Why Your Nanny (and your kids) Need a Routine

Make a List For Your Nanny and Things Will Go Smoothly! You have a nanny – now what?  Establishing a routine with your nanny should be your first priority. While today’s television sitcoms feature nannies in outrageous situations, real-live nannies in Halifax, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Victoria need a simple routine to establish the… Read more »

Moms, Nannies and The Olympics

Moms Go for the Gold: How My Nanny Allows me to Go Higher, Faster, and Stronger   Olympic fever is heating up, Canada! Yes, we do love our winter sports, but no matter the season, my blood stirs each time I hear the CBC’s iconic Olympic anthem.   For the next two weeks, I will… Read more »

Game of Observation

As a nanny fun does not have to cost money. This a great game that can be played anywhere, costs nothing and can be played with little preparation. It helps to develop children’s observation skills and their ability to recall information. The children will never know you have created a teachable moment.

The Snow is Here.. now what?

While snow can mean shoveling, treacherous driving and figuring out childcare for parents, for children, it can be fun, fun, fun! Here are some fun outdoor activities in the snow! Tobogganing / sledding / tubing Building a snow fort Going snowshoeing Building a snowman Maple Syrup Taffy (see instructions below) Making snow angels Skiing /… Read more »

Your Kid ­Friendly Workout Playlist

Fitting in your daily fix of physical activity when you have kids is definitely a challenge. But making it fun both you and your little ones is one way to combine fitness and family time. That’s  something to look forward to! Now all you need is some kid ­friendly (read: clean lyrics) tunes to  get everyone pumped and moving. Here’s your playlist… 1. Avicii ­ Wake Me up 2. will.i.am ­ I Like To Move It 3. Charli XCX ­ Red Balloon 4. A*Teens ­ Mamma Mia 5. Shawn Mendes ­ Something Big 6. Jackson 5 ­ I Want You Back 7. PSY ­ Gangnam Style 8. Pharrell Williams ­ Happy 9. Zendaya and Bella Thorne ­ Contagious Love 10. Glee Cast ­ You’re The One That I Want Shortcut: Load up these ready ­made Spotify playlists! Pop For Kids Kids Workout