Entertaining Kids on a Rainy Day

What Nannies and Au Pairs Can Do When it’s Raining Outside By Meredith K You probably don’t realize just how much time you spend outside with kids each day until it starts raining. Once you don’t have the option to ride bikes, go to the park or spend the day at the zoo, options for […]

Secret Valentines

Wednesdays with Whitney  Valentines Day is only two weeks away and that means the little ones are going to be busy bees making special cards for every single person they know. You never realize just how many people that is until Valentines Day comes around! But making the perfect valentine every year is a difficult, […]

Nanny Confessions: We Need To Make Our Own Mistakes

Coping with Separation AnxietyBy Elizabeth HawksworthWhen starting a new nanny job for a parent who works from home, I have often found myself in the following predicament. The baby will cry, the mother or father comes running in to “save her,”  the baby calms down in the parent’s arms, but she immediately begins to cry […]

Is it Really Safe to Use Nanny Web Sites?

How to Find a Nanny Job Safely OnlineBy Michelle LaRowe, Executive Director of Morningside Nannies and Editor in Chief of eNannySource.com It’s no secret that the way nannies and families are finding each other is changing. In fact, both Be the Best Nanny Newsletter and the International Nanny Association and have published reports indicating the number of […]

Pocket Nanny – ITZBEEN™ Baby Care Timer

Product Review Sunday ITZBEEN™ Baby Care Timer was invented by a new mother and father who found themselves sleep-deprived and needing help to remember baby care details like when their baby last ate or napped. They tried charts and journals, but thought there had to be a better way. So they invented one. And alas, […]

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au PairsReview by Kellye Couillard Dolls are for girls, and trucks are for boys. Surprisingly, this is a belief held by many parents and caregivers. But what do we do when a four-year-old boy loves to wear dresses, sparkles, and the color pink? In this heartfelt book […]

How Being Paid Under the Table Hurts Nannies

Nannies Don’t Save Money by Not Paying Taxes4nannies.com asked us to share the following article with our readers. It’s estimated that only 5 to 10% of employers pay taxes on their nanny’s wages. This means that an overwhelming majority of nannies are being paid cash or under the table. While this arrangement can save the nanny […]

Words Can Hurt: It is No Name-Calling Week

 use paper to teach kids about bullying Have You Ever Cared for a Child that Was Bullied? January 21-25, 2013 is No Name-Calling Week. If you care for a school aged child they are likely attending assemblies and having lessons planned around bullying and name-calling this week. No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult […]

Making a Paint Shaker with Kids

Wednesdays with Whitney Craft time with the little ones can be exhausting when you’re doing nearly all the work yourself. And it can also be exasperating when you’re constantly running to the store for new supplies. This week’s craft alleviates both of these obstacles. Simply help the kids gather simple items from around the house […]

Nanny Confessions: It Hurts Not to Get a Raise or Bonus

Parents Should Be Sensitive to Their Employees Financial Struggles and Nannies Shouldn’t Base Their Happiness on Their Income It is not a nanny’s business how much money their employers make or how they spend their money. But I confess, when parents buy their two-year-olds iPads, infant a $300 dress, and spend a fortune impulsively on […]