A Little SPOT Wears A Mask by Diane Albers

Weekly Trip to the Library A Little SPOT Wears A Mask is one of the best children’s books related to Covid-19 to help teach preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children how, and why, to wear masks. Schools and businesses are requiring everyone to wear masks and that can cause some confusion and anxiety for children. A […]

Germs vs. Soap by Didi Dragon

Weekly Trip to the Library Despite telling children to wash their hands over and over again since the pandemic started I’m still having trouble getting one of the kids I babysit to wash his hands every time he enters the home. I have to hover over him because he often turns on the water and […]

The Perfect Shelter by Clare Helen Walsh

Weekly Trip to the Library If you and your Nanny Kids are like most during the coronavirus pandemic you inevitably know someone who has been terribly sick due to Covid-19. The Perfect Shelter, by Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by Asa Gilland, is a moving picture book which is profoundly relevant at this time. This […]

Covid-19 Addendum for Nanny Contracts

Protect Your Income During the Pandemic Coronavirus is stressful for everyone, including nannies and their employers. I have nanny and au pair friends in conflict with the parents that employ them about social distancing. Disagreements about coronavirus safety measures have caused some caregiver friends to quit long-term jobs they previously loved. I have also heard […]

Inspiring Sea Shells

Creative Wednesdays Painted rocks with kind messages were all the rage this summer in our neighborhood. Although the kids had to keep their distance during the pandemic they left rocks with inspirational messages on them at their curb to inspire neighbors who passed by. If you are at the beach or by the shore take […]

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, […]