What Are Your Favorite Children’s Poems?

Poetry To Teach Children to Love Language Be the Best Nanny Newsletter’s new year resolution is to read more to children this year. We hear poetry everyday but often take it for granted. We hear poetry in the songs we sing and in the books we read. Poetry is often used in children’s books because […]

Free Nanny Webinar – Nanny Taxes: Facts, Fiction and Conversation How-Tos

Thursday, February 17th7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST Presenters: Tom Breedlove and Lora Brawley In the first part of this webinar Tom Breedlove, a top nanny tax expert, will provide a comprehensive look at the what, when and why of nanny taxes. He’ll answer attendees’ questions in user-friendly language and provide helpful resources to […]

Teaching Kids About the Post Office

In This Date in History In this date in history, February 15, 1842, the Post Office used adhesive postage stamps for the first time. So, what better time to teach kids about the post office? Each day you can watch for the letter carrier or mail truck to come and allow the child to help […]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day for Nannies and Au Pairs

You Don’t Have to Spend a Dime of Your Own Money Nannies and au pairs can have a lot of fun with their charges without spending a dime of their own money. Although some in-home caregivers like to buy their charges presents and cards I am not even spending my own money on gifts. Instead, […]

Valentine’s Books for Children

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs You’re Lovable to Me by Kat YehWith a rhythmic text and whimsical illustrations, You’re Lovable to Me celebrates the love between parent and child that transcends behavior and time and enables a mother rabbit to tell each of her six bunnies that, no matter what, […]

Activities for Abe Lincoln’s Birthday

Learning About Abe Lincoln for Nannies and Au Pairs Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th in 1809. President’s Day, which is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February, honors Lincoln and Washington. We recommend nannies and au pairs try share some of the following activities with their young charges in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s […]

What Works for You in Treating Eczema?

When OTC Products Aren’t Enough in Treating Eczema We have been reviewing our favorite over-the-counter (OTC) products for the prevention and treatment of pediatric eczema. Here are our favorite OTC moisturizers, creams, and bathing cleansers: CeraVe is our favorite OTC cream to use on sensitive skin. It’s thick and creamy but not greasy and very […]

Calendula in Treating Pediatric Eczema

California Baby’s Calendula Cream Calendula is Marigold, and is a popular holistic approach in treating a variety of skin problems ranging from skin ulcerations to eczema. Calendula is available as a cream and salve and has no known side effects. California Baby is a popular brand of gentle products for children with sensitive skin. We […]

Do You Like Aveeno Products for Eczema

Prevention and Treatment of Eczema We have been reviewing our favorite over-the-counter products for children with eczema. One of the most popular brands for treatment of eczema is Aveeno. Aveeno products can easily be found in grocery stores, pharmacies, and online (see below) nation-wide. Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream – This cream is enriched […]

Best Products for Childhood Eczema

Have You Tried Vanicream for Eczema? Eczema is a term often used to describe sensitive skin, easily irritated by soaps, wool, diet such as milk products, or environmental factors. We have been suggesting our favorite over-the-counter cleansers and lotions for the prevention and treatment of pediatric eczema. Our next choice is Vanicream skin care products. […]