Reusable Food Wraps and Snack Bags

Products Nannies Love I must admit I love using Ziplocs to carry my nanny kid’s snacks and lunches and to store leftovers in the fridge. But, plastic is full of chemicals that may leach into food and they aren’t environmentally friendly. Wrapping food in aluminum foil is also convenient but can also contaminate food and […]

Raspberry and Blueberry Crisp

Cooking for Kids If you have any fruit you have on hand: peaches, blackberries, cherries, or apples just follow this general recipe and make an easy, delicious dessert for your nanny kids. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. You Will Need: 1-1/4 cups Raspberries 1-1/4 cup blueberries 1 Tablespoon (Heaping) Cornstarch 2/3 cups […]

Nanny Confessions: Money Isn’t Everything

Don’t Choose a Job Just Based on the Paycheck Although nannies work to make money, choosing a job based primarily on a higher hourly rate is not the only factor to consider when looking for a nanny job. Interviews with parents and a trial period working with the children in their home are more important […]

Bed-Wetting Alarms

Products Nannies Love The National Institutes of Health states that nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting) is involuntary urination after age 5 or 6, and that more than 5 million children experience it. Bed-wetting is involuntary so it’s important NOT to punish children for wetting their beds. When I cared for a child who slept so deeply he […]

5 Cookbooks For ADHD Diets

Weekly Trip to the Library If you care for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) you undoubtedly notice that diet does affect their behavior. Many of the authors of the cookbooks believe that diet actually causes ADHD. Although diet may not be a cure to the symptoms of being hyperactive and inattentive, anyone […]

Sheet Pancakes 

Cooking for Kids These sheet pancakes from BuzzFeed save time when you are making breakfast the morning after a sleep over for a whole bunch of kids. Visit the BuzzFeed website to see specific recipes for Stawberry Shortcake pancakes, Blueberry Peach pancakes, Banana Chocolate pancakes, and Mixed Berry pancakes. We just added chocolate chips to […]

BabyDam Bath Divider

  Products Nannies Love The BabyDam Bathtub Divider is a great way to bathe a baby that can sit up on their own in a regular sized tub. BabyDam Bathtub Divider can be used at either end of the tub. If you wish to use it at the opposite end of the tub from the […]

Slow Cooker Braised Pork With Polenta

Cooking for Kids I love using the slow cooker to make dinner for my nanny family. The kids come home from school, and the parents from work, with a house filled with a warm welcoming aroma of the dinner they are about to be served. I found this delicious recipe in Cooking Light magazine. To […]

Use Age-Appropriate Books to Talk to Kids About Hurricane Irma

Children’s Books About Hurricanes Reading children’s books is always a great way to discuss difficult topics with children. Today I am sharing some children’s books to help nannies, au pairs, and parents have age-appropriate discussions about hurricanes with children. I found these book reviews a year ago by Elizabeth Kennedy and Susan Larson during a […]

4 Books that Teach Us About Patriotic Songs

 Labor Day Children’s Books For Labor Day most Americans are attending parades hearing patriotic songs that we all have known since childhood. Here are my favorite children’s books that describe the stories behind some of my favorite songs.  My Country, ‘Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights by Claire Rudolf Murphy […]