How Nannies Should Respond When Someone Asks, “When Are You Going to Get a Real Job?”

“Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” — Harvey MacKay After working as a nanny for 25 years I know all to well that much of our society does not value nannies. As with most jobs in childcare in the United States, nannies are often undervalued. The […]

8 Best Baby Nasal Aspirators

Products Nannies Love Babies 12 months and younger breathe solely through their noses. It’s difficult for most children to blow their own noses until three-years-old. That makes nasal aspirators are a must have tool for nannies when working with infants. Bulb Aspirators have the most simple design, are easy to use, inexpensive, but have a […]

Cardboard Box and Roll Maze

Creative Wednesday This is a very easy project to make with recyclable products that promote creativity and helps develop motor skills. We made a simple maze that preschoolers will enjoy. But you can easily make it harder for older kids by adding numbers to the tubes in the order the ball needs to go through […]

10 Best Children’s Books for Mother’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday in America. These are some great books to read with your nanny kids to prepare for the holiday. 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 […]

I Love You Maaaa!

Mother’s Day Card After working as a nanny for over 25-years it’s hard trying to find new ideas for Mother’s Days cards and gifts to make with my nanny kids for their mothers. But I found this adorable lamb idea at the craftymorning blog. It would be perfect to make with white paint on dark […]

What I Love About Mom Book

Great Mother’s Day Gift This little What I Love About Mom Fill In The Love Journal contains fill-in-the-blank lines for the kids to fill in why their mom’s the best. Just help them complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift Mother will read again and again. Make it as hilarious, honest, […]