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HVP December 2018

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n December 2018 In this issue FEATURES INCREDIBLE PARENTS RAISE Meet this month's cover kid Scarlett and her mom Katrina, from Highland. HVP: Scarlett was featured in our March issue because of her curiosity. As she gets older, how will you continue to nurture that curiosity? Katrina: I want to get her involved in everything she is interested in and answer all her questions. I want to help her find her place in the world as the strong, feisty girl that she is. HVP: What makes her incredible? K: She is super sweet and always wants to take care of everyone around her, especially her twin brother. She is wild and keeps me on my toes! HVP: What makes you an incredible parent? K: I had to make some very difficult choices to give my kids and myself a better, happier life. I try to give each of my kids individual time and to have a fun outing each week. HVP: Tell us more about Scarlett! K: Scarlett is 3-years-old and loves to play pretend at her kitchen set and bake for her brothers. She is a pro at riding her tricycle. Sponsored by: 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Pastor Jeromey Howard is making a new home for himself in Orange County and a family within his congregation at First Presbyterian Church in Montgomery BY PAUL SMART 10 Me Time: Just for Women Holiday lights are beautiful but could they be a major hazard to your family? Home tips to help you have a holly, jolly winter 14 2018 Favorite Docs revealed Did your doc make the list? Check out our huge list of mom-approved doctors and healthcare professionals 31 Is it too late to get a flu vaccine? Tips to stay flu free this season 32 Enter the new year as a healthy you! Moms and experts share their top tips to help you stay fit and healthy during the winter BY JOAN MILLER 34 The ultimate guide to the hottest toys this season The perfect gift for every age PLUS: Smiling kids show off their favorite toys 36 Placenta consumption: placebo effect or proven postpartum benefits? Moms and medical professionals share their experience with placentophagy BY JILL VALENTINO 38 Local toy stores that make shopping fun Unique toys, games and more fill the shelves of local stores. Explore these shops for a new, tech-free shopping experience BY RIELLY GREY 40 Calendar Seasonal events, holiday happenings and tons of ways to spend time together as a family this month

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