CDC Recommends Chidcare Workers Get Flu Shot

Are Your Employers Insisting You Get a Flu Shot? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that this year’s flu season is expected to be one of the worst the country has seen in 10 years. Not even at its peak yet, the season “is stacking up to be moderate to severe,” Tom Skinner, […]

What Babies Learn in Utero

Keep Talking and Playing Music for a Baby in Utero Working with children full-time I am amazed by how children learn language. Studies suggest that infants start picking up elements of what will be their first language before they are even born. Studies show that newborns recognize their mother’s voice to a stranger’s voice, recognize […]

Indoor Snowballs Even When You Don’t Have Real Snow

Wednesdays with Whitney Kids love snow. They love to sled in it, make snow angels, and build forts and snowmen with snow. But there are plenty of readers of this blog that don’t get any natural snow this time of year. You can still have fun with snow even if they don’t get a white soft blanket of the seasonal […]

Nanny Confessions: Sleep Training Helps Us a Lot!

What is Your Favorite Sleep Training Method? I’ve talked to a lot of parents over the years who love every part of parenting except sleep training. These days sleep training has become controversial with dozens of methods ranging from gentle to strict styles. Some cry-it-out methods, that may have been popular in the past, aren’t considered good for child development […]

Helpful Skills Nannies Should Have

What are the Most Important Skills for a Nanny to Have?By Ken Meyers, Morningside Nannies and Longhorn Leads, LLC There could be a great deal more to the role of a nanny than just watching over the child. You should concentrate on improving your marketability by investing in classes that could increase your value to […]

10,005 Ways to Improve Your Health for Your Life

New Year’s Resolution for the Rest of Your Years 1. Buy a Pedometer: Buy a pedometer that measures steps, miles, calories, and aerobic steps. Some brands offer software for tracking results. 2. Short-Term Goal: Walk 10,000 steps a day. 3. Medium-Term Goal: Walk 10,000 aerobic steps a day. 4. Long-Term Goal: Walk 33,000 steps every day, one […]

Did You Notice Your Paycheck Was Less This Week?

2013 IRS Income Tax Withholding Schedule from 4NannyTaxes.com The Internal Revenue Service issued new 2013 income tax withholding schedules yesterday and they are fully integrated with our online tax calculator now. We are fielding a lot of inquiries about new paycheck amounts and will try to address the common questions here: Q. Why did my […]

Books for Kids and Adults About New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions At some time in your life, you’ve undoubtedly made a New Year’s Resolution and broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make a change, but not follow through. You can also teach the kids about New Year’s Resolutions by reading the following children’s books about the topic. Squirrel’s New Year’s […]

How to Handle Disappointment Over a Raise

Has a Family Ever Forgotten to Give You a Raise?By Erin of 4nannies.com If your annual nanny review is approaching and discussion regarding a salary increase is on the table, or if you’re simply considering the wisdom of approaching your employer to request negotiations for a raise, it can be quite a nerve-wracking situation. Before […]

How to Spend Your Holiday Bonus

The Start of a New Year is a Great Time to Take Control of Your Financial Life If you worked hard and the parents rewarded your good work with a holiday bonus, don’t spend the extra income frivolously. Use the extra money to pay-off debt, build an emergency fund, make some investments, or even give […]