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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...

Stafford Crossing Community Church

Written by Lenora Kruk-Mullanaphy ‘It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’ve been or what you’ve done—you matter to God, and that means you matter...

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...

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

The best tip I received from a realtor when I was looking to buy my house was to find a good realtor, not just...

How to Pick a Financial Advisor

Before I write about picking a financial advisor, you might be asking yourself what exactly is a financial advisor? Well, a financial advisor is...

Stop Apologizing and Start Saving!

It’s a well-established joke that there are plenty of “Karens” out there who, in an effort to get what they want, are nasty and...

Pizza for Breakfast

I’m not a morning person. The cliché of a preteen sleeping in all morning and his frustrated early bird parents is reversed in this...

Get Out of the Kitchen Faster

By Debra Caffrey   Sitting down to a great family meal is awesome, but preparing it and cleaning up after it can be a drag, am...

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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...

5 Home Hazards Facing Young Children

Written by Rhiannon Ellis Home. It’s our sanctuary and our safe place. It’s where we start and end each day. Home is where we make...

4 Tips for Tear-Free Check-Ups

Written by Sara Lyons   The average child will have nine well visits in their first two years of life and at least one checkup every...

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...

Expanded Fitness Options Coming to the Ron Rosner Family YMCA

Written by Emily Freehling Variety is key to sticking with a fitness routine. Having access to different types of workouts on a daily basis, and having...

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...

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...

ASK MOM: My Daughter Repulses Other Kids

  My Daughter Repulses Other Kids by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: My daughter is desperate for a friend—even ONE friend would do—but every time...

ASK MOM: Scared of 5-Year-Old Son

Scared of 5-Year-Old Son by Mary Follin and Kristi Crosson THE PROBLEM: I’m a little afraid of my five-year-old son. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but...

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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...

Love It! Home Improvement Tips to Transform Your Family’s Home Into a Castle

As we spend more time at home waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a great time to make home improvements. Sprucing up your home can...

We Plant Trees

Ever wonder what our community would look like without trees? The nature trails, parks and roadsides would be barren and industrial. The Fredericksburg area...

Spring Rebirth

April is one of my favorite months. The flowers are in bloom, the trees have blossoms, the birds sing at first sunlight and the...

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...

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...

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Spring Rebirth

April is one of my favorite months. The flowers are in bloom, the trees have blossoms, the birds sing at first sunlight and the...

Weecycled Wardrobe Cutest Outfit Contest

Does your little cutie have a flair for fashion? If so, we want to know! Show us your favorite outfit on your adorable children and...

Little Fish Swimming Brings Personalized Swim Instruction to Central Park

This spring, a home-grown business is taking root in Fredericksburg’s Central Park. Little Fish Swimming started in 2007 when sisters Keri Rayford and Rochelle Preut...

List It!: Getting Your Home Market Ready for Your Family’s Move

You’ve made the decision to sell what is probably your greatest financial asset—your home. You couldn’t have picked a better time. There are many...

For colonoscopies, 45 is the new 50

Mary Washington Healthcare urges adults of all ages to remember that early detection of colorectal cancer saves lives The rate of diagnosis of colorectal cancer...