... Read More...
IMAGE United for CHANGE: How Three Schools Are Building A Brighter Future For Education Today
Amie Canter, founder of Advanced Concepts for a Better Future, is paving the way for a positive change in education. Through school and community... Read More...
IMAGE When My Kid Says "I Hate You," I Let Her
According to Neuroscience That Doesn't Make Me a Pushover “I hate that vest! I’m not wearing it!”“I hate going to the grocery store!”“I... Read More...
IMAGE On Being Dad
I’m a natural nurturer. This means as a father, I lean toward being more affectionate while choosing to see every situation my children... Read More...
IMAGE Dads Rock!
Peruse the greeting card section around Father's Day and you'll find the shelves bursting with stereotypes about dads. While we may love to poke fun... Read More...
IMAGE Making Money: Entrepreneurial Kids
Is it crazy to think your 10-year old could have an idea that could springboard into a money-making project? It is completely possible. “The world... Read More...
IMAGE The Gaylord National: Summer Fun for the Whole Family
D.C.-area resort gives you all the feel of a distant vacation without the hassle Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River within eyeshot of... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: RACSB Prevention Services
Opioid abuse has been declared a public health emergency in Virginia, and the annual number of drug overdose deaths continues to grow in the state... Read More...
IMAGE Summer Fun 2019
In between camps, trips to grandma's house, and lazy days at the pool, here are a bunch of fun ideas to keep you busy this summer! Outdoor Fun Summer... Read More...
IMAGE How to Plan a Photography Safari
A photography safari, or photo scavenger hunt, is a creative, interactive way to usher your kids away from screens and out into nature this summer.... Read More...
IMAGE Village Fathers
Village Fathers is a fatherhood education program and support group sponsored by Healthy Families Rappahannock. Its goal is to help fathers improve... Read More...
IMAGE The Split Table: How to Cook for Both the Vegetarians and Meat Eaters in Your Family
A few months ago, my husband announced he was going vegetarian. As the main meal planner, grocery shopper and cook of the house, I got nervous! Even... Read More...
IMAGE Beach Chic for Less
Sunny summer days are here again! Are you ready to soak up some rays? If you need inspiration for beach or pool-side gear, you’ve come to the right... Read More...

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Our Summer Camp Fair is BACK April 6th!! There will be so much fun for the kids!  

Mobile STEAM Museum with 12 hands on stations; Robotics activities;  Demos of dance gymnastics, and martial arts; Lots of local summer camp sign ups and info!

Vendors include:

Fredericksburg Fieldhouse
Youth Dance Society
Little Fish Swimming
Kids First Swim School - Fredericksburg, VA
Paragon Gymnastics

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Where: Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Pre-register for our summer camp fair featuring science, robots, and more robots! Your registration adds your name into a drawing for a chance to win a week at summer camp for your child at Paragon Gym for Kids! You can register for a SECOND chance to win on the day of the camp fair.

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Village Fathers

Village Fathers is a fatherhood education program and support group sponsored by Healthy Families Rappahannock Area. Its goal is to help fathers improve their parenting skills by promoting healthy and positive attitudes towards fatherhood and parenting.

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