Strawberry Waffles

Valentine’s Day Breakfast The easiest way to make strawberry waffles is to use a waffle mix and add diced strawberries to the mixture before cooking the waffles. But if you have time, making this waffle recipe I found on the insidebruceewlife.com web site tastes even better. I added a few drops of red food coloring […]

Paper Plate Valentine’s Hat

Creative Wednesdays This is one of the easiest crafts to make with your Nanny Kids for Valentines Day. To make hats for a Valentine’s Day party you can use pink or red paper plates and won’t have to decorate the hats. But part of the fun is letting the kids decorate the hats. Listed below […]

Love Monster and the Lost Chocolate by Rachael Bright

Weekly Trip to the Library Love Monster and the Last Chocolate is a really adorable book to give to your Nanny Kids with a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. When Love Monster comes home from vacation, he discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends, […]

Valentine’s Linzer Cookies

Cooking for Families Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make traditional Raspberry Linzer Cookies for Valentine’s Day. Made and photographed by mother and former nanny Heather Marinkovich, this is not an easy cookie recipe to make, but the cookies are well worth the effort! The original recipe was found on the americanheritagecooking website. You Will Need: […]

Easy Valentine’s Fudge

Cooking for Kids Although this fudge can be made with just two-ingredients and taste just fine there a few more ingredients you can add — especially sprinkles. If I make these again next year I will add some red food coloring to make the fudge a deeper pink color. I will also consider adding a […]

Guess How Much I Love You? By Sam McBratney

Weekly Trip to the Library With Valentine’s Day approaching I suggest giving your Nanny Kids a children’s book rather than candy for the holiday. If your Nanny Kids don’t already have this popular children’s book in their personal library I highly recommend giving them the pop-up edition of Guess How Much I Love You: Pop-Up […]

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Cooking With Kids When I found Rold Gold Heartzels Heart Shaped Pretzels at the grocery store I knew my nanny kids would love making heart-shaped chocolate covered pretzels for Valentine’s Day. These adorable pretzels make a great Valentine’s Day gift or just a holiday themed treat for your nanny kids. Click here to see how […]

Marbleous Valentine’s Magnets and Pendants

Creative Wednesday All of the children I have cared for love Valentine’s Day. This year we made marbled hearts pendants and magnets using red and white Model Magic™ for my nanny kid’s friends. The children enjoyed rolling the Model Magic with a rolling pin, cutting out the hearts with cookie cutters and scissors, and then […]

Valentine’s Day Puzzle

Valentine’s Day Project Kids love Valentine’s Day, puzzles, and learning to count. Combine the love of the holiday and learning with this super easy project. You Will Need: Popsicle sticks Duct tape Red and black markers Heart cookie cutter Straight edge What to Do: Line up 10 popsicle sticks with a ruler or straight edge. […]

12 Best Baby and Toddler Books for Valentine’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library It is vital that nannies and au pairs read to children of every age to help develop their love of reading. Since the baby’s brain is equipped to absorb enormous amounts of information from birth to two-years-old it is critical that caregivers read to little ones to encourage their language […]