The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino and John Nelson

Weekly Trip to the Library The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder answers questions we all want answered such as how do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of […]

One-Pot Chicken Chorizo

Cooking for Families I like to choose one-pot meals to make for my Nanny Family. One pot means less washing and clean up. The chorizo in this recipe adds a nice spice for the parents but I left the spicy sausage off of the children’s chicken pieces. You Will Need: Coconut oil, for greasing and […]

Q-Tip Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays A winter time favorite is cutting Q-Tips to make beautiful, unique snowflakes. It is a good project for school aged children. I typically cut up a lot of Q-tips before getting started but older kids love to cut them up themselves. Here is what you’ll need to get started. You Will Need: Blue […]

10 Children’s Books About the Pandemic

Weekly Trip to the Library Tonight, Tuesday, January 12 I will be discussing children’s books with Rebecca Pearcy for the US Nanny Association. Below is a reference sheet that will be mentioned in the discussion about children’s books that discuss the pandemic. There are actually dozens of great books discussing everything about the pandemic from […]

10 Children’s Books Web Sites

Access to Children’s During Pandemic This Tuesday, January 12 at 8 EST / 7 CST I will discuss the importance of using children’s books for nannies with Rebecca Pearcy for the US Nanny Association at https://m.facebook.com/usnannyassociation/ Below is a resource list of children’s books web sites that will be discussed during our conversation. During the […]

“Curious About Snow” by Gina Shaw

Weekly Trip to the Library In Curious About Snow this 8-inch by 8-inch non-fiction book answers the most basic questions about snow. When does it snow? Why is snow white? How do we know no two snowflakes are alike? (Hint: the proof is in the photographs, first made in the 1890s). With full-color photographs and […]

Easy Artisan Bread

Cooking with Kids This No-Knead Bread is an artisan-style bread that’s done in three hours from start to finish. This is an easy bread recipe -– you don’t even need a mixer. With only four ingredients (flour, yeast, salt, and water), you can make a bakery-quality, soft, homemade bread. You Will Need: 1 1/2 cups […]

Making Paper Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays Whether you are buried under a foot of snow or not, all children enjoy making and decorating paper snowflakes. You can make the project as easy or difficult as you want and in a countless different shapes, sizes, and colors. Even kids that are too young to use scissors will love decorating paper […]

Mask Holders to Protect Ears

Products Nannies Love My family member in the hospital, students going to school in-person, and myself are getting rashes or sores on the back of our ears and experiencing pain from the pressure of wearing masks during to the pandemic. The healthcare workers in the hospital caring for my family member gave her a headband […]

The Stars Will Shine by Cynthia Rylant

Weekly Trip to the Library The Stars Will Still Shine serves as a reassuring reminder that good things are always around the corner. After a year of coronavirus there is no better book to read with your Nanny Kids start the new year off right. Written in response to troubled times by one of the […]