The Modern Day Resume with Daniel Butcher of My Nanny Resume

Products Nannies Love By Stephanie Felzenberg Due to Covid-19 I was recently laid off. It has been 12 years since I last interviewed for a nanny job. I noticed there are many differences looking for a job in 2020 than the last time I job searched over a decade ago — and during a pandemic. […]

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“Bats at the Library” by Brain Lies and Bat Paper Airplane

Weekly Trip to the Library Bats at the Library pays homage to the pleasures to be found within libraries and books. The bats are bored, but an antidote is announced: someone left a window open in the library. The golden glow from spotlights on the side of the building and an Arts and Crafts-style reading […]

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Cast Iron Caramelized Apple Corn Bread

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids love corn muffins for breakfast or snacks but this corn bread can be enjoyed with dinner by both the children and their parents. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, sauté the apples and onions in any heavy skillet and transfer to a buttered 8×8-inch glass dish for […]

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Craft Stick Halloween Characters

Creative Wednesdays It’s October so time to start preparing for my Nanny Kid’s favorite holiday — Halloween. They look forward to dressing up and pretending to be spooky characters. Here’s an easy craft to start the silly holiday season off with your nanny kids. We made a Frankenstein, Mummy, Jack-O-Lantern, Ghost, and Black Cat. You […]

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My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington and Making Leaf Rubbings

Weekly Trip to the Library One of the most visible indicators of autumn are falling leaves. In My Leaf Book a little girl gathers leaves. She uses the leaves to create prints and rubbings and adds them to her own leaf book. My Leaf Book is a delightful way to encourage children to identify leaves. […]

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Deep Dish Pizza

Cooking for Kids Here is a Chicago-style deep pan pizza recipe I found on the epicurious web site. The pan in which it is baked gives the pizza its characteristically high edge which provides ample space for large amounts of cheese and a chunky tomato sauce. Don’t forget to add any pizza toppings the children […]

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Cardboard Tube Building Blocks

Creative Wednesdays You don’t need expensive toys to have a fun afternoon with your Nanny Kids. Collect cardboard toilet paper and paper roll tubes to use for projects with Nanny Kids. To make cardboard tube building blocks simply use a pair of scissors to cut half-inch cuts into the ends of the empty cardboard tubes. […]

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“The Keeping Quilt” by Patrica Polacco and Paper Quilt Activity

Weekly Trip to the Library In The Keeping Quilt Anna is a young girl and all she has from Russia is her dress and shawl which is called her Baboushka. When Anna’s dress gets too small, Anna’s mother invites all the ladies from the neighbourhood to help make a quilt. The story follows this quilt […]

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Sweet Sausage, Pears and Apples

Cooking for Families Preparing this dish will fill the home with the most intoxicating aroma ever. A mixture of orange juice and wine is infused with ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and anise seed, then poured over sautéed apples, pears, and sweet Italian sausage and baked. The meal tastes just as wonderful as it smells. Don’t worry […]

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Homemade Kazoos

Creative Wednesdays A kazoo is a very simple musical instrument, made up of a hollow pipe with a hole in it. They may be simple, but these little noisemakers are a great way to explore sound with kids. In this activity have the kids investigate how kazoos work by building their own. Thin plastic, waxed […]

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