“How to Catch a Leprechaun” and Make a Leprechaun Trap

Weekly Trip to the Library Irish folklore describes leprechaun as little fairies. Legend says they keep pots of gold at the ends of rainbows. Every Saint Patrick‚Äôs Day my Nanny Kids and I make leprechaun traps along with thousands of kids around the world. How to Catch a Leprechaun is a perfect children’s book for […]

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Irish Shepherd’s Pie

Cooking for Kids Shepherd’s Pie has always been a staple of traditional Irish cooking. With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up there is no better time to make this nutritionally sound casserole. Traditionally the pie is made with ground lamb. But we used ground beef and you could substitute the recipe with ground chicken or turkey. Feel […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day Sun Catchers

Creative Wednesdays   My six-year-old Nanny Kid loves using Dot Markers to decorate coffee filters. They look so beautiful. So we decided to experiment with different shapes to make some decorations for Saint Patrick’s Day. We cut out shamrock shapes from the center of paper plates and circles from the centers of other plates. We […]

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What is Your Favorite Baby Bottle?

Take our poll about baby bottles. The results will appear on our blog in April. https://poll.app.do/nannies-favorite-baby-bottles

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Nannies 12 Favorite Sippy Cups

Products Nannies Love Since toddlers tend to spill a lot, Sippy or Training Cups make a great transition from a bottle to a cup for little kids. Just as each child is unique, each Sippy Cup is slightly different. Some children prefer straws with their Sippy Cups while others prefer soft spouts for their Trainging […]

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Sweet Potato Fries

Cooking for Kids Not all French fries are bad. Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious. Baking the potatoes to make these French fries instead of frying them keeps them healthier as well. They are delicious and super easy to make. The kids will love them and ask for them often. You Will Need: 3 medium sweet […]

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“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” By Eric Carle and Caterpillar Craft

Creative Wednesdays The Very Hungry Caterpillar features a caterpillar who eats his way through a wide variety of food before pupating and emerging as a butterfly. The winner of many children’s literature awards and a major graphic design award, it has sold almost 50 million copies worldwide. It has been described as having sold the […]

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Best Indoor Sands

Products Nannies Love Kids love digging, sifting, building, pouring, and exploring with sand. They love using their imaginations when given cars, trucks, people, and animals while playing in a sand box. They strengthen their small and large muscle groups as they mold wet sand into creative designs and pour dry sand through a sieve or […]

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What is your favorite Sippy Cup?

Click here to share what your favorite Sippy Cup is and why. The results will appear in March on our blog.

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Hamentaschen

Cooking for Families Hamantaschen cookies are popular treats for the feast of Purim, which joyfully celebrates the Jews’ deliverance from the detested Haman. When making cookies for the holidays you will want a tray of hamantaschen for your family and your Nanny Family. To make the perfect, golden-delicious hamantaschen use this recipe I found on BonAppetit […]

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