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UltimateMama wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! And easy way to get in the Thanksgiving spirit (not to mention a great centerpiece for your table or buffet) is by decorating cupcakes with Thanksgiving colors! Red, orange, and yellow frosting make for a beautiful and delicious fall treat to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy!

In my new book “Ultimate Nanny:  How to Find, Interview, and Manage the Most Important Person You Will Ever Hire — Your Child’s Nanny” which is on now (by Kristen J. Duca) I help parents and guardians navigate the childcare search in an organized manner.

Think about your family’s needs before starting your childcare search.  You will want to take a moment to reflect on the following:

Your child/children:  What are their ages, developmental stages, and needs?

You/your partner:  What are your work/social schedules? Do you have flexibility in the hours you need childcare help?

Your family:  Are you hiring solely for childcare?  Do you also need assistance with housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, pet care, and errands?

Layers of help:  Are their suitable, willing family members or friends nearby who can help you in a pinch?

It may take time and patience to find, interview, and manage the ideal childcare provider for your household but it is worth it in the end.

Read the full article today and head to to order the book “Ultimate Nanny”!