What Do You Enjoy Doing Most for the Winter Holidays?

What Winter Holiday Does the Family You Work for Celebrate? Does the family you work for decorate a Christmas tree and sing Christmas carols, or perhaps they light the candles on a menorah during Hanukkah, or maybe they eat sweet tangerines and light the seven candles of a kinara for Kwanzaa. Many people celebrate different […]

Holiday Gift Giving Survey for Nannies and Au Pairs

It’s officially holiday shopping season. If you work as a nanny or au pair please help other in-home caregivers by taking our holiday gift giving survey by clicking here. Some of the questions you will be asked include: If you work as a nanny or au pair do you purchase holiday gifts for the children? […]

Free Letters From Santa

Product Review Sunday for Nannies and Au Pairs Relight a Child’s Belief in Santa this Christmas, Create a FREE Letter From Santa Imagine the excitement on a child’s face upon receiving a Personalized Santa Letter! Santa can personalize details specific to a specific child including: the child’s name, gender, age, hometown, accomplishment, present, and best […]

Christmas Cooking With Kids

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Most kids love cooking and baking, and I think most nannies do too! For the past two-weeks, building up to Thanksgiving, we discussed how to help kids be grateful and thankful for all they have. One of our suggestions was to get the kids involved […]

Are You Shopping Today?

Surviving the Holiday Gift Glut Now that Thanksgiving is over and its Black Friday, (the busiest shopping day of the year), it doesn’t mean we should stop teaching kids to be grateful for all they have. When buying holiday gifts this season remember that many Americans are out of work. If you have a job […]

Living a Grateful Life

Celebrating ThanksgivingBy Carleton Kendrick, Ed.M., LCSWIn our journey to Thanksgiving we’ve been discussing how to teach kid to be grateful. Here are some suggestions from familyeducation.com. How can we give thanks every day?Keep “gratitude journals;” set aside time for family prayer; try to be more physically affectionate with one another; make an effort to express […]

Thanksgiving Eve

The Last Working Day Before ThanksgivingThis is your last working day before the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you used some of our suggestions over the past few days to help kids appreciate all they have. If not, there’s still time to check out our Eight Days of Thanksgiving series by looking over our posts from […]

Watch PollyAnna to Teach Kids to See Good in Everything

Eight Days of Thanksgiving With only two more working days until Thanksgiving, we suggest using negative experiences to teach children the value of being grateful. The Walt Disney movie, “PollyAnna” is a great example of making good out of bad situations. In the movie, PollyAnna plays the “Glad” game. In this game she found many […]

The 8 Days of Thanksgiving

The Importance of Manners to Show You are ThankfulWe have been discussing how to teach children to be thankful in the days before Thanksgiving. With three more working days until Thanksgiving let’s teach kids that using good manners shows respect towards others. Saying, “thank you,” is an easy way to show others our appreciation. Begin […]

Great Thanksgiving Dinner Game

Product Review SundayThanksgiving is Thursday. So, for this Product Review Sunday we recommend the Thanksgiving Box of Questions by Box Girls. Your Thanksgiving will be even more festive with these clever, engaging, and entertaining conversation starter question cards. A Thanksgiving Box of Questions also makes a special holiday hostess gift that doubles as a centerpiece […]