Activities for Nannies to Do With Kids on New Year’s Eve

What games or activities do you play with kids on New Year’s Eve? When nannies are paid handsomely working on New Year’s Eve they ought to put some effort into their job to keep the kids entertained. In fact, a subscriber of Be the Best Nanny Newsletter who works and lives in the Atlanta area says she […]

Do You Charge More on New Year’s Eve?

  Have You Ever Charged More for Babysitting on New Year’s Eve? In 1999 babysitters made $300 for New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. According to the The New York Times, more than a decade ago, babysitters were earning up to $100 an hour, some $250 for five hours, with a 13-year old charging $135 […]

Another Tell-All Book: Could You Ever Tell Secrets About a Former Employer?

Kardashian Nanny Writes Tell-All Book Pam Behan, the nanny who helped raise the Jenner and Kardashian kids, has written a tell-all book detailing her time working for the family. For years, she cooked, cleaned and worked as a personal assistant for Bruce and Kris, and during that time, she apparently uncovered a whole lot of […]

A New Year, A New Financial Beginning for Nannies

How to Spend Your Holiday Bonus The start of a new year is a great time to take control of your financial life. If you worked hard and the parents rewarded your good work with a holiday bonus, don’t spend the extra income frivolously. Use the extra money to pay-off debt, build an emergency fund, […]

7 Chidlren’s Books for the 7 Days of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a non religious celebration s tarted by Dr. Maulana Kareng, a professor of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, in 1966, as a way to bring together the African-American community. Here are our picks for some children’s books about Kwanzaa to share with your charges. Celebrate KwanzaaCelebrate Kwanzaa: with Candles, Community and […]

Sophos Uncovers Fresh Nanny and Au Pair Job Scam

Security researchers at Sophos have detected one spam outbreak, which offers a salaried work for au pairs or nannies where the salary stated is absolutely unimaginable. Essentially, probable victims through the spam mail are presented one simple work of minding two kids. Craftily written, this email is tempting enough for anybody to abandon their existing job. The job […]

Are You Celebrating Kwanzaa with Your Charges?

Learning About Kwanzaa Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States honoring African heritage and culture. It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting of a kinara and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift […]

Do You Have the Day Off as a Paid Holiday?

There are 11 federal holidays in the United States. Christmas Day is one of those days. Government offices, organizations, businesses, and schools are closed, almost without exception. Many people visit relatives or friends and are out of town. Public transit systems do not run on their regular schedules. In general, public life closes down completely. […]

What’s Your Favorite Christmas Book?

Reading Christmas Books Make a Great Family Tradition Reading Christmas books to children is a great holiday tradition. It enhances their beautiful memories of Christmas, as they are snuggled up close and warm, feeling secure, and loved. Reading Christmas books add to that certain magic only a child’s imagination could create. The best fictional Christmas […]

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Eve Traditions?

Leaving Santa Cookies On Christmas eve, the night before Christmas, children expect a visit from Santa.  It is customary to read children some Christmas stories to complete their evening. The classic The Night Before Christmas is by far, the most popular short story of all. Reading stories in front of the fireplace with some hot […]