July 15, 2018

How to Choose the Right Books for Kids

Summer time is time for playgrounds and beaches – but what about reading? Summer reading and leisure trips to the library. Local libraries have summer reading programs for free- even if your little ones are too young to do the reading themselves. And if you can’t get to the library? Try reading programs at Barnes […]


June 15, 2018

Thinking About Kids and Nutrition – What Kids Eat

Picky Eaters We are always concerned with kids and nutrition. Whether it’s first foods, picky eaters or just what to give hungry little ones- there is lots of information out there. Here are a few tips we love.  Most experts agree that forcing kids to try certain foods only increases the emotional battle, exactly what […]


May 15, 2018

Baby’s Brain

First Three Years….. In the first three years of life, more than a million neural connections are made each second in your child’s brain. These connections do not just affect cognitive abilities like reading and math, but also affect their relationships, social skills and our emotional health as adults. The brain also goes thru a […]


April 23, 2018

Getting Kids out the Door

Anyone with a small child knows how hard it is to get young children out the door. Unless you are headed to the ice cream parlor, you have to have a plan or your three year old’s need to put on his own shoes will eat away any chance that you can stop for coffee […]


March 15, 2018

Baby-Proofing – Don’t Forget These 3 Steps

So, a new baby is ready to arrive  any day now. You may think you have everything covered but there are 3 things are often forgotten. Baby-Proofing Your Home It seems like it may be too early to focus on this but before you know it, the time will come where baby-proofing is necessary but everyone […]


February 15, 2018

Encouraging Dental Hygiene for Kids

We have all heard of children who hate brushing their teeth — and we may have even once been them ourselves. Fortunately, there are some great strategies a parent or nanny can try to make brushing a fun time for young ones. Parents and nannies alike can use these tips to build good habits from a […]


January 16, 2018

Be a Better Parent – 5 New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is a great time to set goals and focus on personal improvement. But there are also a number of ways that you can grow as a parent, too. Following these 5 New Year’s resolutions will not only help young children to be better behaved, but they will help them to grow over […]


December 13, 2017

When ‘No’ Isn’t Enough

Sometimes, managing defiant behavior in young children feels impossible. What can parents and caregivers do when they refuse to listen or continue to engage in disobedience? Most children go through a phase where ‘no’ is their favorite word, but there are some concrete strategies to help parents and caregivers manage this behavior effectively. We’ve detailed […]


November 15, 2017

On Your Marks, Get Set, Sleep!

Whether you are nursing a newborn or caring after an infant, the challenges of getting your baby to sleep through the night can be abundant. When crying wakes you up consistently, the sleepless nights add up and can leave you feeling drained. That’s why sleep training, or the process of teaching a baby how to […]


October 20, 2017

The Peskiest of Toddler Behaviors Explained

If you’re a parent of a toddler, chances are you are all too familiar with temper tantrums. It is also common for young children to turn to biting, hitting, kicking, pulling hair and more when dealing with unpleasant emotions, but more than thankfully, there are ways to respond that will reduce aggressive behavior in the […]



National Nanny Training Day 2018 April 21

National Nanny Training Day is held to recognize the needs of young children and to raise the awaremess of the positive correaltion between nanny training and quality care.  This national initiative is part of the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. On […]


International Nanny Association Conference 2018 Tucson – May 17-20

The Annual Conference offers educational and networking opportunities for business owners and in-home child care providers. Top Reasons to Attend Enrich Your Knowledge. The many educational workshops will enhance your professional and personal development. Three tracks of workshops for Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists and Agency Owners & Staff. Gain Insider Tips. Industry veterans and educators will […]


Nannypalooza November 2-3, 2018

Learn with other nannies…and have a ton of fun!