5 Ways to Teach Kids Patience

Kids Don’t Naturally Know How to Delay Gratification When I first started working as a nanny I found a lot of great ideas to use with my nanny kids from author Sheila Ellison.  I will share her clever ideas on how to teach children to be patient today. The only way to teach children difficult […]

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Asian Fried Cauliflower Rice

Cooking for Kids I love cauliflower rice. There are dozens of recipe options but this is my nanny family’s favorite recipe I found on SkinnyTaste web site. It’s such an easy and yummy way to get the kids to eat more vegetables. You Will Need: 1 medium head (about 24 oz) cauliflower, rinsed 1 tbsp […]

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Giving Kids Food to Feel Better Leads to the Bad Habit of Emotional Eating

Nanny Confessions I confess, I’ve done it. I have promised kids a cookie after they get a vaccination or handed them a Popsicle to get them to stop crying after skinning their knees. And I’ve done it to myself. When my date has blown me off I eat an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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