Candice Schaffer

Candice Schaffer works at Knightsbridge Park, a leading digital marketing firm for luxury real estate brands such as 277 Fifth Avenue and One Manhattan Square.
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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for Thanksgiving

Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for Thanksgiving

There’s a pretty big gap between what kids learn about Thanksgiving in school and the true meaning. While your kids may know that it’s an occasion that allows them to consume pie in vast quantities and watch TV all morning, there’s so much more to the holiday than that. To teach your kids the real meaning of Thanksgiving and get them excited for the holiday this year, here’s how: Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for Thanksgiving By Candice Shaffer of 100 Shawmut, ARO, 830 Brickell, 200 Amsterdam,  Madison Realty Capital, The Belnord, One Dalton Cook some traditional food: We hate to break it…
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5 Tips for Having Kids Share a Room

5 Tips for Having Kids Share a Room

Part and parcel of growing up with siblings are usually sharing a room with them. This does leave parents searching for Tips for Having Kids Share a Room. It's an age-old tradition that saves space in the home and leads to some (mostly) great childhood memories of bonding with a brother or a sister. Making your kids share a space that helps their development. It teaches them valuable social skills they'll use for the rest of their lives: sharing, adaptability, socialization, problem-solving, reducing anxiety, etc.  The Chicago Tribune even states that while the home size is growing, more and more families are…
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5 At-Home Activities for Your Family Over Labor Day

5 At-Home Activities for Your Family Over Labor Day

Summer is winding down, and the school year is going into full swing. As beach- and bathing-suit weather turns into a backpack and sweater-weather, why not have one last hurrah to close out the season? Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to gather with your kids and have a blast before autumnal activities begin to take over the schedule. But the question remains: What to do for the long Labor Day weekend? Pack up the car and head to the beach? Try to rent a last-minute lake house? What about hiking? Camping? Maybe something outdoors to squeeze out just…
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How to Create a Homework Space for Your Kids

How to Create a Homework Space for Your Kids

It's back to school time around the country. Some parents are happy to have their kids out of the house, furthering their education, and making friends.  But some of us know the cold-hard reality of kids being at school: homework.  Yes, homework is something that parents dread almost as much as their kids and teens (just what is the Phytahogrean theorem again?). One of the biggest problems with after-school studies is getting your kids — especially the young ones — to do the work in the first place.  How to Create a Homework Space for Your Kids By Candice Schaffer…
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Birthday Party Ideas when in Los Angeles

Birthday Party Ideas when in Los Angeles

Birthday Party Ideas when in Los Angeles You or someone in your brood is having a birthday in a few days. You are in The City of Angels, and you are wondering how to mark this happy occasion. From its multicultural neighborhoods to its amusement parks and studios, Los Angeles offers myriad ways to celebrate a birthday. Wherever your passions and interests may lie, LA has an experience that is just perfect for you. Children's Birthday Parties If you're looking for a fun and easy way to host a kid's birthday party in Los Angeles, you can head on over…
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How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Fourth of July with Your Kids

How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Fourth of July with Your Kids

The Fourth of July is here, and with it comes all of the trappings of America's favorite summer holiday: dazzling fireworks, time with friends and family, much-needed days off from school and work, and not to mention the delicious food—fried chicken and corn on the cob, anyone? You and your family are ready to head outside to bask in the summer sun to celebrate the nation's independence. But why keep the holiday festivities outdoors this year? Add a little bit of the red, white, and blue to your interiors and decorate your apartment for the 4th! These uncomplicated projects are…
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Best Fourth of July Activities for Kids

Best Fourth of July Activities for Kids

July is here, and summer is in full swing. That means everyone’s favorite summer holiday is upon us. Yes, the Fourth of July—that most American of celebrations when friends and family get together to celebrate our country’s independence and the gorgeous weather. While busy parents are outside grilling, making sure the pool is skimmed, or trying to figure out the best vantage point to catch fireworks this year, the kids are sometimes left out of the festivities. While allowing young ones to man the firecrackers and sparklers is a definite no-go, there are lots of ways to involve your kids…
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for a Move

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for a Move

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for a Move So you're making the big move. Papers are signed, you're searching for the best coffee shop in the new neighborhood, you have been scanning online for some decor, and you are ready to pack up that truck and get to your new home as quickly as possible. But not so fast—your little ones might not have the same excitement about uprooting their young lives and living in a strange place. A move to a new home in town or even a new city might be one of the most significant changes…
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Top 5 Staycation Activities Over Memorial Weekend for Families

Top 5 Staycation Activities Over Memorial Weekend for Families

The Top 5 Staycation Activities Over Memorial Weekend for Families After 40-plus hours at the office every week, there are few things working parents want more than to find time to spend with their spouses and children. However, the combined expense and time it takes to travel often make taking a trip—even one just a few hours from home—seem like it’s not worth the effort. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel far to have the time of your life with your kids. Planning a staycation in your own town or city can make the most of a short break from…
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5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun for Kids

5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun for Kids

Let’s face it: cleaning is a challenge on the best of days, but that’s especially true if you have children running around the house, running to school, and running to all of their activities. This leaves busy parents with little to no time to tidy up around the house or—a dream of dreams—do a deep clean of the garage. As messy as your home gets, you’ll still be bombarded with work and other obligations, not to mention needing some time with your family. Why not combine spring cleaning and time with the fam? Hear me out: This doesn’t have to…
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