Ten Tips for Tax Free Weekend Back to School Shopping in Virginia

The Virginia Sales Tax Holiday or Tax Free Weekend is coming up this Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th. During this time period, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense items without paying sales tax. This is a …

Is it Procrastination, Anxiety, or Avoidance?

  Have you ever had an important project or paper to do and found that you suddenly had an urgent need to reorganize your pictures on Facebook, browse “how to” videos on YouTube, or clean out your closet?  Procrastination is a thief of time and a guaranteed way to avoid …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Barnes and Noble Storytime

Head over to Barnes and Noble for a variety of free events and storytimes.  Storytimes usually take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday with many special events also held on Saturday.  The storytimes are held in the children’s section of the store and include several stories, coloring, and a snack. …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Alum Spring Park – Fredericksburg, VA

Alum Spring Park is located within the limits of the city of Fredericksburg at the end of Greenbrier Drive.  It is a great place to take the kids on a sunny day.  There is a shaded playground with a variety of slides and swings including baby swings.  There are also …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Regal Summer Movies – Fredericksburg, VA

Summer movies are a great way to escape the hot weather, and this is the last week for $1 summer movies at the Regal Cinema.  Regal Cinema is located at 3301 Plank Road in Fredericksburg, VA.  This is the movie theater in Central Park off of Route 3.  This week’s …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Loriella Park – Fredericksburg, VA

Loriella Park is located at 10910 Leavells Road, in Spotsylvania County.  Loriella Park has baseball diamonds, a 2.9 mile trail, multi-purpose fields, several playgrounds, disc golf course, lighted tennis courts, picnic areas, and a swimming pool.  The playgrounds at Loriella Park are great for toddlers as well as elementary-aged children …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Children’s Museum of Richmond- Fredericksburg, VA

Monday August 15th is the $.15 kids day at the Children’s Museum of Richmond- Fredericksburg.  This is a great opportunity to see what CMOR Fredericksburg has to offer at a reduced price.  On the 15th day of each month, children can attend for $.15, but the accompanying parent or guardian …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Braehead Farm – Fredericksburg, VA

Braehead Farm is a great place to take the kids for some family fun.  It is conveniently located right in Fredericksburg at 1130 Tyler Street.  Admission is $5 for kids over 2 and adults.  Kids can see farm animals, play games, swing, or play in the sand pile.  There are …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Hunting Run Reservoir and Ni River Reservoir – Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania, VA

Going on a canoe or paddle boat ride is an excellent way to get some exercise while also working on skills like following directions, coordination, and motor skills.  Many local reservoir parks like the Hunting Run Reservoir and Ni River Reservoir offer boat rentals.  Boat rental is $6 per hour …