Dear FAMILY Friend,

School is officially back in session and the storm has passed! While some of us take a huge sigh of relief, we must keep in mind how important it is to keep checking in with our kids. In a world full of technology, it has become almost impossible to keep track of everything they're doing and who they're talking to, making it easy for things to slip between the cracks- especially cyberbullying. Read this article on cyberbullying to make sure you as a parent can recognize the signs and learn how you can help.

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If you have thoughts or ideas on how we can become a better magazine and resource for parents throughout the region, we would love for you to join our new reader advisory panel!

What do you think this magazine should be? What kinds of content would you find useful?

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Attention Readers! 

Halloween is just around the corner and we want to hear your stories!

If you have a funny story about Halloween, a DIY costume "fail" or any other Halloween related photos/comments/stories featuring you and your family, send it our way for a chance to be featured not only on our social media, but ALSO in our print magazine!

Speaking of Halloween... click here to plan ahead and get great costume, party and recipe ideas! 
Cirque Italia

When: Wednesday, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 7
Cost: Up to $20 
Sudley Manor Shopping Center- Former Kmart
7807 Sudley Rd.
Manassas, VA     

For more information, click here!  


Marvel Universe Live


When: Thursday, Sept. 44 - Sunday, Sept. 7
Time: Show times and prices range
Location: Verizon Center
601 F St. NW
Washington, DC

Last Ham Standing
When: Friday, Sept. 5
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Franklin Park Arts Center
36441 Blueridge View Lane
Purcellville, VA 
Drew the Dramatic Fool
When: Saturday, Sept. 6
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm     
Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Spring
7995 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD    
For more information, click here!
Mom Blog: Scary Mommy    
Title: The Top 7 Reasons Why You're Mom-Shaming  (And Why You Need To Stop)    
"Did you see how she's feeding her baby?"

"I can't believe she thinks that's ok?! He goes to bed  where?"

"What kind of parent would let their child sleep that way?" 

This is parenting, public. This is motherhood, preparing for our close-up, knowing full well that our cracks and flaws and doubts will be revealed to critics who are watching and waiting for... to read the rest, click here!    
Thank you for reading!

If you have a great time at one of these events or have a story to tell, please share it with us! It is our mission to experience the great adventure of parenting with you!



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The results are in! Our "Best for FAMILIES" winners and finalists list can be found here and in our July 2014 issue! We hope you enjoy and keep a look out for next year's survey!

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