Monthly Archives: August 2012


10 Reasons Some Kids Seem to Love to Rebel

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Kids are like the proverbial snowflake: no two are exactly alike. Some kids are easygoing creatures that are happy to go with the flow, while others seem to feel an overwhelming need to rock the boat at every opportunity. For … Continue reading

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How to Host a Birthday Party without Inviting the Whole Class

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Most parents remember the dismay that accompanied being passed over for birthday party invitations during their own school days, but modern standards in schools have changed, with many school systems implementing a rule that effectively bans kids from passing out … Continue reading

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10 Things to Pack for a Family Weekend Getaway

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When it comes to getting away for the weekend, adding kids into the mix always seems to make things much more complicated. While the ages and stages of the children will dictate some of the necessities you bring along, other … Continue reading

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30 Blogs With Sample Nanny Interview Questions

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If you’re preparing for a nanny interview but aren’t sure what to ask, take a look at this list of blogs that cover the topic of nanny interview questions in detail. From the most common questions to the most bizarre … Continue reading

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How to Pick the Perfect First Day of School Outfit on a Dime

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Making a good first impression is very important and can set the tone for a great school year.  Keep in mind that you don’t want to buy one super cool outfit for the first day and then dress like a … Continue reading

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10 Things to Consider When Traveling Internationally with Your Charges

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For many nannies, traveling internationally is a regular part of their job duties. Often times, due to scheduling conflicts or out of convenience, a nanny and her charge will travel separately from the child’s parents. While doing so can be … Continue reading

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A Nanny’s Guide to Packing for a Daytrip

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For many nannies, trips to the zoo, farm, museum, or other age-appropriate venues are part of their weekly adventures with the children they watch. Being prepared for a long day away from home can make the difference between having a … Continue reading

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10 Things to Do During a Heat Wave

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During a heat wave, or a prolonged period of hot and often humid weather, it can be hard to keep the kids cool and entertained. Since a heat wave can pose a serious health risk to those who are exposed … Continue reading

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10 Ways Nannies Can Support Breastfeeding Moms

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The World Health Organization, which recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for the first six months, also claims that “breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure a child’s health and survival.” The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests … Continue reading

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Piercings: The Hidden Dangers

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Many parents like to pierce their child’s ears while they’re still babies so that it’s out of the way while the child is too young to remember the pain, but that may not be the best option for your kids.  … Continue reading

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