Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

Are You Taking the Kids Trick-or-Treating? Previously we shared safety tips for Halloween costumes and carving and displaying pumpkins and a safe home for trick-or-treaters. Here are safety tips for trick-or- treating tonight from the American Academy of Pediatrics. For Trick-or-Treating: A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If […]

Healthy Halloween Treats

Candy-Free Ideas The one thing I hate about Halloween is the hyperactive kids that eat too much sugar. So, I decided to search the Internet for some quick, easy, and healthy Halloween snacks to feed the kids. Please check out the links where I found these recipes. Ghost Eggs:  Hard-boil a dozen white eggs and […]

You Have Been Ghosted

In preparation for Halloween this week have children help you fill up a gift bag or small paper lunch bag with Halloween treats. Add anything related to Halloween into the bags including: Halloween candy, little plastic spiders, or rubber Halloween characters. Each bag must include a paper ghost, so have the kids  cut out the paper ghost […]

Give the Parents Private Time to be a Couple

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies and Parents Parents need time alone to nurture their personal relationship. Hiring a nanny the parents can trust to care for their kids, so they can go out on dates or have some private time without the kids, makes nannies invaluable to parents. And parents in a happy relationship helps […]

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Reviews by Kids for Kids Review by Max R. 10-Years-Old Have you ever wondered if dragons, dwarves, and elves exist? Then The Hobbit is the book for you. In The Hobbit there is a world under our world called Middle Earth where goblins, elves, dwarves, and even some humans live. But there are also small, hairy […]

Cranberry Orange Mini Muffins

Cooking With Kids Cranberries are North America’s most historically significant native berry. Kids love cranberries and mini muffins. These cranberry orange mini muffins from make a great snack or after dinner treat. Make a double batch and stick some in the freezer to throw into school lunches. What You Need: 1 cup sugar 1 orange, juice […]

Autumn Hand Print Tree

Creative Wednesday There is no better time to do crafts with the kids then in Autumn. All you have to do is take the kids outside and collect brilliant red and orange leaves that have fallen from the sugar maples trees to use in crafts. If you live in an area in which the leaves […]

I Want an Affectionate Nanny Above all Else

Parent Confessions: I Don’t Want a Strict, Mean or Demanding Nanny I am a parent and I confess above all else I want my kids to be happy. I want them to truly live a life of peace, love, and joy. To help me achieve this I want to hire a nanny that is kind […]

Do You Ever Pay for the Kids Out of Your Pocket?

Respecting Professional Boundaries It’s tempting to buy the kids in your care a little gift, an ice cream cone, or a ride on a carousel at the mall from your own pocket sometimes when you are working as a nanny. But, it’s a bad habit to get into and parents don’t (or shouldn’t) expect you […]

League of Denial by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

Weekly Trip to the Library It’ is football season, so no better time to read League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. It is vital for all nannies to be aware of the symptoms of concussions and the possible causes of brain damage of their charges that play […]