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Transitions: How Parents Prepare for College

Dread or celebrate? Either way, the time is here; your child is heading off to college. Gulp. Experts say that mothers have various reactions to that moment of separation. Her ability to embrace or despair often depends on the number of kids still at home, whether her kid has ever been away from home (like at camp or boarding…

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Summer’s End in the Shenandoah Region

Late summer is one of the best times to visit Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park and the surrounding small towns. You can go for an epic hike, sample craft beer and wine, but don’t leave without produce from the local markets. There are just so many great reasons to tour this beautiful region. Here are 10 activities to make the most of summer’s end:…