Ginger Ale & Ice Cream Egg Nog

New Year’s Eve For Kids While adults enjoy specialty cocktails and champagne for New Year’s Eve, children deserve to enjoy a specialty (non-alcoholic) drink as they countdown for the new year. This is a fun ginger ale and ice cream, non-alcoholic egg nog for a special occasion like New Year’s Eve for the kids. Let’s […]

New Year’s Eve Hats

Creative Wednesdays Although my Nanny Family and I are not attending New Year’s Eve parties due to social distancing during the pandemic, the children deserve to celebrate the New Year with their family! I found some simple New Year’s Eve hats for my nanny kids to decorate at the merrimentdesign web site. It’s best to […]

New Year’s Eve Noise Maker

Creative Project 2020 used to be the term that meant perfect vision. Now, for many, it will be remembered as one off the toughest years of their lives. This week I’m helping my Nanny Kids get ready to ring in a new year by making crafts and hats (stop by to see how to make […]

Kwanzaa by L.A. Amber

Weekly Trip to the Library Kwanzaa is a celebration honoring African heritage and culture in the African-American community, lasting from December 26th to January 1st each year. Kwanzaa: 7 Principles, Celebration, Decorations, Traditions and Symbols: A Kwanzaa Book for Kids by L.A. Amber teaches children all about the celebrations, practices and traditions of Kwanza. This […]

Paper Chain Christmas Tree

Creative Wednesdays Making paper chains is one of the easiest decorations to make with children for the Christmas season. I found this paper chain Christmas tree craft on the internet at makesandtakes.com. You can help the kids tape or staple paper strips around one another in the form of a paper chain Christmas tree. I […]

Rainbow Cookies

Cooking for Families Rainbow cookies are a common Jewish deli dessert, as they are pareve. As Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe settled in New York at the turn of the 20th century, they often settled in areas that also had an Italian population. They make an impressive dessert for any holiday or celebration. Here’s how […]

Reindeer Mask

Creative Wednesdays I found this cute reindeer mask on Shutterfly. I recommend using heavyweight paper but if you only have regular printer paper go ahead and use it like I did. I printed the reindeer templates on regular printer paper then just pasted it to another piece is regular printer paper. You Will Need: Paper […]

US Nanny Association Poll

Please take the US Nanny Association poll about New Year’s Resolutions. The results will appear the January edition of the US Nanny Association newsletter. https://poll.app.do/new-year-s-resolutions

Elf on the Shelf

Great Christmas Tradition and Gift Children around the world adore the tradition of a Elf on the Shelf who comes to visit and delivers nightly reports to Santa throughout the Christmas season. It’s how Santa crafts his Nice List! Each morning the Elf on the Shelf lands in a new spot in your home, creating […]

Zucchini Latkes

Cooking for Kids When celebrating Hanukkah I always think of Latkes. Since my Nanny Kids love potato latkes (or potato pancakes) I served these zucchini Latkes as a side dish with dinner this week and the kids really liked them. If you are looking for a different way to prepare a nutritious veggie try making […]