8 Nanny Payroll Services: Making Parents Lives Easier

Products Nannies Love No one likes paying taxes but it really does protect nannies to be paid legally. The benefits of being paid legally for nannies include: History of Employment: Payment history helps to develop credit which is needed when applying for any type of loan including a credit card, car, mortgage, and rent. Unemployment […]

A Little SPOT Wears A Mask by Diane Albers

Weekly Trip to the Library A Little SPOT Wears A Mask is one of the best children’s books related to Covid-19 to help teach preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children how, and why, to wear masks. Schools and businesses are requiring everyone to wear masks and that can cause some confusion and anxiety for children. A […]

Balsamic and Peach Chicken Skillet

Cooking for Families This is an easy skillet dinner is a breeze to prepare and it’s jam packed with freshness and robust balsamic and peach flavors. If you can use fresh tomatoes, herbs, even peaches from the garden it will taste even better. It’s a healthy dinner everyone in your Nanny Family will love it. […]

Importance of Last Impressions for Nannies and Parents

Respecting Professional Boundaries Years ago Sue Downey of Nannypalooza wrote “Taking the High Road When Leaving a Nanny Job” I published on my web site. She explains nannies should remain professional and give proper notice at their job because the last impression nannies make when leaving a job will be the memories parents remember most […]

Mondrian Sidewalk Chalk Art

Creative Wednesdays Known for his Modernism abstract paintings, Piet Mondrian used the simplest combination of straight lines and right angles, creating geometric shapes of bold primary colors. After showing the kids paintings by Mondrian and reading “Coppernickel Goes Mondrian” go outside to make similar art using sidewalk chalk. Of course on a rainy day you […]

Ultra Dash

Games Nannies Love This is one of the best gifts I ever gave to my Nanny Kids. I create different obstacle courses indoors and outside for my Nanny Kids. No two games are ever completely the same. Ultra Dash is a test of speed, agility, and reaction. As the kids get older I make the […]

Germs vs. Soap by Didi Dragon

Weekly Trip to the Library Despite telling children to wash their hands over and over again since the pandemic started I’m still having trouble getting one of the kids I babysit to wash his hands every time he enters the home. I have to hover over him because he often turns on the water and […]

Layered Color Yogurt Pops

Cooking for Kids It’s still hot outside and nothing cools kids off quicker than a healthy and delicious yogurt pop. Adding colors to the yogurt and layering the colored yogurt makes enjoying the cool treats even more fun. Here’s how to make this super easy treat. You Will Need: Vanilla Yogurt Food Coloring Pastry Bag […]

Baking Soda and Cornstarch Play Dough

Creative Wednesdays Play dough is fun to make with kids at any age. Playing with this non-toxic dough is great for fine motor skills for toddlers. Playing with play dough helps strengthen the muscles in their hands through squishing, rolling, and shaping the dough, which will set them up well to eventually hold a pencil […]

The Perfect Shelter by Clare Helen Walsh

Weekly Trip to the Library If you and your Nanny Kids are like most during the coronavirus pandemic you inevitably know someone who has been terribly sick due to Covid-19. The Perfect Shelter, by Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by Asa Gilland, is a moving picture book which is profoundly relevant at this time. This […]