Do You Have Weekly Meetings with the Parents?

How Often Do You Meet With the Parents to Discuss the Job? Since I started working as a nanny in the 1990’s both nanny agency staff, my employers, and nanny friends have recommended that I schedule weekly meetings with the parents. The idea is for the nanny and at least one parent to meet weekly […]

What People Don’t Get About My Job: The Male Nanny

“Please stop calling me a manny.” This article can be found on the Atlantic web site “I am a nanny. I care for a rambunctious one-year-old and occasionally his nine-year-old brother. I am not starting a daycare, I am not a babysitter, and I do not nanny to make extra cash. Nannying is what I […]

Nannies, Are You Also the Family’s Housekeeper?

CA Bill for Housekeepers Below is just a small portion of an article from the Los Angeles Times about a bill requiring fitted sheets to protect housekeepers. Since many nannies also work as housekeepers it may be of interest to nannies. Similar to the CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights some feel it’s a frivolous bill, while […]

"Be the Best Nanny Newseltter" Welcomes You to Repectfully Disagree

Recently some others and I were censored on a nanny site when we commented on the topic of Domestic Workers Rights Bill. On one site, remarks were directed at me personally, yet I was not allowed to respond. My comments to these posts were calm, with no personal attacks or shrill remarks. When I presented details of the DWRB […]

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Why I Love the Boppy Newborn Lounger!

Have You Tried the Boppy Newborn Lounger? Review by Maria Lopez, Nanny, Miami, FL The manufacturer of the Boppy Newborn Lounger describes the Boppy Newborn Loungeras the perfect place for wee ones to coo and kick in comfort. It is uniquely designed with a recessed interior perfect for a newborn’s bottom. The lightweight design makes this […]

Reading and Learing About Caterpillars and Butterflies

Weekly Trip to the Library Each Saturday on the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter blog we take a Weekly Trip to the Library for nannies and au pairs. The following book and activity are from Scholastic, a terrific resource for reading and learning with kids. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle The story of The Very […]

Have You Heard of National Nanny Night Out?

Do You Want to See the Movie, The Help?  This weekend, August 12th and 13th, nannies from across the country are coming together in their local areas to see the movie and enjoy dinner afterwards. Check the list below to find an event in your area. Don’t worry if you don’t know others going. New faces […]

Are You Going to See the Movie "The Help?" It Comes to Theatres Today!

Does Racism Still Exist in the Nanny Industry Today?Review of the book, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett Talk about a page-turner! I have never had more trouble putting down a book than the novel The Helpby Kathryn Stockett. Anyone who gravitates towards the passionate issues of civil rights will love this book about black domestic […]

When Was the Last Time You Updated Your Resume?

You Never Know When an Opportunity May Come Knocking on Your Door Nanny agencies always tell me to update my resume every six-months. But, who really does that? Since I am happily employed, I am not looking for a new nanny job. I have a full-time nanny job and since I work such long hours each week, I seldom even […]