The Woombie Swaddler

Products Nannies Love My favorite parenting book is The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp. His methods are extremely simple and absolutely work! His theory is that by creating a comfortable environment similar to the womb will allow a baby to happily sleep more. It is easy to follow Dr. Karp’s Five S’s […]

Children’s Books About Labor Day

Weekly Trip to the Library We celebrate Labor Day as the last weekend of summer by having picnics, barbecues, parades, and water sports. But, the holiday is the perfect time to teach kids about the jobs that people do as well. Here are some children’s books from and the book reviews included on the web […]

Easy Patriotic Parfait

Cooking With Kids In preparation of the nation celebrating Labor Day on Monday there’s still time to share a patriotic treat with the kids. Nothing is easier than making this red, white, and blue parfait. Simply use red and blue berries putting whipped cream in between the colored produce. We used blueberries, raspberries, and made this simple whipped cream […]

Have a Taste Test

Fun Way to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Produce A fun way to get kids to eat healthy foods is to have a taste test. Use at least two types of food that are similar but slightly different tasting such as: cantaloupe and honeydew melon, red and green apples, or broccoli and cauliflower. We used three different colored types […]

Use Natural Consequences to Discipline Children

Respecting Professional Boundaries The time to discuss with your employers how you will discipline their children is well before starting a nanny job, during the job interview. For discipline to be effective it is essential that parents and nannies are on the same page. All caregivers must be consistent and back one another other up. […]

Making a Firefly Lantern

Fireflies in the Night by Judy Hawes Although some kids may have started school already across the nation, it’s still officially summer. Summertime is the time to catch fireflies at night. Fireflies are beetles. Most fireflies emit light; one known species does not. Male fireflies blink light from their abdomen to find a female to […]

Mini Blueberry Muffins

Cooking With Kids These bite-sized snacks are soft and moist and stay that way even when cooled. They are the perfect size for school lunch boxes and quick snacks. Mini muffins freeze and defrost well so go ahead make a whole bunch at one time. Be sure to let the kids help gather ingredients, measure, mix, […]

Planting a Garden

Fun Science: Creative Project Wednesday Gardening is a great way for kids to learn science. Planting a theme garden can make the learning experience even more fun. One great theme idea is choosing vegetables, herbs, or flowers that start with the letters that spell the children’s names or friend’s name garden. You can try making a herb/scent […]

Should Boys Be Allowed to Play With Baby Dolls and Dress Up In Heels?

Don’t Overact to Cross-Over Play Last week while I was at a play date with 4-year-old girls and one boy a nanny reacted very negatively towards the boy when he wore a princess costume while all the kids were playing dress up at a girl’s house. I think it’s okay to let boys play with baby dolls and dress up like […]

Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld

Should We Hide, or Not Hide, Veggies in Kids’ Food? I love the cookbook Deceptively Delicious. Jessica Seinfeld, the wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld and a mother of three, shows us how to add vegetables that kids find unappetizing on their own, to foods kids love. With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, […]