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Creating a Book Club for Kids

June 2, 2014

Even though kids are typically more enthusiastic about electronics than hard-cover books, there are many ways to reignite their love for reading. Creating a book club is one surefire method to help engage your child with words. Book clubs for … Continue reading

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Running Start: How to Find the Motivation to Get Moving

May 28, 2014

If you have set a goal to add more exercise to your daily routine, inspiration and motivation are key aspects of getting you moving, even when you are lacking the energy to put on those running shoes. Whether you are … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Children Navigate Their First Crush

May 26, 2014

As a nanny or parent, you surely remember your first crush. The moments when your hands were sweaty and your heart was beating rapidly when he or she walked in the room. Just as you endured the emotions of young … Continue reading

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Disagreement Dilemma: How Nannies Can Cope With Arguing Parents

May 21, 2014

It is an understatement to say that being caught in the middle of a disagreement between your employers can put you in an awkward position as a nanny. Even witnessing the disagreement or argument can make the home and your … Continue reading

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Breakfast on the Go: Providing Healthy Options to Start the Day

May 19, 2014

It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for you and your family. You need the fuel and energy to chase around those toddlers, and your little ones need the energy to fuel their brains … Continue reading

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How Much Does it Cost to Employ a Nanny?

May 14, 2014

If you have found yourself struggling to balance work, household responsibilities and social obligations while caring for your children, you are not alone. Many families need extra help – which is where a nanny can come in handy. The cost … Continue reading

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Signs That Your Child May Be Suffering From Depression

May 12, 2014

It is common for children to experience a variety of emotions that range from sadness to utter joy. However, many children sink into a state of depression when they are overcome by their emotions and are unable to move past … Continue reading

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Playground Time: The Benefits of Unplugged Activities

May 7, 2014

If you feel like you’re competing with your child’s iPod, xBox or Wii, you’re not alone. The Stanford University School of Medicine reports that children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation. The reason? Children are spending … Continue reading

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Keeping it Professional: How to Balance Professionalism and Play as a Nanny

May 5, 2014

As a nanny, your primary role is to act as a role model for the children in your care. You are the one in the trenches, soothing stuffy noses and cuddling little ones when in distress or preparing bottles and … Continue reading

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Breaking the Ice: Ways Nannies Can Introduce Themselves to Children

April 30, 2014

It can be daunting for a child to meet his or her nanny for the first time. He may be hesitant to trust him or her. She may be shy and scared about being away from mommy and daddy at … Continue reading

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