Struffoli Honey Balls

Struffoli is a holiday favorite in Italy. I found this struffoli recipe on the nonnabox.com web site. I wanted to try to make a holiday recipe using the amazing local honey from Javelin Bee Products for the children I care for to enjoy on New Year’s Eve. The web site explains that the authentic struffoli […]

Happy New Year Hats

As New Year’s Eve approaches making these party hats with children is a lot of fun. I let the children I care for decorate six different hat designs. Click the links below to print the different paper hat templates. Click here to see the template for Party Hat #1. Click here for Party Hat #2. […]

Clear Stackable Storage Bins

Now that Christmas is over it’s time to store all the children’s new toys and clothes. I love mDesign Plastic Stackable Storage Bins. These clear, stackable storage bins come in multiple styles and sizes to organize closets and shelving in bedrooms, playrooms, toy rooms, bathrooms, rec rooms and more. mDesign Plastic Stackable Storage Bins are […]

“The Lights in the Church” by Marilee Joy Mayfield

Merry Christmas! The Lights in the Church is a children’s books about the true meaning of Christmas. When a brother and sister get lost in the park, they stumble upon a curious sight; a church in the middle of the forest. As they walk closer, the doors won’t open, but as hymns are heard they […]

Gingerbread Houses Christmas Eve Tradtions

I work for a Nanny Family that makes a gingerbread house every Christmas Eve. Here are photos of some of the gingerbread houses I have made with kids over the years and a great gingerbread house cookie kit to use to use. There are several pre-baked Gingerbread House Kits such as this Gingerbread House Kit […]

Paper Plate Angels

Angels are a beloved symbol of Christmas that kids love. This is a super easy and fun Christmas angel project I found on the craftyjournal web site. My crafty Nanny Kid shrieked with joy at the beauty of her angels that she made out of paper plates. You Will Need: 2 Paper PlatesWhite GlueScissorsStaplerMarkers and […]

Holiday Cards Made with Baby Safe Ink Pads

I used Baby’s Touch Baby Safe Ink Pads and ReignDrop Ink Pads to make these thumbprint holiday string lights Christmas cards. I love the Baby’s Touch Ink Pads and ReignDrop Ink Pads. They are non-toxic, acid free, and easy to clean up. They are baby safe inks to create keepsake imprints of a baby’s hands […]

‘Twas Nochebuena by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

‘Twas Nochebuena is a bilingual retelling of “The Night Before Christmas.” The story takes readers into the home of a Latin American family during their Christmas Eve feast of Nochebuena. This family story conveys strong family bonds and traditions while offering non-Spanish speakers a way to learn some basic Spanish vocabulary. In ‘Twas Nochebuena the […]

Coffee Rubbed Beef

Cooking for Families This rub works on just about any cut (in fact, it’s served on filet mignon at Mesa Grill), and the pan-to-oven method is foolproof. I recommend using on a round roast or beef tenderloin. It is a great dish for any holiday. Serve this for special occasions and holidays. This great recipe […]

Salt Dough Ornaments

Making salt dough ornaments is an easy holiday craft with impressive results. They look like cookies that are good enough to eat, but they are Christmas decorations and gifts. All you need is all-purpose flour, salt, water, and some decorations. Just mix, cut, bake, and decorate! You Will Need: 4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup table […]