How Nannies Can Use Minimalsim 

How Minimalism Impacts Kids After seeing the film, “Minimalism: A Documentary” on Netflix and following the Allie Cazazza minimalism blog I have been decluttering, cleaning out, and donating material items from my home. Now, I am convinced it’s time to do the same with my nanny kids’ playrooms and bedrooms. Allie Cazazza shows us by […]

10 Simple Ways Nannies Can Utilize the Montessori Method in the Home

“When dealing with children there is greater need for observing than of probing” — Maria Montessori Article By Ashley Scott of Secrets of a Montessori Nanny The Montessori Method is one of the most successful forms of education. In fact, many successful historical figures, including Anne Frank, Hellen Keller, and Eric Erickson were educated in […]

Flower Mother’s Day Card

Creative Wednesdays I saw the cutest video How to Make a Rose Love Letter by Nailed It that inspired me to help my nanny kids make for their Mother and Grandmothers for Mother’s Day. The cards look like hearts at first. But after removing the paper clip bee the card opens into a flower. I […]

Puj Tub

Product Review Sunday Puj Edit (Pronounced, “Pudge”) was founded by Ben and Katie Richardson, a husband and wife design team with four kids of their own, with the singular goal of simplifying parenthood through great product design. While bathing their second baby, they knew there had to be an easier, safer, and better way to […]

10 Red Flags to Be Wary of During Nanny Job Interviews

What Red Flags 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 family […]

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 […]