Remembrance Day

A Pittance of Time…

To some Remembrance day is just another day off of school or work, but to others the day has much more meaning. It can be a time to reflect on those people who fought so hard for freedom and helped Canada expand to the beautiful country that it is today, a safe location for people of all ethnicities. As generations get older and our population ages, we lose a connection with those veterans who served in wars, if they are not around, it is hard to appreciate the efforts and sacrifices they went through so long ago.

Help Send Nathan to Disneyland!

Nathan, now 6 years old, is diagnosed with Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, which leads to kidney failure. In March 2010, Nathan went through a kidney transplant and is still receiving intense treatment today. Despite the struggle with his life threatening illness, Nathan remains an optimistic young boy with big dreams. He is fascinated with technology, enjoys computers and reading, which makes him appear quite intellectual for his age. “He is always coming up with good ideas on how to improve on things!” commented his mother, Tina. At Thanksgiving, when he overheard Tina complaining about the meat thermometer not working well, Nathan decided that when he grows up, he will invent a better one and described the concept that the thermometer can be left in the meat while it is being cooked and sends notification through a cell phone app when the turkey is done!

Halloween Face Painting Ideas

Now that Halloween is just around the corner it’s time to plan all the festivities. From buying candy and decorating, to thinking of costumes. Dressing up is the most exciting part of Halloween for kids and for adults. Face painting is a great way to bring Halloween costumes to life! Whether you’re a cheetah or skeleton there’s always a creative and fun way to paint your face!

Korean sangchu ssam or Lettuce Wrap Recipe

If you have ever struggled to get a reluctant child to eat a healthy day’s portion of vegetables, try this hands-on Korean dish that’s both kid-friendly and remarkably tasty!

Ssam literally means ‘wrapped’ in Korean, and covers a wide variety of food that are wrapped in leaf vegetables like lettuce, sesame leaves, seaweed, and so on. It’s a fantastic way for kids to have fun with their food by building each bite themselves (similar to tacos or burritos), and still eat something that is fresh and healthy. The version we’ll make today is sangchu ssam or lettuce wraps, one of the easiest to eat and find ingredients for.

Kelowna Nanny Spotlight!

Like Mary Poppins swoops in to bring joy to children, Nannies on Call listens to their clients! Not only do you want quality childcare, less headaches with screening and negotiations, but someone that shares your childcare philosophies and is an over the top great match! We make it our priority to ensure you are happy with the nanny we place you with. Meet some of our team members and see if one sounds like a great match for your family’s needs.

Nannies on Call Back-to-School Social!

What: A chance to meet and mingle with other Nannies on Call Nannies and staff, in a last summer hurrah! When: Thursday August 30th, 5:30-7:30pm This is an informal event; please feel free to arrive whenever you are able after work. Where: Playful Grounds, 605 College Street, Toronto ON Who: Current and former Nannies on Call Nannies only Why: Because… Read more »

every WOMAN

What is every WOMAN? An awesome opportunity to try activities you’ve never tried, or things you haven’t done since you were a kid. every WOMAN Events connect, support and motivate women of all ages, shapes & sizes to be active through fitness and wellness workshops. No experience necessary. All shapes and sizes welcome. Humour recommended…. Read more »

Calling all Extraordinay Calgary Nannies!

Nannies on Call, Western Canada’s premiere Nanny agency,  is  accepting resumes for Full Time & Regular Part Time Positions. We’re gearing up for our busy placement season – looking for EXTRAORDINARY nannies to start this Summer & Fall! What:     Nannies on Call Hiring Fair When:    Friday, July 20th, 9:00am to 4:00pm Where:   The… Read more »


Kidtopia has two great family events coming up – register now for your spot! July 14th is the FAMILY Sports Day presented by Old Navy. Move through the stations and obstacle courses, win prizes and shares laughs. Starts at 10 until 1pm at UBC McInnes Field (rain or shine!) On July 28th, Kidtopia presents a… Read more »