Your Family May Not Offer a 401(k): Here are 7 Ways Nannies Can Save for Retirement

By Warren Burger, Luminary Financial Advisors As a nanny, it’s rare to find a family offering a 401(k) plan so it’s important that you are aware of other options to save for your future. There are several options available to build wealth for your retirement, and just like 401(k)s, many of these vehicles also offer […]

Infantino Squeeze Station

Products Nannies Love Nannies love carrying food pouches for babies and toddlers for snacks and meals but store bought pouches often have preservatives or unwanted ingredients in them. Infantino Squeeze Station is an easy way to put your own healthy, homemade pureed food into single-serve pouches for kids. It fills up to three separate pouches […]

Pork Stir-Fry with Tangerines

Cooking for Families This has become one of my favorite dinners to make for my family and friends. It makes a bright and impressive presentation with colorful tangerines. It is simple to make and a very delicious stir fry to serve to your Nanny Family with rice. A tangerine’s skin is so thin that when […]

Summer Learning: Phonics Flower

Creative Wednesdays I’m not sure when or where I first learned to make phonics flowers but I started making them for the kids in my care in 1993. The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out. Phonemic awareness helps children hear, identify, and manipulate spelling […]

Generation Nanny By Audrey Brazeel

Weekly Trip to the Library Reading Generation Nanny was such a nice break from my reading parenting books to review on my blog. Audrey Brazeel is a gifted writer and her first book was a quick, fun read. Like the author, I too went to college earning a degree of higher learning expecting to work […]

Chicken Paillards with Clementine Salsa

Cooking for Families Who doesn’t love clementines? Clementines make a surprising, refreshing, colorful addition to this chicken dish. I recommend doubling the salsa since it’s so good. The salsa is so delicious and can be used with halibut, mahi mahi, and other fish as well. You Will Need: 4 5-ounce chicken breast halves 4 clementines, […]

Touch and Feel Sensory Balloons

Is this sand? Summer Learning: What Do You Feel? Summertime is a great time to head outdoors into nature’s classroom. Summer provides a perfect opportunity for kids to touch and feel new things. Kids love to feel and play with sand, touch soft petals on flowers, play with mud, touch and paint with soft feathers, […]

Cinnamon Sugar Roll Twists

Cooking With Kids Children love helping cook and baking. This is an easy and tasty treat for youngsters to help make. I used pre-made pizza dough from the grocery store and had the kids roll balls of dough into snake shapes and twist them. After baking, the children enjoyed brushing the sweet cinnamon and sugar […]

4 Favorite Baby Food Makers

Products Nannies Love There is no need to buy store bought baby food when it’s so easy to make baby food at home. Baby food makers work better than regular food processors because most processors need larger quantities of food than baby food makers. Baby food makers are also easier to use than regular blenders […]

Mason Jar Salads

Cooking for Families My Mom Boss loves prepared mason jar salads to keep on her healthy diet during busy work days. They are great for busy nannies too. When making a mason jar salad, there is a strategy involved with the layering of the ingredients. Always put the salad dressing on the bottom, then layer […]