Staying Out of Nanny Drama and Gossip

Respecting Professional Nanny Boundaries It seems nearly anytime there is a large group of women gathered together, there is some gossip and drama. It only takes one nanny making negative comments about others that makes working or socializing with her almost unbearable. Gossip happens locally with the nannies of the kids that go to the […]

Safety 1st Store ‘N Go Booster Seat with Hidden Drawer

Products Nannies Love Safety 1st Store ‘N Go Backed Booster Seat features a hidden drawer to keep kids’ toys, games, snacks, and more. The belt-positioning booster seat is designed for children from 40-100 pounds and features a pull out storage drawer that keeps kid’s gear easy-to-reach while they remain safely buckled into the seat. The […]

A Blizzard of Snow Lesson Plans for Nannies and Au Pairs

Teaching Kids About Animal Tracks One of the greatest joys for kids is when they first walk outside after it snows and they leave footprints in the snow. Kids love comparing the different size and shapes of the footprints of their family members. So this week we recommend borrowing The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack […]

Healthy Heart-Shaped Treats and Paper Snowflakes for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Here in the northeast of America we are having a very snowy Valentine’s Day. Spending the bulk of our days indoor, as snow has been falling heavily outdoors, the kids and I made a beautiful paper snowflake garland with hearts in many of the snowflakes yesterday. If you have cabin fever and […]

Making A Tissue Paper Valentine’s Bouquet

Doing Arts n’ Crafts with Kids Kids love Valentine’s Day and it doesn’t have to cost a lot to celebrate the holiday with the kids. Use tissue paper to make a lovely bouquet to decorate the house with the kids or to give as gifts to their family. As a cognitive activity, make a group […]

Knowing Spanish is a Resume Builder for Nannies

It is Beneficial to Immerse Kids in a Second Language I just read an article online that says despite the fact that Spanish is the second most prominent language in the United States and that over 35 million U.S. residents speak Spanish at home, that knowing Spanish no longer a resume builder. I don’t agree. […]

Stroller Recall for Partial Finger Amputation Hazard

Recall of B-Agile, B-Agile Double, and BOB Motion Strollers There is a recall of Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion Strollers because the hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers, or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the […]

iPads and Kids: Helpful or Hurtful?

Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler iPad® Devices A huge pet-peeve of mine is giving iPads to infants, toddlers, and preschool children. No one wants to create a couch potato and that’s exactly what happens when we allow kids to play with electronic devices at any age. I have read in articles that adults that buy young children electronic […]

Have Your Own Olympics with the Kids

Weekly Trip to the Library The winter Olympics have started in Sochi and I recommend reading books on the topic to the children in your care. Then, be sure to have your own pint-sized Olympic games in the house you work in. When you are finished, hand out medals and serve up dishes from around […]

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Cooking With Kids: Valentine’s Day When I think of Valentine’s Day I always think of chocolate covered strawberries. There are few treats as delicious as chocolate covered fruits. I found Dolci Frutta Hard Chocolate Shell at the grocery store in the produce aisle and the kids and I made these chocolate covered strawberries in less than […]