If you’re like me, you’re always trying to fit too much stuff into too little space. My apartment boasts multiple boatloads of books, an ever-expanding record collection, too many puzzles to count, 30+ years worth of clothes, and only one closet. It isn’t ideal but with the right organization, it is very manageable and tidy…. Read more »
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 trick to bring your children to help at home is to motivate them to do so. Here are some tips and tricks: If parents do their tasks without complaining about it, the children learn that it is not a punishment to help with housework. Instead they learn to see it as something that is… Read more »
I love ice cream, I mean, who doesn’t? It is a tasty treat that seems to make summer all that more…well, summery! I just cannot have very much ice cream. For a variety of reasons, one being that my tummy and dairy are not getting along as well as they used to. Enter Bananas. Bananas… Read more »
It is no secret that the Lower Mainland, though lovely, is pricey. From home prices, filling up the car with gas, to buying a 4L of milk…our wallets take more of a hit than most! Just because some things are in fact pricey…does not mean you can’t have fun in Vancouver, or the surrounding area,… Read more »
Don’t underestimate the power of a snuggle and reading a favourite book together! Set this time aside for truly doing nothing but reading and being beside each other and enjoying each others space. Once a week I would let each child pick which book I would read to them twice in a row – they… Read more »
These days, allergies are everywhere! It is hard to meet anyone who is not allergic to something. Especially when working with little ones! Lately, a rise in gluten and lactose intolerance in children has left many people wondering…well, what CAN I bake for my children, or the children I nanny for? Enter GOOP. No, not… Read more »
My children and family regularly ask for this for a “breakfast for supper meal” also – sometimes you just want something comforting and this is a great meal after running all over town with two kids in several sports!
Things to do in Halifax with the kids! Wondering what to do this weekend? Or perhaps where your nanny can take the kiddies? Here are some things to do in and around HRM. 1) Rainy day? Check out the latest exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. 2) Clay Café – located on Quinpool Road… Read more »
Your nanny should not be responsible for paying for things relating to the day to day of their job. In certain cases this can’t be helped, so it is wise to have a petty cash fund on hand. If something last minute comes up, it will be your nanny’s responsibility to keep the receipt and give to you for a reimbursement. Please do not include this in your nanny’s pay cheque so that she is not taxed for it and compensate her as soon as possible. Here are some common examples of extras that may come up.