How to Make a Flower Pot for Mother’s Day

Have the Kids Paint a Flower Pot Even though Mother’s Day is on Sunday, there’s still time to make an inexpensive gift with the kids for your Mom Boss for Mother’s Day. Simply let the kids decorate a terra-cotta flower pot for their mother. Unlike most painting projects with little kids you will need to […]

Children’s Books Make Great Mother’s Day Gifts

Best Children’s Books for Mother’s Day This Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day in America. Although it’s not necessary for nannies and au pairs to buy Mother’s Day gifts for the mothers they work for, giving children’s books as gifts to parents on special occasions is always an inexpensive gift. Parents love receiving children’s books to read with their little […]

Nanny Confessions: Think Before You Post, Email or Text

Your Actions on Social Media, Texts, and Emails Do Have Consequences By Debbie Thomas, Career Nanny What you text, email, or Tweet can come back to bite you and I am embarrassed to confess I know this first hand. I will confess my mistakes in the hopes that I can impress upon others that their actions […]

Make it About Them, Not About You

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies: Don’t Drag Your Personal Problems to Work with You Sometimes it’s hard, but nannies should try not to drag their personal problems to work. Children pick up on everything nannies say and do. Parents don’t want to hear their children repeat nasty gossip they overheard from their nannies. Plus, nothing worries […]

Seamless Socks for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder, Hypersensitivity and Autism

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks SmartKnit KIDS Seamless Socks are a 100% truly seamless sock designed for children with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, Hypersensitivity, or for those who just hate annoying sock seams. Spun the same way a caterpillar spins a cocoon, SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks are started at the toe and knitted down to the ankle. This one […]

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

Weekly Trip to the Library This is a great book to help young children notice the small changes that come ever so gradually with the shift from winter to spring. After a long snowy winter a boy and his dog decide to plant a garden. They dig the brown earth, they plant, and they wait. […]

Cinco de Mayo with Kids

What are You Doing for Cinco de Mayo? Ideas from mailjust4me Cinco de Mayo means the 5th of May and celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory against the French at the battle of Puebla – a battle that took place on May 5, 1862. Serve any of your favorite Mexican delicacies such as tacos, fajitas, nachos with […]

Monthly To-Do List: Be Early This Month

Get to Work and Pick-Up the Kids Early It’s important to arrive to work on time in every profession, but for nannies parents rely on caregivers to be on time (or a few minutes early) so they can arrive at their jobs on time too. Being early to work gives caregivers a chance to take […]

Name That Smell Game

Creative Wednesday One summer in college I worked as an outdoor camp counselor. Since the first few nights sleeping outside in the dark can be scary for some children we played games to teach the kids to use all of their senses, not just their sight. This game requires plenty of pungent and spicy smelling foods and blindfolds […]