Follow the Leprechaun Footprints Game

Saint Patrick’s Day Fun By far my favorite activity to do with kids on Saint Patrick’s Day is a game in which I have the kids follow leprechaun footprints. All you need to do is cut out foot prints from green construction paper or spray your footprints in the snow with green water. Then hide […]

Study Says Praising Kids Makes Them Narcissistic Brats — I Say Phooey!

Nannies Should Keep Praising Kids! A 2015 study trended all over social media with headlines reading “Too Much Praise Turns Can Turn Your Kids into Narcissistic Jerks.” The problem I have with the headlines is that I used to work in social work. I saw firsthand the negative results of criticism, yelling, abuse, and neglect […]

Delicious Coconut Candy – Irish Potatoes

Cooking With Kids With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up there’s no better time to try making these yummy candies, (not potatoes). They are given the name of Irish Potatoes because they are typically shaped and rolled in ground cinnamon to look like potatoes. We rolled them into little balls. You can make them into egg […]

What Nannies Should Not Talk About at Work

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies Kids say the darnedest things, but sometimes their nannies do too! And sometimes nannies say the most unbecoming things at the most inappropriate times. On the weekend when socializing at a bar it’s fine for my nanny friends to confide in me about their love lives, how much they love […]

Essential Oil Remedies: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday: Products Nannies Love Essential oils are used to improve moods of babies and children. They can be applied topically through the skin in lotions, through inhalation, or be used in a bath. While using aromatherapy and essential oils is generally safe to use small amounts in diffusers, candles, and lotions, there is […]

Walking Harness: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday I’m not sure what to think about using a Harness Baby Walker to help a toddler to learn to walk. The concept is the baby will fall less and feel successful as they get to walk with assistance of an adult. Certainly for a caregiver with back pain or physical limitations it would […]