From the Editor – October ’23

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I’m not sure if I ever had this exact thought in the past, but the other day, I said to myself, “October is easily my favorite month of the year.” Besides marking the end of the Alabama heat, probably the biggest reason I love October, there are so many activities and fun things to do!

I started thinking through my month and realized we are going to the beach with the kids for the Columbus Day break, spending the following weekend at the lake with friends (sans kids), attending a neighborhood Halloween party, and celebrating our oldest daughter’s birthday on the 17th. This list doesn’t even include all the football games and trick-or-treating on Halloween night, a super fun tradition in our neighborhood.

Hopefully, you also have some fun scheduled with your kiddos this month. If you are just now getting to the planning stages for your fall, check out Cherie Gough’s article, FaBOOlous Fun For Everyone, where she shares several Halloween gatherings that will really impress. Consider hosting a Gross Science Play Date or Pumpkin Carving Party! Or how about a Halloween Movie Night or your very own Neighborhood Trunk-or-Treat?

Flip the page, and our Fall Festivities and Halloween Fun Guide shares details on local and regional fall festivals, arts and crafts fairs, trunk-or-treats, fall farms, and more! You’ll have no trouble filling your October calendar with memory-making opportunities your family will love.

After reading this, maybe I’ve convinced you too that October is the best month of the year. I hope you’re excited to get out and soak it all in! Happy Fall to you and yours!


DeAnne is the Editor and Co-Owner of River Region Parents who loves investing in her family, making lasting memories and deposits of love into each of their lives. As a wife, and mother of three, she understands the importance of having resources available to assist the family. That's why she's been passionate about publishing the best family content in the River Region.
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