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best green companies to buy from this year

Our family is constantly amazed by all of the companies out there that are continuously trying to become more and more green.

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black friday survival guide

My husband and I do Black Friday. I’ll admit it. We have scored some major deals and honestly, I get a bit of a rush from it! But if you are going to do Black Friday, you have to do it right to make it a success.

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diy play teepees

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to make some play teepees for my son to play with to get into the Thanksgiving spirit.

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halloween parties for the neighborhood

I love the Halloween season! Getting dressed up, hanging up creepy decorations and of course, Halloween means awesome parties are on the way. The best kind of party (in my opinion) is one where there is something for everyone and everyone is invited! Yes, that means kids too. This year, why not throw the perfect Halloween party that the whole neighborhood can enjoy.

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kids crafts with leaves

There are some seriously creative people out there who have figured out ways to use leaves that I would have never thought of! Most likely you already have all that you would need to make any of these. Just gather a few supplies and collect some pretty fallen leaves and you and your kids are ready to craft! Here are some genius ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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Raking Leaves 101

I grew up in Florida, where we pretty much had one season. Hot. It wasn’t until I moved out west for college that I had my first raking experience and after I learned a few tips, it’s not the chore I always thought it would be! Here are a few easy tips to make your raking experience a little better.

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getting your kids to school safely

Ensuring our kids travel to and from school safely is a priority of all parents. There are several ways to get your kids to school of which my personal favorite—and the least stressful in my opinion—is driving them. However, if you opt for the other methods, be prepared to learn the essentials of safety for your child and teach these essentials to your children thoroughly.

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how polluted is my neighborhood?

 There is a lot to consider when choosing a new neighborhood for your family. Is it kid friendly? Is it close to shopping and entertainment? But something most people don’t think to consider is the pollution of the neighborhood in question.

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how much energy do you spend?

I don’t know about you, but I would love it if our energy bills were lower. We live in a two-bedroom apartment and without fail, I am floored every month when the utility bills come. There are some pretty easy ways to figure out where your energy is going each month and a few ways to try and cut back on those pesky bills!

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where are you wasting energy?

If you are looking at your energy bills and wondering where it’s all going, there are some pretty easy things you can do to make your home more energy efficient and save some big bucks at the same time.

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best apps for scheduling

Keeping an organized schedule can be tricky. It would be so helpful if there were an app that could help us out. There is! There are a lot of rad apps that will help keep your life organized and even keep your whole family’s schedule in check.

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alt summit sf and nyc giveaway winners

Per usual, Alt summit in both New York and San Francisco completely blew us away. So much creativity and insight! We couldn’t get enough. While we were attending both of these amazing conferences, The Neighborhood decided to host a little giveaway. Fun, right? Here’s what we did.

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keep your kids safe on the internet

These days the internet is a normal day-to-day thing for all of us, even our kids. Though the internet can be a fantastic tool to learn and play, there are certain things we as parents can do to help keep the kids safe.

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planning a park picnic

One of my favorite summer parties to plan is a little picnic in the park! Even though the park is fun and usually pretty easy, here are a few things to help your park picnic planning that much easier!

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how to be safe while camping

Camping can be a lot of fun and is a great family activity. But that fun can be ruined if the proper safety tips aren’t followed! Here are a few ideas to help keep your camp and campers safe.

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must-haves for camping

Camping is one of our family’s favorite things to do in the summer months. We love packing up our gear and heading out to our favorite spots.

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dumb ways to get a sunburn

Summer is right around the corner and our time spent in the great outdoors is increasing daily. Summer is by far my favorite season, but there is a huge downfall.

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month of family

Did you know it’s the month of the family? Who knew, right? To celebrate your family, try throwing a little get-together! Any excuse for a party!

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what supplies do you need for a hurricane

Hurricane season is upon us, are you ready? ­My husband and I both grew up in Florida so we are no strangers to hurricanes.

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alt nyc ticket giveaway

The Neighborhood is teaming up with the oh-so-famous and fabulous bloggers conference Alt Summit to give away one ticket to the upcoming Alt Summit NYC conference!

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moving day – enlisting help

Moving day can be so very stressful. It really helps to have a specific plan in line with people to help you and your family out on the big day. Here are a few tips on how to make your moving day a little less stressful!

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organize the neighborhood to volunteer

There are so many projects that need to be done at any given time and in any given neighborhood. This week is national volunteer week!

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national child identification

Child identification is no joke. I’m one of those moms who freaks out at just the thought of going to a crowded place with her kid.

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chore list

We all do them. And most of us would rather be doing something else. But chores need to be done and they shouldn’t consume us and our weekend.

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national cleaning week

It’s everyone’s favorite week of the year! National cleaning week! Well it’s not my favorite week, but I am trying my best to get into it. Some call it spring cleaning, but whatever you call it, it needs to be done!

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boys night out

One of my favorite things in the world is to watch my husband and son spending quality time together. They have they’re own nighttime ritual of playing, reading books, and of course brushing teeth. But every now and then they go out on a little man date.

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home icicle removal

I don’t know about you, but my house is covered in icicles this winter. Sure they look cool and even beautiful, but they can be dangerous. Not just to you and your family, but also to your home. Here are some tips on why you should remove those pesky icicles and how to do it.

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neighbor valentine

Ah, Valentine’s day. The day of love! Before you get all caught up with the cards and gifts for and from your significant other, let’s think outside the box. Let’s think about the whole neighborhood! Your neighbors can be some of the closest people to you, so why not show them how much you care with a simple card and message?

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sledding party

I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of winter. But one thing that makes it a little bearable is playing in the snow! And while you’re at it, why not make a party of it? A sledding party can be such a fun and unique get together. Here are a few things to keep in mind when throwing a super fun sledding party.

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neighborhood service projects

I love service! It’s such a fantastic way to get closer to your neighbors and do your neighborhood some good. Plus, it’s fun! And who doesn’t love fun? Here are some easy ways you can get involved in your neighborhood and serve the heck out of it.

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