Sheet-Pan Chicken with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

The children I care for call this “Pizza Chicken.” It’s super easy to make in the oven just on a baking sheet. I found the recipe on the epicurious web site. You can always not add pepperoni or onions if the children don’t like these ingredients. You Will Need: 3 pints grape tomatoes, halved1/4 cup […]

“Too Many Carrots,” Origami, Carrot Cookies, and Worksheets

Lesson Plans Too Many Carrots is such a cute story about kindness all children love. Rabbit loves carrots and that’s a big problem! In this phenomenal bestseller, Rabbit loves carrots a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his cozy burrow. When his animal friends offer to help, they’re just […]

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

I’m allergic to tomatoes. So the typical pizza with red sauce doesn’t work for me. But this easy barbecue chicken pizza is so delicious. Your Nanny Family will love it and the kids enjoy helping make pizza. It’s easiest to make this pizza with store or bakery bought pizza dough and rotisserie chicken. You Will […]

Corn Starch Play Dough

The best nannies have projects and back up projects to do with the children each day so that the kids never get bored. This is one of the quickest boredom busters and easiest play dough recipes I have ever made. I love it because already had the ingredients in the kitchen. Click here to see […]

Asian Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles

There are so many ways to make turkey meatballs. But, my Nanny Kids love these Asian flavored Turkey meatballs so much they ask for them over and over again. I am addicted zucchini noodles so I serve these Asian meatballs with Zoodles. But I also recommend serving these meatballs with rice noodles or in a […]

“The Day of the Bad Haircut” and Cutting Paper Hair

All kids I have ever met have cried at least once during or after getting a haircut. That’s why I have often borrowed The Day of the Bad Haircut by Eva Moore from the library. In The Day of the Bad Haircut Molly finally allows her mother to cut her hair, after weeks of protesting, […]

2021 US Nanny Association Parent and Nanny Conference: When a Crisis Happens, Accept the Challenge

Kenston Henderson Sr. is presenting the webinar, “Parenting Like a Boss: Totally Committed,” at the 2001 US Nanny Association Parent and Nanny Conferece. His webinar and books are helpful to nannies as well as parents. You can still register and watch over 40 webinars virtually until September 29, 2021 at https://www.usnanny.org/conference. Mr. Henderson, Sr. explains […]

Portable Urinals and Toilets

I was shocked when a child came over for a play date and peed in my Nanny Family’s backyard bushes! He told me his nanny always brings toilet paper or a napkin with them in case he has to go potty behind a tree at the local playground. There are portable outhouses and a bathroom […]

Patriotic Pound Cake

Cooking for Kids This is easiest way to make a patriotic dessert for Labor Day. I just bought the ingredients at the grocery store and assembled the cake rather than baking it from scratch. If you want to make a pound cake and the blueberry and strawberry fillings yourself just Google the recipes. Here’s what […]

No Mess Finger Painting

Finger painting using a Ziploc bag is a colorful, no mess sensory activity for kids of all ages. No mess finger painting is so easy with no time consuming clean up necessary. Trace letters and stamp blocks onto the paint sensory bag. I use two primary colors per bag and allow the child to mix […]