Bamboo Dishes and Tableware

Products Nannies Love Bamboo plates are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic, melamine, or ceramic plates. Bamboo is lightweight, yet heavy duty. There are no harmful chemicals used to create bamboo tableware and they are recyclable and biodegradable. Bamboo plates are microwave-safe and remain cool to the touch. Fun-shaped bamboo dishes make toddler meals enjoyable. Some […]

Cheesy Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids already love scrambled eggs and they love cheese quesadillas. So I combined these two loves to make a high protein-packed breakfast. Add any sides the kids like to eat with eggs or quesadillas including bacon, ham, salsa, avocado, sour cream, and so on. You Will Need: 3 large eggs […]

Rainbow Heart Pop-Up Valentine’s Card

Creative Wednesdays Valentine’s Day is coming up in a few weeks. I felt like I’ve made every type of Valentine’s Cards with my nanny kids over the decades I have worked as a nanny until I saw this video showing how to make an easy rainbow heart pop-up Valentine’s card. You Will Need: 1 Piece […]

All the Little Snowflakes by Cindy Jin

Weekly Trip to the Library All the Little Snowflakes celebrates winter in this rhyming board book featuring die-cut snowflakes on every page! It is a wintry celebration full of snow and all things that sparkle, this novelty board book reminds us that everyone is one of a kind -— just like each special snowflake that […]

Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries

Cooking for Families I love everything cranberry. I also love brussel sprouts. So adding the bright red berry to this vegetable side dish both looks and tastes great. If you cook for your Nanny Family they will ask for this side dish again and again. You Will Need: 1 pound brussels sprouts, de-stemmed and halved […]

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays My Nanny Kids have had tons of fun cutting out paper snowflakes this winter. So we tried using coffee filters instead of paper this week and we loved the results. Google for paper snowflakes and coffee filter templates online for good ideas to help make snowflakes. But let the kids just explore cutting […]

The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino and John Nelson

Weekly Trip to the Library The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder answers questions we all want answered such as how do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of […]

One-Pot Chicken Chorizo

Cooking for Families I like to choose one-pot meals to make for my Nanny Family. One pot means less washing and clean up. The chorizo in this recipe adds a nice spice for the parents but I left the spicy sausage off of the children’s chicken pieces. You Will Need: Coconut oil, for greasing and […]

Q-Tip Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays A winter time favorite is cutting Q-Tips to make beautiful, unique snowflakes. It is a good project for school aged children. I typically cut up a lot of Q-tips before getting started but older kids love to cut them up themselves. Here is what you’ll need to get started. You Will Need: Blue […]

10 Children’s Books About the Pandemic

Weekly Trip to the Library Tonight, Tuesday, January 12 I will be discussing children’s books with Rebecca Pearcy for the US Nanny Association. Below is a reference sheet that will be mentioned in the discussion about children’s books that discuss the pandemic. There are actually dozens of great books discussing everything about the pandemic from […]