Snack Happy from Happy Family Brands

July 18, 2014

One of our favorite toddler food companies has shared some of their pointers from HAPPYFAMILY Nutrition Advisor Amy Marlow.  Amy shares some common questions from parents.  There’s no doubt that young children need snacks. Figuring out what to serve at snack time (and when, and how much) is the million dollar question.  According to her,   Read more (…)


What Happens in Atlantic City Stays in Atlantic City

June 30, 2014

We couldn’t have picked a more beautiful pre-summer day for  eight geese to follow the mother goose around the boardwalk of Atlantic City for a bachelorette party. We  started at the beach for a few drinks in the sun, then to check in to our hotel as some of the group decorated the room in stellar bachelorette fashion.   Read more (…)


My First Official Mother’s Day

May 14, 2014

I have celebrated many a Mother’s Day throughout my lifetime, celebrating and honoring my mother and then my sister as well when she became a mother to twins 7 years ago this month.  I never thought to much about the holiday, in fact I have no idea if it falls on the same day every   Read more (…)


Happy Rainy Birthday to You

April 21, 2014

Two daughters, two granddaughters and myself took a five hour trip to help my 29-year-old celebrate her birthday. Besides the five passengers, the car was packed with two portable cribs, two booster seats, a twin size stroller, diaper bag, food bag, and four pieces of various sized  luggage. It’s exhausting just writing it all down!   Read more (…)


A Frozen Birthday

March 10, 2014

Last weekend on a freezing cold afternoon, I went to a “Frozen” themed five year olds birthday party. Having adult children allows you to forget what those birthday party days were like and the current pop culture of the five year old. The party was decorated with all things “Frozen” down to the two layer cake with   Read more (…)


Spring Break Fun!

March 7, 2014

Spring break is a much anticipated time in school…. and can be a stressful week for parents having their kiddies home for an entire week! Especially when it is colder out, it may be hard to find activities to do; Luckily, we have a great idea for each day of break! Day 1) Mini food   Read more (…)


From One Mom to Another

March 5, 2014

It’s been a little more than a year since my daughter was born and in that short time, I have laughed more, cried more, played more, loved harder, and slept less than I ever have in my life and I am happier, healthier and more fulfilled because of it.  I’ll be honest, I was a   Read more (…)


Add Another Winner!

March 3, 2014

I spent a few days with an old friend and per usual came home with a few new recipes. Being retired like myself, she spends some of her free time leafing through magazines collecting recipes to try. We had the usual terrible Ohio weather, snow, ice , rain and wind so food was our comfort. Let me share with you   Read more (…)


An Engagement Affair to Remember

February 3, 2014

What better place to be on a cold winter’s night than in a warm loft apartment over looking the Empire State Building in NYC? I’m used to the 400 square feet studio apartments that my daughters have lived in. This place was fit for a wedding venue. And whoever said New Yorkers weren’t friendly has not had the   Read more (…)


Gobble Gobble: The Healthy Way

November 21, 2013

This Thanksgiving, LLD is featuring a special blog post on how to stay healthier while still making your kids happy. We’ve compiled some of the best healthy recipes from around the web and compiled them here for your healthiest Thanksgiving yet. Appetizers: Ditch the heavy cheese dips and chips before the big Thanksgiving meal. Creating   Read more (…)


Capturing Sweet Portraits

November 8, 2013

Everyone loves taking pictures of their lil’ ones; after all, they are one of the best ways to capture memories forever. Today, we sat down and talked to professional NYC photographer, Emily Dewan, who shared her tips on making your photos the best they can be.   Hold the cheese, please The command “say cheese!”   Read more (…)



October 28, 2013

In the hustle and bustle that is NYC we are often in a state of moving, planning, coordinating and executing! Parents and caregivers know this dance all too well! As parents strive to ensure their children are safe, eating healthy, getting adequate sleep, attending the best schools, and having frequent play dates, there is still   Read more (…)


Healthier Fall Favorites

October 25, 2013

This time of year officially starts splurge season with potlucks packing the calendar and sweet treats filling the counters. Like most people, you probably don’t have time or energy to fret over whether you’re eating perfect these next three months. How do you honor long-cherished traditions while keeping your commitment to run a healthy home?   Read more (…)


Why Hire a Nanny?

