Orange Ginger Drumsticks

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids love chicken drumsticks and mandarin oranges so I adapted a recipe I found in Eating Well magazine for chicken thighs that’s not on their web site. Searing the chicken before roasting it at a super high heat ensures a super-crispy skin. You Will Need: 2 Pounds Drumsticks 1/2 tsp. […]

Nannies Shine During Covid-19 School Closures

Nannies Help Kids Feel Safe and Secure During Crisis During a crisis is when nannies shine — they show their employers they can handle stress and help the kids thrive! Professional nannies stay calm in a crisis. Be it during a divorce, illness or death in the Nanny Family, when a child gets hurt, there […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Pancakes

Cooking for Kids Saint Patrick’s Day is next week. Instead of buying green bagels for breakfast, I like making green pancakes for my Nanny Kids on Saint Patrick’s Day. I love using the colorful Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows to decorate pancakes for the kids. Simply use your favorite pancake mix to make this easy holiday […]

Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppets

Creative Wednesdays Even the most creative nannies need to go online to find resources for projects to do with the kids sometimes. This week I visited abcteach.com to find templates for leprechaun paper bag puppets to make with the kids. Just click this link to print four leprechauns and accesories includeing a harp, shamrock, and pot […]

How Nannies Should Talk to Kids About Covid-19

Be a Calm Caregiver My youngest Nanny Kid came home crying from school because other children told her the coronavirus was just half an hour away. She thought the virus was traveling to her town and would arrive in half an hour. Then a nanny friend admitted she told her Nanny Kid the number of […]

Does Punishing a Child that Lies Make them Lie More?

Nanny Confessions I confess, it drives me nuts when my Nanny Kid’s lie (or an adult does for that matter). It’s easier to fix a problem if people of all ages are just honest. I think it’s pretty normal for many kids to exaggerate or stretch the truth for attention or to help them feel […]

From Grapes to Jelly by Bridget Heo

Weekly Trip to the Library I love “The Who Made My Lunch” series of children’s books that takes readers on the journey of common household foods travel from farm, to factory, to table. After reading From Grapes to Jelly be sure to make some recipes using jelly. Allow the kids to spread jelly on their […]

Lemon Green Beans

Cooking for Kids This is such an easy, quick, and delicious side dish my Nanny Kids love that I found on the Martha Stewart web site. A little lemon zest just adds a new and healthy taste to green beans, haricots verts, or wax beans. Adjust the amount of lemon zest to your liking (I […]

Paper Plate Shamrock Hat

Creative Wednesdays It’s March so time to start preparing for Saint Patrick’s Day with your Nanny Kids. This is one of the easiest crafts to make with your Nanny Kids for popular Irish holiday. To make several hats for a St. Patty’s Day party you can just use green paper plates. But I think the […]

iBaby M6S Baby Monitor

Products Nannies Love I really love the iBaby M6S Baby Monitor and highly recommend it for parents and nannies who care for newborns and infants. It takes less than 60 seconds to be set up. The app will walk you through the simple installation process in 2 easy steps. You can follow the baby’s every […]