Braided Easter Bread

Cooking With Kids There is no better aroma than walking into the home with the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven. Making bread isn’t difficult as long as you have plenty of time to knead it, allow it to rest, rise, and braid. In preparation for Easter, I allow my Nanny Kids to […]

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Cool Whip Easter Eggs

Creative Wednesday’s I have loved making shaving cream Easter Eggs with my nanny kids in the past. But, it is safer using whipped cream than shaving cream when working with toddlers since kids may put their fingers in their mouths while doing the project. Protect the surface before starting the project and you may want […]

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The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber

Talking About Money with Kids One thing all parents and caregivers can agree to, no matter their socioeconomic level, is they don’t want to raise spoiled children. Ron Lieber discusses all the difficult topics surrounding money and children in his book The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money. […]

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Making a Model Lung

Science Fun: How Lungs Work This model demonstrates how lungs work. Air is taken in through the mouth and nose, passes down the windpipe and into our lungs. The straw represents the wind pipe. The diaphragm at the bottom of our chest moves down to create more space. As we breathe out the diaphragm raises […]

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The Debate Over Using Time-Outs

Properly Using Time-Outs Whether to use time-outs with children or not has become nearly as polarizing as whether to vaccinate children, letting babies cry-it-out, and spanking. If you admit to using time-outs with children on social media you will be criticized for rejecting toddlers and preschoolers at the time they need your attention the most […]

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Understanding the Difference Between Gross and Net Pay

Nanny Taxes On social media nannies often express that they are shocked when they get their first paychecks from a new job and realize the amount is lower than they expected when offered the job. The confusion often occurs because parents typically offer nanny candidates a Gross wage but the Net amount employees take home […]

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Keeping Baby Teeth as Mementos or for Stem Cells

Products Nannies Love All children will lose their baby teeth. After the tooth fairy makes a visit to your nanny kid’s bed to leave a small gift or coins and collect the baby tooth, she can place the baby tooth in a keepsake baby tooth box. These baby tooth boxes we list today make great […]

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Do You Care for a Child that Cheats?

How to Say It to Kids Most children will cheat at something at some point. In fact, child psychologists realize that most young children don’t place a moral value on cheating. Up until the age of 5 most kids won’t even hold a grudge when someone else cheats while playing a game. But as they […]

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Leprechaun Trap

Saint Patrick’s Day Fun Irish folklore describes leprechaun as little fairies. Legend says they keep pots of gold at the ends of rainbows. Every Saint Patrick’s Day my nanny kids and I make leprechaun traps along with thousands of kids around the world. I make a trail of leprechaun footprints out of green colored paper […]

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Should Kids Be Forced to Play with Everyone at the Playground or at Recess?

I volunteer at my nanny kid’s school when I can. While observing recess my nanny kid and her friend asked two other girls if they could play with them. One of the other girls said, “I am just playing with Anna today but can play with you tomorrow.” My nanny kid said, “okay,” and happily […]

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