Friday, March 31, 2017

Good News!  The restrooms in the Phenow Pavilion at Central Park of Maple Grove will be open regular hours this weekend, 10:00am - 9:30pm.
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, park keepers put the dock in at Weaver Lake Park.
from MyRecipes Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • 2 (5-ounce) cans albacore tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • Cooking spray


  • calories 422
  • fat 16.5 g
  • satfat 7.1 g
  • monofat 6.3 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 27.4 g
  • carbohydrate 40.6 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 88 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 608 mg
  • calcium 293 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and carrot; cook 6 minutes or until carrot is almost tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk until slightly thick. Stir in cream cheese, mustard, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove pan from heat. Stir in noodles, peas, 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and tuna. Spoon mixture into a shallow broiler-safe 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with remaining 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A spring chick! With candy legs.. kinda cute? Silly? What's your vote? Will you try this? Make changes?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

 Made these cute boxes from 6 egg cartons, and the bunnies, yesterday! Just trim to fit pretty papers for the top, add ribbons, bird punched out papers, flowers, etc!

Monday, March 27, 2017

This review is made by my friend, Jen! Thanks Jen!
❤Wow!!!!!!!   This is an amazing deal.  Please pass along to anyone with a nonverbal child.  We bought ours last fall after using a different AAC for years.  We LOVE it- ❤ especially the new update with search capability. App site below!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy weekend! And for some, Spring break! 🏵🌹🌻My topic this morning is.. How as caregivers, do you rejuvenate your self on the weekend, or even during the week. We work hard caring for the kids, now it's time to CARE for ourselves! I start my day, and weekends with my mug of hot coffee, or tea. 
Later I will get to see my friends for, oh dear, more coffee! Ha! Last weekend I took my daughter to see Beauty and the Beast. I'll tell you that we ❤'d it! We saw it in 3D. A BEAUTYfull movie. Ok, so now let's hear the fun, relaxing way that you will take care of YOU! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

This is an idea my daughter helped with! We saw it on Pinterest. Hoping to share this Easter bunny egg holder, at my Nanny job and where I do an art class at a retirement home!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hi Childcare providers! My name is Jeanna, and I am building this website to welcome all childcare providers to help build up resources for YOU! I welcome you to share ideas for activities we can all use in the daily care you provide. I'd like us to include, but not limited to: Art, cooking, field trips or outings, physical education, science, math, quotes, reading, pictures of places, but not the children. and etc. Lets get creative! I want this post to be about the positive , caregivers that we are. So please, lets get creative on here, and share away! Please note that I'd like to keep this as positive as possible. 😀😀