September 20, 2013

With our nanny week coming to a close, we thought we’d share why you should get a nanny for your family: Highly educated nannies have knowledge to draw off of and are often great built in tutors for your children Nannies help take a load off of working parents. They can help complete homework, tidy up, and   Read more (…)


The Bell Family Nanny

September 9, 2013

When I went back to work after having my last baby there was a big problem. I had five kids, one going to part time kindergarten, and no babysitter or nanny. So I enlisted the help of a newspaper, friends and family to help with the search. Unfortunately, I did not find anyone I felt   Read more (…)


One Month Down

August 16, 2013

If you had told me a year ago how happy appliances would make me, I would have laughed in your face. Now, my favorite phrase is “I’m going downstairs to throw a load of laundry in the wash.” MY downstairs and MY washing machine; not the coin operated machine around the corner that the entire   Read more (…)


Must-Try Summer Salad

August 12, 2013

I have spent the summer traveling to one shower or graduation party after another and have found some great recipes along the way. The next two weeks I’d like to share a few of my favorites. Maybe you can try one for a Labor Day gathering! Easy Broccoli Slaw 1 package broccoli slaw 1 small   Read more (…)


Vacation Crashers

July 29, 2013

My husband and I are referring to ourselves as “vacation crashers” as we just left one daughter’s family in Cape Cod and are about to join another in DC. We are accompanying her to the Chesapeake Bay Hilton resort for a business retreat. As teachers we surely never had such an opportunity before. The resort was   Read more (…)


A Day on the Farm!

July 24, 2013

Avery was born in New Jersey and has lived in 3 States and 4 Cities in her short lifetime. All of our stops along the way have been large cities….the Big Apple, ATL, and the Windy City. But there is nothing she loves more than a book, song, or story about the farm! I have   Read more (…)


Cruisin’ to the Cape

July 22, 2013

On the road again, but this time not to babysit, we were the grandparents along for the family vacation ride. Growing up, my grandparents always were with us for family events including vacations and I loved having them along. They were the patience that counteracted my high strung father. This 14 hour trip was dotted   Read more (…)


The Tim Allen Show

July 15, 2013

As I mentioned last week, my anniversary getaway included the talents of the comedic actor Tim Allen. Even though the years have aged him since Home Improvement and the series of Santa Claus movies, he kept me in stiches for over an hour. He reminisced about his childhood relating age appropriate antics with the audience.   Read more (…)


Time For A Change

July 3, 2013

This Sunday, my little family and I are moving from New York City to Washington, D.C.! My husband has lived his entire life in the tri-state area and I have been here for fifteen years, so it’s a BIG change for both of us. Yet, somehow I don’t feel as scared as one might expect.   Read more (…)


Grandma’s NYC Escape

July 1, 2013

My daughter and her family had Father’s days plans with his family so I had a chance to escape to visit my daughter in NYC. Bright and early, 6:15 to be exact my son-in-law dropped me off at my daughter’s apartment on his way to work. I arrived earlier than expected due to no traffic   Read more (…)


Make Travel Hassle-Free!

June 28, 2013

Unfortunately for parents, the word “travel” has become synonymous for “nightmare.” This blog post is dedicated to parents traveling with children this summer and a few easy tips on how to make the experience better! Preparing for your trip: It is important that your children are prepared for your trip physically and mentally. Make sure   Read more (…)


Grandma’s Back

June 24, 2013

I came back to help out with the babies as my daughter was going back to work. I thought it would be nice to make her transition easier knowing I was here with the kids. Being away for a month makes you forget what hard work it is. Back to juggling two energetic grandbabies and trying   Read more (…)


Henry Takes Flight

June 19, 2013

I’ve heard about it. I’ve seen people do it many times. I feared it to be honest, but the time had come. It was unavoidable. We were taking our first flight with a baby. I quickly sent out an S.O.S. memo to my “Baby Mamas” asking them for any travel tips they had, what to   Read more (…)


