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Government Island

Looking for a great place to hike, explore history and spend some time with the family, including the furry, four-legged variety? Stafford County’s Government...

Dr. Angela Tsai Robson, O.D. and Associates—Premier Eyecare

Premier Eyecare in Fredericksburg is the one-stop-shop for all vision needs. With comprehensive services, quality care and a stock of lenses and frames, Drs....

Freddy Donuts

At Freddy Donuts in Downtown Fredericksburg, the doughy creations are taken to another level. Each doughnut is handmade. The kitchen doesn’t include automated systems, because...

Small Life Changes Can Help Protect Mother Earth and Save Money

Wastefulness is a real problem that continues to impact our environment. We need to be proactive now in order to leave our children and...

The Cost of Midlife Crises

It’s said that men make a midlife crisis purchase around the age of 47. I can attest that this is a completely accurate statistic...

Preparing Your Wallet for Possible Harsh Economic Times

Are you like me and wonder if a recession is coming in 2022? Now is the time take a look at your finances and...

Frugal Family Fun

It’s summertime in the ‘Burg! My boys love to get outside and enjoy all that our city has to offer, but this frugal-minded momma...

Spend, Save, Give

As the school year wraps up and the kids will soon be home all day every day, it’s a good idea to talk with...

Deals You Thought You Couldn’t Afford

“What are we doing tomorrow?” is a commonly asked phrase by my eldest. I fully acknowledge that he is an extravert and he gets...

6 Tips to Travel on the Cheap

As a mom, I find it labor-intensive to travel since I am the one who gathers and packs most of the things. While I...

End Money Silence

Whenever possible, I avoid small talk on politics, religion, weather, and death. Facetiously, talking about money doesn’t scare me as much as half of...

The Benefits of Grocery Shopping in Person

Why a trip to the store is your best option for saving the most time and money Something that has become a huge trend to...

Put It On a Stick!

I’m no statistician, but I’d say you probably increase the chances that your kids are going to eat something by at least 50% if...

Amazing Stuffed Avocados!

There is nothing I love more than sitting down to a hot lunch! I’m not a cold sandwich kind of person, so I usually...

Dining Out with Diverse Dietary Needs

When I graduated high school in the 90s and had a dinner out to celebrate after the ceremony, my family insisted on a fancy...

The Bountiful “Bundt-wich!”

One of my favorite dinner obsessions is to have “giant sandwich night” as it is affectionately referred to in my household. Basically, we assemble...

Have More Fun in the Kitchen!

If the pandemic has taught us anything about cooking, it’s that it never stops! During quarantine, everyone embraced baking and home cooking. But as...

Super Stromboli!

My husband takes his football viewing very seriously. What began as a nice way to decompress from the pressures of work and adult responsibilities...

Fighting Inflation at the Grocery Store

Pandemic-related supply chain shortages, staffing issues and lots of other interrelated complexities have added up to inflation on food and groceries. Let’s be honest—none...

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Ask the Expert: Fredericksburg Orthodontics

Making it easier to afford the perfect smile As families face higher costs for food, gas and other necessities, paying for orthodontics can be stressful....

Ask the Expert: Mary Washington Urgent Care

Summer is synonymous with fun for many kids. A break from school means more time for swimming, sports and other activities. Unfortunately, summer is...

Ask the Expert: Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg

Food allergies affect 1 in 13 U.S. children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But while some parents may remember being...

Parenting on Vacation

I'm in the middle of a lovely two-week stay at a beach house rental in the Outer Banks. We’re lucky enough to go every...

ASK MOM: Mom tired of son blaming everybody but himself

Mom is tired of son blaming everybody but himself by Mary Follin and Erika Guerrero THE PROBLEM: My son (9 yo) has a bad habit of...

A Busy Weekend

There was lots of dadding going down in Fredericksburg this last weekend. I went all over the area, doing stuff with my son, my...

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Teens value ‘doing good’ more than making money

Teens entering the workforce today face one of the worst recessions in decades but remain optimistic about their future careers. In fact, 90 percent...

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Adolescents with suicidal thoughts and elevated depression had stronger and faster reduction of symptoms when treated with family therapy compared to the standard treatment...

Prepped for summer camp

Kids will be happier if parents do homework By SHARON MILLER CINDRICH Each summer, more than 10 million children and adults attend a summer camp of...

LOVE STORY, PART II

By Mary Becelia A few years ago, I wrote an article for this magazine called "Love Letter to the Library." In it,...