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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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How to Hire a Nanny in Six Steps

It's such an exciting phase in a parent's life when they get to bring home a new family member -- a nanny. Nannies are amazing! They co-raise other people's children and manage other people's homes with poise. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, a good nanny can be hard to find. Hiring a nanny is a very involved process. You shouldn't have to compromise on the person who will take care of your children. But...

Nannying 101, Uncategorized

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 nanny-related term you've never heard before. 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… Continue reading Sound Like a Pro: Know the Latest Nanny Jargon

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How to Set Yourself Up for Success as a Professional Nanny

Quite a few people enter into the nanny world with no intention to stay, but every once in a while it claims the life of a naïve person who's fallen in love. I would say that's the story for many of us. Now we've got our foot in the door, but where do we go… Continue reading How to Set Yourself Up for Success as a Professional Nanny

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2022 Denver Free Days

Those of you who are familiar with Denver, know that there is so much to do here. Thanks to the SCFD, every year Denver introduces their free days to museums, the zoo, and other attractions in and around the city. The following is a list of free days for several of those locations: The Denver… Continue reading 2022 Denver Free Days

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Why a Nanny Can Offer Valuable Advice to First-Time Parents

I understand just the title of this post makes some of you mamas cringe, but hear me out... A nanny is not (necessarily) a parent, therefore a nanny cannot speak to all of the facets of parenting even with extensive childcare experience. She can, however, share her own experiences and some of the things she’s… Continue reading Why a Nanny Can Offer Valuable Advice to First-Time Parents

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Ten $10 Birthday Gifts for 5 to 7 Year-Olds

My oldest nanny kid is turning SIX this month! He's wild and adventurous, extremely intelligent, quite the artist, and a talented gymnast. While he has numerous skills and interests, I've noticed clear aptitudes shine through. He's at a fun age where those interests and aptitudes are becoming one. Have you also seen this happen in… Continue reading Ten $10 Birthday Gifts for 5 to 7 Year-Olds

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Three LOVEly Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

I absolutely LOVE this time of year! It may have something to do with the fact that my birthday is around the corner... But seriously, I love February. I love that we're finally into the new year and the heavy food holidays are over. I love that...

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Winter Craft for Kids: Tear-Art Snowman

Kids love to destroy things! At least, that how we see it as adults... But there's really a very normal developmental phenomenon happening in those instances. They're learning about their own power, cause and effect, and what parts make up larger objects. Tear art is a great way to allow this type of learning and… Continue reading Winter Craft for Kids: Tear-Art Snowman