4th of July & Independence Day Celebrations Around the Area - UPDATED

4th of July & Independence Day Celebrations Around the Area - UPDATED

June 27Stars and Stripes Spectacular in Spotsylvania - Join your family, friends and neighbors for this hometown, all-day family event. Come for the music, come for the food or come for the fireworks! The fun starts at 3PM with live ...

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Red, White, & Blue Sparkle Cookie

Red, White, & Blue Sparkle Cookie

Start an annual tradition when you whip up a batch of these Yummy Red, White, & Blue Sparkle Cookies for July 4th! They are great for picnics, family treats or midnight snacks and, best of all, they are easy to ...

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Summer Boredom Buster Series: #2 Bead Sun Catchers

Summer Boredom Buster Series: #2 Bead Sun Catchers

Summer is here! Are you ready?Join Macaroni Kid in the fun summer long video series with easy crafts to help you and your kids beat the summer boredom blues.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5TJM-8S01Y&feature=youtu.beVideo #2: Bead Sun Catcher What you'll need: Plastic Beads Baking Pan ...

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Feeling Guilty about Screen Time?

Feeling Guilty about Screen Time?

How much screen time is too much? This is a question that gets asked a lot at Sylvan Learning located in Fredericksburg and the information available for parents isn't exactly consistent. One day a study might come out saying that ...

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Martial Arts Changed Our Family

Martial Arts Changed Our Family

When he was just six years old, my son lacked discipline and focus, much like many young boys. Everyone told me I should sign him up for karate, so I did what any good mom would do: I googled “karate ...

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Seven Tips for a Successful Visit to an Art Museum with Kids

Seven Tips for a Successful Visit to an Art Museum with Kids

Most parents are a bit skeptical of the idea of taking toddlers, preschoolers or younger school age children to an art museum. Why would anyone take young kids there? Lots of reasons! Exposing them to art early can instill a ...

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Vacation Bible Schools are Just Around the Corner -- UPDATED!

Vacation Bible Schools are Just Around the Corner -- UPDATED!

Summer can be a long time to entertain kids and that is why so many of us look forward to Vacation Bible School at a church nearby. There are many opportunities for adults to get involved, too. All these camps ...

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50 Budget Friendly Summer Activities That Get You Out of the House

50 Budget Friendly Summer Activities That Get You Out of the House

Summer is just around the corner and summer fun is in sight! Here are 50 budget-friendly local summer activities to keep the kids busy and entertained! We'll be adding more as we find them, but this is a great list ...

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Don't Wait! Reserve Your Child's Spot Now for Summer Camp

Don't Wait! Reserve Your Child's Spot Now for Summer Camp

I'm busy working with local businesses to get the summer camp guide filled. We want you to have lots of options for fun this summer. I plan on it having something for everyone!! Whether your child likes sports, theater, martial ...

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Summer Harvest: Rhubarb Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Summer Harvest: Rhubarb Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Pick up some fresh rhubarb and strawberries at the local farmer's market this week and mix up a batch of the yummy and healthy Rhubarb Strawberry Oatmeal Bars. These are a great way to try out some new fruits and ...

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