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Read on to find great feature articles and essays written especially for local families about education, family health, outings and more!

* As this is a collection of archived articles, please be sure to confirm before using the information presented here as things may have changed since publication.

These articles are brought to you by Ivy Life & Style Media, publishers of: CharlottesvilleFamily's Bloom, a bi-monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, University of Virginia and sports as well as a relocation handbook; Wine & Country Weddings, an annual publication filled with planning tips of wedding venues, cakes, favors and more for planning the perfect Virginia wine country wedding; and Wine & Country Life, a bi-annual publication filled with everything from entertaining and home decor inspiration to features on Virginia vineyards, breweries, ciders, artisans, artists and more.

Looking for children's products? The Wine & Country Shop features many specially curated items for babies and kids, including toys, games, books and gifts.


Apple Picking Fun

6 Family-Friendly Bike Trails Around Charlottesville

Bumble Coloring & Activity Sheets

Children's Books About Race & Diversity

Local Fruit Picking Guide

Tips for Helping Your Kids with School Work at Home

Downloadable Easter Reads for Your Family

One-On-One Science: Science Projects Using Everyday Stuff

Flower Power: Bake a Spring Bouquet!

Inspiring A Love of Science: Water Bottle Wonder & Tornado in a Bottle

Award-Winning Gifts for Kids & Families

Enrichment Activities for Your Preschooler

20 Award-Winning Products That Bring Out Your Best

CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite Awards 2019

Gifts-in-a-Jar: Easy & Personal Presents Kids Can Make

Car Tracks: A Super Simple Project for Pint-Sized Motorists

Get Excited About Science! Awesome Science-Related Places to Go & Things to Do

Family Game Night: A Game-aholic Mother's Humorous Confession

A Century of Scouting, Something For Everyone

Party Piñatas! Making Your Own Festive Piñata

Cobbler, Crisp, Buckle, Crumble, Fool, Grunt, and Slump , A Grandmother Remembers the Berry Days of Summer

Playin' An Irish Tune

Rocks & Fossils: Make your own geological wonders in the kitchen

Reach for the Stars! Exploring the Night Skies with Kids

Make A Family Treasure Book

Stirring Up Fun, The Rewards of Cooking with Kids

Ice Cream Sunday

Gather Round, I've A Story To Tell! Meet Local Celebrity Storytellers

From Little League to Superstar - Making Dreams Come True

Top 10 Adventures for Grandparents and Grandchildren to Share

Warm Up to Winter Sports

Great Gift Ideas!

Tae-Kwon-Do: Family Kicks

The Baby Bottle Lamb Project, Behind the Scenes at the Albemarle County Fair

Time Traveling! An exciting trip back in time to explore Virginia's history

Ready, Set, Collect!

A Voyage of Discovery: Walking in the Footsteps of Meriwether Lewis

Family Camping, Adventures in Virginiaís State Parks

Gone Fishin', A summertime story of a girl, her dad, and the fishiní pole

Caring for Creatures Great and Small

Pajama Party Giggles, Parent-Tested Tips!

My First Pony


Take My Advice...But Don't Listen to Me

The Magic of Childhood

Dark Deeds in October

Eat a Frog for Breakfast: Four Tips to Ensure More Time for You in 2011

Confessions of a Closet Packrat

Third Grade Valentines

A Peanut Hunt: A Dadís Amusing Diary of Preschool Parties

Kid Camp Nirvana

School Bus Cake, A Mom's Amusing Reflections on Birthday Baking

The Annual Fishing Derby: A Momís Humorous Fish Tale

The Pox of Chicken

Having Lucy, A local mom's essay on her surprise baby

Step in Puddles

Halloween- The Kick-Off of the Holiday Candy Season

The Kid Breakfast

Now That's Entertainment

Steppin' Out in Style

The Secret Language of Summer Camp

The Great 5th Grade Pickle Race

Prize Winning

The Recorder Incident

Why I like Green Haired Teenage Boys

Battle of the Bean

Birthday Gift Etiquette

Mission: Care Package Rescue


8 Ways to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Positive Parenting: How to Break Those Bad Discipline Habits

Show Me A Sign: One Mother's Journey into Baby Sign Language

Screen Time: Making the Most of Your Family's Media Exposure

The Art of Staying Connected: Balancing Parenthood with Yourself as an Individual

Transformations, Changing from Career Woman to At-Home-Mom

Hello, Aibek! The Story of a Local Family's Adoption

Romance for Parents: Tips to Keeping Your Marriage Strong

Rules of the Road: Teaching Your Child Bicycle Safety

And What About You? Self Care for the Caretaker

The United Front: Working Together as Parents

Early Intervention, Making A Difference for the Very Young

Dads and Daughters, 15 Wonderful Ways to Spend Time Together

Beat the Lunchbox Blues - 101 Tasty Tips!

Crafting Small Miracles and Gigantic Smiles, Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center


Raising a Can-Do Kid

Middle School Students Learn Beyond Classroom Doors

The Oakland School Promotes Good Nutrition

Praise Paradox

Discover the Wonders of Foreign-Language Immersion at ISC

Driver's Ed 101

A Dog's Life: How to Choose the Perfect Family Dog

The Sky's the Limit: Our Corner of the Universe

Nurturing Young Novelists: Success with Stony Point Elementary School's Writing Program

Montessori, The Science Behind the Genius

Homework... Help!

Community Service: Service-Learning in the Schools and at Home

Sisters! Middle Schoolers Find Friendship and Support from UVA's Big Sisters

The Universal Language of Play: Lessons Learned While Traveling Abroad

Super Science Experiments for Kids

Raise A Can-Do Kid!

The Power of Two, Computers 4 Kids Mentoring

Changing the Face of American Education, The Core Knowledge Foundation

SOL Proofing Your Kids, Homework for Moms & Dads

"My Dog Ate My Homework" - Organization Tips

Music, A Lasting Gift

First Day Jitters

Math Appeal, Teacher Tips for Fun with Mathematics

Writing from the Heart, Local Children's Book Authors

Loving and Learning - The Homeschool Adventure

Private School Life, A Student Essay

The Parent Teacher Team

Boredom Busters - Cool Games & Crafts to Stretch the Imagination

Nurturing Intelligence, Understanding Your Child's Strengths and Weaknesses

BRAVO! Celebrating the Good In Our Community

Girl Scouts Give Back

Meet the 2011 United Way Service Award Winners

Man's Best Friends Help the Disabled

Madison House's Big Siblings Have Big Hearts

Meals on Wheels: A Family Affair

Tutor, Mentor, and High School Student: A Patient Helper Making a Difference

Dr. Peyton Weary: Health Care For All Our Children

"Delivery!" A Family Who Serves Meals on Wheels

The Greatest Gift

Making Dreams Come True

The Kids Lift Foundation

An Invaluable Mentor

Dedicated to Literacy

Outstanding Child Advocate

A Teen with A Fair Job


The Great Blizzard of '04

Three Great Pumpkins

"The Best Way to Go To Sleep"

"Bumble Visits the Quarry"

"An Exciting Day at the County Fair"

"The Bee Balm Garden"

"Bumble's BIG Birthday Surprise!"

"The Apple Harvest Festival"

Annabelle's Perfect Winter Day

* As this is a collection of archived articles, please be sure to confirm before using the information presented here as things may have changed since publication.

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