Is the Gyro Bowl Really Spill Proof for Kids?

Product Review Sunday Nanny and au pair friends keep asking me if I like the Gyro Bowl. The name and television advertisements claim it is spill resistant for kids. So I decided to test the claims of the nice looking, colorful, cleverly advertised bowl. I first tried it out on an 18-month-old boy. I put […]

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Children’s Book for Black History Month              Review by Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com Guide  Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fightersby Andrea Davis Pinkney is geared to upper elementary and middle school age children. Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fightersis organized chronologically and covers the lives of ten women: Sojourner Truth, Biddy Mason, […]

Do You Have a Written Work Agreement?

Why Nannies Need Written Work Agreements By Tom Breedlove, Breedlove & Associates, LLC A Virginia family began searching for a nanny to care for their new bundle of joy. After an emotionally-draining six-week quest to find the ideal nanny, they hastily agreed — verbally — on a work schedule and hourly rate. The nanny started […]

What are Your Favorite Classes to Take with Babies and Toddlers?

Spending long work days with children in the house can get frustrating and boring for any nanny and child. That’s why I love taking infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to mommy and me classes, especially in the winter. Mommy and child classes are a perfect introduction to acitivities for kids that are not quite ready to […]

How Many Hugs Do You Give Your Charges Each Day?

photo from health-family.net Are You Practicing Love?By Lynn Wariara, Author of How To Get The Best Out Of Your Nanny As we share love in this special month, (Valentine’s Day was yesterday), it’s very important, as parents and caregivers to give love to the little one’s that surround us. Love is a medicine like no other; […]

Don’t Spend a Dime Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Kids

What Are You Doing With Your Charges This Valentine’s Day? Nannies and au pairs can have a lot of fun with their charges without spending a dime of their own money. Although some in-home caregivers like to buy their charges presents and cards I am not even spending my own money on gifts. Instead, I […]

Do Your Employers Keep Prescription Meds in the Medicine Cabinet Where Kids Can Easily Reach Them?

The Number One Cause of Drug Addiction is Medical Prescriptions Given Legally by Physicians We do not know the cause of Whitney Houston’s death this weekend. I can’t make presumptions so in no way am I claiming to know how or why she died. Although I am not reporting how she died, I will admit that […]

PJs That Help Eczema

Products Nannies Love HALO ComfortLuxe is a revolutionary new line of sleepwear that can help children with sensitive skin. If you care for a child with eczema this sleepwear can actually improve their skin condition. This innovative fabric outperforms cotton by wicking away moisture and regulating your little one’s temperature. It’s breathable. It dries twice […]

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Children’s Books for Black History Month Review by Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com Guide Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins is the historic story of the Greensboro, North Carolina, sit-ins is told, in picture book format, from the perspective of a young African American girl. The story and the dramatic illustrations provide a realistic glimpse of the […]

Nannies, Are the Children You Care for Spoiled?

Is My Kid Entitled? How to Tell In this article found on MSN web site by Martha Brockenbrough we learn that children today often have a sense of entitlement and how to change, what entitlement looks like, and how to shift our priorities. Below is just a portion of the article. Please click here to see […]