Monthly Archives: December 2013

Don't get the flu in your aupair year!

Keep Healthy This Cold and Flu Season!


 Here are a few tips that are helpful in keeping yourself and your host children healthy this winter season.


1. Wash your hands often and thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Say your abc song to make sure you are washing long enough!


2. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth. Make a habit of never touching your face.


3. Don’t leave your used tissues lying around. Wash your hands after throwing them away. 14424787-woman-with-tissue-and-spray-feels-unwell-with-flu-isolated-on-white


4. Routinely disinfect shared objects at home. Don’t forget the keyboard of computers and the TV remote. Door knobs and stair rails are places to clean as well.


5. Consider getting a flu shot. It is a myth that the shot will make you sick.  The flu shot can prevent most flu infections.


6. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue on the inside of your arm when you sneeze or cough. Flu germs can travel up to 20 feet very quickly.  11369430-close-up-of-a-man-stifling-a-sneeze-in-his-elbow


7. If you are sick avoid going to crowded places and keep your distance from family members.


8. Get enough rest. Don’t be tempted to stay out late with friends. Let your body have a chance to heal.


9. If a fever last more than three days, see a doctor.


10. Keep cool air circulating and surfaces dry. Germs like moist, warm environments.

flu season

Photography Certificate from North Georgia University.

Information about the classes taught at the Cumming campus of North Georgia University  


The belly dancing class is not taught at the Cumming location. There are several other courses that may be of interest to you.  When looking at their listing of courses, please be careful to see the location where it is taught.


These are the photography courses. You can actually achieve a photography certificate by taking several of these courses.

Information about Photography Certificate program

List of photography courses

No Bake Holiday Cookie Ornaments.

Here is a easy idea to make Christmas tree ornaments. No baking is required. This is a great activity for those long days on Christmas break!  

 No Bake Holiday Cookie Ornaments.

Small vanilla wafer cookies wrapped in fruit snacks make brightly colored holiday ornaments.                    

    See Betty Crocker website for more great recipes:


 no bake cookies


Prep Time 0 min Total Time 0 min Servings 20 Ingredients

20 vanilla wafer cookies

1 box Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups® Blastin’ Berry Hot Colors® chewy fruit flavored snacks

20 (3-inch) pieces string licorice

Coarse sugar, if desired

•1 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or cooking parchment paper. Unroll and remove paper from Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups. Cut each in fourths.

•2 Making a loop for ornament using string licorice, and attach to back side of cookie, securing under fruit snack as you wrap fruit snack around cookie. Decorate with sugar, or cut pieces from remaining fruit snack to decorate. Place on cookie sheet.


* Try using smaller cookies to make miniature ornaments.