Flop House on Clark Avenue

June 17, 2013

Two families merged this past weekend for a celebration of Baptism. One family came from Ohio, and others from New York, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Ireland. Our family of eight planned on staying in my daughter’s house, a 3 bedroom bungalow. Then came the in laws from Ireland and a brother and his wife. Upon   Read more (…)


Post-Pregnancy Working Girl

June 12, 2013

This is tough. Yesterday was my first day back in the office from my maternity leave. The whole week prior I found myself crying sporadically thinking of having to leave my two little babies at home. Even the smallest things would set me off…a smile, greeting cards at Target…you name it. I should have had   Read more (…)


Summer is Here!

June 5, 2013

After many long and cold winter months, summer seems to have arrived! I truly believe parenting gets easier in the summer time. Kids can play for hours outside without ever getting bored and then pass out at bed time because they are so worn out. Only real negative to parenting in the summer is the   Read more (…)


Red, White, and Cute

June 3, 2013

I waited anxiously for the pre-Memorial Day arrival of my visitors from the east coast, praying all day that the white Nissan would come safely up the driveway. Well, my prayers were answered when the door opened and one crying baby was plopped into my arms. I was in heaven. My daughter busily emptied her   Read more (…)


A & A Take Ohio

May 22, 2013

The “alarms” go off at 6am. Amelia wails out & then her sister follows. The girls just turned 3 months & it’s time for their first road trip to mommy’s home state…good ole Ohio. My sis & I tag team getting the twins ready for their long ride; feeding (with an extra ounce of milk for the   Read more (…)


Garage Sale Mania

May 20, 2013

I’ve had many garage sales through the years, mostly when the kids were young and I’d sell toys and clothes to make money for new toys and clothes. And everytime I had one, I’d say to myself that it’s the last one I’m going to have. But when my oldest pal called me and told me   Read more (…)


Junior’s Fresh: Food For Your Baby

May 17, 2013

Wondering how you can incorporate seasonal fruits and veggies from local markets into your lil’ ones diet? With Junior’s Fresh, you don’t have to wonder or worry! We asked Michelle Hoffmann, the founder of Junior’s Fresh, a few questions about how it works! What is Junior’s Fresh? Junior’s Fresh is dedicated to providing New York   Read more (…)


A Trip Down Memory Lane

May 13, 2013

Remember when… You sat for hours smiling at your newborn’s face Your house smelled like a combination of diapers and spit up The best conversation you ever had involved cooing It was celebration time when there was pee pee in the potty Tears fell after saying goodbye to your child on the school bus on their   Read more (…)


We Love Spring!

May 8, 2013

Spring is finally here! After a very wet and rainy April, Henry and I are super excited for the warmer weather in Chicago. Some of the best things about living in Chicago over the past 11 years are all the outdoor activities you can do. After what seemed like a never-ending winter, Henry, my husband,   Read more (…)


Young at Heart

May 6, 2013

I left some of my loved ones in New Jersey and hooked up with another loved one, daughter #4 in Philadelphia where she lives, for the ride home. So off we went on the yellow brick road (aka 76) to Ohio. She is getting married soon and wanted to work on some wedding necessities for the   Read more (…)


It “Only” Took Three Months

May 1, 2013

Our daughter just turned three months old, and each time she does something spectacular like track an object with her eyes or make a cooing sound or reach for a toy, we write it on her calendar. You know, we’re tracking milestones. Well, this weekend I feel like we reached a milestone as a family.   Read more (…)


Epilogue to the Diaper Diaries

April 29, 2013

What surprises am I in for? As I pack for the trip back home to Ohio I am anticipating the worst homecoming. In the past, when I’ve left my husband home alone, there have been some unfortunate surprises upon my return. Once when I went to Chicago he set the kitchen on fire damaging the   Read more (…)


