Dear FAMILY Friend,

As we say goodbye to October, we shift our focus to the heart of fall- November. When we think November, we automatically start thinking of Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, these books are a great way to introduce the history of the holiday in a fun way! See what some local moms thought of these great Thanksgiving stories!

Have a great book for a gift suggestion? Share it with us on Facebook!

Halloween Costume Contest
Did your kids' have the best/most creative/most interesting/cutest Halloween costumes this year!?

Enter them in our Halloween Photo Contest for a chance to be featured in Washington FAMILY's December issue! Details are provided in the link below. Good luck!

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:  


Fall Harvest Tea and Tour       

When: Saturday, Nov. 8
Cost: $25-$30 
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
1644 31st St.
Washington, D.C.   

For more information, click here!  


JCCGW - The Lessans Family Annual Book Festival


When: Thursday, Nov. 6-Sunday, Nov. 16
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD    

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
When: Friday, Nov. 7-Sunday, Nov. 16 
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Old Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA       

Mom Blog: Teach Mama         
Title: Our Thankful Tree: Beautiful, simple for Thanksgiving    
Maddy, Owen, and Cora have already started with a case of the 'galloping greedy gimmies' a la Berenstain Bears thanks to the 800 million holiday wish books that have made their way into our home.

Sure, I think it's fine for kids to flip through the catalogs and dream a little, but it seemed that our kids were forgetting the spirit of the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, which is nearly upon us.

So when I found a pack of dollar-bin leaves that we hadn't used this season, I thought...
to read the rest, click here!  

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