Putting Volunteer Work on Your Nanny Resume

When you are looking for a new nanny job, a great resume helps you to stand out from other job candidates. Showing that you are an involved citizen and want to make your community a better place by volunteering should be included on your resume. If you are a student seeking your first nanny job, […]

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Pocket Nanny App

Product Review Sunday When Dave Coffin, a software engineer, and his wife Jen had their first child they started thinking about all the products and services that would make their lives easier. They tried an endless amount of apps to help with anything and everything from breast feeding, poops, behavior, rashes and the list goes […]

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New York Strip Loin with Garlic-Herb Crust

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family said this recipe I found on epicurious makes the most tender beef they have ever had. The recipe uses New York strip loin, which is also called top loin of beef, which is a succulent, elegant roast. But I think my Nanny Kids actually prefer when I just use […]

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Snacks

Creative Wednesdays Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd and it is a part of National Read Across America week. Add a special touch to the day by making an edible red and white striped hat as seen in the infamous children’s book The Cat in the Hat and some green eggs from Green Eggs and […]

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Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Weekly Trip to the Library What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice. In Mouse Shapes,the mice play with shapes while hiding from a cat. In the end, the mice build big mice to scare the cat away. After reading the book let the kids trace […]

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Pork Lo Mein

Cooking for Kids Lo Mein is a popular Chinese dish made of noodles mixed with stir-fried meat and vegetables and a savory sauce. The roast pork in this recipe is char siu, the same gorgeous reddish-brown pork often displayed and sold in Chinatown shop windows. Instead of buying the pork ready-made, you can also roast […]

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Best Perks of Working as a Nanny

Nanny Confessions Beyond being paid an hourly rate and provided standard benefits, there are a lot of great perks that nanny jobs provide. I confess, the added perks can save me a ton of money. Here are just a few: Meals A great way for nannies to save money is eating meals with the children […]

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Valentine Emojis

Creative Wednesdays For more than 23-years of making Valentine Cards with my nanny kids I needed a new idea I hadn’t tried before. The brilliant 7-year-old I care for thought of making these cute Valentine emojis. You Will Need: Yellow Card Stock Paper Red and Black Construction Paper Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter Safety Scissors Pencil Glue […]

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Hands-Free Baby Bottles

Helpful or Hype Baby bottles are one of the most essential baby items nannies need when caring for babies. I’ve seen a few Hands-Free Baby Bottles on the market promoting a way to safely feed babies in the car seat while their caregiver is driving, or while pushing a stroller, or simply need an extra pair […]

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Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

Cooking for Kids My nanny family said this recipe was best meat dish they ever had last night. It is so tender and flavorful.The family doesn’t even like sweet potato but the sweet potatoes flavors the cooking liquid perfectly. I just used pre-crushed garlic bought at grocery store and ground cinnamon instead of a cinnamon […]

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