Friday, January 22, 2010

Confused About Taxes?

Nanny employers have legal responsibilities surrounding payroll and taxes. Brush up on your knowledge with advice from services such as Breedlove and Associates or GTM Payroll Services.

Nannies from the Heartland clients can also contact us any time for more assistance!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Need a Burst of Creativity?

If you are looking for fun projects and activities to do with children, check out  This is great for nannies, parents and other family members.  The most recent entries have to do with ideas for CDs and making a Snowperson in a Jar!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Unexpected Lessons

For 20 years I’ve been a nanny for one family. It’s a unique journey that few nannies have the opportunity to experience. I’ve been privileged to experience all kinds of lessons, but one that jumps to mind at this time of year is connected to the story of Rudolph.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ice Castle Activity

by Kelly Miller

The Gingerbread Houses are all packed away ... are you looking for a fun activity?  Every January, I make Ice Castles with the children.  We build the castle with sugar cubes, and we use white frosting as glue.  Then we decorate the castle with conversation hearts, gum drops, and other Valentine's Day candies ... and gummy bears make up the castle's inhabitants.  Each year the castles have gotten bigger and more elaborate ... last year, we used five boxes of sugar cubes and two tubs of frosting!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Post-Holiday Blues

While this article is targeted at helping preschoolers cope with the post-holiday blues, its tips are useful for people of all ages. After this busy season, take the time to take care of yourself!

Happy New Year!