Witch Hat Cookies

Creative Wednesdays I have seen photos of these witch hat cookies all over social media for years and I don’t know what took me so long to make them. It is the easiest Halloween treat I have ever made and I will definitely be making it each year for my Nanny Kids. I’m sure your […]

Printable Halloween Puppets

Creative Wednesdays I found these hand puppet templates online to print for my Nanny Kids. There are options to print color or black and white puppets. I printed them without color so the kids could color their puppets how they choose. We printed a Frankenstein, Monster 1, Monster with Teeth, Dracula, Pumpkin, Mummy, Sugar Skull, […]

“Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon and Stick Puppet

Weekly Trip to the Library Bats don’t have to be scary as they are often portrayed for Halloween. The endearing book, Stellaluna, helps children see fruit bats as harmless and beloved creatures. Stellaluna, is a young fruit bat who gets lost and can’t find her mother. Not knowing how to get home, Stellaluna is befriended by […]

Zucchini Lasagna

Cooking for Families Many people are following low carb diets and enjoy zucchini lasagna. Zucchini has a lot of water in it so making zucchini lasagna is a longer process than making lasagna with noodles made with wheat flour. Zucchini lasagna doesn’t taste like wheat noodle lasagna. But it’s delicious. Grilling works best to remove […]

Swirling Paper Plate Ghost

Creative Wednesdays I found this super easy and inexpensive Halloween craft at easypeasyandfun. Depending on the age of the child they can make the project by themselves or you can help them where needed. But let them draw the expressions on the ghosts. Make a bunch of swirling ghosts and hang them on a porch, […]

The Modern Day Resume with Daniel Butcher of My Nanny Resume

Products Nannies Love By Stephanie Felzenberg Due to Covid-19 I was recently laid off. It has been 12 years since I last interviewed for a nanny job. I noticed there are many differences looking for a job in 2020 than the last time I job searched over a decade ago — and during a pandemic. […]

“Bats at the Library” by Brain Lies and Bat Paper Airplane

Weekly Trip to the Library Bats at the Library pays homage to the pleasures to be found within libraries and books. The bats are bored, but an antidote is announced: someone left a window open in the library. The golden glow from spotlights on the side of the building and an Arts and Crafts-style reading […]

Cast Iron Caramelized Apple Corn Bread

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids love corn muffins for breakfast or snacks but this corn bread can be enjoyed with dinner by both the children and their parents. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, sauté the apples and onions in any heavy skillet and transfer to a buttered 8×8-inch glass dish for […]

Craft Stick Halloween Characters

Creative Wednesdays It’s October so time to start preparing for my Nanny Kid’s favorite holiday — Halloween. They look forward to dressing up and pretending to be spooky characters. Here’s an easy craft to start the silly holiday season off with your nanny kids. We made a Frankenstein, Mummy, Jack-O-Lantern, Ghost, and Black Cat. You […]

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington and Making Leaf Rubbings

Weekly Trip to the Library One of the most visible indicators of autumn are falling leaves. In My Leaf Book a little girl gathers leaves. She uses the leaves to create prints and rubbings and adds them to her own leaf book. My Leaf Book is a delightful way to encourage children to identify leaves. […]