Apple Cake

Cooking for Families It’s apple picking season. My Nanny Family picked, then bought, loads of apples at the apple orchard. So we started trying tons of recipes using the apples. My Nanny Kids love this sweet apple dessert found on the epicurious web site. It is more apples than cake and isn’t a tall, fluffy […]

5 Favorite Teethers

Products Nannies Love When selecting a Theeing Toy for a baby, you should consider the size and shape to ensure the teething end is small enough to fit into the child’s mouth for proper use, but not so small that entire teether can fit into the child’s mouth. If the teether or attachments are too […]

Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years

New Way to Learn About Columbus There is a lot of controversy about Columbus Day. Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday in October every year to honor the anniversary of the “discovery” of America on October 12, 1492. From the viewpoint of the Europeans, Columbus discovered North America. In reality, Columbus discovered the […]

Mummy Hotdogs

Cooking With Kids Kids love Halloween. This is a fun and simple lunch or snack to make with the children in preparation for the spookiest day of the year. These mummies taste just like pigs-in-the-blankets children enjoy as hors d’oeuvres at parties. Allow your Nanny Kids to roll out the dough and wrap it around […]

Halloween Lunch Box Treats

Creative Wednesdays Send Jack O’ lanterns and ghosts in your Nanny Kids’ lunch boxes. Simply use a permanent marker to draw spooky faces on orange and white prepackaged snack items. You can also use the marker to draw on the skin of oranges and clementines you send to school with the kids. You Will Need: […]

Nannies Show Kids How to Apologize

Apologizing to Children We all make mistakes — plenty of them. As nannies we are important role models for the children in our care. It’s important for us to confess and to apologize to children when we make mistakes. Doing so teaches children to do the same. It’s not enough to just say we are […]

Diaper Cream Applicators: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday This is one of those products I would never have thought was necessary until I tried it. Getting diaper rash cream on my hands isn’t terrible. But, it’s not easy to get the thick, water proof cream off of my fingers or fingernails either. And when there isn’t a sink available when […]

Roasted Butternut Squash with Fresh Herbs

Cooking for Families Recipes taste so much better when using fresh herbs from my Nanny Family’s vegetable and herb garden. I used fresh butternut squash for this recipe but will try using precut cubes of butternut squash sold at the grocery store to save time in the future. This recipe is found in the February, […]