Glow Games, Gingerbread and a Preview to the Holiday Doldrums

Where we share new and noteworthy tidbits about kids, parenting, and everything else that makes our lives as parents so unique.


Interesting stuff you can share with your kids -- or, if they're old enough, even have them read themselves

  • Top Chef :: Meet the White House's executive chef, Cristeta Comerford. (Time for Kids)
  • The Lion, The Fox, and The Wolf :: A (very) short story by Shreyansh Chakraborty, India, age 6 (Amazing Kids!)
  • Crazy Gingerbread Creations :: A pictorial collection of this year in gingerbread. (National Geographic Kids)


Useful info and insights for life as a 'rent.

  • 12 Things That Will Happen Over Winter Break :: A sneak peak at your next two weeks. (Momtastic)
  • The FDA Comes Out Against Teething Necklaces :: In short, the risks outweigh the benefits. (Motherly)
  • The Benefits of Sit-Down Meals :: During holidays and also, always. (Red Tricycle)


Fun and -- shh, don't tell! -- educational things to do with kids)

  • Brighten Up the Winter Solstice with Glow Games :: From glow-in-the-dark tic-tac-toe to bowling alleys. (Offspring)
  • Angel Pasta Ornaments :: Super simple and too cute to be believed. (Babyccino Kids)
  • DIY Homemade Snow :: If you try this, and it works, PLEASE let us know! (Hands On As We Grow)


Cool new tech to make life easier for parents and families).

  • Buying Your Kid a Phone for the Holidays? Here’s What You Need to Know (Red Tricycle)

Nanno News

  • Happy Holidays! :: The next two weeks are gonna be getting real for a lot of us, especially when it comes to childcare. We're here to help -- but our caregiver resources are not infinite, so please book as far in advance as you can!
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About Liz Oertle
Denver, CO
Liz Oertle is the CEO and co-founder of Nanno. A recovering attorney and mother of two, she is passionate about helping parents connect with high quality childcare on demand.