Teach Kids About Child Labor Laws

Labor Day Children’s Books It is Labor Day weekend in the United States. Labor Day is celebrated in the on the first Monday of September. The U.S. established Labor Day as a federal holiday in 1894 following years of social unrest between laborers and employers. During the Industrial Revolution adults and children worked long, hard […]

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Letter-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Cooking With Kids Letter-shaped cinnamon rolls are the perfect sweet treat for children. Made with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and using an easy-to-follow technique, they are so simple to make. Open the Pillsbury cinnamon roll tube. Make the buns into the first letter in the children’s names and they will love making them with you to […]

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Secret Code Wheel

Creative Wednesday Let the kids pretend to be secret agents and uncover messages left in code. It’s easy to make a Secret Code Maker for the kids with circles cut out of poster board or with two small paper plates. Follow the instructions and images below so you and the kids can make secret messages […]

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Mixie Formula Baby Bottle

Keeps Water and Formula Separate Until Feeding Time I always found it a messy challenge making formula baby bottles while out of the house with a hungry baby. But then I heard about this one-of-a-kind baby formula bottle that was designed by a father so it can be filled in advance and mixed at feeding […]

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Picture Crossword Puzzle

Creative Wednesday Make a fun crossword puzzle using pictures as clues instead of words. You don’t need to use a computer to make the crossword puzzle. Make the crossword puzzle using graph paper and markers. I found this project in 365 Art and Craft Activities. Depending on the age of your nanny kids include sight […]

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Opinion-Shopping: When Kids Ask Parents Although the Nanny Already Gave Them an Answer

Nanny Confessions: Back Me Up I confess there are few things as annoying as when the kids call their parents because I didn’t give them the answer they wanted. My Dad Boss calls it opinion-shopping: when kids keep asking the adults in charge a question that was already answered by another adult, to try to get […]

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Willa Walker: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday You can start using a Willa Walker when a baby is starting to cruise around the home while holding onto your fingers or furniture, can support their own weight, and can grip the rings on their own. This usually occurs sometime after the baby is 9-months-old. Start with the baby in a […]

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Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James M Lange

Weekly Trip to the Library Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty is a book about tackling academic dishonesty at its roots. It is written for teachers, but there is good information in it that is helpful for nannies. The most important information I found in the book for nannies is how to compliment and reward […]

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Carrot Soufflé

Cooking for Kids This is an absolutely delicious carrot dish that tastes more like a dessert than a side dish. Soufflés usually are difficult to make but this is a super simple recipe. I know using vegetables as a dessert sounds crazy, but I promise you and the children will be pleasantly surprised by this […]

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Corner Bookmarks

Creative Wednesday I saved some colored envelopes my nanny kid received from birthday cards and thank you cards this year. We recycled them to make some easy corner bookmarks. I found the idea in the book 365 Art and Craft Activities. Let the kids be creative and decorate bookmarks into any animals or creatures they […]

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