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3 Ways to Teach Children Responsibility Through Cleaning Their Rooms

3 Ways to Teach Children Responsibility Through Cleaning Their Rooms

Keeping your children's rooms clean may be simpler than you'd think! Here are 3 simple fixes for helping your children maintain their rooms.

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3 Tips for a A Successful Start with Your New Nanny

3 Tips for a A Successful Start with Your New Nanny

You just hired your new nanny. Everyone is very excited, and you are totally optimistic that she’s going to work out great. A nanny starting with a new family might feel very much like she has just arrived in a new “town.” Suddenly she is working—a...

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Professional Lice Removal Services in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

Professional Lice Removal Services in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens

Whether your child is starting camp, coming home from camp, or getting ready to start school, you'll want to get her checked for head lice—even if you don’t think your child is showing symptoms of having head lice. The biggest sign that your child ...

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Home, Finance, Legal, & Nanny Services for Families in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Home, Finance, Legal, & Nanny Services for Families in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

UPDATED May 2019: Whether you’re looking for a home services professional, a lawyer, a financial planner, an insurance company, nanny or babysitter placement services, or a local place to shop and play with your kids, narrowing down the choices in ...

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13 Ways to Organize Your Home

13 Ways to Organize Your Home

This time of year is not only the ideal time to do a big day (or two) of spring cleaning, it’s also one of the most ideal times to look at each room of the house in a different way, especially if it feels like there’s a little mess in every room. I...

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How to Help Your Child Keep His Room Clean

How to Help Your Child Keep His Room Clean

Does your child's room look like it's going to be condemned by the Board of Health any second? Are you sick of the mess, clutter, and general dirtiness? Trust me you are not alone on this one. Leslie Josel, owner of Order Out of Chaos, shares her f...

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How to Become a Zero-Waste Household

How to Become a Zero-Waste Household

Zero-waste living has become a lifestyle movement. There are now hundreds of books, blogs, and videos about it, and even a number of zero-waste stores opening in New York City. For a beginner, becoming a zero-waste household looks time consuming an...

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Tips, Advice, and Home Decor Apps to Help You Redecorate Your Family Home on a Budget

Tips, Advice, and Home Decor Apps to Help You Redecorate Your Family Home on a Budget

While Pinterest home design pages and your favorite home décor magazine might make it seem like it will cost a fortune to redecorate your home, that doesn't have to be the case. We consulted experts for nine tips on redecorating your New York home ...

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Is It Time for Your Family to Move to a New Home, Town, or Neighborhood?

Is It Time for Your Family to Move to a New Home, Town, or Neighborhood?

The signs might be right in front of you: Maybe you and your family are feeling totally squished into a too-small apartment or perhaps your children are getting ready to start school and you aren’t sure your local school district is right for your ...

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Houseplants Can Benefit Your Family’s Mental, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being

Houseplants Can Benefit Your Family’s Mental, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being

With plant popularity on the rise—terrariums and succulents, anyone?—you may want to hop on the bandwagon, and not just because they add a little greenery to your home. Potted plants have been shown to have benefits on people’s mental, physical, an...

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IKEA is Coming to the Upper East Side

IKEA is Coming to the Upper East Side

The rumors are true, IKEA U.S. announced on Monday that it will be opening its first city store on the Upper East Side! The new location is contributing to the company's commitment to bringing IKEA to urban areas. The "IKEA Planning Studio" is slat...

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13 Important Safety Tips for Decorating Your Home During the Holidays

13 Important Safety Tips for Decorating Your Home During the Holidays

Tis the season to be jolly for sure, but the holidays are also the time of year when things get so hectic that household accidents can easily occur. Whether it’s a Christmas tree that topples over or a bubbling pot of mulled cider that splatters, i...

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How to Speed Clean Your House Before the Holiday Guests Arrive

How to Speed Clean Your House Before the Holiday Guests Arrive

If you have guests coming over but don't have time for a deep clean of the whole house, take these experts' tips into consideration to speed clean your home. These quick cleaning tips focusing on often-used areas will get your home ready for guests...

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How Parents are Prepping for Halloween and Other Quotables

How Parents are Prepping for Halloween and Other Quotables

With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to start picking out costumes! Get some inspiration from these local moms and their Halloween ideas. We're also highlighting the best quotes from our favorite bloggers on a range of topics, from dati...

