Grocery lists. Checklists. To-do lists. Lots of people love--and live by--lists. And parents are no exception. Today's families are busier than ever, and moms don't have the time or energy to search and scramble for the parenting information they are desperately seeking. This handy, practical reference guide will save time, money, and sanity for today's busy women.
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America's nanny offers a large dose of healthy parenting advice with secrets for raising happy, secure, and well-balanced babies and toddlers.
Babies don't come with instructions. And since today's parents are so overwhelmed with schedules and demands, they have little time to bone up on their parenting skills. Often removed from grandparents and relatives who in times past lived next door or just down the street, they have no one to guide them through the disorienting world of raising children. Enter Nanny to the Rescue! Michelle LaRowe, 2004 International Nanny Association "Nanny of the Year," gives her tried and true solutions to childcare. Her expertise with chapters titled "Who's the boss?" and "Discipline is not a four letter word" gives confidence to parents who need specific ideas for real day-to-day problems. A proud member of Christian Nannies, Michelle offers foundational truths sure to help encourge moms and dads.
Faced with multiple choices regarding school, friends, and activities coupled with the ever-widening influence of the outside world, parents of 6-12 year olds need help. America's nanny is back to offer a large dose of healthy parenting advice with secrets for raising happy, secure, and well-balanced children.
Dinner Time Miracles!
Dinner time is often one of the most stressful times of the day for families. Everyone is returning from the hustle and bustle of their days, with empty bellies in tow ready to be filled.
In between the "I'm hungries" you try to whip up something that everyone will eat - or at least try. You've been in a mac and cheese mode for sometime, but are eager to move on. You just aren't sure how.
Follow these nanny tips and you'll be living out your own meal time miracles in no time.
Plan your meals in advance. Each week plan out your meals and make one trip to the grocer.
Have theme nights. Having a menu structure like Monday for Mexican, Tuesday for Pasta, and Wednesday for Grilling etc., will ensure lots of variety.
Get everyone involved. Give each family member a night to choose what they want for dinner. Plan in advance.
" Don't be a short order cook. You get what you get and you don't get upset IS the dinner time motto to live by.
Everyone helps. From setting the table, to washing the dishes find a job for everyone.
Cook in bulk. Soups and sauces are great to freeze and serve later. Lasagnas and casseroles are also great to freeze.
Stock up. Always have kitchen staples, such as oil and flour on hand.
Have breakfast for dinner. A warm and filling alternative, pancakes and eggs are quick, easy and satisfying.
Check out places like the Supper Shop where you can go into a store front, prepare a meal and bring it home to cook for later. Easy and affordable a great alternative to eating out.
Use pre made dough. Homemade pizza, calzones, croutons and chocolate croissants can all be easily made from pop and go dough.
Dine out! Nothing like having someone cook and clean up after YOU!
Have rules. No getting up until you are dismissed. You must try a bite of everything presented.
Change it up. Sometimes it's all in what you call it and how you present it. Call broccoli "green trees" and cut it up to look as such. When introducing new foods, offer them in a variety of shapes, textures and colors. Food coloring and food processors make this easy. A toddler may be intimated by a whole apple, but peeled, cored and cut up into manageable pieces, he'll probably give it a go.
Michelle LaRowe has been the International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year.. A career nanny specializing in caring for twins, Michelle has over a decade of nanny experience. Although she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, she has found her true calling, working as a professional nanny.
Michelle is an active member of the nanny community. She is the founder and president of Boston Area Nannies, Inc., a local non profit educational organization and has served on the International Nanny Association Board of Directors for the past five years. During that time she has also served as the associations 1st Vice President. Michelle is also a proud member of Christian Nannies.
She is called on by the media as a nanny and parenting expert, and has been affectionately dubbed America's Nanny. Michelle has appeared on television and has been featured in print. She is the author of the new parenting series, Nanny to the Rescue!, a contributing writer in the Experts' Guide to the Baby Years and a regular columnist in several parenting publications, including Twins Magazine.