Archive for April, 2014

Camping With Toddlers — You Can Do It, and You Can Still Have Fun, Too!

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Don’t let tight finances put an end to your family vacation. There are plenty of ways to enjoy days off work — and away from home — without breaking the bank, and with infants and/or toddlers in tow, too! Camping is a great way to kick back, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors — and it’s a viable option for relatively new parents, too. “If you enjoy camping and nature, don’t be intimidated to bring infants and toddlers with you. Yes, it will be more challenging than it used to be, but isn’t life?” The Travel Channel continues. Here are some ways to make the most of your camping trip with young kids:

Look Before You Leap

The key to a successful camping trip with infants and/or toddlers is easing into it. Chances are, spending your first trip with young ones roughing it — with

New Homes v Resale Homes

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Buying a new home from a builder, Buying my first home, Find a new home

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Having a hard time choosing between resale homes and new homes to buy on the market? Think that a new construction home is out of reach for your budget? Here are a few of the advantages of new home buying over resale buying that might make your decision a whole lot easier.

Design Flexibility. If you’re buying a new home, you can literally get involved from the ground up. Builders love to work with clients to tweak, modify, or augment existing plans, so that each buyer gets exactly the house they want and need. Plan in a home office, a home theater room, or even flexible spaces — a hobby room now could be a child’s room in the future. Ask your potential builders what kind of customization op

Five Ways to Stay Ahead of the Real Estate Marketing Game

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Did you know that nine out of 10 web users begin their sessions with a Google search? OK, it’s not always Google — sometimes it’s Yahoo, and sometimes it’s Bing — but mostly, it’s Google. As such, if you can tap into the search engine realm, you can get your site seen hundreds (if not thousands) of times more than you would if you weren’t marketing it at all on the Internet. And when you’re running a luxury real estate marketing company, the more visibility you have, the easier it is to sell your property.
Think about it: You’re selling high-end executive condominiums on the waterfront. You’ve got an arsenal of private townhouses two blocks from

Where to Start with Donating to Charity Without Spending Any Money

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In 2012 alone, people in the United States gave over $300 billion to charitable organizations. Not all of that money was actual money — some came from goods donated at local schools, for example. A more accurate way to report the figure would be to say that total donations amounted to $300 billion, and it’s an important distinction to make. People sometimes get a notion that in order to make a difference, they have to give some kind of tax-deductible charity write-off, and that’s just not true.
Of course, money is still the most immediate way to affect change in any charity’s agenda. But Americans haven’t particularly had the best decade themselves, with stock market plunges and housing market crashes littering the landscape even today. That’s why it’s crucial to find the ways you can help ou

Even if You Have Award-Winning Drinking Water, Filters are a Good Idea

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Several states have competitions every year to try to determine which city or town has the best drinking water. Last year, in New York, Rochester took the title in the 27th annual New York State Drinking Water Taste Test run by the NYS Department of Health. “It is essential for all New Yorkers to have access to clean and healthy water,” said State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H. “This friendly competition highlights the efforts of communities and their partners who go above and beyond to deliver safe, great tasting water to the taps of millions of homes and businesses throughout the state.” Of course, that doesn’t only apply to the Empire State, as people all over the country and world are constantly working to improve drinking water quality. But even in the U.S., including some spots in NY,

Advantages of City Living Apartments for Families

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Not everyone dreams of a secluded little cottage on the outskirts of the city, where the buses don’t run and the night sky is full of stars — some people want to be a little closer to the action. One of the major advantages of city life is the ability to live near all the things you want and need, like stores, restaurants, schools, theaters, and even work. And that means taking advantage of downtown apartments for rent.

And while most people think that’s all well and good for single, young professionals, the question lingers: what about apartments for families with children? Do such things even exist?

They not only exist, but they’re flourishing. Many downtown apartments for rent welcome families with children, offering amenities such as playgrounds and onsite day care. Parents enjoy being w

How Japanese Shoji Screens Can Change Your Home

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One of the benefits of an increasingly globalized world is that it is easier than ever before to mix up your style. No longer are you limited to the same, traditional, repetitive designs you’ve seen time and time again; now, you can easily take inspiration from foreign lands and cultures simply by searching online. However, if you’re looking to incorporate an international feel into your home, an easy way to start is by adding Japanese room screens, otherwise known as Shoji screens room dividers. Shoji screens room dividers are often considered a key element of Asian architecture: while they are usually associated with Japan, the earliest Shoji panels actually date back to the Han Dynasty in China. Shoji screens and doors eventually spread to the island of Japan, where they became well-known for th

Three Easy Ways to Support Our Troops

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Organizations that help military families, Veterans donations

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Kids are brightening up soldiers’ days with adorable — and often unintentionally hilarious — letters. “Thank you for fighting for our country. I love the color camo. I am nine. Why did you want to go to the military? Thank you for dieing [sic] for our country. I love American flags. Do you ever stop working?” one such letter begins.

Adults can learn a thing or two from these letters. School children make it perfectly clear: helping military families, active military members, and/or veterans does not necessarily have to entail a large time commitment or over-the-top expenses. Here are some ways to support our troops (in relatively little time and without spending an ino

Three Interior Design Tips For the Perfect One or Two Bedroom Apartment

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Americans choose relatively modest-sized apartments for all kinds of different reasons. Whether you are renting your first one bedroom apartment or cozily settling into a two to three bedroom abode for retirement, very few people want to — or need to — consider it a downgrade. There are plenty of ways to make the most of limited space, and transform two bedroom apartments into one of your best homes yet. What are some of the best interior design tips for small spaces?

Workaround Restrictions In Your Lease

Rental properties management can often pose some pretty trying restrictions. If you are asked not to paint or re-tile your apartment, don’t throw in the towel. There are still

How to Find a Wedding Planner

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From the engagement to the honeymoon, getting married is an exciting and stressful process: while it will eventually be worth all of the choices, you have to decide on everything from a wedding reception venue to seating arrangements. But if you’re having trouble seeing through your stress to your big day ahead, it is a natural step to find some help. When you’re planning a wedding, wedding planners and wedding packages can make the countdown to your ceremony easier and more enjoyable. Weddings in the United States tend to fall into certain patterns: for example, 70% of Americans believe that a bride should take her husband’s last name, one in five weddings include purple