And Then There Were 4

April 24, 2013

I can’t believe my little angels are already 2 months old! It’s been such a whirlwind of love, laughter, and tears. I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. Becoming a mom has already taught me several things, with infinite patience and love topping off the list. I’m still learning and every day brings   Read more (…)


Diaper Diaries Week 8: The Final Entry

April 22, 2013

This will be the last entry of the Diaper Diaries. I can’t believe that 8 weeks have passed, time flies when you are having fun. Even more so when you are engulfed in sleepless nights, little miracles, a lot of hard but gratifying work and a bunch of crazy love. I leave with mixed emotions. On one hand I’ve been   Read more (…)


Easter Extravaganza

April 17, 2013

We had a great Easter with Avery. Now two years old, this was really the first time she was able to experience some of the things I did with my family growing up. She LOVED the Easter egg hunt with her cousins. While she didn’t exactly find the highest number of eggs, she thoroughly enjoyed   Read more (…)


Diaper Diaries Week 6

April 8, 2013

‘Twas the night before Easter and all through our house Every relative was stirring, hopefully not a mouse The baskets were all hidden around with great care In hopes that the Easter bunny would soon be there The children were nestled all snug in their cribs, others on couches and blow-up beds While visions of breakfast and   Read more (…)


They Were Right!

April 3, 2013

In my first ten weeks as a mother, I have learned that “they” were right.  Who’s they?  Everyone who ever repeated the following words of wisdom to me. “Once you see your child’s face, you don’t remember the pain of labor.” I heard this one over and over and I thought, no way is this   Read more (…)


Diaper Diaries Week #5

April 1, 2013

After 5 weeks, the babies are growing and changing quickly. Fortunately, Grandma is much better now at calling out the correct baby names.Even though the twins are fraternal when they are wrapped up in their blankets with very little face shown it’s a detective’s nightmare to tell them apart. At times my daughter runs errands and   Read more (…)


The Art of Juggling

March 27, 2013

Sorry I have been M.I.A. as of late; this is my first blog post-pregnancy and life has been a little hectic! I cannot believe how consumed I am with love for these two little beings that I’ve nicknamed “pumpkin” and “angel.” Now I cannot imagine life without them. I’ve titled this blog “The Art of Juggling”   Read more (…)


Diaper Diaries Week #4

March 25, 2013

Grandma is a little emotional. I thought that I held it together rather well during labor and delivery. My family made fun of me for being a jokester, but being silly is my defense mechanism for nervousness. I think after all that stress, I emotionally crashed. While I was singing Elvis Presley’s “Wisemen” to one of   Read more (…)


Scrub-a-Dub-Dub. . . It’s Bath Time!

March 22, 2013

Dear Ask-A-Sitter, What are some tips and reminders for bathing infants that you can share with me? Sincerely, Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Dear Scrub-a-Dub-Dub, Bath time with your lil’ one can be a great way to show your lil’ one that getting clean can be fun! But, before you get to the fun splashy toddler age, it’s good   Read more (…)


Vacationing with a Toddler

March 20, 2013

After a long basketball season as a wife and daughter of a Coach, we decided to take a little vacation to Florida to reconnect as a family. Avery, who just turned 2, is now old enough where we can build excitement. We told her for weeks that we were going to Florida on an airplane   Read more (…)


Diaper Diaries Week # 3

March 18, 2013

A typical day in paradise begins about 7AM with the squawking that signals feeding time. One baby for me, and one for Mom or Dad. You would think they twins would be ready to eat, but they seem to need coaxing for a few minutes as their flailing hands make bottle entry next to impossible. After   Read more (…)


Tips & Tricks for Feisty Lil’ Ones

March 15, 2013

Dear Ask-a-Sitter, My pre-k’er NEVER listens! I’m losing my patience & don’t know what to do. Help! -Cousin Kel  Dear Cousin Kel, Losing your temper with a child this age never works  & chances are you’ve tried the all-understanding patient approach. . . and STILL he/she does not follow your instruction. Here are a few   Read more (…)


She’s Here!

