Roasted Butternut Squash with Fresh Herbs

Cooking for Families Recipes taste so much better when using fresh herbs from my Nanny Family’s vegetable and herb garden. I used fresh butternut squash for this recipe but will try using precut cubes of butternut squash sold at the grocery store to save time in the future. This recipe is found in the February, […]

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Child Harnesses: Helpful or Hype?

Are Child Harnesses Cute or Cruel? Do you care for a child that runs away or doesn’t follows your directions when in public? Are you afraid a child with special needs will get lost or hurt because the child continuously runs away from your reach? I have seen parents and caregivers use harnesses with children in […]

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Happy National Nanny Recognition Week! Sept 22 – 28

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Have You Heard About the US Nanny Association?

New Professional Nanny Organization There is exciting news in the nanny industry. A new professional nanny organization has been created. I had the opportunity to ask the Board of the US Nanny Association some questions to learn more about their mission, membership, and goals. The members of the Board of Directors are listed at the […]

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AutoBrush: Brush All Teeth at Once

Products Nannies Love AutoBrush for Kids is a fun, automatic electric toothbrush designed to brush all teeth at once. This means faster brushing time, with bristles that are powerful yet safe, effectively removing harmful bacteria — all accompanied with an adorable jungle animal friend. The AutoBrush is safe to use with braces, veneers, crowns, fillings, […]

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Croissant French Toast

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family had a few stale croissants in the bread drawer. Instead of throwing them out I found a delicious and easy French toast casserole to make on the Pinch of Yum web site. Let the kids help you tear or cut up the croissants, break the eggs, measure the ingredients, […]

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You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar

Weekly Trip to the Library If you are wearing something today that is physically uncomfortable because you believe it makes you look better, or if you refused to eat something you wanted to eat because you worried what it might do to the way you look, that is a sign that you feel inferior to […]

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I Don’t Want to Lie Down in Bed with Nanny Kids to Get them to Fall Asleep

Nanny Confessions: Why I Prefer Sleep Training Co-sleeping with children is a choice parents have the right to make. It’s a controversial concept due to safety concerns, but it as been done for centuries and can make breastfeeding easier with newborns and allows new mothers to get more sleep. The choice isn’t mine to make […]

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Easy Lemon Mousse

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family hired a chef who taught me a few easy recipes my Nanny Kids love. This is a simple, no-bake dessert I have been making over and over for myself as well as my Nanny Family. We use the condensed milk can to measure most of the ingredients rather than […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Dawdling

Nanny Confessions I confess, I hate when kids dawdle! When they procrastinate it is easy to get stressed out. But I’ve learned that getting stressed, nagging, or shouting definitely doesn’t help kids become more organized or timely. After working as a nanny for more than two decades two things I know for sure is that […]

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