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January 5, 2021

Rituals & Habits with Kids

It’s January, a time of new beginnings. However we find ourselves this year stuck in a few ways that are likely discouraging. To combat those feelings, let’s focus on something we can control with an outcome of healthy habits or rituals. Children love the comforting feeling of routines. They love to know what is coming […]

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December 1, 2020

Perfect Thank You Card

Thank you cards are becoming a lost art. However, there are so many reasons why it is worth it to teach kids to send these letters. Not only do you get to help teach grace, gratefulness and appreciation, it helps strengthen relationships which is important this year when we can’t all be together. As a […]

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November 3, 2020

Mindset – Encouraging Gratitude

As Thanksgiving approaches, we usually are talking about all the things we are thankful for this season. This year feels very different. It is not easy to be thankful for endless zoom calls instead of being with people. It is not easy to be thankful for always staying at home instead of gathering with family […]

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October 15, 2020

Great Alternative Halloween Ideas

Halloween has become a huge holiday season in the past few years. It isn’t just trick or treat, it’s school parties, hay rides, block parties and haunted houses. Most of these things will not be able to happen, or at least not in the same way this year. So what can we do to make […]

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October 10, 2020

Helping Kids Manage Fear

The month of October for many is full of fun, candy, laughter and spooky surprise. But for many children, being afraid is never fun. It can be debilitating and cause the month of Halloween to be full of anxiety. There are a few things you can do to help kids manage this tough emotion. Fear […]

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October 1, 2020

Getting Ready for Halloween

Kids love costumes and candy. This is why usually October is fun and exciting. This year things may look different. Here are a few ideas of how to prepare children for Halloween 2020. Start talking about how it may be different this year. As soon as the costume shops open or the catalogs come to […]

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September 1, 2020

Kids Q & A – The easy & the tough!

Right now we are all experiencing a time of questions. It’s exhausting. So this month we thought we would talk about answering questions! Sadly, we might not have answers about virtual school, Corona Virus or current politics, but we know something about the thousands of questions kids will ask from the time they begin to […]

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August 7, 2020

What games can teach. Hint: more than just how to win or lose!

Playing games comes naturally to children. They are happy to play group games, board games, simple games or more strategic and complex games as they grow. They make up games with complicated rules and structures and also at times will fall back to the simple fun of hide and seek. Games are more than just […]

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July 3, 2020

Raising Open Minded Children

When we think about the humans we are hoping to raise, we hope they are accepting and welcoming of others. This actually means starting early to expose your child to those who are different than you- not only in race, ethnicity, religion or politics, but also in socioeconomic class, family structure, physical abilities and more. […]

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June 5, 2020

Music – Bonding, Stress-buster, and More for Young Children

Studies have shown us that music affects nearly every part of development for children.

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Events

International Nanny Association Annual Conference 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Save the Date: March 31 – April 3, 2022 Registration will be open November 1, 2021 More Details To Come….

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Nannypalooza 2021

Dates: Friday, October 8th thru Sunday, October 10th Location: Doubletree Bradley Airport Windsor Locks, CT  (just north of Hartford) Hotel cost: $119 a night plus tax Hotel booking link included in confirmation email Cost:  Early bird registration $249 available until June 25th Regular registration $299 available until August 30th Late registration  $325 if space is available For […]

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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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