Fredericksburg Families

Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.

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Monday reads

…a weekly compilation of family-related news from, The Free Lance-Star and beyond.

Concussions in the student athlete will be the focus of a pair of workshops being offered Wednesday by Mary Washington Healthcare and the Virginia Department of Health. Jim Hall has all the details here. The free workshops are at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Mary Washington Hospital.

If you and your college-age child are trying to figure out how to afford textbooks this semester, be sure to check out this story from Sunday’s business section on the growing list of alternatives to buying textbooks.

Did 9/11 affect the way you parent today? This story from the Associated Press discusses impacts the event has had on children and parents.

A new nonprofit based in Spotsylvania County is focused on supporting women’s mental health, and seeks to help women who are dealing with everything from divorce to assault to the stress of re-entering the workplace after years as a stay-at-home mom. The center is called Thrive, and you can read more about it here.

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