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Do You Have Good Neighbors? Won’t you #BeMyNeighbor

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 18, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Family

This post is brought to you by the Fred Rogers Company and The Motherhood.  I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement.

Won't You #BeMyNeighbor Website

We’ve lived in our home for over 16 years now and still as happy as we were the first day we moved in. Even though there are things I’d like to change about our home, the biggest reason we are still satisfied is because of the neighborhood our home is located in.

We live in an older subdivision so the houses aren’t really close to each other, but I can see our five neighbor’s home most of the year.

Having such few neighbors makes it easier to know them. Although we don’t talk or even see each other for weeks at a time, I know that any of them would be there if we needed them, and hope they know we would be there for them, too.

The neighbors that live behind us don’t have any children living at home anymore, and go out of town a few times a year. When they do, they worry about their dog (he’s an outside dog but they have a doggy door so the dog can get into a safe portion of their garage).

Cody helping neighbors #BeMyNeighbor Collage

Their dog is a gentle dog, but is leery of people and was quite camera shy when I was trying to grab a photo of him. He usually waits until we are leaving (or left) before he will come to eat.

My son volunteered to feed and water him when they’re gone. This gives my neighbors some peace of mind and makes my son feel good to do something neighborly.

Something I’m sure Mister Rogers would have appreciated. I loved how Mister Rogers opened his show with the question, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” I also love the new website WontYouBeMyNeighbor.org an amazing destination that celebrates neighborliness all across the country.

You can share a special story about being a good neighbor or recognize someone else who has demonstrated neighborliness! Submitting your stories for WontYouBeMyNeighbor.org is easy — simply post your story to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #BeMyNeighbor. Your stories will be shared on the site, inspiring others to do neighborly acts of their own!

Do you have neighbors that are there when you need them? Or maybe you help a neighbor(s) out? I hope you will join me in sharing your neighborly love by joining in the #BeMyNeighbor movement!

And…. come be neighborly with me  for a fun Twitter Party!

What: We are so excited join the Fred Rogers Company for a #BeMyNeighbor Twitter party as they launch the new Won’t You Be My Neighbor website!

WontYouBeMyNeighbor.org is an amazing destination that celebrates good neighbors! 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!

When: Wednesday, November 19 at 2 p.m. ET

Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #BeMyNeighbor hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Vite: http://vite.io/themotherhood

Hashtag: #BeMyNeighbor

Prizes: We 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

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

Can’t wait to chat with you!

15 Responses to Do You Have Good Neighbors? Won’t you #BeMyNeighbor

  1. mai tran says:

    My neighbors are: 1 drunkard, 1 near-dead old lady who never cleans her apartment, 1 teenager who blasts out awful music every day.

  2. Penelope says:

    Your son is such a good boy!

  3. Heather Johnson says:

    I live on a military base, and for the most part I have really good, nice, helpful neighbors. Sadly there are a small few that are not so friendly, or nice.

  4. How sweet of your son to feed the neighbors dog! We also have good neighbors, they are all older and quiet that us, and I like that. We barely talk to each other, but we all manage a greeting everytime we cross each others path.

  5. Tina M says:

    For the most part we have good neighbors.

  6. We actually have decent neighbors. We always have. There has only been one set that was “iff-y” at times. Very grateful for good neighbors and we do try to be good neighbors to them.

  7. Crystal says:

    I’m so grateful we have the neighbors that we do. They are kind and attentive. It’s wonderful that you have a relationship with the neighbors you have. It’s great to know your pets are safe while you’re away.

  8. Raijean says:

    My neighbors get on my nerves…lol They just don’t know how to be respectful of peoples space.

  9. Veronica Lee says:

    I have a handful of neighbours I can count on. There are a few I am avoiding especially the snobs and gossipers.

  10. Terri S says:

    I am very fortunate. I have wonderful neighbors.

  11. Ty says:

    My neighbors are weirdos and they never come out of the house. Their son is always cry and banging on the window, which is kinda scary. Plus, they YELL at that poor child so loudly.

  12. Tammy says:

    We’ve lived in a couple of neighborhoods that we had great neighbors, others not so much. It really does make a difference when you have good neighbors on how you view your home. Our house now our neighbors seem friendly enough, but everyone mostly keeps to themselves, I noticed that when our daughter was younger and the kids in the area were the same age and played together it was easier to get to know our neighbors.

  13. Great job on raising such a fabulous son! And we don’t really know our neighbors as we just moved. But they seem ok thus far.

  14. Katie Ellis says:

    I do have good neighbors and always have.

  15. Marcie W. says:

    We are not very close with our neighbors, which makes me sad but tends to be the norm in a transient city like Las Vegas. Thankfully we know a few and greet one another in passing.

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