February 27, 2013

For months, I’ve been sharing my pregnancy journey with you….today I am happy to tell you that five weeks ago I had a perfect, gorgeous, amazing baby girl!!! Of course, that’s my completely objective opinion. Right now I’m on maternity leave and enjoying every minute! I don’t care that I usually don’t shower until noon   Read more (…)


Worth the Wait

February 25, 2013

This past week has been a LOT of waiting, but it was all worth it! Thursday: My husband and I headed for the east coast  for the hopeful weekend of babies. We jockied trains and subways and learned  what it feels like to be sardines in a can. The night ended with a calming dinner   Read more (…)


Finding a Way to Deal with Food Allergies

February 21, 2013

Do your lil’ ones have food allergies and struggle with how to deal with those allergies? For some lil’ ones it can seem ostracizing and lead to feelings of loneliness, confusion and the idea that being “different” is bad. For one grandmother, food allergies became the motivation to write a special book for her granddaughter.   Read more (…)



February 20, 2013

I have heard many of my friends tell me they are a mom first, wife second. And now that I am a mom, I completely understand that you always have to put your child first…his or her needs always take priority. But I sometimes feel that at the end of a long day, I don’t   Read more (…)


Bright Lights, Big City

February 18, 2013

I’m Leaving in a Ford 150 All my bags are packed. I’m ready to go I’m sitting here inside my house I hate to wake up to my alarm clock humming But the dawn is breaking, it’s early morn The F150′s waiting. It’s blowing its horn Already I’m so excited I could cry. So kiss me   Read more (…)


Share the Love Everyday

February 15, 2013

Dear #AskaSitter,   Yesterday we celebrated Valentine’s Day and showed our love to families and friends through gifts and cards and kind words, but we would like to start incorporating this love and kindness in our family everyday. What are some suggestions you could make in doing so for our busy family -Love is all   Read more (…)


Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day is finally here! This is such a fantastic day because it’s all about LOVE! What better way to show you care than with a handmade card or gift for friends and family. We love all the creative cards and crafts we’ve been seeing and have put together a list of some of our   Read more (…)


Happy Heart Day

February 11, 2013

Well, it’s the time of year for love and sending valentines to those special people in your life. Remember the treats I had made last weekend ? I’m in the process of packing up Valentine’s for the five special loves of my life. This year I cut down on sweet treats as my daughters are   Read more (…)


Elmo’s Super Heroes Save the Day!

February 8, 2013

Sesame Street Live brings an educational adventure to the stage with Elmo’s Super Heroes! Lil’ ones learn how good hygiene, healthy eating, exercise, and a good night’s sleep can turn them into a Super Hero! Shannon, one of LLD’s sitters, took 3-year-old twins to see the show, and she and the boys loved the captivating   Read more (…)


Leaving On a Jet Plane

February 7, 2013

Dear Ask a Sitter, I am starting to worry because Spring Break is so soon and we are heading off to our family vacation. And I haven’t gotten my sitter prepared for our trip and my brain is fried after figuring everything out regarding the kids, my husband, and the dog! Do you have a   Read more (…)


Visiting Friends Never Gets Old… You Do!

February 4, 2013

I just got back from a weekend visit with my college roommate. Her invitation sounded great in the midst of a cold January winter. My sister-in-law came too as they had met at my daughter’s wedding and hit it off. We spent the first afternoon baking Valentine treats that she and I send to our   Read more (…)


Spring Break is Just Around the Corner!

February 1, 2013

Dear Ask a Sitter:    I am freaking out because Spring Break is around the corner and we have a family vacation booked. Do I really need a sitter? Won’t that detract from family time? If I do need one, when should I book one?   Best, Dying for some fun in the sun Dear   Read more (…)


Party Guests Under Five? Five Reasons Why Timing is Everything!

January 31, 2013

My name is Dylan Glanzer. I am a creative musical party entertainer whose biggest fans are under 5! As a professional actress and singer with a Masters in Early Childhood Education and 20 years in the party business, I’ve helped thousands of parents plan a flawless party so they can relax and enjoy their child’s   Read more (…)


Where did all the Christmas go?

