Patriotic Cake Roll

Cooking for Families Memorial Day is this upcoming Monday. It’s a federal holiday and a day off from work to honor and mourn the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. I made this red, white, and blue dessert for my Nanny Family to enjoy on the long weekend. […]

Patriotic Stars

Creative Wednesdays I found this patriotic craft idea from happinessishomemade blog. It’s a super easy way for the kids to decorate for a day off from school on Memorial Day this upcoming Monday. My Nanny Kids loved decorating the front of the crafts stick stars with glitter glue pens. You can purchase the products for […]

Greek Chicken Sish Kebab

Cooking for Families This is a delicious change from boring grilled chicken. The chicken is full of flavor and tender. This is an excellent main dish when served with pita bread, a garlicky tzatziki, and a Greek salad with olives and feta cheese. Lamb can be substituted for the chicken and add any vegetables your […]

Raising Antiracist Kids by Nicole C. Lee

Weekly Trip to the Library Racism is a difficult topic to discuss with children. But if we avoid the topic of racism (or any difficult topic) with children because we are worried about saying the wrong thing, the children will “fill in the blanks” for themselves. Raising Antiracist Kids by Nicole C. Lee is written […]

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Cooking for Kids This pasta dish I found at slenderkitchen.com uses a lighter version of Alfredo sauce. You can use almost any type of pasta for this chicken and broccoli pasta recipe. Regular, whole grain, and high fiber pasta all work. You can also use any shape of pasta you like — spaghetti, shells, ziti, […]

Cheaper Health Insurance Premiums Available

If you have health insurance via the healthcare marketplace you may now qualify for much cheaper premium. If you are making less this year than previous years I highly recommend you take the time to visit healthcare.gov and your state online healthcare marketplace to upload your paystub. You may save hundreds per month. The American […]

Give the Pigeon a Bath!

Creative Wednesdays My six-year-old Nanny Kid absolutely loves any book by Mo Willems. Her current favorite book by the beloved author is The Pigeon Needs a Bath!. So we just had to make a fun craft to correspond with her current obsession. We made a dirty paper pigeon on one side and a clean pigeon […]

Raising an Organized Child by Damon Korb, MD, FAAP

Weekly Trip to the Library The philosophy of Raising an Organized Child: 5 Steps to Boost Independence, Ease Frustration, and Promote Confidence by Damon Korb is that organized children are raised, not born. I know in my own adult, personal life when I feel good my home tends to be tidy. When things are chaotic […]

Lemon Pound Cake

Cooking for Families I love lemon desserts and will try any lemon recipe at least once. This is a good no-fuss recipe, perfect for making ahead for parties or any occasion. This lemon pound cake I found on the foodnetwork is so delicious I will be making it over and over again. You Will Need: […]

“Memoirs of a Goldfish” by Devin Scillian with Fishbowl and Puppet Craft

Creative Wednesdays One of my favorite projects to with children is creating projects that correspond to their favorite books. The little girl I am currently caring for loves the adorable book, Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian. So I helped her make a paper plate fishbowl and puppets of the characters in the book. […]