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August 2, 2022

What Makes a Great Nanny? 7 Important Considerations

If you have decided to make the investment in time, money and energy to hire a nanny, you want to be sure to hire the best. Good news, we have been doing this for more than 35 years and we can help guide you. Here are the top traits of the best nannies out there. […]

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July 1, 2022

Travel With Young Kids In A COVID World

Did you know we are living in a world where the term revenge travel is a thing? We didn’t either! But the tourist industry coined the term to refer to the massive amount of travel going on now. People are out and about at record numbers as they respond to the lack of travel in […]

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June 6, 2022

Exposure – DIRECT or INDIRECT COVID-19

DIRECT EXPOSURE Exposed directly to a person with symptoms or infected with COVID-19 You were in 6 feet for 15 minutes or more You were the one directly exposed to the person with symptoms or infected INDIRECT EXPOSURE In close contact with a person who is not ill but was exposed to a person with […]

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June 1, 2022

Reading Readiness Now?

As we are happily spending days ending a school year and dreaming of fun playful days, some parents and caregivers feel pressure to set up a schedule of activities that will get a child ready for the next school year. This is a huge pressure especially on parents who have kids entering into kindergarten next […]

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May 4, 2022

Need Tips On Sibling Rivalry?

As the school year closes and schedules change for the summer, there can be a ramp up of sibling tension in the home. If you find that your kiddos are often competing, fighting and having some issues playing together, know that you are not alone. ALL kids will quarrel with their siblings. It is actually […]

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April 1, 2022

Updated Developmental Milestones for Kids

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) along with the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their recommended milestones of development for children. This is the first update since the markers were introduced in 2004. Learn the Signs.  Act Early. The program called Learn the Signs. Act Early. was developed to help create comprehensive screening […]

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March 1, 2022

Are Naps Important for Kids?

Naps are important for so many reasons. Important physical and brain development occurs while kids sleep. There are very few children who get the required amount of sleep in one stretch over night until they are at least 3 and some kids really need to nap until kindergarten. Naps also help busy children relax and […]

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February 2, 2022

Temperament and Why Is It Important?

Temperament refers to the way that a child responds to the world. It can be used to describe their general mood and activity level. It is the way they handle emotions and regulate behavior. Often temperament is described in kids as a child is “dramatic” or “easy going”. Understanding a child’s basic temperament makes it […]

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January 2, 2022

5 ATTAINABLE Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions

The countdown began, the champagne flowed. We are optimistic and hopeful for a shiny new year! We made resolutions, and then sometime end of January, beginning of February we forget, get discouraged, or just plain give up. Let’s give each other a break this year! It’s been rough. Let’s think about a few resolutions that […]

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December 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

At the time we are writing this- Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 has been approved with Moderna expected soon to follow. It is an important decision to vaccinate a child so we wanted to share a little information we gathered from the CDC and other trusted sources to help out. As always, please check […]

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Events

Nannypalooza 2021

Dates: Friday, October 7th thru Sunday, October 9th Location:  Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park Raleigh, NC   (note: There are multiple Doubletree Hotels in area. The hotel is on Page Creek Road) Hotel cost: $99 a night plus tax Hotel booking link included in confirmation email Cost:  Early bird registration […]

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International Nanny Association Annual Conference 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA March 31 – April 3, 2022 Registration is open! Use this link for more information.

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Nanny Get Together via Zoom

March 3, 2021 7:00pm “Self Care: How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others” Featuring Sara Watts, PNN Nanny  We will have “door prizes” and 2 “giveaways” tied into taking care of yourself. RSVP HERE  

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Camp@Home Sample Day

Camp@Home is an exciting summer program with a different “Around the World” theme each week. Each day will include a craft and a mix of physical and imaginative activities. We are excited to bring camp to your house! Weekly Themes: California Coast Summer Camp Roundup Desert Digs Swiss Alps Hiking & Nature Sydney Outer Space […]

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