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October 12, 2019

Baby Food – Made Fun and Easy

You will prepare thousands of meals for your kids in their lifetime. But some of most fun meals are the first ones. And once you have introduced foods and baby gets a little older, there can be wonderful, creative moments of sharing food combinations and meals with you little one. Here are some of our […]

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September 24, 2019

Seasons of Change – Impact on Young Children

Fall is a time when things change, the leaves on the tree, the schedule of the days, and people in a child’s life. Whether it is starting preschool, having a different teacher, or the transition from one nanny to another, changes in relationships can be very stressful for kids. What can we do to make […]

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August 17, 2019

Myths and Misunderstandings about Car Seat Safety

Correct car seat usage can reduce infant fatality by 71 percent. That’s a huge number. So let’s take a look at a few misconceptions about car seat safety practices.  “My kid is now 2 so I can let them face forward FINALLY!” Car seat transitions should be made based on height and weight NOT age. […]

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July 15, 2019

7 Solo-Play Activities For A Tot

Teaching a child to play independently doesn’t have to be tough. In fact, it can be a win/win situation as you can start young giving your child opportunities to play and grow by themselves so that when they are older they are accustomed to playing solo. Here are a few sure fire ideas of simple […]

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June 15, 2019

Tips – Kids and Sun Screen – Skip the Struggle

WE KNOW….. Regular use of sunscreen can reduce risk of melanoma by 40 percent in young adulthood. It prevents short term painful burns in addition to the long term affects. It’s the healthy thing to do. But putting sunscreen on a kid can be the battle royale of the summer. Ideas to ease the pain […]

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May 15, 2019

Children’s Books – A Window to Fine Art

We often spend a great deal of time thinking about all the children’s books we read to kids and the language they are developing. Some of the most beautiful and expressive art of modern times, however, is found in children’s books. As we read and enjoy the pictures with our children, take note of the […]

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April 15, 2019

Mindfulness for Young Children

     In the past few years, the practice of mindfulness has become mainstream. Mindfulness is the art of being in the present moment, paying attention to all that is around you. It is often associated with meditation, slowing your breathing and relaxing muscles. Scientists have found that it can help regulate emotions, reduce stress […]

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March 15, 2019

Importance of Outdoor Play for Young Kids

We are all ready for spring and looking forward to getting outside after a long winter. Being outdoors is so important for everyone but especially for children. Studies show that the outdoors provides stress relief, allows them to see the world from a new perspective and fosters muscle strength and coordination. Children are better able […]

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February 15, 2019

Infant Sign Language

The stage that all babies go thru, the lack of ability to communicate with words, can be one of frustration. Not knowing what the baby wants can lead to a bumpy time for caregivers and parents. This usually happens between 8 months and 2 years old. One way to ease the feeling of frustration can […]

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January 21, 2019

Starting the Year off  More Organized

A common new year’s resolution is to be more organized around the home. Here are a few ideas to start the year off right! Tired of clutter, toys, shoes and clothes all over the place? Invest in a few baskets that can live on your staircase. Each person in the family can have one and […]

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Events

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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CANCELLED interNational Nanny Training Day

interNational Nanny Training Day is held to recognize the needs of young children and to raise awareness of the positive correlation between nanny training and quality care. This national initiative is part of Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Saturday April 18 […]

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CANCELLED 35th International Nanny Association Annual Conference

April 30 – May 3, 2020 MONTREAL CANADA Delta Marriott Montreal Hotel Registration Opens November 1, 2019 Conference Website

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Nannypalooza 2020

Stay tuned for 2020 date and location – Learn with other nannies…and have a ton of fun!

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