Card Games for Family Holiday Gifts

Products Nannies Love I’m finding card games are a great boredom buster while the kids and I are forced to remain socially distant during the pandemic. Some of the most enjoyable memories I have are playing cars games with family and friend. Thats why I will be giving the inexpensive gift of card games this […]

Poppyseed Roll

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids’ Grandmother comes from Poland and makes this tender, soft, sweet yeast bread swirled with a creamy homemade poppy seed filling. It’s a wonderful and impressive treat for the holidays. Your Nanny Family or personal family will love this. You Will Need: ½ pound poppy seeds ¾ cup white sugar […]

Cherry Pork Tenderloin

Cooking for Families This is the most impressive and easy main dish to make for families for the winter holidays. Frozen cherries are the star in this beautiful, vibrant, and delicious sauce. It is moist and delicious and highly recommend making it for your Nanny Family and your own family often. You Will Need: 1 […]

Flavored Popcorn for Holiday Gifts and Treats

Cooking With Kids My nanny friends keep saying they feel guilty that they can’t afford to buy gifts for members of their Nanny Family this holiday season. Although in-home child care providers want to show appreciation to the parents of the children they care for, they should never be expected to buy gifts for their […]

Fingerprint Christmas Lights

Creative Wednesday This is an easy project to do with your nanny kids of any age this holiday season. Allow the children to decide if they want place the Christmas lights in random order or in a pattern. Older kids can write a holiday greeting and sign the cards themselves. I found this project on […]

Brown Paper Gingerbread Garland

Creative Projects  Making gingerbread men is a winter holiday tradition making this the perfect time to let kids trace, cut, and decorate gingerbread garland made out of brown paper bags. Here’s how to make this easy holiday decoration. You Will Need: Brown Paper Bags Pencil Safety Scissors Gingerbread Man Template or Cookie Cutter Glitter Pens, […]

Sugar Cookie Snowmen (for kids that don’t like Gingerbread)

Creative Wednesdays My four-year-old charge was begging to make gingerbread cookies, but the problem is that she hates the taste of gingerbread. So, I found this unique and easy sugar cookie recipe online. I let the little one and her best friend roll out and cut all the cookies themselves so they turned out in […]

What to Do with Kids on New Year’s Eve

Are You Working for New Year’s Eve? If you are working for New Year’s Eve, here are some ideas to use with children as midnight approaches. For kid friendly drinks click here. For New Year’s Eve arts n’ crafts click here. If possible, rent some holiday movies such as How the Grinch Stole Christmasor The […]

Holiday Paper Garland

Making a Simple Paper Chain Making paper garland is one of the easiest crafts to make during the holidays. It gives the kids an easy way to practice cutting and pasting. This simple paper garland decorates my charge’s fireplace mantel in her bedroom. Follow these steps to learn how to make a classic paper chain: […]

Holiday Projects to do With Kids

Making Sugar Plums Have you ever wondered what sugar plums are from the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker (Composed by Tchaikovsky), as well as the line “Visions of sugar plums danced in their heads,” from Clement C. Moore’s poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” better known as Twas the Night Before Christmas? I decided to find out what […]