It was mother’s day this past weekend. It’s a day to celebrate you as a mother, but do you know who that is? Many women don’t immediately feel like a mother once their child is born, and instead gradually learn to see themselves in ways that fit with the identity of “mother.” In the meantime, the self she has previously known herself to be feels completely out of reach as her daily activities, capabilities and expectations have shifted so dramatically.
Relocating or Traveling to the Okanagan?
Touted as one of Canada’s “best kept secrets”, the Okanagan area is a great place to visit, and it is also a wonderful place to find a home in and settle down in, especially if you have a family. Beyond the mountain-surrounded lakes and the beautiful climate that offers Mediterranean-like summers and mild, fairly dry winters, the Okanagan also provides excellent schools for the children, cultural events for everyone, and sporting facilities for the sports fanatics.
This past weekend I had the absolute privilege of attending the Babies in Bloom fair in Kelowna which hosts the Okanagan’s biggest baby experience! Having been in the nanny biz for many years, I was expecting to see much of the same that we see at trade shows. But I was pleasantly surprised…not only by the amazing kids and parents I met, but also because I made so many fantastic connections. Bobs and Lolo were center stage which packed the house, as well as Kiki the Eco Elf, who all the children adored. There was also a face-painting booth and many of the exhibitors had crafts, food or toys to keep the little ones occupied.
Tired of the same old meals? Need some inspiration?
Nannies on Call has partnered with the Hungry Oven to bring Nannies a bit of inspiration in the kitchen.
The Hungry Oven will give nannies confidence to work in the kitchens of Nannies on Call families whether it be preparing delicious and nutritious family meals or working with the children, teaching them basic cooking skills and healthy eating choices.
Celebrate Pregnancy with Modern Mama’s Modern Bump Brunch, Sunday, November 27 at 12:00pm at The Brock House(3875 Grey Rd Point, Vancouver). Tickets are just $39 and are on sale at www.modernmama.ca. Space is limited.
Get insider tips on the best baby gear, learn about local parenting resources, get to know some local bump-friendly fashion, and meet other expecting moms from the lower mainland. Enjoy all this and more in addition to a delicious brunch in the exclusive Brock House. The top 10 must-have baby items will be presented and given away, and each attendee will leave with a fabulous swag bag.
Nannies on Call is excited to provide childcare for the One of a Kind Show Vancouver for another year. Our extraordinary nannies will be at the show all three days to keep your children busy in a fun environment.
You can shop without the rhetorical chant, “when are we leaving?!” when you have just hit the first store stall.
Why brave a mommy event so big it is classified as a “trade show”? Three words: swag, prizes, and speakers!
Nannies on Call will have a booth at this weekend’s BabyTime Fall Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building). Running November 11th-13th from 10am-6pm daily, there are stage shows ranging from My Little Pony Live to Infant Massage and Salsa Babies. Seminar speakers include “The Sleep Doula” Tracy Ruiz and Ann Douglas, author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books.
Looking for a place to keep the kids entertained out of the extreme heat of the summer? The Peanut Club Indoor Playground is your solution.
Nanny Teresa dropped by the Peanut Club and was shown around by Jean Teresa was impressed with the multitude of toys and activities available for little ones. All outdoor shoes are removed upon entry and socks or slippers must be worn by everyone inside.
For parents on the south side of Calgary, Sip & Safari Cafe is a great option for families looking to have a nice coffee and a tasty lunch while the kids can enjoy a large play area and make some new friends! Sip & Safari offers a safe and fun place for children 6 and under to romp around, while parents can relax a bit and still keep an eye on their youngsters.
The Mad Italian Gelato Bar, situated across the street from Hollywood Gelato on Bayview, proves that one simply cannot have enough Gelato joints! This is especially true considering the hot sun that Toronto offers in the summer.