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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...

Battlefield Country Store

Reminiscent of an old-fashioned general store, a hub where people shopped and gathered for friendly conversation, the Battlefield Country Store is that and so...

Helping Hands

Helping Hands Inc. in Stafford has helped children develop the skills they need to get the most out of life for the past 15...

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,...

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...

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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 the Expert: Compass Counseling Services

  Board-Certified Behavior Analysts help children learn important communication and life skills.   About 1 in 54 children in the U.S. have autism spectrum disorder, according to...

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...

ASK MOM: Other Moms Make Me Feel Bad About Myself

Other Moms Make Me Feel Bad About Myself by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: Everybody else seems to be better at “momming” than me....

ASK MOM: My Son is Rude to Me

ASK MOM: My Son is Rude to Me by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: I’ve gotten into this weird dynamic with my kid. The...

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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How Doulas Support Parents, Before, During and After Childbirth

If you or your partner are expecting a baby, you may want to investigate if the support of a doula is right for your...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I’m So Not Ready For Normal

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....

Helping Our Kids with Anxiety

I love my memory feed. I revisited something I posted on social media from a couple of years back. It allowed me to remember...