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Contents TABLE OF


News 4

The Buzz Around Town 6  Do you talk with your kids about stories in the news?

Snapshot 8

Our Schools 10

Felicia Correa, Resident Care Director, Nurse & Volunteer Youth Coach

New Mom 26 Newborn Vaccinations


Mindful Parenting 28 Tuning Into Serenity

Dear Bob 30 Your Parenting Questions Answered

Healthy Family 32 Vegetarian Eating

November Festivals & Events for Families

From Our Family to Yours 46

Editor’s Pick! From make believe play (pg. 60) and area preschools (pg. 62) to holiday events (pg. 12) and local tree farms (pg. 22), this issue is a perfect way to tip off the season together.

Trim that Tree! 22 Local Farms Offer Petting Zoos, Cookies with Santa and More

Local Family Shares Their Life Around Kung Fu

Making Believe 60 Imaginative Play is Good for Kids ... And Mommy & Daddy, Too


Special Needs Guide 54

Local Resources for Health & Learning

Guide to Local Preschools 62

Tips & Trends 34 Fabulous Finds and Fun

Life with A Child with ASD, One Mother’s Views

Kung Fu Family 56

Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes from the Staff at CharlottesvilleFamily

Traveling, Trips & Dining Out 48

How Woodbrook Students Calmed the Waters at One Houston School

Out & About Calendar 12



Places to Play, Learn & Grow


Home & Garden 36 Entertain Like A Pro

Food & Family 40 Better Dining Out Experiences

“What’s the Meaning of Life?” 72  A Dad’s Humorous Tales

36 So Love This! “I am excited to try the Fall Leaves Stampers (pg. 39) on a pie this Thanksgiving. They looked beautiful on Paradox Pastry’s apple pie (see the cover)!” — Christine, office administrator


Cover image by Rachel May Photography Apple pie from Paradox Pastry


CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM November 2017  

Volume 18 Issue 11

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM November 2017  

Volume 18 Issue 11