What Nannies Should Not Lie About

Being Open and Honest is Essential to Being Hired and Maintaining Nanny Jobs Of course everyone tells white lies and withholds information at times. There is no point in being brutally honest with people if it will ruin relationships or hurt their feelings. But, being open and honest is essential when job searching and to […]

Blue Light Protection for Kids

Keep Devices from Ruining Kid’s Eyes, Mood and Sleep We know how important it is to protect children’s eyes from the sun, but seldom realize we need to safeguard their eyes from technology screens. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises limiting children older than 2 to a maximum of two hours a day on media […]

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Cooking With Kids I was looking for new recipes to use that reminded be of the fall harvest and found this easy baked apple cider donut recipe on thekitchn blog. Making them made the house smell like Autumn. I doubled the recipe and served them to my nanny kids and their friends with some hot apple […]

11 Best Halloween Children’s Books

Weekly Trip to the Library Most of our nanny kids with be dressing up in costumes, walking in school parades, and trick-or-treating next week for Halloween. It’s always fun to help build anticipation for any holiday by reading books with children. Here are some of my nanny kids’ favorite Halloween books. You can purchase any […]

Witches Hat Ring Toss

Creative Halloween Project This ring toss game was a hit at our elementary school Harvest Festival. Use a colored foam board or wooden plank for the base. Then make witches hats from construction paper or jut buy some party hats at the party store and paint them black. Keep the ring toss to use every […]

Reusable Food Wraps and Snack Bags

Products Nannies Love I must admit I love using Ziplocs to carry my nanny kid’s snacks and lunches and to store leftovers in the fridge. But, plastic is full of chemicals that may leach into food and they aren’t environmentally friendly. Wrapping food in aluminum foil is also convenient but can also contaminate food and […]

Raspberry and Blueberry Crisp

Cooking for Kids If you have any fruit you have on hand: peaches, blackberries, cherries, or apples just follow this general recipe and make an easy, delicious dessert for your nanny kids. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. You Will Need: 1-1/4 cups Raspberries 1-1/4 cup blueberries 1 Tablespoon (Heaping) Cornstarch 2/3 cups […]

Nanny Confessions: Money Isn’t Everything

Don’t Choose a Job Just Based on the Paycheck Although nannies work to make money, choosing a job based primarily on a higher hourly rate is not the only factor to consider when looking for a nanny job. Interviews with parents and a trial period working with the children in their home are more important […]

Bed-Wetting Alarms

Products Nannies Love The National Institutes of Health states that nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting) is involuntary urination after age 5 or 6, and that more than 5 million children experience it. Bed-wetting is involuntary so it’s important NOT to punish children for wetting their beds. When I cared for a child who slept so deeply he […]

5 Cookbooks For ADHD Diets

Weekly Trip to the Library If you care for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) you undoubtedly notice that diet does affect their behavior. Many of the authors of the cookbooks believe that diet actually causes ADHD. Although diet may not be a cure to the symptoms of being hyperactive and inattentive, anyone […]