Peppermint Ornaments

Creative Fun By Mary Alger A nanny Mary Alger shared this quick, easy, adorable peppermint candy ornament project on a Facebook nanny group and is sharing it with our readers as well. She simply picked up some inexpensive peppermint candies at her local pharmacy. Here’s what to do: You Will Need: • peppermint candies • […]

White Noise: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday While sleep routines including rocking, singing, cuddling, and warm baths help babies fall asleep, white noise machines and sound machines have been proven to be highly effective tools for babies that have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Newborns love white noise because the womb is very loud. The womb is just […]

Our Favorite Christmas Children’s Books

Books Make the Perfect Christmas Gift  Reading Christmas books to children is a great holiday tradition. It enhances their beautiful memories of Christmas, as they are snuggled up close and warm, feeling secure, and loved. Reading Christmas books add to that certain magic only a child’s imagination could create. The best fictional Christmas books are […]

Sugar Cookie Snowmen (for kids that don’t like Gingerbread)

Creative Wednesdays My four-year-old charge was begging to make gingerbread cookies, but the problem is that she hates the taste of gingerbread. So, I found this unique and easy sugar cookie recipe online. I let the little one and her best friend roll out and cut all the cookies themselves so they turned out in […]

Knot Genie for Detangling Hair

Products Nannies Love For a little girl, the four-year-old I care for sure does have a lot of long hair. Nothing bothers her more than when I try to detangle her long, wavy locks. But her mother bought a Knot Genie and she hasn’t whined as I brush her hair since. The Knot Genie is a detangling […]

How to Clean Burned-On Food from Pots and Pans

Tip of the Day It’s inevitable, when making big pots of food the bottom of the pot will have burned food stuck to the bottom of the pan. So, Jessica Eulo, a nanny in NJ, shares a tip that works just great to remove stubborn burns that are stuck on the bottom of pots and […]

Thanksgiving Thankful Wreath

Thanksgiving Arts N’ Crafts As nannies one of our most important roles is to help the kids in our care develop positive self-esteem and self-worth. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s no better time to help kids appreciate all they have. We should make an effort to make thankfulness the topic of conversation […]

Downy Wrinkle Releaser

Products Nannies Love Nothing looks better then crisp ironed clothes. But, who has time to iron the entire family’s clothes? That’s why I absolutely love Downy Wrinkle Releaser. This is a true time and money saver ever there was one. Downy Wrinkle Releaser is the best product for getting wrinkles out of clothing that I […]

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Cooking for Kids Most of the elementary school aged children I’ve cared for love shrimp. Keeping a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer always gives me a quick and impressive dinner to make for the family. Just put some frozen shrimp in a bowl of ice water and by the time the pasta water […]

Homemade Blueberry and Strawberry Oatmeal

Cooking for Kids Kids love strawberry and blueberry oatmeal. Instead of serving the one-minute, sugar-filled, instant oatmeal from a pack that can be made in the microwave it takes just a few extra minutes to make a heartier and healthier breakfast with the old-fashioned oatmeal. I simply prepare the oatmeal according to the directions on the box. But, I […]