Organizing on a Budget – The Eternal Struggle in Smaller Spaces

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 »

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.

Things to Do, Places to See, Stuff to Eat!

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 »

Bedtime snuggles and favourite book – Mommy magic time!!

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 »

Almond Joy Recipe

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 »

Things to do in Halifax with the kids!

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 »

Lice

LITTLE CRITTERS IN THE HAIR, LITTLE CRITTERS EVERYWHERE

When working in a variety of families’ homes or hotel rooms you find yourself more exposed to different things – not all good! It is reality that lice and other little critters live amongst us whether we want to admit it or not. However, you can reduce the chances of getting up close and personal with these pests by considering knowing a bit about them and considering the following: