Glitter Slime

Science Fun Kids love science. Kids love slime. Summer is a great time to make glitter slime since you can make this project outside in the nice weather. I recommend making glitter slime outside since glitter can be messy. In this project the sodium borate in the liquid starch mixes with the polyvinyl-acetate (PVA) glue […]

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Mealtime Manners are Important

Table Manners Star Chart Nannies must help teach their nanny kids table manners by modeling proper manners. Shiela Ellison, author of 365 Ways to Raise Confident Kids explains that manners are behaviors that reflect awareness of other people’s feelings. It takes time to teach kids socially acceptable behavior. This learning happens each day within the […]

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EWG Best Sunscreens for Kids

Does Your Sunscreen Make the List? Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) rates the best sunscreens. The EWG selected the sunscreens below that are marketed for use on babies and children. The EWG recommends using lotions rather than sunscreen sticks because some studies indicate that people tend to apply too little sunscreen when using […]

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Father’s Day Shirt Cards

Creative Wednesdays Fathers Day is on the third Sunday of June in America. You don’t need to buy expensive gifts for your employer for Father’s Day. Instead, make this very simple and inexpensive card with the kids to give to their father. You Will Need: Brightly Colored Card Stock Buttons Scissors Glue Ruler Pencil What […]

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What I Love About Dad Journal

Father’s Day Gift Dad’s love personalized gifts from their sons and daughters. Help your nanny kids make this gift for their father. What I Love about Dad contains fill-in-the-blank lines for your nanny kids to describe why their pops is tops.  Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift he’ll read again […]

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Indian Chicken Vindaloo with Lemon Rice

Cooking for Kids I cook for my entire nanny family. So, I decided to try making a popular Indian dish chicken vindaloo and lemon rice now they ask for it over and over again. Here are the recipes I use that I found online at epicurious and How to Cook Everything What You Need: 3 […]

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5 Ways to Teach Kids Patience

Kids Don’t Naturally Know How to Delay Gratification When I first started working as a nanny I found a lot of great ideas to use with my nanny kids from author Sheila Ellison.  I will share her clever ideas on how to teach children to be patient today. The only way to teach children difficult […]

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Asian Fried Cauliflower Rice

Cooking for Kids I love cauliflower rice. There are dozens of recipe options but this is my nanny family’s favorite recipe I found on SkinnyTaste web site. It’s such an easy and yummy way to get the kids to eat more vegetables. You Will Need: 1 medium head (about 24 oz) cauliflower, rinsed 1 tbsp […]

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Giving Kids Food to Feel Better Leads to the Bad Habit of Emotional Eating

Nanny Confessions I confess, I’ve done it. I have promised kids a cookie after they get a vaccination or handed them a Popsicle to get them to stop crying after skinning their knees. And I’ve done it to myself. When my date has blown me off I eat an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s […]

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How Nannies Can Use Minimalsim 

How Minimalism Impacts Kids After seeing the film, “Minimalism: A Documentary” on Netflix and following the Allie Cazazza minimalism blog I have been decluttering, cleaning out, and donating material items from my home. Now, I am convinced it’s time to do the same with my nanny kids’ playrooms and bedrooms. Allie Cazazza shows us by […]

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