10 Red Flags to Be Wary of During Nanny Job Interviews

What Red Flags Have Have Convinced You to Not Accept a Nanny Job? Parents want to make a great first impression on nanny candidates during job interviews. If parents are generally on their best behavior, yet you have a bad gut feeling about a family while interviewing with them, it’s a bad sign. If a […]

Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

Creative Wednesdays This is one of the easiest ways to make beautiful Easter eggs. Although food coloring is not toxic and won’t hurt the children, it will make clean up easier if you protect the work surface, have plenty of paper towels available, have a garbage bag close by, and have the kids wear rubber […]

Kepi Kozy – Supportive Swaddle Blanket

Products Nannies Love Kepi Kozy founder Seven Papemo held his oldest child Cole in his arms for the very first time he realized the baby was relying on him to support him safely. Remembering how the pediatrician stressed the critical importance of head and neck support for newborns, Steve place his son’s head in the […]

Turtle Bread

Cooking With Kids One of my favorite gifts ever included in a swag bag at a nanny conference was The Rainbow Bakery Cookbook. Ever since I first got the cookbook I’ve made Turtle Bread with all of my nanny kids. They love helping measuring the ingredients, kneading the dough, and eating the delicious turtle-shaped bread […]

Ditch the Chemicals and Use Natural Wool Dryer Balls

Products Nannies Love Ditch the dryer sheets that are full or chemicals and not biodegradable and toss reusable wool balls in the dryer to naturally soften and reduce static in children’s clothing. Unlike the plastic dryer balls, they are PVC free and won’t fall apart or melt. They also reduce drying time by 25 percent, […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

Cooking for Kids Kids don’t have to be Irish to enjoy celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. Start the day by serving the kids some shamrock-shaped pancakes, rainbow toast, or Irish soda bread, and green milk. Use cookie cutters to make shamrock-shaped sandwiches for lunch. Serve corned beef and cabbage or Irish shepherd’s pie for dinner and […]

Putting Volunteer Work on Your Nanny Resume

When you are looking for a new nanny job, a great resume helps you to stand out from other job candidates. Showing that you are an involved citizen and want to make your community a better place by volunteering should be included on your resume. If you are a student seeking your first nanny job, […]

Pocket Nanny App

Product Review Sunday When Dave Coffin, a software engineer, and his wife Jen had their first child they started thinking about all the products and services that would make their lives easier. They tried an endless amount of apps to help with anything and everything from breast feeding, poops, behavior, rashes and the list goes […]

New York Strip Loin with Garlic-Herb Crust

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family said this recipe I found on epicurious makes the most tender beef they have ever had. The recipe uses New York strip loin, which is also called top loin of beef, which is a succulent, elegant roast. But I think my Nanny Kids actually prefer when I just use […]

Dr. Seuss Birthday Snacks

Creative Wednesdays Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd and it is a part of National Read Across America week. Add a special touch to the day by making an edible red and white striped hat as seen in the infamous children’s book The Cat in the Hat and some green eggs from Green Eggs and […]