Broccoli, Carrot, Cabbage and Apple Salad

It’s a challenge getting many children to eat vegetables. But I only added fruits and vegetables that the children in my care like to this salad and the children gobbled it up. The key is to offer small amounts of new vegetable dishes with other foods the children like without forcing them to eat new […]

Ready Rocker Portable Rocking Chair

I absolutely love the Ready Rocker Portable Rocking Chair and I highly recommend it for anyone — not just caregivers rocking babies. It turns any chair into a soothing rocker. Any seat in a home, office, or on the road can become an instant rocking chair with the Ready Rocker Portable Rocking Chair. Simply position […]

Nested Bean Weighted Swaddles

There is emerging science on weighted blankets that has shown a beneficial, calming effect on users of all ages. Nested Bean says their weighted swaddled promotes The Cuddle Effect. The Nested Bean says it’s not just the swaddling, the rocking, the lullabies that soothe babies to sleep. It’s touch. And it’s vital to a baby’s […]

Losing a Job During the Pandemic

In the sumner of 2020 I got sick from Covid and unexpectedly lost my long-term, full-time nanny job. I struggled with being alone in a small apartment during quarantine, I lost my financial security, and I questioned my self image as a career nanny during a difficult job search, (remember parents didn’t want new caregivers […]

Twirling Hanging Leaves

Creative Wednesdays Autumn is my favorite season. I have so many Autumn leaf projects on my blog. Click here to see some of my favorite leaf projects. This year I wanted to try something new so my Nanny Kid and I made this pretty project that allows the leaves to twirl. We cut out paper leaves […]

Portable Urinals and Toilets

I was shocked when a child came over for a play date and peed in my Nanny Family’s backyard bushes! He told me his nanny always brings toilet paper or a napkin with them in case he has to go potty behind a tree at the local playground. There are portable outhouses and a bathroom […]

September 2021 US Nanny Association Newsletter

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A Nanny’s Short Guide to Budgeting, Savings, and Debt

As a Nanny you work hard for your money. Here’s is a short guide on how to view budgeting, savings, and debt https://thinkfinance.io/yIx6GRSiQi

Mondrian Sidewalk Chalk Art

Creative Wednesdays Known for his Modernism abstract paintings, Piet Mondrian used the simplest combination of straight lines and right angles, creating geometric shapes of bold primary colors. After showing the kids paintings by Mondrian and reading “Coppernickel Goes Mondrian” go outside to make similar art using sidewalk chalk. Of course on a rainy day you […]

Touch and Feel Sensory Balloons

Is this sand? Summer Learning: What Do You Feel? Summertime is a great time to head outdoors into nature’s classroom. Summer provides a perfect opportunity for kids to touch and feel new things. Kids love to feel and play with sand, touch soft petals on flowers, play with mud, touch and paint with soft feathers, […]