by Lindsay Laurence
Who needs recipe ideas for picky eaters, tantrum tips, and local kid-friendly activity listings? Parents…and Nannies! Luckily you don’t need to terrify your dates with piles of parenting magazine subscriptions on the coffee table; all of the below publications have websites, blogs, and e-newsletters to fulfill your every trouble-shooting and rainy-day-filling need. Nannies on Call also constantly produces original content and re-posts highlights from other sites on our local and national social media channels. Enjoy!
Bunch Family is hands down my favourite parenting website/blog for its diversity, witty irreverence, and valuing of DIY over pricey commercial activities. It is national but also has city-specific sections, as do Help We’ve Got Kids! and Savvy Mom.
Today’s Parent and Urban Mommies are other heavy hitters on the scene, and Yummy Mummy Club gets a coolness honorable mention for its founder Erica Ehm of 80’s/90’s MuchMusic VJ fame and a good dose of sass.
Nannies on Call boasts a national Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube channel, and new Nanny Careers YouTube channel. We also have a long-standing national blog and monthly e-newsletter with sign-up on our website.
Toronto, ON & GTA
Toronto has quite a variety of city-specific media: The Little Paper is a darling monthly newsprint publication with thorough local events listings, complemented by online local activity guides and a Weekend Tip Sheet e-newsletter that once a month contains a full 30/31 days of fun. City Parent‘s print magazine is viewable online (it even makes a rustling paper sound when you “turn” the pages), and Toronto 4 Kids is an exclusively online resource.
Nannies on Call’s Toronto office has it’s own local Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Kelowna, BC & Okanagan Valley
This is just a sampling of the many helpful sites out there, for parents and Nannies alike. If you know a great site that wasn’t mentioned, please share it with us in the Comments field below!
Lindsay Laurence is Nannies on Call’s Regional Manager for the Greater Toronto Area, and a former Extraordinary Nanny herself.