Yearly Archives: 2013

Interview Questions for Your Prospective Nanny or Au Pair 3

This is your chance to get a sense for the candidate’s style, both in childcare and keeping a home.  Be sure to set your expectations up front.  What household responsibilities are involved, if any?  What benefits are there, such as vacation and sick pay?  Be sure to know what your city/county/state require, and what the […]

Spaghetti with Peanut Sauce

This is a super easy dinner, inspired by this recipe:   Ingredients: 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti (or even better, soba noodles) 6 tablespoons peanut oil, divided up 8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (ideally the kind where the oil separate out) 8 tablespoons soy sauce 4 teaspoons (not tbsp) sesame oil 4 tablespoons light […]

Money Saving Tips for Frugal Families 2

Groceries: Only buy what produce your family will eat before it goes bad. Write a shopping list before you go to the store. Based on the meals your family likes, buy produce that is in season and on sale. Stock up on non-perishable items when on sale or on a coupon at warehouse stores, or […]

Banana Berry Muffins Recipe

These muffins were inspired by Tyler Florence’s recipe,, but are multi-grain and have berries instead of nuts. Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour ½ cup flax meal ½ cup buckwheat 1 cup cornmeal 3 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 8 very ripe bananas (when they get black, move to refrigerator to save for […]

I’m Worried about My Child’s Speech, Should I Be? 3

— By Jennifer Katz, MS, CCC-SLP A question I hear over and over is, “how do I know if my child needs speech therapy?” My first response is to determine if a speech and language assessment is indicated. Sometimes the answer is a resounding “yes”, at times it’s a clear “no” and often it’s a […]