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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coping with a Micro-Managing, Nit-Picky, or Critical Boss

Coping With Difficult Bosses No one wants to be criticized. When you try your best at a job and try to keep a good attitude it’s really hard to remain motivated if you are consistently criticized. If you have a boss that micro-manages your work or nit-picks, remember that their criticisms are in no way […]

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Nothing is better than the smell of pumpkin in the Autumn. So, this week we made this easy homemade play dough recipe that is scented like pumpkin pie. While playing with play dough, children use the small muscles in their fingers and hands. They use hands, fingers, and tools to pound, push, poke, shape, flatten, roll, cut, […]

Voting Day: How to Teach Kids About Democracy

Do the Kids Know What a Democracy Is? When I asked nannies if we should share our own political beliefs with the children left in our care I was expecting everyone to answer, “No,” because we obviously want to shield kids from nasty campaign ads and mean-spirited comments from presidential candidates attacking one another. But then, […]

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

Leaf Projects The Little Yellow Leaf is a great story to share with children during Autumn. After reading the book be sure to do leaf projects with the kids. You can purchase the book by clicking links at bottom of page. The Little Yellow Leaf is about a lone leaf that doesn’t want to let […]