Not a Morning Person? Easy Hair & Makeup Routine to Get You Going For The Day

On the days that I don’t have work or any other responsibilities I can easily wake up, however on the days that I do, it’s a constant battle with my morning alarms. I think it’s a safe bet that I am definitely not a morning person. I have 20 alarms set in a two-hour period because I do not wake up. At all. Normally, once I finally get up, I have a good thirty minutes until I walk out the door. Thirty minutes to get dressed, do my hair and my makeup. For someone who can take up to two…

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…

DIY Gifts For Nanny Kids to Give Their Parents

Hey guys! Something about the Holidays just brings out the inner gift-giver in me. I like surprising people and seeing their face light up, even if I only give them something small. It’s a great feeling and I’m sure many of you would agree!   As a nanny, sometimes you get matched with a really wonderful family and want to go the extra mile for them. A great way to do this is to give them a thoughtful gift and what better kind of gift to give them than something that you helped their son/daughter make?   My current nanny…

November 2018 Guest Author – Mariana Almeida

  About the Author Mariana is a newborn care specialist, nanny, photographer and doula! She has been running Bump to Babies for the last two years now! On the blog you’ll find all the latest on all things Bump to Babies, check it out here.        Thanksgiving Day Craft: How to Hide your Turkey    What you’ll need: -markers or paint (red) -construction paper (preferably white) -a pen -tissue paper (yellow or orange) -a turkey cutout or printout linked below -your imagination!   For ours today, we will hide our turkey in some popcorn so it’s a sure…

Sneaky Snacks

Halloween party season is upon us and that means you’re going to need some party snacks! This kind of thing is what I dread most about becoming a mom one day because parties aren’t my thing and I’m not very crafty.   So, I decided to ‘sneaky’ snacks because they’re so cute that no one will realize you only spent 10 minutes making them and they’re really cheap to make!   Witch Brooms   What you’ll need:   Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (the taller ones, not the big thin ones) Small Pretzel Sticks   Instructions:   Lay your Reese’s Peanut…

13 Last Minute Costume Ideas

Time flies by quickly and, before you know it, Halloween is here. If you’re like me, you probably put things off to the last minute, including your Halloween costume. Let me introduce you to the article that will save your life. Here are thirteen costume ideas for my fellow procrastinators!   Costume 1: Cat Lady If you’re already obsessed with cats in real life you should have these items lying around. All you’ll need is bathrobe, some stuffed cats, and hair curlers. These can all be purchased at your local Target or Walmart. Just attach the cats the bathrobe using…

Easiest Halloween Checklist Ever

Halloween and the chaos that comes with it will arrive before you know it and trying to remember everything you need to get done before it comes can be a big challenge, especially if you’re a parent/caregiver.   It seems like there’s just so much to prep for these days if you have kids! So, I’m taking everything I remember helping my nanny families and my own family with and making the easiest Halloween Checklist ever!   Set reminders in your phone for kids school Halloween events Choose and buy Halloween costumes Buy costume makeup Visit a pumpkin patch Make…