Science is all around us. It’s what makes everything... well... everything. At least, it tries to explain why everything is everything. And best of all, anyone can perform educational science experiments in the safety of their own homes. Specifically, in the kitchen!
Snow days this year are going to be a little bit different. They won’t be free-for-all days of whatever. This year, they will need to have more education built in. But, don’t worry: just because something is educational doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!
With homeschooling on the horizon for parents as we move to schools reopening for the 2020 school year, we wanted to put together a list of our favorite resources and insights on how to best manage working, parenting, and homeschooling while balancing the new lifestyle COVID-19 has pushed upon us.
There is snow falling in the mountains so now is the time to enjoy the wide variety of outdoor winter fun Virginia has to offer. Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains are home to four ski resorts that offer downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Fortunately, for our residents they are all just a day trip away from Embrey Mill. It’s fun for the whole family from beginner skiers to the most experienced. Here are a few resorts we recommend, that are all within driving distance.
It’s no secret that as the air gets crisper and the sun goes down earlier that it’s harder to get the kids outside to play. Especially this time of year, after they have collected all sorts of new toys from Santa, most are content waiting for spring to arrive for outside activities to resume. However, here at Embrey Mill, with so much open space, parks and trails, it can be the perfect Winter Wonderland to play, explore, and spend family fun time together. Here are some ideas to encourage the kids to be curious and creative right here in their own neighborhood.
With the New Year comes the inevitable New Year’s Resolutions, we all try to make but usually have a hard time keeping. There are many reasons our resolutions fall apart, from unrealistic expectations to not enough time with work. Fortunately, when you live at Embrey Mill, keeping those classic New Year’s Resolutions becomes easier! Here’s a quick guide on how to keep your 2018 resolutions!
It’s Spring time ladies and gentlemen, and we all know what that means, spring cleaning!
No one actually looks forward to cleaning, there is just something about the blooming flowers and sunny days that motivates one to start fresh in their Embrey Mill home. Here are just a few tips and tricks to get the whole family in on the fun of spring cleaning.
Embrey Mill is so excited to be a part of Drees Homes’ 90th Anniversary Celebration!
The Drees story begins in 1928, when German immigrant, Theodore Drees came to the United States, like so many others, searching for a better life. Drees Homes was born, and to this day remains a family-owned and operated business. Drees has now become the 14th largest privately-owned homebuilder and the 32nd largest overall.
The sun was barely awake as ghosts and goblins, clowns and emoji’s started their stretching to prepare for the Second Annual Halloween 5k and Monster Mile Saturday morning. The Jeff Rouse Center and Embrey Mill sponsored the race with 377 registered racers.
Do you need a little less stress and a little more magic in your holiday?
If so, look no further than Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s a place full of Christmas magic, so close to home. It’s that special time of year when the kids start getting so excited about Santa making a visit, but where mom and dad tend to get a little stressed. Although it is the most wonderful time of the year, shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking and preparing for family visits can be a bit overwhelming.
The most wonderful, happy, and exciting time of the year will be here before you know it! Embrey Mill will be shining like a Winter Wonderland with beautiful sparkling lights, ribbons and wreaths throughout the community, giving you that warm happy holiday feeling! Want to know a secret? Embrey Mill gets an early visit from Santa every year right before Christmas!
If you’ve been to Dogwood Dog Park in Phase 1, you’ve probably noticed the fenced-in area immediately to the right of the entrance. This area has massive aluminum planter boxes with a variety of gorgeous plants growing in them. This is our community garden, made exclusively for the use of residents living in Embrey Mill.
Somehow, it’s already November, the leaves are well into “Fall” mode, and the fall school sports season is well under way. As things heat up at the local high schools, it should be noted that two prominent schools – Colonial Forge and North Stafford – have a long-standing sports rivalry that, once again, will be in full swing.
Have you always lived in housing and are now ready to take that first step to home ownership? At Embrey Mill we take all the hard work out of home shopping by providing a community with seven different builders for you to choose from. Let us help you find your new home.
On Friday May 19th, the Goodrich family was presented the key to their new mortgage free home. "It's just beyond anything we ever could have imagined," said his wife Jacqueline Goodrich. "It's not just a home; it's peace of mind."
Embrey Mill features 7 builders with 10 models serving as the top destination in Stafford to tour decorated homes. A big question that gets asked by shoppers is what is the difference when it comes to buying new versus a resale, so here are some tips that can help you distinguish between the two.
On February 13 U.S. Army Sgt Michael Goodrich and his family toured their future home. The Goodrich family was awarded this beautiful custom built home by the “Operation Finally Home” program. Sgt. Goodrich was injured in Afghanistan on his second deployment.
It was a very happy, proud, and emotional day here at Embrey Mill on Monday, November 14, 2016. The Goodrich family, Army Sgt. Timothy Goodrich, his wife Jacqueline, daughter Lucy, 8, son Tag, 4, and service dog Maci, were welcomed by a large crowd of Embrey Mill residents, Stafford County officials, and representatives of both Newland Communities and all of the builders at Embrey Mill.
As you plan your new home, one of the most important decisions is selecting the floor plan. The arrangement of rooms, the flow from one room to another and the use of space help determine the feel of your new home.
Embrey Mill is full of beautiful, modern homes with the latest amenities, but why stop there? With today’s latest smart-home tech, you can create a home that’s safer, more convenient, and more energy efficient. Here are some of our favorite products to get you started.
Buying a home is exciting; however, going through it for the first time can be a daunting task if you aren’t prepared. Here are a few pieces of advice I have gathered from new homebuyers that will help you during the process
Your pet is as much a part of your family as the human members, so make sure they have a space all their own. Whether it’s a dog bath in the mud room, a special shelf for toys and treats, or an entertainment center all their own, a pet suite can go a long way towards making your furry friends feel comfortable in a new home.
Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, video games and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. Yoga can help counter these pressures.