I often get emails from readers asking me for advice to make things run smoothly when their grandchildren visit. I am quick to remind them I certainly don't have all the answers. But, I am pretty organized and I have found that being organized is the key to things running smoothly when the grands come. So, with that in mind I thought I would do a little series on *Nonny Tips.* They don't always work....nothing does. BUT, I'll share what works for me and you can take it from there!
One thing I know, I don't have enough hands when the little ones are with me. I like to have my cell phone close by, and if you know me, I like my lipstick close by too! ( I know, I know, that should be the least of my worries when I am keeping the babies. But I can't stand the way my lips feel without it!) I also like to have tissues for dirty noses and a pack of baby wipes. Soooo, I had my friend, Connie, make me a *waist apron.* It's like the aprons waitresses wear. It has three deep pockets and will hold my cell phone, my lipstick, tissues, wipes and a few stray rocks or hair bows!! It's a little shorter than a regular apron so it doesn't get in my way or seem bulky. Just a little *Nonny Tip* to help make things a little easier when you need to be hands free!! (I guess an old fanny pouch would do the trick too!!!)