Fix “Nannie’s” in iOS

iOS has the most annoying autocorrect that is grammatically incorrect. “Nannie’s” is not grammatically correct. But since iOS has misspelled the word in autocorrect I have even seen nanny businesses use the misspelled word on social media and in advertisements. The word “nannies” should replace “Nannie’s.” How to replace “Nannie’s” with “nannies” in iOS: 1. […]

Summer Fruit Crostata

Blueberry and peach season overlap for a brief moment here in New Jersey. Blueberry season starts in early-mid June and usually goes until the end of July, early August. This is an easy summer dessert recipe I found at the Coley Cook web site which combines peaches and blueberries in a free-form tart. It’s an […]

Changing Color Chameleon

Chameleons are amazing reptiles that possess a wide variety of interesting features including their ability to change color due to their emotions and as camouflage. Children will love making and playing with this simple craft to make their chameleons change color with paper plates. Be sure to read these children books about chameleons while making […]

Peach-Filled Pancakes

I typically follow other’s recipes when cooking for my Nanny Family. But this week the children in my care and I bought sweet, juicy peaches at the local farmers market and I made up a recipe to try with them. I took thin slices of peaches and dipped them into pancake batter to make delicious […]

Rainbow Bird

I found a great blog Mini Mad Things with this template to make a rainbow bird. I used cardboard from my Nanny Family’s recycling bin to make this bird. I painted the cardboard with acrylic paint for the young child before before she decorated her bird. Older children can paint and decorate their cardboard bird […]

Baked Lemon Pasta

Cooking for Kids This is a simple, creamy, and delicious pasta dish. Be sure to use plenty of lemon zest. I always add more than listed in the recipe. It’s great as a side dish or as the main dish served with a salad and a piece of crusty bread. You Will Need: 1 pound […]

Ojo de Dios Yarn Craft

Ojo de Dios (oh-ho-day-DEE-ohs) is one of my favorite crafts I learned at summer camp when I was a child. Now my 8-year-old Nanny Kid can’t stop making these beautiful crafts simply made with yarn and sticks. Ojo de Dios originally come from the Huichol people of Central Northwest Mexico, were created as protective and […]

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10 Tips on How to Be an Organized Nanny

By Lorie Marrero of “The Clutter Diet“ Organizing is part of every nanny’s job. But organizing at work is different than organizing at your own home. To respect professional boundaries all nannies must include the family members in the task or organizing. Nannies must always keep the family they work for, and the children the […]

Cauliflower Marinara

All children love pizza! These Cauliflower Steaks with Marinara are like a light and tasty take on pizza that I found on the cooktoria web site. Always allow the children to help you prepare the foods you cook for them. My Nanny Kids love spreading the marinara sauce and sprinkling the cheese onto the cauliflower […]