Slow Cooker Chili

Cooking for Kids Nothing smells better than a chili cooking in the slow cooker on a cold winter day. And it warms my nanny kids tummies for dinner or in their thermos for school lunches. There are hundreds of different types of chili recipes, but the boys I care for love this simple red bean […]

How to Determine if You Deserve a Holiday Bonus

Nanny Holiday Bonuses On our Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Facebook page some nannies were upset the other day that some in-home child caregivers expect a generous Christmas bonus at the end of each year. If you have high expectations you will likely get disappointed. And if you aren’t working hard or taking advantage of your employers, you certainly […]

Avoid EZ Santa Letters Scam!

Make Your Own Santa Letters Beware of EZ Santa Letters and any online business has no phone number or mailing address! Like a dummy I ordered a santa letter fromEZ Santa Letters for my nanny kid that never arrived. And as I should have expected they have never responded to my complaints or refunded my money […]

Holiday Cookie Kits

Holiday Fun I love making sugar and gingerbread cookies with the kids for the holidays. But now that my nanny kids are in school we don’t have as much time to mix, roll out, and bake cookies before decorating them. That’s why I was so excited to find holiday cookie decorating kits. Unlike some gingerbread […]

15 Things Not to Say to Your Nanny Kids

Sometimes What Seems Neutral to You, May Be Hurtful to Children You aren’t perfect. It’s normal to lose your temper or get frustrated with the things kids do occasionally. But as a professional nanny you want to watch what you say to make sure you provide the best, quality care you can for your nanny […]

Hanukkah Gingerbread Houses

Hanukkah Projects One of my favorite projects to do with the kids in the winter is decorate a gingerbread house. I never thought of gingerbread houses as religious but more of a winter project. But, typically nannies make them around Christmas time. If your nanny kids haven’t made a gingerbread house with you yet simply […]

Portable Urinals

Helpful or Hype? What nanny hasn’t been caught at the playground or car trip when their Nanny Kids need a bathroom and there is none around? Whether in the supermarket, hospital, highway, park, department stores, car and other public places or Restroom queue row when they are ready to give the baby use, to prevent […]

Have a Happy, Politics-Free Thanksgiving

Time to Embrace the Spirit of Thanksgiving The presidential election revealed a massive split in our country, dividing over 247 million of Americans along economic, ethnic, educational, religious, occupational, cultural, and regional lines (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2016). And what we do not understand, often leads to hate and fear. Too often during […]

Thanksgiving Story Bracelet

Creative Project This is a bracelet for the kids to wear in which each bead represents a part of the Thanksgiving story. The bracelet is a visual cue to help the kids remember the first Thanksgiving. The colored beads will help them retell the story. You Will Need:Pipe Cleaners Beads: White – Represents Sails Blue […]

Turkey Brown Paper Bag Puppet

Thanksgiving Craft I found this super easy Thanksgiving puppet project to do with the kids on hugsarefun blog. You can cut out the shapes to make the turkey for little kids or let older children trace and cut out the shapes themselves. Here’s what to do: You Will Need: Brown Paper Lunch Bag Pencil Safety […]