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Grass Roots Lawn and Landscaping

A family-owned business, Grass Roots Lawn and Landscaping serves residential and commercial properties in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Ladysmith. The company has received numerous...

Pohanka Honda

One thing that changes when you have children is automobile choices. While sporty, two-door vehicles with just room enough for an overnight bag may...

Weecycled Wardrobe

By Lenore Kruk-Mullanaphy After frequent trips to a consignment sale in another part of the state, two long-time friends thought it would be ideal to...

Green Living

“It’s not easy being green,” sings a frog named Kermit. This may be true for a frog, but it’s certainly not true for my...

Menu Planning Myths Debunked

I hear it all the time: Fellow parents and household managers who know meal planning is a smart and economical habit and wish they...

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Home-grown Gardening Fun

Get down and dirty planing flowers or food as a family   Heading outdoors, especially in the age of COVID-19, is the perfect way for families...

Tips for Organizing the Playroom

Over the years, I have tried dozens of organizing strategies for the playroom. Who doesn’t love clean lines, order and almost no clutter? But...

Bringing Baby Home: Top Car Seats for 2021

Bringing baby home is an exciting moment that new parents anticipate for months leading up to the big day. Choosing the right car seat...

7 Things to Remember When Your Child Throws a Temper Tantrum

By Sarah Lyons When your child throws a tantrum, it is easy to get frustrated, overwhelmed, angry and embarrassed especially if the tantrum occurs in...

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 the Expert: Allergy Partners

Trusted Advice for All Kinds of Allergy Questions   Irina Dawson, MD, joined the team at Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg in October 2020, after completing her...

Ask the Expert: Learning Enhancement Centers

When a child is struggling in school, it can be hard for parents to know where to turn for solutions. But when parents have...

Ask the Expert: Mary Washington Sleep Medicine

Good Sleep Keeps You Healthy from Head to Toe by Emily Freehling   It’s hard to overestimate the importance of getting enough quality sleep. Good sleep keeps...

Ask the Expert: Fredericksburg Academy Partnership Gives Students a Role in Protecting the Bay

Interviewed by Emily Freehling Learning isn’t a one-way transfer of knowledge from teacher to student. It’s an experience that changes the way a student understands...

Am I Raising a Narcissist?

              Am I Raising a Narcissist? by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: I have recently learned that one of my friends is a narcissist (as...

ASK MOM: Son Has Anxiety About World Ending

Son Has Anxiety About World Ending by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: I’m afraid my 13-year old son has gotten into some stuff on...

ASK MOM: Mom Loves One Child More Than the Other

Mom Loves One Child More Than the Other by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: My daughter, who is now eight, was so easy I...

Love, Life & Little Ones

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...

Ms. Lydia, My Child has a Speech Delay

Dear Ms. Lydia, I am a first-time mom, and I am worried about my son’s speech development. He is 2 ½ years old and has...

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Ask the Expert: Spotsylvania Towne Centre

From its Concert in Lights and visiting Santa Claus, to shopping and dining with and for those you love, Spotsylvania Towne Centre is...

An Ode to December

to the tune of Jingle Bells   Dashing through the mall with 2 small kids in towThe line for Santa’s long, but still we...

Top Ten Tuesday: Things We’re Thankful For This Year

Thanksgiving week is upon us! We thought it would be fun to share a few things we're thankful for this year. 2015 has been...

Count Your Blessings

I have to give my husband credit for inspiring this blog post.  He was smart to recognize that our family needed an adventure...

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...

Snowy Morning Memories

When I was in my 20s I had occasion to visit the village where Silent Night was written. Since I was living in Munich...

Why Me? (A Thanksgiving Reminder)

By Dianna Flett "Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, “Why me?”, then a voice answers “Nothing personal, your name just happened to...