Reduce Stress by Not Overreacting

Nannies Help Reduce Parental and Child Stress When adults are stressed-out, the kids in their care get stressed-out. Raising a family is stressful. When nannies help parents, they help reduce both their employer’s and their charges’ stress levels. Stress in children can be detrimental to a child’s health and development. The body reacts to stressful […]

BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat

Product Review Sunday: Products Nannies Love As all nannies and au pairs that have traveled with families know, lugging bulky and heavy car seats is frustrating and cumbersome. That’s why I absolutely love, and highly recommend, using the BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat when traveling with children. The BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat is a great product for caregivers and […]

The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss

Book Review by Kids for Kids Book Review by Alena 10-Years-Old Can you imagine being locked up, hiding from the Nazis in the time of the Holocaust? If you read The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss you will learn that’s what two Jewish sisters, Annie and Sini, had to do for years. The sisters had […]

Irish Shepherd’s Pie

Cooking for Kids Shepherd’s Pie has always been a staple of traditional Irish cooking. With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up there is no better time to make this nutritionally sound casserole. Traditionally the pie is made with ground lamb. But we used ground beef and you could substitute the recipe with ground chicken or turkey. Feel […]

Drawing With Your Toes

Creative Projects to Do With Kids Have the kids hold a crayon or pen between their toes and try to draw or write on a piece of paper. Simply put some paper on the floor and have the kids take off their shoes and socks and stick a crayon between their toes. The artwork will […]

Nannies and Kids Need the Parents’ Help with Homework

Nanny Confessions: I Need the Parents to Help with Homework Too Obviously when working as a nanny I must ensure that the kids in my care do their homework. But, I confess I resent it if I am the only adult helping the kids with their homework. I confess that I need the parents support and […]

Professional Nannies Are CPR/First Aid Certified

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies Professional in-home childcare providers should be CPR/First Aid certified. The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is a comprehensive training program designed to help caregivers recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. Nannies can find a location to get certified, or renew their certification (every two […]