Be My Neighbor Fred Rogers

Be My Neighbor Fred Rogers

When we moved to our neighborhood eight years ago, we had no idea how important that decision was going to be to our everyday life. The day we closed on the house we met some of our neighbors. There was a group of Dads hanging out while the moms were at a movie night. Little did we know how much we would benefit from having these people in our lives.

Fast forward a few years and three kids later, our neighbors feel like extended family. We regularly use the quote, “It takes a village.” It’s a dynamic neighborhood with families with young children, school age babysitters, empty nesters and elderly citizens. Together, we have developed a network to quickly address the needs of child care, lawn care, handyman repairs, party planning and more. Emails, text and conversations at the bus stop allow us to stay connected with each other, despite our busy schedules.

Be My Neighbor

JJ loved helping out the raking team!

On one particular Saturday morning, our neighbor went out to rake and elderly neighbor’s leaves. Our family joined in to help, and then I invited some of the younger neighborhood kids to come enjoy the giant leaf pile. The morning then turning into a traveling raking team who went on to clean up two more yards. It was spontaneous and tons of fun. Now my husband is planning another neighborhood sweep of dealing with outside projects asa team before the snow starts to fall.

Have you found your village in your neighborhood? Maybe you’ve found it in your playgroup {oh yes.}, school community or church group? As Fred Rogers said,

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.

Today you can join in to talk about finding ways to encourage being neighborly at Twitter party celebrating the launch of the new website Wont You Be My Neighbor. You can share a special story about being a good neighbor or you can recognize someone else you’ve seen demonstrate neighborliness. Your stories will be shared on the site and inspire others to do neighborly acts of their own! Join us for the #BeMyNeighbor Twitter party to learn more ways you can do good in your neighborhood and share your own ideas with others!

You can see the details and RSVP via this Invite: It’s TODAY at 2pm EST. 

Prizes: They will be giving away five prizes throughout the party for correct answers to trivia questions. Each prize pack includes a Mister Rogers quote book & t-shirt and a Daniel Tiger mini plush, book & DVD. Prizes are limited to U.S. participants only.

Hosts: @TheMotherhood, @TheMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann

Today’s twitter party Co-hosts: @MoreThanMommies, @DancingHotdogs, @DonnaChaffins, @EmilyARoach, @gogrowgo, @AsCuteAsBugsEar, @EatSleepBe, @JessicaMcFadd, @JustJillyBlog, @CoconutRobot, @2kidsandacoupon, @MyBaybah, @ohMariana, @PittMommyBlog, @Tiffanyblogs

Disclosure: This story was written in partnership with The Motherhood and I was compensated for my time. All opinions and stories are my own. 

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  1. Liz Lawlor says:

    I agree . Our neighborhood is the best. Always ready to hang out, socialize and help each other out. Let’s keep up that spirit! Thanks Emily.

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