Professional Nannies Don’t Hit (Spank) Children

Corporal Punishment and Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies Despite the fact that nannies may have been spanked as kids and turned out fine, whether they would spank their own children, and even if the parents that employ them tell them spanking their kids is okay, nannies must never ever spank a child left in their […]

10 Best Sunscreens for Kids: EWG Best Sunscreen Guide

Product Review Sunday Kids are more vulnerable to sun damage. A few blistering sunburns in childhood can double a person’s lifetime chances of developing serious forms of skin cancer. The best sunscreen is a hat and shirt. After that, protect kids with a sunscreen that’s effective and safe. Take these special precautions with infants and […]

Summer Learning: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

 Weekly Trip to the Library With the extra time you have to spend caring for the kids this summer don’t just read books to the kids — do projects and activities that relate to the books you read to them. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister has shimmering illustrations of a beautiful fish, who is very […]

How the Immigration Bill Affects Au Pairs

Au Pair Agency Hires Two Lobbyists to Sway Lawmakers on the Immigration Bill We all know that immigration reform will affect the nanny industry in America because a large number of nannies working in America are illegal immigrants. But immigration reform will also affect the au pair cultural exchange program.    Most au pair agencies […]

Alphabet Cookies for Summer Learning

Cooking With Kids Summer is a wonderful time, but with it comes the “Summer Slide.” Learning slips and even basic knowledge takes a vacation. This is especially true with preschoolers and kindergartners who are just learning their letters, counting, and the like. Making alphabet cookies is a sweet way to keep learning in the home […]

Nanny Confessions: Being a Live-In Nanny

The Benefits and Difficulties of Being a Live-In Donna Moore is an 18-year-old high school graduate originally from Birmingham, Alabama that moved to Fairfield, Connecticut for a year to work as a live-in nanny. She has found that working for a family with three children has been a great opportunity. The live-in nanny explains, “The […]

Has a Mother Ever Offered You a Nanny Job Knowing that You Already are Working as a Nanny for Someone Else?

Is it Unethical to Use Nanny Poaching as a Negotiation Tactic? Has a mother ever offered you a nanny job, despite knowing that you work as a nanny for someone else? When a parent or nanny agency offer you a nanny job, (when they already know you are working as a nanny), it is called […]