Ghost Halloween Cookies

Cooking with Kids More and more kids are allergic to peanut butter so I didn’t want to risk getting friends sick by making my annual ghost cookies out of Nutter Butter cookies. Instead, I simply replaced Nutter Butter cookies with ghost-shaped sugar cookies the kids helped me bake this year. Allow the kids to help […]

Mr. Milker: Helpful or Hype?

Milk Feeding Garment I don’t breastfeed the infants left in my care. The mother that hires me typical expresses her milk and I bottle feed babies. I feel holding the baby and feeding them without other distractions allows me to bond just fine with little ones. I always assumed fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers all feel […]

Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Weekly Trip to the Library Prepare kids for fall nature walks with this bright, informative celebration of leaves by Ken Robbins. Acclaimed photographer Ken Robbins lets the blazing colors of 13 North American deciduous trees shine without technical assistance. Robbins provides life-sized reproductions of leaves, shown clearly against a white background, making it easy to […]

Fresh Apple Pie

Autumn Apple Picking and Apple Pie It’s apple season. Apple picking is fun, easy, and inexpensive. After apple picking it’s fun to make a fresh apple pie. I have a little trouble making crust so I simply bought premade crust at the grocery store. Here’s how we made an easy apple pie with our fresh […]

Halloween Tins

Creative Wednesdays While at a playdate with another nanny and her charges we made these adorable little tins. We simply removed the paper from soup cans and decorated them with construction paper and Halloween themed foam stickers you can find at nearly any craft store this time of year. Use them as pencil holders, as goody […]