Fredericksburg Parent

June 2015

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www.FredParent.NET • • • • 17 • • • • • • • 17 • • 17 kimberly Blaker writes for parenting and women's magazines throughout the US and Canada. weeKend getaway – Get in touch with nature and each other on a camping trip for two. either rough it in a tent or rent a mini cabin at a state park, and spend your weekend enjoying nature hikes, sight seeing, fishing, boating, playing cards and taking it easy together. Father'S day FeaSt- as the old adage goes; the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So, treat dad to a mouth-watering barbecue. Fix him his favorite: steak, ribs, chicken, burgers or chops for starters, and don't forget the grilled potatoes or squash, garlic bread or rolls, fresh green beans or asparagus, sweet corn, potato salad, and last but not least, his favorite dessert. CertiFiCateS oF appreCiation – Show Dad you appreciate his hard work by return- ing the favor. make cou- pons that say: "in appre- ciation for all that you do, Dad, please redeem this certificate for a has- sle-free car wash by me!" Other favors include sweeping out the garage, mowing the lawn, or any other task for which he normally takes responsibility. CatCh a FLiCK…..or two – Treat your dad to a movie fest. rent a couple newly released videos or some of his long time favor- ites, or head to the cinemas for a double fea- ture. Whether you take the movies in at home or the theatre, don't forget the hot, buttered pop- corn, candy and soft drinks. a giFt oF giVing – Does your dad have a favorite cause or charity such as the Humane Society, the Nature Conservancy, or american Cancer Society? if so, why not give him a membership or make a donation in his name? remember that small donations add up and are always appreciated. "I owe you an apology. Your sign actually worked." Winners announced in FredParent's Best of the 'Burg July issue FredParents' FAVORITES family

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