What to Do with Kids on New Year’s Eve

Are You Working for New Year’s Eve? If you are working for New Year’s Eve, here are some ideas to use with children as midnight approaches. For kid friendly drinks click here. For New Year’s Eve arts n’ crafts click here. If possible, rent some holiday movies such as How the Grinch Stole Christmasor The […]

Should Nannies Charge More When Working on New Year’s Eve?

A nanny can charge more when their services are likely to be in higher demand, such as on holidays. We recommend you charge more than your usual rate if you plan to work on New Year’s Eve. Ask yourself if you even want to work on New Year’s Eve. If you would rather have the […]

Ingenious or Crazy? The Bebe Bottle Sling

Product Review Sunday As a nanny that has cared for countless infants I thought the Bebe Bottle Sling was an ingenius product for anyone that has wished they had an extra pair of hands while caring for infants. The Bebe Bottle Sling is designed to hang from any infant car seat handle while holding the baby bottle […]

Mini Banana Muffins

Cooking with Kids By The Naptime Chef  Mini muffins are the perfect size for a quick snack. If you store them in the freezer, simply put them in the school lunchbox directly from the freezer and they will be ready to eat by lunchtime at school. I also love bringing mini muffins along on outings […]

How Are You Going to Use Your Bonus?

Take Control of Your Financial Life If you worked hard and the parents rewarded your good work with a holiday bonus, don’t spend the extra income frivolously. Use the extra money to pay-off debt, build an emergency fund, make some investments, or even give to charity. Pay-Off Debt: First, if you have outstanding credit card […]

How to Make Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cooking With Kids By topsecretrecipes.com  Do you love the Cranberry Bliss Bars that are sold every holiday season at Starbucks? Well TopSecretRecipes.com has a recipe that is similar to the delicious treat found at my favorite coffee house. This isn’t an easy recipe to make but when I give it as a gift during the […]

Interfaith Books for the Holidays

Weekly Trip to the Library In Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family Susan Katz Miller discusses raising kids in interfaith marriages. The author explains that nearly half of the marriages in the U.S. over the last decade have been between people of different faiths, and many of those families are raising children fully […]

How to Make a Yule Log

Betty Crocker Recipe Find Recipe at bettycrocker.com A chocolate Yule Log is the most impressive dessert you can serve during the holiday season. It is not simple to make a Yule Log but this recipe using Betty Crocker devil’s food cake mix makes the preparation much easier. You Will Need:  6  eggs 1 Box Betty […]

Pomander Balls Make Great Homemade Gifts

Christmas Scents A pomander is a lime, lemon, or orange covered with whole cloves. Pomanders can be given as gifts to be used year-round in closets and drawers or displayed in a bowl. They can also be hung on a tree or included in potpourri. In the traditional pomander, cloves are placed so close to one […]

Should We Only Serve Kids Organic Milk?

Study Shows Benefits of Drinking Organic Milk In the article More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk published in The New York Times last week, author Kenneth Chang discusses a study that shows “Whole milk from organic dairies contains far more of some of the fatty acids that contribute to a healthy heart than conventional […]