January 28, 2013

I’m sitting in the family room at the end of January in Christmas treeless room with all the decorations packed away. Just a few weeks ago the house was so lively with the family home. I miss seeing the revolving refrigerator door, hearing the 24 hour humming of the washer and dryer and waiting in the long line   Read more (…)


Showering Wishes for Babies

January 21, 2013

Over the holidays we had a shower for my daughter who is expecting twins. I love planning events such as this, but unfortunately cannot so easily pick a convenient date for everyone. Since all the kids live on the east coast, events are planned around vacations and holidays when they all come home to Ohio.   Read more (…)


LLD Cycles for a Cure

January 17, 2013

If you live in the Hamptons, chances are you have seen LLD’s clip about Cycle for Survival that began airing this month on the following days & times: Tuesday at 3pm Thursday at 10:30am Friday at 9pm Saturday at 2pm For those of you who don’t live in the Hampton’s, this video shows the connection between   Read more (…)


Live and Learn

January 14, 2013

I’m not one for making resolutions. I hope by this time in my life that my life style choices have been good and I just try to live  within those boundaries. The most influential choice I have made has been diet changes. Since I’ve retired Dr. Oz has become a trusted family friend. Not that I do   Read more (…)


Got a Question? Ask a Sitter!

January 11, 2013

Every Friday LLD and Renee Eva Pena are teaming up to answer some of our families’ questions about sitters! These are some common questions that we frequently get regarding expenses, duties, communication, etc. that every family has probably come across at some point. If you have a question… Ask a sitter expert! Question of the   Read more (…)


Keeping it Healthy in the New Year

January 10, 2013

New York is on high alert for the flu this winter and colds are spreading like wildfire, so LLD put together a list of things to keep in mind when caring for lil’ darlings that are beneficial to both our sitters and our families during this time of year. Sitters, if you are too sick   Read more (…)


Auld Lang Syne

January 7, 2013

Now with the New Year celebrations behind me I think about the year ahead, but not without the New Year’s theme song in my head , auld lang syne. Should old aquaintance be forgot? Absolutely not. This makes me reflect on the special people in my life and all the memories we have created. I have been   Read more (…)


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from our family to yours!          


Twas the Night Before Christmas Part 3

December 24, 2012

Turning back the hands of time for me during the holidays means special memories of my childhood that have then developed into my children’s memories through traditions and storytelling. I’ve shared with you my mother-in-law’s chocolate pie and I’d like to share one more from my grandmother. As a child, every Christmas Eve I would   Read more (…)


Wake up Sleepy Heads Get Out of Bed, it’s Black Friday!

November 26, 2012

The alarm sounds at the Bell house at 4:30am the day after Thanksgiving, and six sleepy but determined heads roll off their pillows.   There may be a slight grumble from the shopping enthusiasts, but they know they have a big day ahead. So 30 minutes of getting ready chaos, including throwing on clothes for comfort and not style and making peanut-butter sandwiches for   Read more (…)


Playtime for Kids at Heart!

March 13, 2012

I had my first taste of Playtime New York’s International TradeShow dedicated to the universes of children and junior. It was basically a well pulled together trade show featuringchildren collections for fall/winter 2012/2013. The designers come from all parts of the world.   A few brands I stopped by included Woollyboo based in New Jersey, Neve/Hawk in   Read more (…)


Why pay a membership for a sitter service?

February 23, 2012

We often get asked, “Why should I pay a membership fee to hire asitter” and the answer is simple… Mom and dad’s are very busy and juggling family, work, and life can be such adaily challenge. Add in trying to find trustworthy sitters through one’spersonal network, then screening those prospective sitters and the process canbe   Read more (…)


Plan your child’s birthday party with Blast Events!

February 16, 2012

Annie Steinberg–Joachim has been in the events industry for 10+ years. She has built her reputation on being an upbeat event planner who is extremely detail oriented.  What sparked Blast Events?  Blast Events NYC was sparked by the birthday of my nephews Jackson and Truman. They are the most fun little guys in the world.   Read more (…)


Bring Back Family Dinners!

