10 Best Children’s Books for Mother’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Yesterday we listed some games and gift ideas for nannies and au pairs to do with the kids. But, children’s books are always a great gift for children, nannies, and au pairs to give to mothers as well. Below are our 10 favorite children’s books […]

How Nannies Can Help Kids Get Ready for Mother’s Day

Flowers are a traditional gift for any occasion and are always great for Mother’s Day! Nannies commonly help their charges paint some inexpensive terra cotta pots for the mother to put some plants in.Here is a link for a Family Tree you can help the kids make as a great Mother’s Day gift from the […]

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo for Nannies and Au Pairs

Are You Doing Anything Special for Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo means the 5th of May and celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory against the French at the battle of Puebla – a battle that took place on May 5, 1862. Serve any of your favorite Mexican delicacies such as tacos, fajitas, nachos with salsa […]

Experts Say Don’t Ignore the Topic of Osama bin Laden With Kids, But Ask Open-Ended Questions, Then Shut-Up, and Listen

Just listening, being supportive, and making a child feel safe and secure should be our only goal when discussing Osama bin Laden with a child. Last night I watched Dr Drew on CNN discuss and try to answer the question: what do we tell our kids now that Osama bin Laden is dead? A lot […]

How Nannies Should Talk to Kids About Osama bin Laden’s Death

Children Find it a Moral DilemmaAre your charges upset that Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden rather than captured him alive? While thousands of adult American’s who remember 9/11 are jumping for joy over the death of Osama bin Laden, many children find it a moral dilemma. A friend of mine who is a high […]

Nanny May To-Do List

Use Your Head, Not Your Heart Consider Before You Buy I keep finding nanny friends over-buying. They don’t have the same income as their employers, yet some seem to covet what the parents who hire them have. Buying what you do not need is never a good deal. Do not buy emotionally. You know the […]

Have You Ever Lost a Child in Your Care?

Tig Tagz: Products Nannies Love There is nothing more scary than losing a child in a public place. So, a mother developed Tig Tagz little disposable bracelets for kids that carry important information on them. You can order these adorable wristbands with customized information or blank to be filled out at home. They are weather […]