Naming your kid is a pretty big deal. If, as they grow up, you look at them and think, “Well, you’re not a D’Artagnan at all,” it’s fairly difficult to about-face. Publishing, on the other hand, isn’t like that. So when, as we were putting together this issue, we stumbled upon a moniker that communicated our message (nobody parents in a vacuum) even more effectively, we threw the baby out with the bathwater (so to speak). Let me explain.
With our summer issue, we made the change to C-VILLE Family because we wanted the name to better reflect the content than our previous title, C-VILLE Kids, had—we weren’t only writing about children (though we do plenty of that, too!). We were writing about the experience of raising children in our area. No one does it alone, and while the word family did the job just fine, it was a little too obvious.
Welcome to Village. Like the two iterations before it, this magazine celebrates everything that’s great about being a parent in Charlottesville. It’ll continue introducing you to the coolest, most industrious kids in the area, keeping you up-to-date on health and wellness news and showering you with ideas for kid- and family-friendly activities in each season. Because, after all, what’s in a name? When you really think about it, it’s what’s inside that counts.
Speaking of which, here’s what you’ll find inside this issue:
Deciding when to give your kid a cell phone.
Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia starts its 39th season.
Three local chefs share their craft with their little ones (plus: a recipe!).
A local author’s first offering connects India and Albemarle.
Homework help: How involved should you be in your kid’s projects?
Local drummer Penny Shuster‘s girl power.
And, below, read the magazine cover to cover.