6 Hours Worked and Time Tracking Apps for Nannies and Sitters

Whether nannies are paid daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly it’s important for in-home caregivers to track the hours they work so they are paid the proper amount of overtime. Many nannies use a piece of notebook paper, daily log, or paper calendar to write down the hours worked. But in this technological-age there are easy […]

Chocolate Waffles

Cooking With Kids I made these chocolate waffles for my charge’s birthday dinner. They make a great breakfast for a special holiday or a dessert anytime. The kids will enjoy helping measure and mix the batter. The recipe shows how to make a delicious hard sauce, but the kids will love the waffles with just a little homemade or […]

Coffee Filter Butterflies

Creative Wednesdays Who doesn’t love butterflies? This is one of the easiest projects you can make with kids. The five-year-old I care for just loves making butterflies out of coffee filters. Plus, it is fascinating to learn how a worm-like caterpillar turn into a delicate creature with wings.  Be sure to check out the link provided below […]

Flyebaby Airplane Hammock: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday There is no fun holding an infant for the duration of a flight. Flyebaby is a hammock-type seat that can be used on an airplane during the cruise portion of the flight as a comfortable and convenient place to put carry a baby. It can also attach to most dining room chairs […]

Gus Gets Scared and Activities

Weekly Trip to the Library Have the kids you cared for ever been scared? Of course they have. That’s why Gus Gets Scared is a great book to read with your charges. Gus is an adventurous little rhino who has just gotten a new tent. Will he be brave enough to sleep outside all night? Gus Gets […]

Summer Grilled Steak Salad

Cooking for Kids It’s the start of Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. So, I heated up the grill to make tonight’s dinner. I let the kids play in the back yard while the steak was on the grill and let them eat dinner outside in the nice weather. I served grilled flank […]

A Word a Week

Learning Activities I love visiting teacher’s blogs and getting ideas to find fun ways to teach the kids in my care. Last week we described how to have fun teaching preschool children letters doing projects with A Letter of the Week. This week we recommend teaching older children A Word a Week with a worksheet I found […]

The Baby Mop: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday A nanny contacted me asking me if I thought the Baby Mop would make a cute baby shower gift. I personally would be hesitant to give the product as a gift since the concept of a baby romper being a mop really distrubs me. Granted, kids crawl on the floor and may get […]

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon and Projects

Weekly Trip to the Library A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is a great book for teaching individuality. This teaches kids that it is okay to be yourself, to like things that other people may not like, to be good at something that other people may think is strange or different and to not […]

Slow Cooked Boneless Beef Ribs

Cooking for Kids I serve the children I care for the same meal for dinner that I serve their parents. Nothing is easier then mixing ingredients in a slow cooker and letting the dish cook all day long. This super simple boneless rib recipe tastes delicious and the meat is tender and will melt in your […]