Rosh Hashanah Recipes and Crafts

Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish year. Rosh Hashanah begins the ten days of self examination and repentance before Yom Kippur. At the synagogue, the shofar (a trumpet made from a ram’s horn) is blown. Traditional foods are challah, apples dipped in honey to symbolize the coming sweet year, fish […]

Chicken and Pasta Alfredo

Cooking For Kids Kids love pasta dishes. This isn’t the typical alfredo sauce recipe most Italian’s use. But, it’s my charges’ favorite dish. To make the recipe even quicker slice pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store or use left over cooked chicken instead of cooking chicken breast. You Will Need: Box of penne pasta (8 ounces) 1 cup […]

Glowing Bath Time Fun

Creative Wednesdays At every nanny job I have worked at it has been my responsibility to bathe the kids left in my care. In my early days working as a nanny I wasn’t too creative if a child complained about taking a bath. I would sing songs and try to distract them. Now, there are […]

Making Strombolis

Cooking for Kids Strombolis are like stuffed pizzas. They are super easy to make, cheezy, oozy, and so delicious.  We used premade Italian bread or pizza dough that you can find at most grocery stores or a local Italian restaurant. The basic stromboli just stuffs pizza dough with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and favorite pizza toppings such […]

Toilet Paper Roll Projects

Creative Wednesdays Don’t throw away empty toilet paper rolls. Recycle them to make bowling pins and sorting games. If you don’t have toilet paper rolls, cut empty paper towel rolls in half to create two toilet-paper-roll-sized tubes. Click here to see how we made binoculars out of paper towel rolls. What You Need: 10 Toilet Paper Cardboard Tubes […]

Aesop’s Fables

Weekly Trip to the Library Aesop’s Fables are stories that teach morals through the use of animals and nature. These stories have been passed down from one generation to the next over the course of thousands of years. The animals in fables are representative of the most powerful human emotions – both positive and negative – […]

English Muffin Pizzas

Cooking With Kids I have yet to meet a child that doesn’t like pizza. Pizzas made on English Muffins make a quick and easy snack or lunch for kids. Children love making these tiny treats. Allow the kids to collect the ingredients, spread the tomato paste, sprinkle on cheese, and add toppings to their mini pizzas. Older kids […]

Footprint Ladybugs, Butterflies and Bluebirds

Grandparent’s Day Footprint Cards This upcoming Sunday, September 7 is Grandparents Day. There is no need to buy a pricey card to celebrate the occasion. Instead, make these cute craft card ideas from nanny and mother Heather Marincovich with the kids. This is a super project to do with babies since they cannot draw yet but you […]