Hosting a Nanny Play Groups

A Happy Nanny Makes Happy Kids Working as a nanny can be an isolating caring for kids in a home all day. It’s essential for in-home childcare providers to make friends, just like the kids. The best way to keep happy at work is scheduling plenty of playdates and play groups with other moms, nannies, […]

Paper Lanterns

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year celebrations start this upcoming Saturday, January 28, 2017. The Lantern Festival marks the last day of traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. My six-year-old nanny kid and I made several simple and colorful paper lanterns to adorn her room in preparation for Chinese New Year. Here is how to make […]

Best Chicken and Dumplings

Cooking for Kids Nothing warms a tummy on a cold winter’s day more than chicken and dumplings. Former nanny and current mother, Heather Marinkovic made this delicious dinner for us following a recipe from Taste of Home which we share below. You Will Need: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly […]

Hush Baby Noise Reduction Hats

Helpful or Hype? Do you care for a baby that is sensitive to noise? If you have to tip toe through the house, pray the phone doesn’t ring, or hang notes for people not to ring the doorbell during nap time, the HUSH Hat Sound Absorbing Baby Hat will be your savior. It is also […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Cooking for Kids My nanny kids love Chinese take-out! That’s why I tried this homemade sweet and sour chicken recipe for them. Made with pineapple, onion, bell peppers, and chicken sauteed in a sweet and sour sauce, this dish is best served with steamed rice. You Will Need: 20 ounce can pineapple chunks in 100% […]

Why Nannies Should Be Vaccinated

Professional Child Care Providers Should Be Vaccinated More and more parents and nanny agencies are requiring nanny candidates be vaccinated for the flu, whooping cough, and measles. While some people may have allergies to specific vaccines and cannot get vaccinated, the Center of Disease Control (CDC) shows why child care providers should be vaccinated. Even […]

This New Year Think As If Others Can Read Your Mind

The way you feel about yourself affects everyone you come in contact with. Your attitude determines your level of job satisfaction and determines your actions towards the children left in your charge. You actually sabotage your happiness, job satisfaction, and job performance by automatically complaining to yourself about stuff you have to do at your […]