Children + Chores


At what age should children start having responsibilities? When should they start having to do chores? I grew up in a family that always had lots of chores. Partly it was considered a necessary attribute of character building, but primarily it was just part of the lifestyle. That’s the nature of living in the country; on the land, with the animals. There’s always a whole lot of work to do, and even if you get it done today, it’s going to need doing again tomorrow. Life keeps on moving, animals … [Continue]

Painting and Playing with Bubbles


Children love playing with bubbles. Whether it be trying to blow them out of the bubble wand or squealing with glee as they chase after them, bubble making and popping is hard to … [Continue]

INA’s 2015 Nanny of the Year Marly Higgins Driskell

We want to congratulate Marly Higgins Driskell for being announced as the 2015 International Nanny of the Year (NOTY)  on Friday April 17, 2015.  Over 120 people will be joining … [Continue]

2015 International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year Nominees

  Next week over 120 people will gather in Cancun, Mexico to celebrate the International Nanny Association's 30th Annual Conference.  Each year the INA honors one nanny … [Continue]

Kinetic Sand…How to make it at home!

Kinetic Sand has been a popular and fun activity for atleast the past two years in the nanny industry and with kids and the adults in their lives.  It can be an expensive item to … [Continue]

Kids and Reading

Have you ever wondered what are some ways to help your nanny children learn to read?  Don't know where to begin?  Over at The Measured Mom  has some great ideas on where to … [Continue]

Making Food Fun


Many families struggle when they have a child who is a picky eater. They not only get frustrated with the child’s lack of willingness to try new things, but they also might worry … [Continue]

Toilet Paper rolls..What to do with them?

I would think it is a pretty safe bet to say that most nannies have come across an empty toilet paper roll in their career.  Do you have plans for those?  While one toilet paper … [Continue]

Bonds with the Nanny Kids and their Grandparents

Here is a repost from a great article from our friend Nanny Tracey on How to Build a Healthy Nanny & Grandparent Connection and a Child & Grandparent Bond. As we are … [Continue]

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

We've put together some of our past posts to share with you on this very important topic.   Child Abuse and neglect can be tough topics for a nanny. As a nanny you are … [Continue]

Rainy Day Sensory Play

This article originally appeared on Be The Best Nanny. Reprinted with Permission.  Rainy Day Sensory Play The wind is growling, the rain is cascading, the children are … [Continue]

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