Uncategorized, For Parents

Do You Know What Kind of In-Home Childcare You Need?

When thinking of a nanny, people typically think of someone who regularly babysits for the same family. While that is true to a certain extent, there is so much more that goes into being a nanny than regular childcare, including the levels of responsibilities one might hold. If you're looking to hire a nanny, it's… Continue reading Do You Know What Kind of In-Home Childcare You Need?

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Ten $10 Gift Ideas for Toddlers

Someone turned TWO this weekend! It's hard to believe R is already two, but he certainly acts like it. He's curious, strong-willed, and always on the go. Though descriptive of most toddlers, each child has their own skills and interests. For that reason, I've organized some great inexpensive gift ideas for the unique young personality… Continue reading Ten $10 Gift Ideas for Toddlers

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Finding Balance

Once summer officially started, things began to relax at work in terms of my hours and additional responsibilities. The three of us had had a couple of months to adjust to a new routine, which also helped with behavior issues occurring early on. With things opening back up in Colorado and A spending most mornings… Continue reading Finding Balance

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A Child-Crafted Father’s Day Gift Dad Will Actually Use

Father's Day is fast approaching. Have you decided on a gift to celebrate the main man in your child or nanny-kid's life? Is it just me or are men harder to shop for? The Mother's Day gift we created this year for my nanny mom was an easy decision, but I find that dads want… Continue reading A Child-Crafted Father’s Day Gift Dad Will Actually Use

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An Open Letter to Nannies Amid a Global Pandemic

June, 3, 2020 Dear Fellow Nannies, It's been a crazy two months. Like most of you, my day-to-day changed significantly overnight in mid-March. I went from working five days a week to six days a week because of the nature of my employers' jobs during COVID-19. I went from dropping A off at his full-time… Continue reading An Open Letter to Nannies Amid a Global Pandemic

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A Basic Guide to Homeschooling Preschool

There are so many parents and nannies out there right now who are trying to navigate home education while using the social distance learning plans sent out by their child's teacher. I realize the virtual lesson plans, the Zoom meetings, and the emails aren't a perfect substitute for in-class learning, but consider parents and nannies… Continue reading A Basic Guide to Homeschooling Preschool

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Easter Activity for Kids: Marbled Easter Eggs

Every Easter when I was a kid, my family used our dyed Easter eggs to play a game we called Christo Anesti. Every year, we dyed our eggs using the same store-bought dye with the wire egg-holder and the cheap stickers. You, too, could do that again this year, or...you could mix things up by… Continue reading Easter Activity for Kids: Marbled Easter Eggs

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Ten Useful Questions to Ask During a Nanny Reference Check

By asking the right questions, an employer can get a better idea of a candidate's personality and job-related abilities in a shorter amount of time. Use the following questions as a starting place. Choose a few or use them all to help guide the conversation. While asking these questions to former employers and coworkers, it… Continue reading Ten Useful Questions to Ask During a Nanny Reference Check

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Homeschool Resources for Preschoolers Amid COVID-19 Daycare & School Closures

Like most of you, this has been a strange week for my family and nanny-family. We've had to adjust to different work hours, work environments, and school hiatuses. We've been dealing with uncertainty related to a virus with no end in sight, and trying to figure out what a new normal looks like. We all… Continue reading Homeschool Resources for Preschoolers Amid COVID-19 Daycare & School Closures

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Sound Like a Pro: Know the Latest Nanny Jargon

If you've ever spent time with a nanny, chances are you've heard her use at least one of the following terms. As in any field, there are certain words typically used only by those in the nanny-sphere. Whether you're a new nanny, an employer of a nanny, or just curious, you too, can be privy… Continue reading Sound Like a Pro: Know the Latest Nanny Jargon