Father's Day is fast approaching. Have you decided on a gift to celebrate the main man in your child or nanny-kid's life? Is it just me or are men harder to shop for? The Mother's Day gift we created this year for my nanny mom was an easy decision, but I find that dads want… Continue reading A Child-Crafted Father’s Day Gift Dad Will Actually Use
Every Easter when I was a kid, my family used our dyed Easter eggs to play a game we called Christo Anesti. Every year, we dyed our eggs using the same store-bought dye with the wire egg-holder and the cheap stickers. You, too, could do that again this year, or...you could mix things up by… Continue reading Easter Activity for Kids: Marbled Easter Eggs
These cupcake liner flowers are fun, beautiful, and so easy to make! Design a whole garden for a great spring decoration! Supplies: Cupcake Liner (any color or pattern of your choosing)School GlueCraft StickGreen Paint and a PaintbrushCenterpiece of your choice (button, pom-pom, sticker, etc.)Green Construction PaperScissorsMarkers, optional Instructions: If choosing to decorate the cupcake liner,… Continue reading Spring Craft for Kids: Easy Cupcake Liner Flowers
Supplies: Cardstock PaperBlack Marker (or printout of four-leaf clover)ScissorsSchool GluePaintbrush, optionalGreen Glitter Instructions: Draw or print a four-leaf clover on a piece of cardstock paperDrizzle the glue over the paper or use a paintbrush to create a pattern with the glueGenerously sprinkle glitter over the paperGently tilt the paper into a trash can (or container,… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids: Four-Leaf Clover
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...
At one point in my nannying career, I homeschooled preschool. It was unlike any nanny job I had had, and still have had. I loved the opportunity to intentionally teach those four young girls each day, creating lesson plans that followed weekly themes and educational standards. It was a lot of fun, but also a… Continue reading End Summer Boredom with Free* Educational Worksheets, and More
"Hey! It's summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now‑y!" ~Terri Guillemets It's almost officially summer! Now is the time to go, go, go. With so many fun and adventurous things to do in Denver and Boulder during the sunny months of summer, there is no excuse to sit inside all day.… Continue reading Creative Outings in Denver and Boulder: Summer
My oldest nanny-kid woke up from nap before his sister. Instead of taking him downstairs to eat a snack, I decided he and I would just play in the loft while we waited for his sister to wake up. During that time, we found a bunch of stuffed animals that had been left up there from the day before. One of those stuffed animals was...
Those of you who are familiar with Denver, know that there is so much to do here. Thanks to the SCFD, every year Denver introduces their free days to museums, the zoo, and other attractions in and around the city. The following is a list of free days for 2019: The Denver Museum of Nature… Continue reading 2019 Denver Free Days
I read A LOT as a nanny. Sometimes I stumble upon a new amazing book and I add it to my list of must-haves for when I have my own children. But, sometimes I get to read some good oldies from when I was a child. Maybe one of the following books will remind you… Continue reading Ten of My Favorite Children’s Books