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Did you know October is breast cancer awareness month? We wanted to celebrate the strength of some local, brave survivors. Click here to read Q&A's with eight inspiring warriors. 

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13 Halloween Activities

There are tons of great Halloween events happening this month! We've compiled a list of the best 13 Nighttime Chills & Daylight Thrills- everything from zombie walks to creepy haunted houses!

Make sure you check the scare level to see which events are appropriate for your kids' ages.

Share your experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Click here for Halloween costume ideas, party favors and other tricks and treats!
October Festivals and Fun

We've put together a master list of all things fall happening this month! It includes pumpkin patches, corn mazes, fall festivals, Oktoberfests, theater performances and more happening all month in the DMV!

to start planning your family's fall fun!
Girls on the Run 5K

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia invites you and your family to join us for a Family Friendly 5K Weekend.   




When: Nov. 22 at Potomac Nationals Baseball Stadium in Woodbridge, VA

Nov. 23 along the Potomac River in Rosslyn, Arlington, VA

Time: 8:30 a.m. 


Both 5Ks are open to the public, and runners of all ages and abilities. Bring the whole family!  


Event registration and details can be found at:  


The Addams Family Musical      

When: Friday, Oct. 31 - Sunday, Nov. 9
Cost: $10 - $15 
McLean High School Burks Auditorium
1633 Davidson Rd.
McLean, VA    

For more information, click here!  


Maryland Emancipation Day Celebrations


When: Saturday, Nov. 1 - Sunday, Nov. 2
Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD   

Day of the Dead Celebration
When: Saturday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 2 
National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C.   

Mom Blog: The MomTini Lounge         
Title: PEP News and How Brain Development Plays Into Parenting and Discipline        

I am happy to share that I recently accepted a volunteer Board of Directors position with PEP, the Parent Encouragement Program, and am chairing their marketing committee to help their incredible team find new ways to reach even more parents than
 the 11,000 they've served to date. For years, I have been a PEP student and fan and have happily promoted PEP's value
to fellow parents. I'm very excited to be more involved, and look forward to bringing MomTini readers more "tips and tools for the business of motherhood" through my new role at PEP. I've
to read the rest, click here!  

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