Setting Reasonable New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, as they are typically done, confuse me quite a bit. The reason being is most of the resolutions being made are completely unrealistic, which ends up leading to disappointment later down the road when the person can’t meet that resolution. Let’s be honest here! No one likes to fall off the wagon of their New Year’s resolutions and have to admit failure. It’s just not fun. But what bothers me the most is that so many people are blaming themselves for not meeting these resolutions when it really wasn’t their fault- their resolution just simply wasn’t reasonable…

Post-Christmas Blues Playlist

Is it just me or do you feel like things feel pretty glum now that Christmas is over? The Christmas trees are coming down, everyone is going back to work, and all the talk has shifted to the New Year.   I can honestly say that the few days between Christmas and New Year may actually be my least favorite days of the entire year for those reasons! It’s like all the happiness and cheer of the season are getting put away in boxes and stored in attics until next year. It’s so sad!!   Every time Christmas ends, it…

Christmas Crafts (For Kids)

When I was in elementary school and it was craft day, I remember being so excited!! I really liked all kinds of crafts, but Holiday crafts were definitely my favorite. The nice thing about where I went to elementary school was that we did crafts all the time. Who knows? Maybe that’s why I’m so creative now!   Crafts are such a fun way to spend quality time with your little ones. Not only do they spark your child’s imagination and creativity, but usually the adults have fun doing them, too!   Anyway, I think your kids are going to…

Inexpensive Gifts Your Parents Will Love

As a child, I remember working really hard to make my dad framed drawings each Christmas. Now, as an adult, I want to be able to get my dad the best gifts that I can find. The problem? I also have 8 other people to buy presents for. So this Christmas I'm getting creative. Not just with my parents, but with my friends and other family members as well. I want to get them the best gifts that I can, even while on a budget.   This list will be organized from most expensive to least expensive, so even if…

The Reason for the Season

Hey guys! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Songwriters Eddie Pola and George Wyle had it right. This IS the most wonderful time of the year! BUT, would you believe me if I told you, the reason for the season was magic? Let me explain First off, the holiday season is stressful. The end of the year is steadily approaching, and you have yet to accomplish every goal on your yearly list. The end of the first semester is drawing to a close, which means finals are approaching, and you have to finally read the chapters in your…

Dressing Your Kids for the Coming Cold

Hey guys!(: We all know that keeping our kiddos/NK’s protected from the cold is important. It can be tricky, though, when you’re dealing with very young children who can’t express their needs yet. It would be awful not to know your little ones are cold simply because they can’t communicate!   There are also many first-time nannies and mommies out there that already have some idea of what to do to keep their babies warm, but may want some extra tips in case they’ve overlooked something.   It’s always good to take the initiative to learn more about protecting your…

QN’s Favorite Christmas Recipes

As you can probably tell, everyone here at Quiet Nonsense loves food! We have so many favorites to share with you! And here’s your warning- you will be hungry by the end of this article.   Mica’s Recipes   These recipes were provided by Mica, CEO of Quiet Nonsense.   Potato- hash brown casserole   Ingredients:   ½ cup of butter 1 onion chopped 1 (16 oz) container of sour cream 1 pkg. (8 oz) shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend. 1 tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1 pkg. (30 oz) frozen shredded…

Gift Guide for Kids

Let’s face it. Kids can be challenging to buy for, but today you are in luck! The Quiet Nonsense team has put our heads together and put together this wonderful gift guide for you! We have quite a few nannies and moms on the team, so we know exactly what your kids want! Books   Books are one of the best gift ideas to help kids develop their reading capabilities and enjoy it. While there are a great many books to choose from, we here at Quiet Nonsense feel you can never go wrong with Roald Dahl books.   I…

Keeping Your Spirit Bright While the Sun Disappears

Sheesh! This time of year sucks! I mean, yay cold weather and yay presents, but this time of year is so stressful for me. Not only do I have to find or make gifts for those I love, but I also have to stay in budget.   Have you met my Aunt Carol? NOTHING makes that woman happy! At least, nothing that seems to be in my price range. And oh lord. Don’t get me started on the insulting compliments I have to endure from Grandma June for fear of getting banished by my mother.   Then there’s the constant cleaning,…

Teas the Season!

I’m calling all tea overs for this one! We have some great suggestions for this winter. Personally, I love to make things as natural as possible, if I am able. I know there are a lot of people that also enjoy doing that.   For this article, I will have two recipes using loose leaf teas that you can customize, and two bag teas you can purchase. I’ve hand-selected some of my favorite teas and tea remedies for those cozy days inside with a good book and fuzzy socks.   Now, I’m an herbal tea junkie so you will see…