Winter Activities for Kids That Go Beyond the Norm

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!As a parent I think we can agree we are all looking for Winter Activities for Kids that will engage our children while providing something fun for the whole family and maybe even a little educational for the kids.  I can almost […]

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Rainy Day Activities To Beat the Blues

Rainy Days As a former babysitter in my teenage years and the best friend of a super-star in-home nanny, I understand the power of keeping kids occupied during a rainy day. If their attention goes unfocused for even a moment, hullabaloo can break loose and what was supposed to be a nice afternoon at home […]

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Holiday Decorating: Inexpensive Ideas

Holiday Season Part of the fun of the holiday season — besides eating all the goodies — is decorating. With budgets tight, finding ways to decorate inexpensively can lead to creative holiday decor. To get some ideas on holiday decorations, check with local stores and get inspired to make your own seasonal holiday decor and […]

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Family Activities For The Holiday Season

If you are preparing to host a house full of family and friends this holiday season chances are football will be on the television and kids will be under foot. However this special time should be celebrated by talking, laughing and having fun instead of television and time-outs. It’s time to start planning some holiday […]

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Kids Thanksgiving Crafts

Brown paper bags are all you need to get started on great children’s crafts for Thanksgiving celebrating Native American culture. These are some ideas to get you started. Materials: Collect big brown paper bags while you’re doing your shopping at grocery and liquor stores or buy them online. Put together a variety of objects for decorations like […]

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Travel Safety Tips For Holidays With Grandma

Nanny in the Clouds is a hiring service that gives parents peace of mind and helps you keep track of your kids before, during and after your trip home to see the parents. Call the service and it will connect you with a nanny who happens to be on your same flight, or it will […]

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Recipes for Thanksgiving: Tempting and Traditional

Autumn is upon us bringing cooler days, colorful foliage and one of our favorite holidays; Thanksgiving. Giving thanks for our family and friends, as well as for our bountiful blessings, is what the celebration is all about. But face it, Thanksgiving without a table overflowing with  delicious recipes wouldn’t be the same. If you are […]

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The Importance of Grandparents in a Child’s Life

A couple weeks ago, I was on the phone with my grandmother, who is 82 years old, asking her about some of the history of our family. I told her that I am working on the genealogy of our family and wanted as much information as she could remember. Forty-five minutes later, she gave me […]

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Fall Decoration: Bringing Nature Indoors

From the fiery kaleidoscope of the leaves to the plumpness of pumpkins and ruby red of apples, fall’s natural beauty pervades the whole outdoors. Why not invite it indoors with you? There are many ways to include nature in your autumn decorations. Here are a few fall decoration ideas that are fun to make and will bring […]

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Autumn Activities For The Kids And You

Autumn fun doesn’t have to be limited to Halloween and Thanksgiving–it can be had every day of the week! Fall offers many unique opportunities for enjoyable crafts, games, and excursions that are impossible during the other seasons. So don’t waste a minute! This list of fun fall activities for kids is just the start of the possibilities for […]

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