15 Nanny Quarantine Boredom Busters

Nanny Confessions   I have worked as a nanny during the entire pandemic until 11 days ago when I had a fever, extreme fatigue, and lost my sense of taste and smell. Of course I got tested for Covid-19 and went home to sleep and quarantine. Although I could barely get out of bed for […]

Uncertainty Abounds for Nannies Due to COVID-19

Win One of Four $50 Grocery Gift Cards Sponsored by The Kuhniverse Jennifer Kuhn of The Kuhniverse explains that getting a paycheck during the era of COVID-19 is not a guarantee for any of us, and this is also true for nannies and childcare workers. Now more than ever, with so much financial uncertainty looming […]

Covid-19 2020 Time Capsules

Creative Wednesdays Natalie Long, a mother of two from Alberta, Canada, created a free, downloadable time capsule workbook to help her 8-year-old Olivia and 3-year-old John sort through their feelings during the coronavirus pandemic. The workbooks for both children and adults have gone viral. Although the mother has an Etsy site Long Creations in which […]

Stores are Empty: Delivery of Fresh Foods During Pandemic with shop.pepper.com

Small Restaurant Supply Distributers Delivering Directly to Homes and Apartments If you are living in a populated area where finding fresh foods and delivery of foods are an issue, I highly recommend trying use shop.pepper.com. I live in a populated area near Manhattan where there are long lines to get into grocery stores and noticeable […]

How Nannies Going to Work Can Stay Healthy During the Pandemic

I had a virtual doctor’s appointment this weekend to discuss my staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. Since everyone has a different medical history be sure to consult with your own doctor for their advice on the best ways you can stay healthy. Here is my doctor’s advice given to me to boost my immunity, […]

Many Nannies Show Up for Work, Even When Scared of Being Infected During the Coronavirus Pandemic

I need an income. What are people not understanding about that? In late March into early April, 2020, How to Be the Best Nanny Blog asked 256 nannies about their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. We learned there is a lot of fear and confusion for many nannies experiencing shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders during the […]

Leaving Social Distancing Chalk Messages for Friends

Sidewalk Chalk Messages of Love We have to keep 6-feet distance between people and cannot have playdates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of just relying on FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype consider spending a morning or aftwenoon walking or riding bikes around town and leave sidewalk chalk messages on friend’s driveways and sidewalks. It’s a […]

Nannies Shine During Covid-19 School Closures

Nannies Help Kids Feel Safe and Secure During Crisis During a crisis is when nannies shine — they show their employers they can handle stress and help the kids thrive! Professional nannies stay calm in a crisis. Be it during a divorce, illness or death in the Nanny Family, when a child gets hurt, there […]

How Nannies Should Talk to Kids About Covid-19

Be a Calm Caregiver My youngest Nanny Kid came home crying from school because other children told her the coronavirus was just half an hour away. She thought the virus was traveling to her town and would arrive in half an hour. Then a nanny friend admitted she told her Nanny Kid the number of […]