February 9, 2012

By AllisonBrooks This is the 21st Century! Home ofthe overworked, underpaid, tired and in dire need of “me” time.Parents, children, husbands, wives and extended family are become isolated fromeach other, due to disparate schedules, after school activities, work and amyriad of other reasons. These days, people go to the nearest drive thru andeat on the   Read more (…)


What is your sitter back-up plan?

February 7, 2012

What is your babysitter back-up plan? Kids are sick and home from school. Nanny or regular sitter is sick. Grandparents, friends are at work… Ugh. It is important for every family to have a go-to sitter service,group or person that you can rely on for those last minute curve balls.  Check out this article on   Read more (…)


Downtown Parents: Your Winter Woes have been Solved!

February 7, 2012

Prior to the Super bowl this Sunday, I enjoyed the launch of40-year old family run business J&R’s new baby…you guessed itJ&R Jr.  Kid zone at J & R Thank goodness, a solution for downtown parents on where totake their tikes during those long winter weekends in NYC! Father of two Jason Friedman, and son of   Read more (…)


New Way to Bring Balance to Your Family

January 30, 2012

Della Clark,former Division I NCAA All-American, uses the power of sports to empowerchildren and teach them lifelong values.  I recently sat down with Della, who is also a certified Reiki Practitioner.Reiki is the Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allowsone to manifest a life of happiness, harmony and health.  Her number one goal   Read more (…)


Reliable Childcare Makes for a Well Balanced Family

January 26, 2012

Childcare is an investment. I realize that on every level andI’m not yet a mother.  It is timely. Itis a financial commitment. Click hereto read Denise Schipani’s post on Daily Worth, she spent over $80,000 onchildcare while her children were growing up and she says it was worth everypenny. Finally, it is an emotional commitment.   Read more (…)


Checkout what I heard from Daily Candy Kids!

January 17, 2012

Checkout what I heard from Daily Candy Kids!  The ibaby Video Monitor for iphones andipads!  Bigbrother is watching. So is the babysitter on her iPad, dad on his iPhone, andmom on her office computer. Asmany as four people at once can keep an eye on your prize with the iBabyMonitor — the only mobile video   Read more (…)


Are you missing the great outdoors?

October 20, 2011

Lucky Lil’ Darlings is! It’s fall and the leaves are changing everywhere, the air is crisp and brisk, and the days are getting shorter. We can’t wait to make all of those adorable Jack-O-Lanterns! Who can forget the days of apple picking, hay rides, and visiting pumpkin patches. Being in the city, we miss some   Read more (…)


Hey Dads! Check this out!

June 27, 2011

Hey all you hard working Dads out there. Did you know the “stress about balancing careers and caregiving is no longer just a woman’s issue”? An article in today’s New York Post discusses the growing stress being placed on the working Dads of today. Brad Harrington, the director of Boston College’s Center for Work and   Read more (…)

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Lucky Lil’ Darlings only collects the minimum amount of personal information needed to provide our services to each client. Information may include names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and billing information.

We do not use "cookies" on our website. Lucky Lil’ Darlings may collect basic information such as your IP address, your ISP, your browser version, the site you last visited before our website, and related traffic information, which is stored separately from your personal information. This information is not matched with your personal information and is used only for site monitoring and development purposes.


All personal information is stored in a secure, encrypted database on this website. Only employees of Lucky Lil’ Darlings and you may access your personal information. Babysitters may only access the limited personal information provided by Lucky Lil’ Darlings via the Lucky Lil’ Darlings website.


Your personal information will not be shared or sold to any other organizations, companies, or individuals not affiliated with Lucky Lil’ Darlings, except as the law may require. Minimal information will be provided to each babysitter to allow them to work for you; however, each babysitter has signed a confidentiality agreement forbidding them to disclose this information to anyone except Lucky Lil’ Darlings.


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Terms of Use

These Terms of Use apply to, owned by Lucky Lil’ Darlings, LLC, an Oregon Limited Liability Company. We reserve the right to modify or change these Terms of Use or our website at any time without prior notice. If changes are made, we will make an effort to inform you of any changes, and all changes will be updated on the website.


