Gas Mileage Up to 58.5 Cents

On January 1, 2022 the standard mileage rates increased to 58.5 cents per mile driven. Click here to learn more.

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Reusable Produce Bags that Have Multiple Uses

The state I live in will no longer allow the use of one-time-use plastic or paper bags starting this Spring. Many towns have already transitioned to using reusable bags only. That’s why I bought Reusable Mesh Produce Bags. They are great produce bags I started using when shopping at the grocery store to prepare for […]

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“Shante Keys and the New Years Peas” by Gail Piernas-Davenport

Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas by Gail Piernas-Davenport is a story of diversity and traditions that children will really enjoy. Shanté Keys loves New Year’s Day! But while Grandma fixed chitlins, baked ham, greens, and cornbread, she forgot the black-eyed peas! Black-eyed beans represent good luck. Shante doesn’t want bad luck without them! […]

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Struffoli Honey Balls

Struffoli is a holiday favorite in Italy. I found this struffoli recipe on the nonnabox.com web site. I wanted to try to make a holiday recipe using the amazing local honey from Javelin Bee Products for the children I care for to enjoy on New Year’s Eve. The web site explains that the authentic struffoli […]

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Happy New Year Hats

As New Year’s Eve approaches making these party hats with children is a lot of fun. I let the children I care for decorate six different hat designs. Click the links below to print the different paper hat templates. Click here to see the template for Party Hat #1. Click here for Party Hat #2. […]

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Clear Stackable Storage Bins

Now that Christmas is over it’s time to store all the children’s new toys and clothes. I love mDesign Plastic Stackable Storage Bins. These clear, stackable storage bins come in multiple styles and sizes to organize closets and shelving in bedrooms, playrooms, toy rooms, bathrooms, rec rooms and more. mDesign Plastic Stackable Storage Bins are […]

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“The Lights in the Church” by Marilee Joy Mayfield

Merry Christmas! The Lights in the Church is a children’s books about the true meaning of Christmas. When a brother and sister get lost in the park, they stumble upon a curious sight; a church in the middle of the forest. As they walk closer, the doors won’t open, but as hymns are heard they […]

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Gingerbread Houses Christmas Eve Tradtions

I work for a Nanny Family that makes a gingerbread house every Christmas Eve. Here are photos of some of the gingerbread houses I have made with kids over the years and a great gingerbread house cookie kit to use to use. There are several pre-baked Gingerbread House Kits such as this Gingerbread House Kit […]

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Paper Plate Angels

Angels are a beloved symbol of Christmas that kids love. This is a super easy and fun Christmas angel project I found on the craftyjournal web site. My crafty Nanny Kid shrieked with joy at the beauty of her angels that she made out of paper plates. You Will Need: 2 Paper PlatesWhite GlueScissorsStaplerMarkers and […]

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Holiday Cards Made with Baby Safe Ink Pads

I used Baby’s Touch Baby Safe Ink Pads and ReignDrop Ink Pads to make these thumbprint holiday string lights Christmas cards. I love the Baby’s Touch Ink Pads and ReignDrop Ink Pads. They are non-toxic, acid free, and easy to clean up. They are baby safe inks to create keepsake imprints of a baby’s hands […]

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