When you care about your nanny, here are some caring thoughts from mom to nanny. Value Mothers- as you begin your relationship with your nanny, make sure you tell them how much you value their commitment to your family! A nanny is an important role! Try to get to know your nanny.  Show interest in

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So, you have decided that the right decision for your family is hiring a nanny? This is a big step for a family and there are often many decisions to make as you prepare to invite someone new into your life to help care for your little one. While this next step is exciting, it

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Potty training is one of the biggest worries among new parents. So many questions arise about when to start and how to do it. Well-meaning grandparents, neighbors, and childcare workers all want to offer advice, but the fact is – you are the parent and only you will know when you and your child are

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Dear Nanny, It’s Okay to Speak Up and It’s Okay That It’s Hard. I’m a mom-employer, not a nanny, but I work with a LOT of contracting / hiring type situations from both sides in my day job, so this has kind of been building up. I’ve seen a lot of nannies post/comment in the

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We as caretakers know how important first days are. Your new students often feel nervous or shy. You want to set everyone up for success and start strong, and the best way to do that is with an icebreaker Games!  An icebreaker is a game or activity that will “break the ice” for your learners.

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Do you feel overwhelmed with the mountain of tasks you need to complete each day? Between all the diaper-changing, meal prep, and bath-time duty, it’s no wonder you’re so tired. A recent study from Welch’s Market Researchers OnePoll showed that most mothers are working an average of 98 hours per week. In other words, they’re

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If you’re considering what sort of childcare your children need, your head might be spinning with all the options available.  A common dilemma for busy parents is the choice between nanny vs babysitter. Both will take care of your children while you’re away. So what’s the difference? Why choose a nanny over a babysitter or

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You probably remember playing board games as a kid–and probably as an adult, too! Maybe it was something you did often, or maybe only after a holiday dinner or at a sleepover. These days, they might seem antiquated among the likes of video games, tv shows, and tablet screens. However, there are so many more

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Any seasoned parent can remember the stress of preparing their home for their newest little one. Newborns can’t do much, but it won’t be long before they begin crawling and grabbing. Here are 11 steps to baby-proof your home so your baby will be a little safer and you can rest a little easier. Mount

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This guest post was contributed by Sarah Healy, a Professional Sleep Consultant with 20 years of experience. As a sleep consultant with 20 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied clients, allow me to demystify the process. What does a sleep consultant do? A Sleep Consultant provides education, information, and direction to families wishing to make sleep

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I’ve always remembered the first music class with my littles. I was so excited! Until I thought my brain would explode! The room was full and chaotic. The introduction and disappearance of instruments and other props was so sudden – they were there and then they were gone – and not without tears!  While some

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Parenting Hack – Behavior Square Chart What I’m about to share with you is a huge parenting hack and a family secret that can aid your work in positive discipline with your children. As a child, my mother would hand draw behavior charts that looked like board games and deemed them: square charts. I always

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