Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

Creative Wednesdays While simple, this is a wonderful activity where kids will create some crafty Christmas magic. Allow the children to give these popsicle stick Christmas trees as gifts or to decorate their Christmas tree or hang in a window or on a door knob in their home. You Will Need: 3 Green Popsicle Sticks […]

Being Both by Susan Katz Miller

Interfaith Book for Holidays I strongly believe that there is no harm in children learning about all religions. In the process, children will learn to love their own religion, customs, and traditions even more. And in my personal experience, children raised in Interfaith families learn to appreciate both faiths by practicing both in their home. […]

Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Cookies

Cooking for Families When I was a child we called these pinwheel cookies icebox cookies. The are impressive looking cookies, but they are not difficult to make. They are great to bring to a holiday cookie swap or simply to serve to your Nanny Family for the holiday season. You Will Need: 1-3/4 Cups All-Purpose […]

Snowflake Ornament or Decoration

Creative Wednesdays All children love snowflakes. This is an easy decoration to make with your a Nanny Kids during the winter months. Any home can proudly display the beautiful snowflakes made by their children. Families that celebrate Christmas can hang the snowflakes on their Christmas tree. You Will Need: Popsicle Sticks Hot Glue Gun Glue […]

Turkey and Cranberry Meatballs

Cooking for Families My Mom Boss and I love these turkey meatballs! They are a lean, high protein lunch and dinner option. These savory bites can be made up to 48 hours in advance. Store, covered, in the fridge and reheat at 250°F for 15 minutes. You Will Need: 1/3 cup pine nuts 1 pound […]

Chicken, Corn, Egg Drop Soup

Cooking for Families As fall and winter sets in, this Chicken, Corn, Egg Drop Soup really hits the spot for my Nanny Kids on a cold day. Chicken, Corn, Egg Drop Soup is a Cantonese favorite. The children don’t like scallions or cilantro so I don’t add those to the soup unless serving to the […]

Footprint and Handprint Turkey

Creative Wednesdays I have been making this simple Thanksgiving craft annually with my Nanny Kids for 25 years. Allow the children to do as many parts of the craft that they can do safely. For example, I trace their hands and feet and cut out the shapes for toddlers, but older children can do the […]

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? by Chris Butterworth

Weekly Trip to the Library Thanksgiving is coming up and I’m trying to get my Nanny Kids thinking about being thankful and grateful. I found How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? at the local children’s library and it’s perfect book to help teach them to be grateful for their abundance of food. The book […]

6 Favorite Swaddle Blankets and Sacks

Products Nannies Love I’ve never cared for an infant that didn’t love being swaddled. My favorite baby parenting book is The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp. His methods are extremely simple and absolutely work! His theory is that by creating a comfortable environment similar to the womb will allow a baby […]

Kalamata’s Kitchen

Weekly Trip to the Library Kalamata’s Kitchen is much more than just a terrific book series. Kalamata has a web site, chefs, and restaurants working with her all over the world to bring people together through food. Kalamata exposes children to different cultures, people, and food. The book, web site, and resources remind me of […]