Fredericksburg Parent

Winter 2020

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6 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • Winter 2020 PUBLISHER Leigh Anne Van Doren Tabitha & Jamie Nelle's mom EDITOR Chris Jones Quincy, Hayden & Olive's dad MEDIA & ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Megan Walsh: Mia, Noelle, and Adelaide's mom DESIGN & PRODUCTION Cheryl Carter, President, Carter Creations Alex, Kate & Jackie's mom WEBMASTER Karen Charney: Joshua & Spencer's mom, and Abby's mother-in-law SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING MANAGER Lovedy Carroll: Meredith's mom CALENDAR & COOL THINGS TO DO ELETTER Leigha Pecher: Jake and Luke's mom EDUCATION AND INFANT ELETTERS Debra Caffrey: Aidan's mom parent fredericksburg & family Entrepreneur of the Year PROUD FOUNDING MEMBER ADVERTISING PHONE 540-429-3572 EMAIL CALENDAR & SOCIAL MEDIA E-MAIL EDITORIAL PHONE 540-429-3572 E-MAIL SNAIL MAIL P.O. Box 7884, F'burg, VA 22404 The publishers reserve the right to reject any advertisement, editorial or listing that does not meet the publication's stan- dards. No part of this magazine may be reproduced with out permission. Listing and advertising rates are available upon request. Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information con- tained herein, however, the publisher cannot guarantee such accuracy. Listings and advertisements are sub- ject to typographical errors, ommissions and/or change without notice. For terms and conditions please visit our website at © Copyright 2019 Nurture, Inc. All rights reserved. LIKE FredericksburgParent SIGN UP TWEET PIN fredparent FOLLOW @fredparentmagazine I've been trying to wrap my mind around the fact that we're on the cusp of 2020. Truth be told, I'm still in denial that 1990 was 30 years ago (that was 1970, right?) and the biggest New Year's Eve celebration in my lifetime happened 20 years ago. Remember when we were kids and it felt forever between birthdays? As an adult, time seems to move at a mind-boggling rate of speed. But time waits for no one. That's what they say anyway. And though my grow- ing fear of hearing A Tribe Called Quest and Stone Temple Pilots on the "Hits of Yesterday" station hasn't happened, it will. Last month at my annual eye exam, my optometrist said that while I've had no noticeable change in vision, I may want to think about reading glasses. Over the summer, I spotted two gray hairs near my temple while brushing my hair. The 2020s may be the decade where both Pharrell and I show a little more of our true age. If this new decade moves as rapidly as the last two, in no time it will be 2030 and my boys will be adults and my daughter will be in high school. My wife and I will be celebrating our 19th wed- ding anniversary, and I'll be over 50 (but that's the new 30 they say, so we're good). Mind. Blown. In retrospect, my family and I have made a lot of great memories over the past 10 years. From having more children to new house, it's been a wild ride. And now that my kids are growing up and pursuing their own inter- ests, I know that our escapades will only be that much more exciting. With that, I say cheers to a new year, a new decade and new family adven- tures. May you age with grace and your next 10 years be full of happiness, love and prosperity. WRITTEN BY CHRIS JONES letter to readers "...cheers to a new year, a new decade and new family adventures." Where'd the TIME Go?

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