Dear FAMILY Friend,

We hate to admit it, but with technology constantly changing and developing we definitely struggle to keep up with everything our kids have access to. Sometimes it's hard to know how much to step in, how to monitor their activity, and even where to start. Check out our tech hacks article to find 12 ways you can manage your kids' technology use. There may not always be an app for that, but there are definitely tricks to help you along the way!

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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! 
ACM 47th Anniversary Celebrating Community Festival

When: Saturday, Sept. 13
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC

For more information, click here!  


Fairfax Irish Folk Festival


When: Saturday, Sept. 13
Time: 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 

Bethesda September Art Walk
When: Friday, Sept. 12
Time: 1:00 pm
Downtown Bethesda
Bethesda, MD 
Hispanic Heritage Family Festival
When: Saturday, Sept. 13
Time: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm      
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC   
 For more information, click here!
Mom Blog: A Parent in Silver Spring     
Title: Light the Night Walks in the DC Area    
My family and friends' lives have been changed by cancer, including leukemia and blood cancers, as I know so many of your lives have been, too. We feel helpless. We call for more research. We donate to funds and participate in events that raise money for patient services and the search for a cure. We yearn for a world in which cancer does not take lives before they have been fully lived.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) the Light the Night Walk is one way that we can work to end cancer....
to read the rest, click here! 
Thank you for reading!

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