Dear FAMILY Friend,

November is the month that reminds us we have so much to be thankful for. "We're good at giving thanks on Thanksgiving DAY. How about taking a moment of gratitude in the peaceful November chill for 30 days straight?"

Local mom, Debbie Sahlin, created the Lollipop Kids Foundation after her son, Ryan, suffered a traumatic brain injury after an accident when he was only 11 months old. The foundation provides opportunities for children and their families to come together in amazing ways. Read more about the foundation and a Q&A with Debbie, here!
Upcoming Contests!

Check out our Facebook page for chances to win FAMILY prizes!

Over the next couple of months we have a lot of great contests set up where you can win tickets to fun and local events at venues across the DMV! Be sure to "Like" us so you don't miss out!
Be a Part of the Art Day        

When: Friday, Nov. 14
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Port Discovery Children's Museum
35 Market Pl.
Baltimore, MD   

For more information, click here!  


Merry & Bright Shopping Night at Mosaic


When: Saturday, Nov. 15
Time: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Mosaic District
Washington, D.C.     

Lucketts Bluegrass
When: Saturday, Nov. 1
Cost: $15 
Lucketts Community Center
42361 Lucketts Rd.
Leesburg, VA    
28th Annual  Holiday Craft Show
When: Saturday, Nov. 15
Cost: $5 - $8 
Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA    

Mom Blog: Moneywise Moms         
Title: 7 Easy Casserole Recipes    
I think the casserole has a bad rap. For years, it's been "uncool." I get it. Over history, casseroles have been comfort food, often fat-laden and filled with cream-of-whatever soups. But we're in a new era, baby! Now there are plenty of healthified casseroles out there made with whole foods, veggies and quality ingredients.These Easy Casserole Recipes have been culled from all the great stuff out there...
to read the rest, click here! 

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