For Parents, Home, Uncategorized

National Nanny Recognition Week: Six Ways to Thank Your Nanny

Hey Nannies, did you know there is a whole week dedicated to appreciating you and everything you do? For those of you who employ a nanny, National Nanny Recognition Week is a great time to thank your nanny for her hard work. Most of us don't just care for children; we also manage the home… Continue reading National Nanny Recognition Week: Six Ways to Thank Your Nanny

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Back to School During COVID-19

A started his first day of Kindergarten last Monday. It's a big deal! I remember my first day of kindergarten. I remember what I wore, who I became friends with, and even some of the conversations I had with them that day. But that was back in the 90s when kids could interact without cloth… Continue reading Back to School During COVID-19

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Age-Appropriate Chores: How Your 4 to 6 Year Old Can Contribute at Home

Kids are capable of more than we give them credit for. They're naturally curious, clever, and quick to learn. They can easily master an iPad and eavesdrop like it's nobody's business. So why are we so hesitant to have them help around the house? If given the opportunity, I start working on developing the habit… Continue reading Age-Appropriate Chores: How Your 4 to 6 Year Old Can Contribute at Home

For Parents, Nannying 101, Uncategorized

What is the Difference Between a Nanny and an Au Pair?

Nannies and au pairs are great options when considering childcare. They both fulfill many of the same duties and will become an important part of your family. It is a common misconception, however, that the terms are interchangeable. If they perform the same job and play the same role in the family, why are they… Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Nanny and an Au Pair?

For Parents, Nannying 101, Uncategorized

What is a Nanny-Share?

So you've heard this term nanny-share thrown around a lot lately, but aren't quite sure what it means. As someone who has experienced several nanny-share positions, I can confidently say it is one of the greatest innovations of the twenty-first century nanny industry. So, what exactly is it and why is it gaining so much… Continue reading What is a Nanny-Share?

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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

Nannying 101, Uncategorized

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