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5 Big Kitchen Design Trends You Can Implement Now

5 Big Kitchen Design Trends You Can Implement Now

Whether you’re getting ready to remodel your kitchen and are looking for inspiration or you’re a weekend warrior looking for a quick project to spruce it up, we found the five biggest trends in kitchen design you can implement now. From pops of col...

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16 Things to Do to Baby Proof Your Home

16 Things to Do to Baby Proof Your Home

If you’re a first-time parent, bringing baby home from the hospital can feel scary, so baby proofing your home in the month before your due date will give you peace of mind. Courtney Ilarraza, co-founder of Baby Bodyguards, a full-service baby and ...

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How to Create the Ideal Space for Your Kids to Do Homework

How to Create the Ideal Space for Your Kids to Do Homework

Kids need a dedicated space to do their homework, whether it's in their rooms, a common room in the house, or at the dinner table. But if it seems like your kids find any excuse not to sit down and do their homework, it could be their workstation i...

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How to Make Your Summer To-Do List Less Daunting

How to Make Your Summer To-Do List Less Daunting

With the kids out of the house and at camp for the summer, we all have our long to-do lists to accomplish without the little ones underfoot. But those long to-do lists to get organized and de-clutter the home can be intimidating. A professional org...

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Do You Know Where These Important Documents Are?

Do You Know Where These Important Documents Are?

Keeping your important papers organized can make everyday tasks like applying for a loan or changing your address easier. And in emergencies, being able to locate vital documents is absolutely critical. Follow this simple advice to keep your papers...

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Important Information to Leave for Your Babysitter

Important Information to Leave for Your Babysitter

In a world of constantly checking your cellphone, tracking your kids down via satellite, and nanny cams, it can be easy to forget to give your babysitter all of the information she may need when watching your kids. Fill out this handy checklist wit...

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Emergency Supplies Everyone Should Have in the Home

Emergency Supplies Everyone Should Have in the Home

Eighty percent of Americans live in a county that’s been hit by a weather-related disaster—but only about half of us have emergency supplies in place, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Don’t be unprepared! Compile the items in t...

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10 Things to Do to Protect Your Home When Your Family Is on Vacation

10 Things to Do to Protect Your Home When Your Family Is on Vacation

You've planned your family vacation for this summer, which is finally here! But while you're out of town, are you concerned about your home? We usually are, and we triple-check everything to ensure nothing goes wrong. Experts shared the top 10 thin...

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10 Improvements to Make in Your New Home in the First Year of Homeownership

10 Improvements to Make in Your New Home in the First Year of Homeownership

You've found the perfect house for your family to call a home for years to come, but did you know there are a few more things for you do to? Experts share the top 10 home improvements new homeowners can and should do in the first year in a new house.

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How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

With green living being as popular as ever—especially with more and more eco-friendly, toxin-free products hitting the shelves—you may be wondering what you can do in your home to reduce toxins and make it a healthier place for your family. We spok...

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27 Places in Your Home You Might Be Forgetting to Clean

27 Places in Your Home You Might Be Forgetting to Clean

Now that winter is (seemingly) on it's way out, there are a handful of tasks we commonly associate with spring—namely spring cleaning. Though it seems like you hit every nook and cranny in your home during your mega cleaning session, there are quit...

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What Families Need to Know Before Buying a Home

What Families Need to Know Before Buying a Home

Tips for first-time homebuyers to navigate the market and find the right home.

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What to Do to Prepare Your House or Apartment for the Cold Winter Months

What to Do to Prepare Your House or Apartment for the Cold Winter Months

Winter. It’s here in full force—hey, snow; nice to see you—and we’re buttoning up our coats to protect us from the frigid temperatures when we’re outside. But did you know it’s important to button up your home, too? Jason Cameron, a licensed home i...

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The Benefits of Creating a 'Yes' Space for Your Young Child

The Benefits of Creating a 'Yes' Space for Your Young Child

Stemming from the RIE® Educaring® approach to parenting from Magda Gerber, which is responding to your child respectfully, some parents are creating safe-play environments in their homes for children. Creating a “yes” space for your infant, crawler...

