Earth Day Movies to Watch With Kids

Typically Best Nanny Newsletter discourages nannies and au pairs using the television as an electronic babysitter. But there are several great family movies that caregivers can allow children to view that fit the theme of Earth Day. Fly Away HomeThirteen-year-old Amy is forced to start life over with her estranged father after her mother dies, […]

Earth Day Children’s Books

Weekly Trip to the Library Wednesday, April 22, 2009 is Earth Day. This week borrow children’s books about respecting the environment when you visit the library. Here are some suggestions. Recycle A Handbook for KidsBy Gail GibbonsAges 4 to 8Gail Gibbons simply, succinctly, and clearly explains how recycling conserves energy and reduces pollution as it […]


How Au Pairs and Nannies Can Help Teach Children to ShareBy Cathy MalleyCooperative Extension Educator, Child DevelopmentUniversity of ConnecticutCooperative Extension YOU WILL LEARN: that it is not easy for young children to share. that you should be a good example and show the children how to share. that you should encourage and help children while […]


How Au Pairs and Nannies Teach Kids To Share Children cannot understand the concept of sharing until they are between three and four years old. Until that time they will need adult supervision to encourage sharing. When visitors come over it is a good idea to put each child’s favorite toys and belongings away so […]

Nanny Share Family

Innocent Mistake Disqualifies Tax BreaksBy Breedlove & Associates Nanny Share arrangements become increasingly popular during tough economic times because they allow families to split the cost of the caregiver’s wages as well as most of the associated costs. In addition, both families are entitled to the same childcare tax breaks as single-family employers. Since the […]

Nanny Sharing in a Tough Economy

The Logistics of the Nanny Share With the country in an economic recession there has been a lot of media coverage about nannies losing jobs and coming up with creative ways to keep their jobs. For example, some nannies have accepted less hours or less money to keep their jobs. Other nannies agree to take […]

Health Insurance for Au Pairs

J1 Visa Health Insurance is Obligatory for Exchange VisitorsBy Armen Wilson Health insurance is for everyone. If you believe that you are absolutely fit and there will be no need to visit a doctor in near future, you cannot be more off target. There is no special time for an accident to take place. Any […]

Hiring a Nanny Discussed on Forbes Website

EntrepreneursThe Most Important Hire You’ll Ever MakeMelanie Lindner, 04.08.09, 6:00 PM ET You’re working even harder in the recession, but you have kids to raise too. While computers, smart phones and other gadgets have made us more productive, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all. Hence the 1.3 million Americans […]

Should Nannies Purchase Discount Prescription Drug Cards?

Are Discount Prescription Drug Cards a Form of Affordable Health Insurance? By Dante Lee In all likelihood, you have probably seen them – whether you are at Walgreens, CVS, or any various pharmacy across America, discount prescription drug programs seem to be offered everywhere. You can peruse an array of discount prescription programs online, and […]

Nanny Tax Time Tips

Investing Time Now Avoids Legal ProblemsBy Breedlove and Associates With the income tax deadline rapidly approaching, it’s a good time to share a few tax-related tips, reminders and updates – along with some helpful resources for additional information. Investing a few minutes now may help you avoid expensive, time-consuming legal problems. 1. If you paid […]