September 2021 US Nanny Association Newsletter

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Meat Sauce and Pasta

You can’t go wrong serving kids pasta. They always gobble it up. I always hide some veggies in the meat sauce sauce. You can use ground veal, turkey, or Beyond Burger instead of beef if your Nanny Family prefers. Using store bought marinara sauce makes this a quick and easy lunch or dinner. This recipe […]

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“Hooray for Hat!” and Make Paper Hats

Creative Wednesdays There‚Äôs a pervasive dark cloud of grumpiness among the animal friends in Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won, until Elephant gets a delivery of a box containing hats. So he puts all of the hats on his head, and goes visiting his friends, who are also grumpy, giving each of them a hat […]

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Chicken Salad with Grapes

Cooking for Kids I used store bought rotisserie chicken to make this easy lunch for my Nanny Kids. But feel free to use any left over chicken to make this chicken salad. If the children don’t like celery or pecans just don’t add them to the recipe or replace the pecans with walnuts or other […]

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Phonics Wheel

Creative Wednesdays Phonics are an important method of teaching to read by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters. Phonics Wheels are a fun, easy to make, and engaging activity for young learners. Allow children to create wheels by using word families or make a variety of real and nonsense words. Click here to […]

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Nanit Baby Monitor: Products Nannies Love

Of all the babysitting and nanny jobs I have worked at over the past 28 years I have found the HD Nanit Plus to be my favorite baby monitor. I like that the parents and I can see what is happening in the crib and nursery via the Nanit app on our cell phones. I […]

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How Nannies Can Use the 80/20 Principle to Achieve More Doing Less

The 80/20 Principle suggests that 80 percent of our results come from 20 percent of our efforts. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch shows how we can achieve much more with much less effort, time, and resources, simply by identifying and focusing our efforts on the 20 percent […]

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Frozen Banana Pops

Cooking With Kids Frozen bananas have the texture of ice cream. They make a great cool treat on hot summer days. You can buy Chiquita Chocolate Flavored Banana Pop Kit or use this recipe I found on the skinnytaste web site. Let the kids help make these yummy treats by adding toppings of crushed nuts […]

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Cardboard Roll Butterflies

I found this easy project on the patchwork parent blog. For little kids I recommend putting primary colored paint close to each other on a paper plate so they can play with mixing the primary colors to make secondary colors when making these butterflies. Older children can decorate the tubes with paint and markers in […]

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Angel Food Cake with Berry Compote

Summer is berry season, making it the best time to make this Berry Compote. It is so easy to make and it is absolutely delicious. Not only does it go well with angel food cake but I use the Berry Compote on pancakes or with plain Greek yogurt. While fresh berries go well with desserts, […]

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