Why Should You Pay More for Organic Whole Foods?

You Are What You EatBy Jacqueline Astete How much did you spend on clothes this year? What about handbags, jewelry, shoes, and cosmetics? If you are willing to spend a few extra dollars on clothing, shoes, and cosmetics that make you feel good on the outside, why not spend a few extra dollars to nourish […]

Teaching Kids to Be Green

Earth Day for Nannies and Au Pairs We constantly hear about global warming and the need to preserve the Earth’s environment. Very simply lifestyle changes can make a great impact. Both adults and children can do little things that help us reduce, reuse, and recycle. Great power lies in the hands of nannies and au pairs […]

Reading Organic Labels

Should We Say No to GMOs? By Jacqueline Astete When choosing food to serve the children in your care the first step is to look for the USDA Organic Seal. The USDA Organic Seal helps inform you of the quality and integrity of organic products. Looking for the USDA label is the first step to take when looking […]

Pesticides: Following Healthy, Sensible Food Practices

Dangers of Pesticides for Children With Earth Day less than a week away we are discussing why we should serve children organic foods this week. Children are at a greater risk for some pesticides than adults for a number of reasons. Children’s internal organs are still developing and maturing and their enzymatic, metabolic, and immune systems may […]

Would You Eat a Tomato Sprayed in Windex?

Painting by Matthis Grunsky Why You Should Serve Organic Fruits and Vegetables to Children By Jacqueline Astete Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the comfort of your employer’s kitchen, making the kids lasagna. Imagine you are just about to add your final ingredient, the pièce de résistance, a tomato.  Now, take a bottle of […]

Kaboost Chair Booster

Products Nannies Love   When the two-year-old and I visit her friends’ houses and her grandparents’ house they don’t have a second high chair for her to use when eating. That’s why I think the Kaboost Portable Chair Boosteris such an incredible product for nannies, au pairs, and the kids in their care. This portable chair […]

How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children By Gerald Newmark, Ph.D.

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs A dear nanny friend loaned me How To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children by Gerard Newmark on my Amazon Kindle Fire last week. The book helps childcare providers to interact with children and with each other in emotionally healthy ways. Although it is a short book, […]

Nannies Do You Have a Written Contract?

Why Has It Been Harder for Nannies to Find Great Nanny Jobs? This week we have been discussing the results of the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter monthly poll in which we asked nannies why they think it’s harder to find great nanny jobs? Those who participated in our poll answered that illegal immigrants are the number one […]

Are Unemployed Teachers Joining the Nanny Job Market?

Do You Know Unemployed Teachers are Working as Nannies? We have been discussing the results of the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter monthly poll. We asked nannies why they think it’s harder to find great nanny jobs? Those who participated in our poll answered that illegal immigrants are the number one reason nannies can’t find stellar nanny […]

Do You Think Most Nannies Are Not Paying Taxes?

Tax Justice Network: U.S. is country with largest tax evasion Why Are Nannies Having a Harder Time Finding Great Jobs? The results of the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter monthly poll show that nannies blame illegal immigrants working at nanny jobs as the number one reason American citizens are having a hard time finding great nanny […]