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Lisa Gipson Check Your Mood Day - Oct. 10

Thanks for al l you d o!

Check Your Mood Day is an annual event encouraging San Diegans to assess and monitor their emotional well-being. It’s as important as getting blood pressure checked or being screened for heart disease or diabetes. Organizations across the county will offer free mental health resources and Check Your Mood screenings to help raise awareness for mental health. Learn more at

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Kids: Submit Your Drawings! In honor of Military Family Appreciation month in November, we would like to invite kids (ages 2–14) to submit “thankful” drawings that express gratitude for our armed forces and the families who support them. Select drawings will be featured on our Instagram story in November. Please email hi-res photos of artwork to editor@ Include child’s name, age and area of San Diego County your family lives. Deadline: Oct. 21.

Internet and Wi-Fi for Qualifying Families Did you know that if your child qualifies to receive free school lunches, your family may also qualify to receive low-cost, home internet and Wi-Fi? Learn more at or call 855-222-3252.

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Suitables are build-your-own, lightweight cardboard costumes that give kids the flexibility of wearing comfortable clothing underneath. Costumes weigh 2–4 lbs. — even those that require batteries for electronic sounds. Stretchy straps and easy-to-follow instructions are included. Most Suitables fit kids ages 2­–7. Available: aircraft carrier, Cinderella coach, bulldozer, fire truck and more. Visit Have you heard? Mattel has released a new Día de Muertos Barbie featuring a beautiful embroidered dress, flower and butterfly crown, and Barbie’s face painted in traditional calavera (skull) design. Find the collectible, limited edition doll at Flip to page 27 to find Día de los Muertos events around San Diego County. Find this delightful readaloud story and many others in our round-up of Halloween-themed books at book-multimedia-reviews. Drac the Dragon, a Moosh-Moosh plush flashlight, is ideal for trickor-treating, sleepovers and story time. His huggable exterior makes Drac sensory-friendly, and comforting for kids afraid of the dark. Also available: bee, cat, llamacorn, shark and puppy.

Profile for San Diego Family Magazine

San Diego Family Magazine October Halloween Issue 2019  

Tons of great halloween stories, crafts, food, and fall fun in San Diego

San Diego Family Magazine October Halloween Issue 2019  

Tons of great halloween stories, crafts, food, and fall fun in San Diego