Fredericksburg Parent

February 2020

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6 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • February 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 My Aunt Verna was a leapling and a twin—talk about rarities. Leaplings are the name given to children born on February 29. If you're staring down a February 28 or March 1 due date this year, you have a 1 in 1,461 chance of birthing one of these unicorns. The coolest thing was since her birthday occurred once every four years, she chose when to celebrate it during the off years—March 1 was her day. And I always wondered what it felt like to have no concrete birthday for three years at a time. (If born on leap day, I'd be in the neighborhood of 10- or 11-years old right now—and my wife might argue that I am regardless!). Legend has it that children born on leap day have unusual talents and personali- ties that are topped off with optimism, childhood innocence and youthful zest. But if you're a Pisces, you're probably already a little "special" in everyone's book (don't @ me, as we say in Facebook world!) But if you are expecting this month, and have a due date close to leap day, let me know if you find yourself delivering a baby on February 29. I'd love your baby photos for the next issue. It will be another four years before we can show off leaplings within our pages again. And since February is also Black History Month, I'll close with a little bit of trivia connecting the two observances: Did you know that Hattie McDaniel, who became the first African American to win an Oscar for her portrayal of Mammy in Gone With the Wind, received her honor on February 29, 1940? (I only know this because GWTW is my wife's favorite film, and we watch it on the regular! Well, fiddle dee dee!) WRITTEN BY CHRIS JONES letter to readers Send photos of your 2020 leapling to year LEAP

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