Fall is here! There are so many great fall crafts to do with your nanny kids, but this popsicle stick scarecrow is one of my favorites. Though it requires some adult assistance, it's a pretty simple craft using items you probably already have in your craft bin. Supplies: Popsicle Sticks (You can use any size… Continue reading Fall Craft for Kids: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Decoration
As more families gain a dual-income, they need care for their kids while they work. The individualized care of a nanny is quite attractive, but not all nannies provide the same quality of care. Of course you want a good nanny, even a great nanny -- someone who is responsible, trustworthy, and genuinely enjoys kids,… Continue reading Nine Characteristics of an Exceptional Nanny
Though we haven't yet experienced the colder weather of the fall here in Colorado, it's only a matter of time. Because of the coronavirus, several indoor play areas and museums have been closed all summer, resulting in an increase of outdoor activities. It's no problem when it's sunny and warm outside, but as it starts… Continue reading Six Indoor Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy During a Pandemic
We're all probably thinking the same thing -- What can I do with my nanny kids that celebrates the fall season while also following COVID-19 guidelines? The simplest answer is: anything outside! Here are some suggestions in the Denver Metro area that will hopefully inspire some ideas in your own hometown. Keep in mind, most… Continue reading Fall Activities You Can Still Do During A Pandemic
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
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
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
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?
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?
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?