Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How to Balance Work and Home Life

How to Balance Work and Home Life

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cleaning Baby Toys - Stop Germs from Spreading | Clorox

Running a home daycare requires constant cleaning of toys, playpens, tables, chairs, windows, hard and soft surfaces and more to help the spread of germs. I always keep Clorox wipes on hand. When saving money I tried a more generic brand of cleaning wipes but found they didn't work as well, left streaks and residue on surfaces and overall didn't seem to clean as well as Clorox. Below is a link to more helpful tips to help the spread of germs.

Cleaning Baby Toys - Stop Germs from Spreading | Clorox

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Toddler Peek a Boo Carrot Muffins

We love to try new and interesting foods in our daycare. I think keeping the kids excited about trying new foods is important. Our newest mini muffin recipe was a great hit!!! Below is the entire recipe:

Toddler Peek a Boo Carrot Mini Muffins

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tbl milk
1 large egg
3/4 cup applesauce or 2 1/2 applesauce cups
1cup finely chopped carrots
1 cup all purpose wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2tsp baking powder
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of salt

Preheat oven 400 degrees.

In large mixing bowl whisk oil, sugar and milk. Beat in egg then add applesauce and mix. Stir in carrots. Set aside.
In separate bowl fold together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
Then fold dry ingredients  into wet just until flour disappears. Grease mini muffin tray liberally. Using teaspoon each muffin cup to the top. Bake time will vary on oven. I start baking at 11minutes and then check, if not done bake at 2 minute intervals until toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 24 Mini Muffins that toddlers will love for breakfast, snack time, lunch time or on the go!!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Today's Snack & Lunch menu (Bon Apetit)

Breakfast: Milk, Blueberry Oatmeal, Cinnamon Raisin Toast and Peach Slices

Am Snack: 100% Orange Juice, HM Mini Blueberry Muffin and Fruit Cup

Lunch: Milk, Beef Stroganaff w/ buttered egg noodles, green beans, cheesy biscuit and applesauce cup

Pm Snack: Multi Grain Tortilla chips, HM sour cream bean dip and 100% fruit juice or water choice