How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? by Chris Butterworth

Weekly Trip to the Library Thanksgiving is coming up and I’m trying to get my Nanny Kids thinking about being thankful and grateful. I found How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? at the local children’s library and it’s perfect book to help teach them to be grateful for their abundance of food. The book […]

6 Favorite Swaddle Blankets and Sacks

Products Nannies Love I’ve never cared for an infant that didn’t love being swaddled. My favorite baby parenting book is The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp. His methods are extremely simple and absolutely work! His theory is that by creating a comfortable environment similar to the womb will allow a baby […]

Kalamata’s Kitchen

Weekly Trip to the Library Kalamata’s Kitchen is much more than just a terrific book series. Kalamata has a web site, chefs, and restaurants working with her all over the world to bring people together through food. Kalamata exposes children to different cultures, people, and food. The book, web site, and resources remind me of […]

Broccoli, Raisins, and Bacon

Cooking for Families Nothing becomes more boring for my Nanny Kids than being served steamed or sautéed vegetables for dinner every evening. My Nanny Kids love this broccoli side dish from the October, 2006 Gourmet and is also published on the epicurious web site. You Will Need: 2 lb broccoli, trimmed and cut into 1-inch […]

Apple Cake

Cooking for Families It’s apple picking season. My Nanny Family picked, then bought, loads of apples at the apple orchard. So we started trying tons of recipes using the apples. My Nanny Kids love this sweet apple dessert found on the epicurious web site. It is more apples than cake and isn’t a tall, fluffy […]

5 Favorite Teethers

Products Nannies Love When selecting a Theeing Toy for a baby, you should consider the size and shape to ensure the teething end is small enough to fit into the child’s mouth for proper use, but not so small that entire teether can fit into the child’s mouth. If the teether or attachments are too […]

Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years

New Way to Learn About Columbus There is a lot of controversy about Columbus Day. Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday in October every year to honor the anniversary of the “discovery” of America on October 12, 1492. From the viewpoint of the Europeans, Columbus discovered North America. In reality, Columbus discovered the […]

Mummy Hotdogs

Cooking With Kids Kids love Halloween. This is a fun and simple lunch or snack to make with the children in preparation for the spookiest day of the year. These mummies taste just like pigs-in-the-blankets children enjoy as hors d’oeuvres at parties. Allow your Nanny Kids to roll out the dough and wrap it around […]

Halloween Lunch Box Treats

Creative Wednesdays Send Jack O’ lanterns and ghosts in your Nanny Kids’ lunch boxes. Simply use a permanent marker to draw spooky faces on orange and white prepackaged snack items. You can also use the marker to draw on the skin of oranges and clementines you send to school with the kids. You Will Need: […]

Nannies Show Kids How to Apologize

Apologizing to Children We all make mistakes — plenty of them. As nannies we are important role models for the children in our care. It’s important for us to confess and to apologize to children when we make mistakes. Doing so teaches children to do the same. It’s not enough to just say we are […]