On-the-Go Game Pads

I highly recommend keeping these On-the-Go Game Pads and pencils in the backseat of the car and in your nanny bag for your Nanny Kids to use whenever traveling. Packed with classic activities these On-the-Go Game Pads are the battery-free, all-paper antidote to boredom! These On-The-Go Game Pads will literally keep siblings from bickering and […]

Honey-Lime Brussels Sprouts

My former Nanny Kid harvests Javelin Bee Products honey. I tired using his delicious local honey on Brussels Sprouts and it turned out great. I jump-started cooking these veggies with a preheated baking sheet to get the Brussels Sprouts toasted quickly. You can buy Javelin Bee Products honey exclusively at Rabbit Rabbit at 42 Fairfield […]

Sea Shell Necklaces

All children love hunting for beautiful sea shells along the beach. Here is an easy way to save the children’s favorite sea shells they gathered at the shore this summer. Click here to see some other projects I have made with children with their sea shells collections. You Will Need: Small Shells1 Cup of Flour1/2 […]

Mewl Baby Whiteboard

I love the Mewl Baby Whiteboard. It is such an easy way for new parents and nannies to easily coordinate the baby’s day. The Mewl Baby Whiteboard is reusable and conveniently sticks to the fridge. Track the baby’s feedings, diaper changes, and sleep times. Mothers can also log breastfeeding and pumping sessions. Simply snap a […]

Mango Salsa

Cooking for Families This mango salsa recipe is quick and easy to make, and always so fresh and delicious. Adjust the ingredients to what you like most. Choose as many ripe, sweet, fresh mangoes and juicy, red tomatoes that you like. One of my Nanny Kids added feta cheese to the mango salsa and we […]

“Are You a Bee?” and Honeybee Bubblewrap Painting

Lesson Plans Many people are afraid of bees but honey bees are incredible. Are You a Bee? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries shows that — from the perspective of a honeybee — the backyard is a busy place. A young bee faces many challenges as it takes its place in the hive. […]

The Long-Term Nanny Job Reference Dilemma

Long-Term Nannies Must Increase Their Number of Job References Over the past 28 years of working as a nanny all industry experts have always told me that working with the same family for a long time is an asset. Parents typically want to hire nannies that will continue to work for their family for many […]

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Cooking for Families Salads make great lunches and dinners for hot summer days and evenings. Nothing is easier to make and it fills everyone up with plenty of protein and vegetables. Shrimp, avocado, tomato, and sweet onions with fresh squeezed lime juice, are really nice on a hot day. Add as much vegetables as you […]

Crayola Model Magic

Creative Wednesdays I love Crayola Model Magic. It provides hours of fun as the perfect clay alternative for young sculptors. Its naturally stretchy, porous texture makes it easy for small hands to mold their next masterpiece! Crayola Model Magic doesn’t stick to hands, making it easy to roll out, cut, mold, and clean up. The […]

Patriotic Layer Cake

Cooking for Kids It’s almost the Fourth of July and I lucked out and found Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix and Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix which are a limited edition mixes to make a patriotic layer cake for Independence Day. Duncan Hines also has a limited edition cake mix called Summer Velvets […]