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Social Distancing Winter Activities to Do With Kids

First I just want to say: Congratulations -- You made it through 2020. But COVID hasn't magically disappeared, businesses are stilled closed, and social distancing hasn't gone away. With the cold weather moving in, we're going to need safe and practical ideas to keep everyone entertained and things running smoothly this winter. Whether you are… Continue reading Social Distancing Winter Activities to Do With Kids

Crafts & Activities, Things to Do, Uncategorized

Indoor Christmas-Themed Crafts and Activities for Kids

This Christmas will look very different for many of us this year. Most of us will be home stuck inside because of the chilly winter weather. I know we're all getting a little impatient with each other and feeling on-edge. To help keep you and your kiddos sane, I've got some simple, some not-so simple,… Continue reading Indoor Christmas-Themed Crafts and Activities for Kids

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Six Indoor Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy During a Pandemic

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

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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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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

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

For Parents, Nannying 101, Uncategorized

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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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