Willa Walker: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday You can start using a Willa Walker when a baby is starting to cruise around the home while holding onto your fingers or furniture, can support their own weight, and can grip the rings on their own. This usually occurs sometime after the baby is 9-months-old. Start with the baby in a […]

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James M Lange

Weekly Trip to the Library Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty is a book about tackling academic dishonesty at its roots. It is written for teachers, but there is good information in it that is helpful for nannies. The most important information I found in the book for nannies is how to compliment and reward […]

Carrot Soufflé

Cooking for Kids This is an absolutely delicious carrot dish that tastes more like a dessert than a side dish. Soufflés usually are difficult to make but this is a super simple recipe. I know using vegetables as a dessert sounds crazy, but I promise you and the children will be pleasantly surprised by this […]

Corner Bookmarks

Creative Wednesday I saved some colored envelopes my nanny kid received from birthday cards and thank you cards this year. We recycled them to make some easy corner bookmarks. I found the idea in the book 365 Art and Craft Activities. Let the kids be creative and decorate bookmarks into any animals or creatures they […]

7 Nanny Daily Log Books

Products Nannies Love Although there are apps nannies and parents can use to communicate with one another daily, I am old-school and still prefer having a paper notebook or journal to record my nanny kids’ daily milestones in. You can make a nanny daily log simply by using a three-ring binder or folder kept in […]

Hobbies that May Help Your Nanny Career

Your hobbies and interests may actually increase your chance of being hired as a nanny. For example, if you are a talented musician the parents might appreciate your willingness to give the children piano lessons. Here is a list of hobbies and volunteer opportunities that could help you during a nanny interview and that you […]

Cruising Obstacle Course for Babies

Babies On the Move I am reading Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive by Peter M. Vishton, Professor The College of William and Mary. The professor explains that cruising begins after babies have started crawling and before they are able to walk on their own, (at about 8- to 11-months-old). When they learn to […]