Dad: Party of One

  • Quarantine Discoveries

    Quarantine Discoveries

    by Dianna Flett I’ve discovered a lot of things about myself during this period of quarantine. Some are good; some are not. But I’m surprised at my age that there is still so much to discover....

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  • Fredericksburg Area Builders Association Seeks Masks

    Fredericksburg Area Builders Association Seeks Masks

    Our area is seeing an increase in positive cases of COVID-19. Our local hospitals, medical centers, and health care providers need our help. There is a critical shortage of the protective N95...

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  • Gabriel Pons & Pouches Discuss the City Spirit Initiative [Video]

    Gabriel Pons & Pouches Discuss the City Spirit Initiative [Video]

    The post Gabriel Pons & Pouches Discuss the City Spirit Initiative [Video] appeared first on Fredericksburg Parent & Family.

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  • Celebrating Your Kid’s Birthday Party at Home During the Coronavirus

    Celebrating Your Kid’s Birthday Party at Home During the Coronavirus

    By Cheryl Maguire “Will I be able to have my birthday party?” My daughter’s 12th birthday is in April and she has been planning her birthday party for the past month. With recent lockdowns and...

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  • Downtown Greens

    Downtown Greens

    By Lenora Kruk-Mullanaphy  When gardening behind her Charles Street home in Fredericksburg, Laura Shepherd* found children in the neighborhood enjoyed helping. She gave them land to nurture and...

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  • Safeguarding Your Child’s Personally Identifiable Information

    Safeguarding Your Child’s Personally Identifiable Information

    by Nikki Ducas Maybe I am too trusting or a bit naïve, but I was startled to learn that my identity could be stolen by answering an online survey on social media or by using a free Wi-Fi hot spot....

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  • Family Favorites: Fit4Mom

    Family Favorites: Fit4Mom

    By Lenora Kruk-Mullanaphy For women seeking fitness classes and a support network for every stage of motherhood, FIT4MOM Fredericksburg has the perfect program. This prenatal and postnatal fitness...

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  • Play Ball!

    Play Ball!

    By Marshall Conner FredNats Owner Art Silber remembers special relationship with Jackie Robinson, hopes to make baseball equally memorable for kids and families in Fredericksburg Spring means...

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  • Simple Ways to Save More by Wasting Less

    Simple Ways to Save More by Wasting Less

    by Debra Caffrey Earth Day reminds us to be mindful about how our actions can affect climate. While being environmentally aware and going “green” is a great step, most people don’t make the...

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  • Kid Stations: The One Tool You Need for Surviving Extended Time at Home

    Kid Stations: The One Tool You Need for Surviving Extended Time at Home

    By Sandi Haustein   When you're spending hours at home, whether it's by choice or because of the Coronavirus, it doesn't take long for kids to start suffering from too much togetherness, picking...

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  • Retooling Young Speakers

    Retooling Young Speakers

    By Brandy Centolanza   Therapy Toolbox helps children with speech difficulties to communicate properly Parents of young children often can’t wait to hear their children’s first words and be able...

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  • Coronavirus and the American Family

    Coronavirus and the American Family

    “We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty” – Winston Churchill   I’m not sure where we will be when you read this, but as of now, we’re all in a bit of a national holding pattern. Our...

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  • Ask the Expert: Grymes Memorial School

    Ask the Expert: Grymes Memorial School

    INTERVIEWED BY EMILY FREEHLING The right learning environment for your child is probably the best investment you can make as a parent. To find it, you need to know your child and his or her needs,...

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  • Everyday Leadership

    Everyday Leadership

    by Dianna Flett I often ask the girls at the start of a series of Girl Smarts® workshops: “How many of you want to be leaders?” Many of them raise their hands, but some don’t. I then ask: “How...

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  • Uncertainty

    Uncertainty

    by Dianna Flett We are all feeling the uncertainty of the times right now. It can be quite overwhelming and part of our challenge as parents is helping our children come up with ways to process...

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  • A Full Nest

    A Full Nest

    by Dianna Flett We have a  bird who lives in our garage. She moved in about two years ago during the spring season and built her nest in storage shelves against the back wall. Over the last couple...

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  • 8 Best Ways to Protect Your Identity

    8 Best Ways to Protect Your Identity

    Written by Nikki Ducas Before answering that survey on social media, giving your personal information to a stranger on the phone or in an email, or using unsecured Wi-Fi, have you ever thought,...

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  • Mary Washington Hospital provides the highest level of neonatal care in the Fredericksburg region

    Mary Washington Hospital provides the highest level of neonatal care in the Fredericksburg region

    INTERVIEWED BY EMILY FREEHLING Mary Washington Hospital NICU patient Among life’s milestones, it’s hard to top the day you bring a baby into the world. At Mary Washington Hospital, helping...

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  • Katherine Calvert, Model

    Katherine Calvert, Model

    Local teen and her mother talk modeling, stereotypes, and maintaining balance By Brandy Centolanza Many teen girls would relish the opportunity to dress up in fancy outfits and accessories and...

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  • Family Favorites: Fredericksburg Studio of the Arts

    Family Favorites: Fredericksburg Studio of the Arts

    By Lenora Kruk-Mullanaphy If your children love to move to the music, then this month’s Family Favorite, Fredericksburg Studio of the Arts (FSA), is the place to be. Students here grow in all...

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