The Best Nannies Resist the Urge to be Average

Surround Yourself with Positive Influences: Don’t Let Nannies with Bad Attitudes Rub Off On You I feel like I am finally reaching the salary and professional respect that I have been striving for in the past 20-years working as a nanny. There is no doubt that there is lot of luck is involved in finding a […]

Portable Sand Boxes, Sand Tables and Sand Tray Therapy

Product Review Sunday Working as a nanny I love Portable Sand Trays and Little Sandboxes to use indoors or out any time of the year. Most children love the feeling of sand and using a sand table can provide hours of fun. I personally love using Moon Sand because it feels great and makes sculpting objects for […]

Caramel and Candy Apples

Cooking With Kids It’s apple harvest time and caramel and candy apples are a common treat at all autumn festivals. Caramel apples are easier to make than candy apples and the kids will love dipping apples on-a-stick in caramel and rolling them in toppings (we used chopped peanuts) before cooling. Candy apples are covered in a hard sugar candy coating and […]

$95 Won’t Convince Nannies to Buy Health Insurance

Nannies that Don’t File Taxes Won’t Be Able to Get Government Subsidized Health Insurance (But They Might Qualify for Medicaid) Here are the State-by-State Premiums Under the Health Care Law published in the New York Times. I’ve often tried to explain the benefits of paying taxes to nannies who prefer to be paid in cash. […]

Nanny Love Message Board

Wednesdays with Whitney It’s National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW)! Some recognize the week by a celebration dessert, others by a day at the spa. I think it’s important though to use NNRW to celebrate with your charges all the reasons you love being not only a nanny, but THEIR nanny! That’s exactly what this message […]

Obamacare and Nannies: Sign-Up Time for Obamacare

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins October 1, 2013. All uninsured Americans will be required to have insurance coverage as of January 1, 2014. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), provides a new way to buy insurance through a health insurance marketplace so can you easily compare insurance options. If you have health insurance […]

For National Nanny Recognition Week: A Sincere Compliment is All a Nanny Needs

Take Pride Being the Most Important Person the Parents Ever Hired There is no greater honor than being given the trust and responsibility of caring for someone else’s children. Nannies not only make it possible for parents to work and enhance their financial security and career, they are given the incredible responsibility of helping raise […]

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Book Review by Kids for Kids Review by James, 12-Years-Old The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is my favorite book. In the story, four children named Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter find a magic wardrobe that takes them to a magical world called Narnia. While they are in Narnia they meet lots of […]

Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Soup Soothes Sore Throats There is nothing like warm soup to soothe a sore throat. The family I work for and I have had terribly sore throats this week. But, we have a viral infection that antibiotics cannot treat so we only have hot fluids and rest to ease the suffering. I served the sick […]

Four Ways to Stop Kids from Whining

Break the Whining Habit Advice shared from Dr. Ray Guarendi the Author of Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime When reading Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime by Dr. Ray Guarendi you will learn that all kids whine sometimes — it’s part of their childish nature. Contrary to popular belief, not all kids outgrow the practice. Some […]