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Ten $10 Birthday Gifts for 5 to 7 Year-Olds

My oldest nanny kid is turning SIX this month! He's wild and adventurous, extremely intelligent, quite the artist, and a talented gymnast. While he has numerous skills and interests, I've noticed clear aptitudes shine through. He's at a fun age where those interests and aptitudes are becoming one. Have you also seen this happen in… Continue reading Ten $10 Birthday Gifts for 5 to 7 Year-Olds

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Three LOVEly Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

I absolutely LOVE this time of year! It may have something to do with the fact that my birthday is around the corner... But seriously, I love February. I love that we're finally into the new year and the heavy food holidays are over. I love that...

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Winter Craft for Kids: Tear-Art Snowman

Kids love to destroy things! At least, that how we see it as adults... But there's really a very normal developmental phenomenon happening in those instances. They're learning about their own power, cause and effect, and what parts make up larger objects. Tear art is a great way to allow this type of learning and… Continue reading Winter Craft for Kids: Tear-Art Snowman

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New Year’s Family Activity: Wishing Jar

This year has been disappointing...to say the least. Whether you were personally victimized by the coronavirus or felt only its psychological effects, this year didn't turn out the way you had hoped. It's hard to believe 2021 won't be better, won't bring about positive changes, won't offer hope, but with whatever the new year brings,… Continue reading New Year’s Family Activity: Wishing Jar

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Help! What Do I Gift My Employers for Christmas?

Regardless of whether you or your employers celebrate Christmas, it never hurts to offer up a token of your appreciation for their family. It just so happens that the holiday season is the perfect time for that. The only question is: What do you get for the people who trust you with their children, treat… Continue reading Help! What Do I Gift My Employers for Christmas?

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Indoor Christmas-Themed Crafts and Activities for Kids

This Christmas will look very different for many of us this year. Most of us will be home stuck inside because of the chilly winter weather. I know we're all getting a little impatient with each other and feeling on-edge. To help keep you and your kiddos sane, I've got some simple, some not-so simple,… Continue reading Indoor Christmas-Themed Crafts and Activities for Kids

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Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: Thankful Turkey

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all of the good in our lives. Use this Thankful Turkey craft to share your gratitude and to help your kiddos do the same. Supplies: Toilet Paper Roll6 Colors of Construction Paper, including orange and redGoogly EyesSchool GlueScissorsBlack Marker Instructions: https://youtu.be/LQEShA6kWgQ Cut construction paper into feather shape using… Continue reading Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: Thankful Turkey

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Fall Craft for Kids: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Decoration

Fall is here! There are so many great fall crafts to do with your nanny kids, but this popsicle stick scarecrow is one of my favorites. Though it requires some adult assistance, it's a pretty simple craft using items you probably already have in your craft bin. Supplies: Popsicle Sticks (You can use any size… Continue reading Fall Craft for Kids: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Decoration

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Nine Characteristics of an Exceptional Nanny

As more families gain a dual-income, they need care for their kids while they work. The individualized care of a nanny is quite attractive, but not all nannies provide the same quality of care. Of course you want a good nanny, even a great nanny -- someone who is responsible, trustworthy, and genuinely enjoys kids,… Continue reading Nine Characteristics of an Exceptional Nanny

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Six Indoor Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy During a Pandemic

Though we haven't yet experienced the colder weather of the fall here in Colorado, it's only a matter of time. Because of the coronavirus, several indoor play areas and museums have been closed all summer, resulting in an increase of outdoor activities. It's no problem when it's sunny and warm outside, but as it starts… Continue reading Six Indoor Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy During a Pandemic