Christmas Children’s Books That Make Great Gifts

Weekly Trip to the Library Reading Christmas books to children is a great holiday tradition. It enhances their beautiful memories of Christmas, as they are snuggled up close and warm, feeling secure, and loved. Reading Christmas books add to that certain magic only a child’s imagination could create. The best fictional Christmas books are the […]

Making Christmas Ornaments

Wednesdays with Whitney Christmas time is here!  That means trees are going up and you finally have the perfect spot to display all of those Christmas crafts. This year, make a craft with the kiddos that will last through the years by baking up some salt dough ornaments. You Will Need: ½ cup salt ½ […]

Puzzles Make Great Holiday Gifts

Inexpensive, Quality Gifts for Kids It’s time to buy gifts for the holidays. When choosing gifts for the kids you care for quality is more important than quantity and certainly quality doesn’t have to mean toys are expensive. One of the best learning toys we can share with kids are puzzles. Not only are there […]

What Was the Best Holiday Gift From Your Employers?

Holiday Gift: What to Give Your Nanny? A few years ago we were quoted in The Wall Street Journal in an article asking, “What to Give Nanny?” The author recommended that parents give their child’s nanny cash for a holiday gift. But, there were some other ideas too. Here is the article: When I asked our family’s tutor […]

How Much Do You Spend on Holiday Gifts for Your Charges and Their Parents?

How Much Nannies Spend on Gifts for the Family They Work For We started of this week with our suggestions of what to give as gifts to the family you work for in our 2011 Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Holiday Gift-Giving Guide. Today we share the results of a holiday gift-giving survey on how […]

2011 Best Nanny and Au Pair Gift Guide

What Are You Giving Your Charges and Their Parents this Holiday Season? I have yet to meet a nanny or au pair that hasn’t bought the kids they care for a little gift for the holidays. When choosing a gift for your employers and their kids this holiday season remember the main goal of giving them […]