Nannies Love the Purseket Purse Organizer

Product Review Sunday I like to carry my wallet, cell phone, and keys with me to my nanny job. Then, wherever I take the kids out during the work day I throw my personal belongings in my employer’s diaper bag. I don’t know if you are like me, but too often I forget to pull out my wallet, cell […]

How The Misfits by James Howe Inspired No Name-Calling Week

Far too many children experience some form of bullying and name-calling. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, between 15 and 30 percent of all students are either bullies or victims of bullying. It begins in the elementary school and peaks during middle school years. No Name-Calling Week is January 23-27, 2012. No Name-Calling Week is a […]

Snow Star Craft for Nannies and Au Pairs

Have You Had Snow Yet This Winter? With paper folded the right way and a little ‘cutting edge’ imagination, you can create something better than your typical paper snowflake — you can make Snow Stars! Younger kids may have a little trouble with this craft, but it’s like magic when they open them up. Well […]

Beware Using Supplements

All last week we posted articles about the dangers of using dietary supplement. There are only five dietary supplements approved by the FDA. Here is a short news report confirming our conclusions.

585,922 Reasons to Be Wary of Dangerous Medication Side Effects

Has a Child in Your Care Ever Had an Allergic Reaction to Medication? Each year, more than 500,000 children under six years of age suffer side effects to medications that are serious enough to require treatment. Be aware that each person is a unique chemical factory. Therefore, interactions between chemicals, whether the chemicals are from medications […]

Do You Have a Charge With Skin Allergies?

Skin Allergies in Children There are many types of allergies that cause rashes or hives on the skin of children. Some are caused by reactions to medications (like antibiotics), some to foods (like peanuts), some are caused by bacterial infections (impetigo) or viral infections (like chicken pox), some are fungal (like athlete’s foot), and others […]

Do Your Charges Have Food Allergies?

Food Allergies in Children By H.J. Fracaro January 5, 2012 a seven year old girl allergic to peanuts died of anaphylaxis because her school was not prepared for an allergic reaction.  Being educated and equipped about food allergies can save a child’s life. Ninety percent of allergic reactions occur due to cow’s milk, eggs, soy, […]

Do You Have MLK Day Off as a Paid Holiday?

If Not, Here Are Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities to Do With Kids Today we are asked to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. Many schools have are in recess today. So, there is no better time then to engage the children in activities and age appropriate discussions about the civil rights movement in American history. […]

Nannies Love the Lorex Live Snap Video Monitor

What’s Your Favorite Baby Monitor and Why? All of the families I have worked for as a nanny over the past 19-years have used baby monitors. For this Product Review Sunday I want to share my favorite baby monitor of all, the Lorex LW2003 LIVE snap Video Baby Monitor. Not only can you hear what is […]

Chidren’s Books About Martin Luther King Jr.

Weekly Trip to the Library On Monday Americans honor the great civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birth date of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around […]