Gingerbread Man

Christmas Crafts Run, run, as fast as you can… You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man. This is a great way for younger kids to make a pretty realistic gingerbread man without all the mess and hassle of making them in the kitchen. This also makes a great bulletin board display or Christmas Ornament! […]

Top 3 Nanny News Stories of 2011

What Big Stories About Nannies Did We Miss? posted the top 10 Biggest Nanny News Stories of 2011. We rearranged the concept a little and added the new America’s Supernanny television show. Here’s our three top nanny stories of 2011. 1. The Babysitter Bill: The California state assembly introduced a bill, A.B. 889, AKA “The Babysitter Bill” which included […]

Easy Star of David for Hanukkah

Easy Craft for Nannies and Au Pairs The Star of David is named after King David of ancient Israel. With the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 the Star of David on the Flag of Israel has also become a symbol of Israel. You Will Need: 6 Popsicle sticks Glue Glitter Blue Paint […]

The Tzedakah Box: Spirit of Giving for Hanukkah

No Matter Their Religion, Teach Kids About Charity: Make a Tzedakah Box With Hanukkah starting this Tuesday at sundown, this is the perfect time to make tzedakah boxes with your charges. In modern Hebrew tzedakah refers to charity – giving to those in need. Giving tzedakah in Judaism is not voluntary, it’s considered an act of […]

Nannies Love Little People Hanukkah Play Set

 Product Review Sunday Fisher Price Little People Hanukkah Set My favorite part of this adorable Little People Hanukkah Play Set is that the menorah lights up! It plays music too! Just look at the photo and do we need to say more? This is the cutest little toy for children celebrating Hanukkah. The characters are […]

Menorahs in December: How the People of Billings Montana Rejected Religious Hatred

The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate by Janice Cohn In 1993, in Billings, Montana there were displays of bigotry based on religion, race, and sexual orientation. White supremacists desecrated a Jewish cemetery, made harassing phone calls to Jewish homes, painted swastikas on the home of an inter-racial couple, and so on. But then something happened in 1993 […]

Do You Know a Live-In that Isn’t Going Home for the Holidays?

What Tips Do You Have for Live-Ins Feeling Homesick During the Holidays? It is only natural that live-in nannies and au pairs that move cross country or from another country to work and live-in another family’s home will feel lonely and homesick at times. But, homesickness is at an all time high when live-in domestics […]

If Your Boss Didn’t Give You a Holiday Gift, Would it Hurt Your Feelings?

Other Than a Cash Bonus, What Holiday Gift Do You Want from Your Employers? Many nanny agency owners have been asking Be the Best Nanny Newsletter what parents should give their nannies as holiday gifts. So, we though we should ask nannies to answer the question themselves. Undoubtedly, when asked, many nannies will say they want […]

Don’t Forget to Tip the Nanny Who Ensures the Health, Safety and Happiness of Your Child

The Most Important People to Tip this Holiday Season CBS Money Watch listed the six most important people to tip this holiday season. Below is what they recommend giving for nannies, babysitters, and housekeepers. Click here to see entire article and the other four most important people to tip. Nannies/babysitters. If there’s any tip you shouldn’t […]

What Was the Best Holiday Gift From Your Employers?

Holiday Gift: What to Give Your Nanny? A few years ago we were quoted in The Wall Street Journal in an article asking, “What to Give Nanny?” The author recommended that parents give their child’s nanny cash for a holiday gift. But, there were some other ideas too. Here is the article: When I asked our family’s tutor […]