All content (logos, text, audio, video, etc.) is copyrighted by Lucky Lil’ Darlings and may not be used without the express, written consent of Lucky Lil’ Darlings, except as allowed by fair use principals under United States copyright laws. Lucky Lil’ Darlings does not claim copyright protection for content that is part of the public domain, content licensed to Lucky Lil’ Darlings, or any other content not created by Lucky Lil’ Darlings or content otherwise not protectable by copyright.

Communicating with Us

By using email or other forms of electronic messaging you agree to continue communications via electronic means. Further, you assume the risk that electronic messaging may not be secure and can be misdirected. To that end, we will not send personal information to you via electronic messaging unless you request we send your personal information via electronic means. You may request communication be completed over the telephone or by mail.

Your Usage

We reserve the right to terminate your account or refuse service at our discretion. You must provide with accurate information. You are responsible for maintaining your account and password, as well as preventing the unauthorized use of your account. Lucky Lil’ Darlings suggests not writing down your account information and not using a common password to further protect your account from unauthorized use.

You agree that the governing law for any disputes is the laws of the State of Oregon in the United States, excluding conflicts of law principles. You further agree that any disputes must be submitted to the jurisdiction of any competent court in a county Lucky Lil’ Darlings, LLC is registered in with the proper state authorities. These Terms of Use represent the entire and complete Terms of Use for, other terms apply to the use of Lucky Lil’ Darlings services.

Should any portion or provision of the Terms of Use be found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable by a court with proper jurisdiction, then that provision is stricken from the Terms of Use and all other provisions remain valid and enforceable, and these Terms of Use remain in effect.

All users who are minors in the jurisdiction in which they reside (generally under the age of 18) must have the permission of, and be directly supervised by, their parent or guardian to use our website. If you are a minor, you must have your parent or guardian read and agree to these terms of use prior to you using our website. By continuing to use, you agree you have read these terms of use and agree to these terms of use. You also agree that your continued use of the website after any modifications to these Terms of Use is consent to the modified terms. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then do not use this website.

You hereby agree that Lucky Lil’ Darlings is not to be held responsible for any type of property damage (to your car or a third party's car, or any other property) or bodily injury or death (to either occupants of your car or another car) resulting from one of its sitters using your vehicle. It is against LLD policy for sitters to use their own vehicles, and if you choose to allow a sitter to drive your vehicle, or drive any vehicle while working for you, LLD cannot be held liable for any results of your choice to do so. LLD makes no representations about its sitters driving records or claims any responsibility for the quality of the driving services performed.


You agree to hold harmless Lucky Lil’ Darlings, for any damages caused by one of its sitters working as a Domestic Provider for the Family.  The Family hereby acknowledges that LLD served only as placement agent among Domestic Provider and the Family.

You hereby agree that Lucky Lil’ Darlings is not to be held responsible for any type of property damage (to your car or a third party's car, or any other property) or bodily injury or death (to either occupants of your car or another car) resulting from one of its sitters using your vehicle. It is against LLD policy for sitters to use their own vehicles, and if you choose to allow a sitter to drive your vehicle, or drive any vehicle while working for you, LLD cannot be held liable for any results of your choice to do so. LLD makes no representations about its sitters driving records or claims any responsibility for the quality of the driving services performed.

Please also note that cancellations or rescheduling done within a 24-hour period of the start time of services are subject to the following fee: $50 fee in NY, NJ, CT & CA; and $40 fee in TX, IL, PA, GA & MA. By agreeing to this waiver you grant us permission to charge your credit card.


All users who are minors in the jurisdiction in which they reside (generally under the age of 18) must have the permission of, and be directly supervised by, their parent or guardian to use our website. If you are a minor, you must have your parent or guardian read and agree to these terms of use prior to you using our website. By continuing to use, you agree you have read these terms of use and agree to these terms of use. You also agree that your continued use of the website after any modifications to these Terms of Use is consent to the modified terms. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then do not use this website.


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