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8 Hacks for Home Organization

8 Hacks for Home Organization

One mom's tips for taming the mess

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How to Green Your Kids Room

How to Green Your Kids Room

Simple steps to reduce your kids’ exposure to environmental hazards where they sleep and play

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Pest Control Company Launches Mosquito Control Initiative

Pest Control Company Launches Mosquito Control Initiative

Mosquito Joe Long Island launches Mosquito Control Awareness Week - Beat the Bloodsuckers Campaign.

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Expert Carpet Cleaning Tips for Families

Expert Carpet Cleaning Tips for Families

An expert, Ben Shemesh, reveals his tips for cleaning carpets.

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Tips for Getting Tough Stains Out of Clothes

Tips for Getting Tough Stains Out of Clothes

Handy, an on-demand home cleaning service, shares tips for getting tough stains—mud, tomato, juice, grass, crayon, and glue—out of your family's clothes.

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Your Driver Is Here Offers Car Service for Minors

Your Driver Is Here, a unique car service, recently began offering rides in Westchester and Fairfield counties. The car service uses your own car to drive you where you need to go. The company also offers car service for minors.

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Indoor Environmental Wellness Company Opens on Long Island

healthEhabitats, a Long Island-based indoor environmental wellness company, focuses on helping families reduce unhealthy environmental factors in their homes and maintain a healthy living environment.

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15 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires When Cooking

15 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires When Cooking

Two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen. We've got 15 tips to keep your family safe and prevent kitchen fires, especially during the busy food-based holiday season.

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Car Seat Installation Lessons at Your Home

Strapped In Car Seat Safety recently started offering its car seat installation services in the New York metro area. The service also offers child passenger safety lessons, car seat checks, and car seat installation at your home.

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Tips for Finding a Great Roofer

The Better Business Bureau gives your family tips for finding a trustworthy roofer to help you with your home renovation.

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GE Educates Families to Prepare for Power Outages

GE Generator Systems is educating families about proper emergency preparedness during National Preparedness Month.

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Greenwich-Based Service Matches Care Providers to Families

Greenwich-based Sterline Care Home Staffing finds nannies, house cleaners, personal organizers, and elderly care for families. The application process ensures families are matched with a care provider based on the family’s needs. Sterling Care Home...

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Tips and Tricks from FlatRate Moving for Do-It-Yourself Packing

Over the past 20 years, FlatRate Moving, the nationwide leader in the moving and storage industry, has compiled a list of nine tips and tricks to pack for a move, as well as tips on how to pack books, photos, fragile items, liquid containers, elect...

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Summer Tips for Avoiding Air Conditioner Repair Scams

The Better Business Bureau offers tips on how to avoid air conditioner repair scams and still stay cool in the summer heat.

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Tips for Child-Proofing Your Home

Whether moving into a new home or simply re-organizing furniture in various rooms of your house, take note of these important child-proofing tips in mind to keep your children safe.

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5 Tips for Buying the Right Lawn Mower

If you're thinking of buying a new lawn mower, you first need to know which type of lawn mower will work best for your yard. Here are 5 tips that will help you know which lawn mower to buy, plus some advice on safety features and after-sale service.

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10 Tips for an Easy, Quick Move with Children

10 Tips for an Easy, Quick Move with Children

Moving with young children can be stressful. You have to consider packing toys, books, and clothes, while considering which schools, sports, and dance programs to enroll your children in, many of which have deadlines for you to make your move! If y...

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Cleaning Confessional

When you have company coming over to your house, you spend time tidying and cleaning up. How much you tidy up and clean depends on the visitors coming over. Is tidying up for others a bald-faced lie, or does it depend on who's coming over?

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Make Your Home Glow for the Holidays

Make your home glow for the holidays. Use these tips and ideas from The American Lighting Association to create holiday lighting that warms up winter and makes decorating for the holidays easier.

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My House Organized During the School Year?

An NYC interior designer and mom offers smart do-it-yourself tips on how to de-clutter your home and keep your kids' stuff organized during the busy school year.

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How to Stay Safe in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy tracks north, dangers still remain in areas that have lost power due to the storm. These safety tips cover risks and best practices when using generators, charcoal grills and camp stoves, and candles.

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Fire Safety for Your Family

Prepare your family for a home fire. Here are some easy steps you and your family can take to protect your home and each other, and to understand the basics of fire safety.

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