One Skillet Ground Turkey and Veggies

I love making one skillet meals. I found this easy recipe on the Skinny Taste web site. I am allergic to tomatoes so I replaced the tomatoes with chopped red peppers. When making this for children I don’t use the jalapeño. I add guacamole and sour cream on the side to serve with this meal. […]

Unicorn Books and Unicorn Craft

I love finding activities to do with kids that correspond to their favorite books. I also enjoy using recyclables to make crafts with kids. The Mini Mad Things Instagram page sells inexpensive templates to trace onto cardboard to make crafts. I recommend using pastels and paint sticks for these cardboard projects. I used the unicorn […]

“My Friend Earth” by Patricia MacLachlan

“My Friend Earth” by Patricia MacLachlan is a beautiful picture book and a perfect book to read to children toddler to preschool and grade school for Earth Day. I love that “My Friend Earth” is an interactive format with kid-friendly art that engages young readers as they explore the book. “My Friend Earth” shows children […]

Pistachio Loaves

This is super easy recipe I found at the My Recipe Magic web site. It makes two loaves. I sprinkled a few pistachios on the top of the loaves, but the nuts are heavy so just sprinkle a few on top. If you add too many pistachios on top of the mixture it will keep […]

Earth Day Window Sun Catchers

Making sun catchers is an easy project to do with kids of any age. The 18-month-old toddler, 4-year-old, and 7-year-old I babysit for all love making sun catchers for every holiday and season. I find using self-adhesive laminating sheets easier than using contact paper. I recommend purchasing some self-adhesive laminating sheets by tapping the links […]

“Welcome to Consent” by Yumi Stynes and Dr. Melissa Kang

“Welcome to Consent” by Yumi Stynes and Dr. Melissa Kang is a chapter book written for older kids (approximately 10 years old and up) is a must-have for every home library. Understanding consent is important for people with all kinds of bodies, in all kinds of circumstances — from getting a haircut or letting the […]

Chicken Pad Thai

Making Chicken Pad Thai at home is easy! Unlike described in most pad Thai recipes I wait until I am ready to serve the meal to cook and drain the rice noodles. The noodles cook quickly and I cook them quickly right before serving because I don’t want them to be mushy. Feel free to […]

Window Butterfly Sun Catchers

My Nanny Kids are addicted to making these simple, colorful sun catchers for every season and holiday. For spring, I printed out buttery templates (listed at bottom of page) and read children’s books about butterflies with the children in my care, (books listed below). Using self-adhesive laminating sheets is even easier than using contact paper […]

Pastel Rainbow Cookies for Easter

I have a Nanny Kid that loves Italian rainbow cookies. So I thought it would be fun to try to make the Rainbow Cookies found on the All Recipes web site in pastel colors with white chocolate and pastel-colored sprinkles for spring. They taste great and have the colors common for Easter celebrations. You Will […]

Easter Crowns

After 30 years of working as a nanny and family assistant I thought I had done every Easter project possible with children. But I found these beautiful and easy-to-make Easter Crowns on the Sassy Mamma web site to do with my Nanny Kids this spring. You can print the crowns for free on the Sassy […]