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Here are some simple ways in which you can celebrate National Neighbor Day. Bring a Baked Good to Say Hello One tried and trusted way to celebrate National Neighbors day is to bring baked goods over. Surprise them with muffins, cookies, a pie, or even leftovers from dinner. It’s a great way to show that you appreciate them. Offer to Help With Yard Work Many neighbors would appreciate some help with yard work, especially those who are elderly or have small kids. It’s not easy for them to find the time to get out there to mow their lawn, rake…

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By Lauren Jablonski A garage sale will put money in your wallet while getting rid of items you no longer need or want. Before you rush to put up signs, here are some tips to help you have a profitable sale. Gather & Label Items Scour your entire home/house for items you no longer need or want. Place like items in the same box, so when you unpack the day of your yard sale you will be organized and prepared to set up. Create Signs The best way to get people to know about your sale is to hang up…

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If you want to give your child freedom while still spending time with them, a sleepover is a great solution. However, this should be done with some planning on your part. Fortunately, a little bit of thought and preparation will go a long way in making this type of activity both memorable and fun for everyone. The tips below are some of the best to help you get started. Send Out the Invitations The invitations for the party should be sent out at least a few weeks in advance to ensure the parents have enough time to plan. In these…

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When you think of winter, most of us think about being stuck inside and bored. It’s time to spice up the cold days with some fun winter arts and crafts. Here are a few activities that you can do you with your kids and age isn’t a factor. Grab some hot cocoa and let the winter “artivities” begin! 1) Bubble Wrap Art Paint is fun and bubble wrap is always a hit. How about combining the two? It’s sure to get your child’s attention when you bring these two items to the table. What you’ll need: • Paint • Bubble…

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World Kindness Day takes place on November 13th. Even though it is important to be nice to people every day, there are many ways that you can go above and beyond to be kind to someone on World Kindness Day. Say Hello to Someone Many of us get so caught up in our daily lives that we barely participate in small talk. Saying hello to someone can instantly brighten up their day and make them look up from their phone. Free Hugs Most people enjoy hugs. In fact, in the emo scene, many people would wear shirts to shows that…

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Selecting activities to keep your kids busy and happy during the fall season is important. Here are some ideas fun activities you can sign your kids up for or do together. Music Lessons Music lessons will not only keep your child busy but will help them learn a new instrument or practice their vocals. Music lessons in any form help boost self-confidence while sharpening their math skills. There are private lessons that are personalized and can be done from the privacy of your home. Art Lessons Drawing is one of the most critical activities for kids that is often taken…

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Public libraries are an important part of the social fabric of our society. They make you feel welcome and provide resources for all. There are multiple reasons why public libraries matter. Educational Resources & Programs Public libraries offer free educational resources. These resources include access to various books and advanced training programs. You can depend on these learning institutions to help find the answers to your questions. Libraries also offer seniors and young adults access to age-specific resources. Patrons are also able to use resources to find employment opportunities, view benefits, research educational opportunities and perform necessary training. Many libraries…

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Dad’s special day is coming up soon. Instead of buying him another tie or a new wallet, maybe you spend some time with him doing something special. There are plenty of ways to spend a fun day with your dad for Father’s Day. Here are some suggestions that will help to make the day special. Family Picnic A picnic or barbecue is a wonderful way to gather all of the loved ones together to celebrate your dad and all he means to your family. Consider renting out covered picnic shelters at your local park for the family gathering. The children…

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Animal crackers were developed in England in the 19th century and first produced in the United States by a Pennsylvania bakery in 1871. These iconic cookies grew in popularity, and today, dozens of varieties are enjoyed. While these nostalgic favorites are fun to eat right out of the box, it’s even better to find new ways to share them with family and friends. Try these top ten wild ideas for using animal crackers to make fun and delicious desserts and snacks. 1. Build your own snack mix. Kids love to customize their own snack packs. Set out a buffet of…

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Spending quality time with the family doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out these wallet-friendly winter activities that the entire family can enjoy. Play in the snow There are a couple of ways you can plan a week’s family vacation to the snowy mountains or your local ski resort on a budget. See if any of your friends or family members will lend you their place in exchange for a service or favor. Do some research about local ski resorts, bed & breakfasts, cabins or hotels that might offer you a family discount during an off-season. A good time…

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