How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Weekly Trip to the Library If you already like parenting books like Free-Range Kids, Balanced and Barefoot, and the The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee you will undoubtedly love How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. While I definitely agree with the author when she says kids need to be raised to be independent […]

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Tater Tot Casserole

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids like chicken pot pie and they love tater tots. So my Mom Boss asked to try making this recipe she found on the epicurious web site that is essentially a chicken pot pie with tater tot crust instead of pie dough. Although you won’t need all the tater tots […]

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Reading Tree

Creative Wednesdays Twenty years ago my Mom Boss gave me a craft book from Family Fun Magazine as a Christmas gift which has the idea of making a Reading Tree. Since then I have made a Reading Tree for each Nanny Kid in my care. With each new book they receive as a gift, or […]

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OXO Grape Cutter

Products Nannies Love Some healthy foods like grapes, olives, and small tomatoes are choking hazards for little kids. Take the hassle out of quartering grapes, olives, and grape tomatoes for your Nanny Kids with the OXO Tot Grape Cutter. Sharp, serrated, stainless steel blades quickly and easily slice through the soft fruit like grapes, olives, […]

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The ADHD Workbook for Kids

Weekly Trip to the Library I love the The ADHD Workbook for Kids. I originally just borrowed the book from the library but decided to buy a copy to keep in my nanny library to use for the rest of my nanny career. The workbook helps children learn new Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence includes the […]

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Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Cooking for Kids Focaccia bread is an Italian flat bread similar to taste, style, and texture to pizza dough. Allow your Nanny Kids to gather and mix the ingredients, punch down the dough, and add toppings to the bread. Feel free to play with different herbs as toppings to accompany your dinner. My Nanny Kids […]

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Caterpillar Pencil Topper

Creative Wednesdays The teen I care for helped make this pencil topper for his little sister using a hot glue gun. I don’t recommend young children using hot glue guns. But, you can easily and safely use white glue instead if you are making simple pencil toppers. Hot glue works better than white glue when […]

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Paper Plate Abraham Lincoln

President’s Day Craft Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday on the third Monday in February in the United States. Years ago I bought a “Paper Plate People” by Frank Schaffer Publications to learn how to make a paper plate Abraham Lincoln with my young elementary school-aged Nanny Kids for President’s Day. Abraham Lincoln is one […]

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Cradle Cap Remedies

Products Nannies Love Cradle cap is essentially dandruff on baby scalps. Scaly patches of skin show up on the scalp. It’s not dangerous or uncomfortable for a baby, just unsightly for adults. Our instinct may be to pick at the flakes of skin but doctors recommend leaving it alone because picking at the flakes can […]

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Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

Weekly Trip to the Library You undoubtedly saw the Oscars last Sunday and that Matthew A. Cherry took home an Oscar when Hair Love won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film! I highly recommend buying or borrowing the children’s book from the library and watching the short film. Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry […]

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