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Moms and Halloween!

It’s creepy and it’s kooky — and it’s Mom’s favorite low-stress holiday! According to Mom after Mom, those infamous “big name” holidays—you know which ones we mean—are sometimes more headache than a highlight. The pressure! The presents! The out-of-town guests or out-of-town travel, the cooking and cleaning, the expense! But Halloween—that’s a different story. More than two-thirds of Moms are involved in celebrating with their families.

What I love best about Halloween are all the little things that I see families doing every year, stuff that’s unique to their family, not part of some big commercial idea about what the holiday should be like. Sometimes it’s just the basics: costume, trick-or-treating, candy eating. Now we’ve got a whole series of activities and special events that many kids totally look forward to from roasting pumpkin seeds to making a scary straw man for the front porch. Things don’t have to be fancy, elaborate, or expensive, but it’s all uniquely about family traditions and memories that kids will treasure their whole lives. So, string fake webs all over your porch, hang ghosts from the trees, cut out scary silhouettes and tape them in the windows or create a cemetery in your front yard! Halloween’s one time you can really go over the top with your kids. Halloween is one time even the most health-conscious Moms can give in to their sweet fangs without any guilt at all.

AND Remember… YOUR Referrals Help the Military and their Families

As you know, tragedy falls on many in this life. Especially our Militaries who are not able to enjoy this festive month with their loved ones. Our Big mission to raise $30,000 for The Fisher House Foundation is on! As you probably know, The Fisher House Foundation does great work in helping the Military by providing “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 78 Fisher Houses located on 24 military installations and 33 VA medical centers. Many more houses are under construction or in design. And since The Fisher House is a nonprofit, they depend on Sponsorships and Donations to continue their leading-edge care and keep costs down for the families of these amazing Veterans. We remain committed to donating a portion of our income from selling homes to the great work that they do.

Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals help OUR MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES…

Through our Go Serve Big mission, we are on a mission to raise $30,000 for The Fisher House Foundation by donating a portion of our income from home sales to them. As you know, Fisher House does a tremendous job by helping them with providing temporary comfort homes for our Veterans and their families while they seek treatment and recover.

Fisher House has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator 14 years in a row and an A+ rating from CharityWatch/American Institute of Philanthropy. So have confidence that YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP OUR MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES!

If you know anyone buying or selling a home, please refer them to my real estate sales team. Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well. Simply call me direct at 703-297-4251 or forward my number to them.

You can also go to www.RTRReferralAwards.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to anyone you know who is considering a move.

As you will see throughout this month’s “Home” Ward Bound, pictures are worth more than words. Whether it’s the smiling faces of the children in the Fisher House homes, the determined faces of our military recovering or the great hearts of the Fisher House volunteers, we are committed to the mission of Go Serve Big!!!