Drowning Safety Tips for Nanny and Family

Every day there is another story in the news of a young child drowning. Devastating.  If you’ve had the experience of almost losing a child to drowning, you know that terrifying feeling. It can happen so quickly. An educated Nanny can help. Decades ago, we were the parents of three small children with a pool in our backyard. One of the children needed to be changed and as I ran in with the baby I shouted to my husband to watch the two year old who was in his tree fort way away from the pool. The NCAA finals were …

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HIRING the PERFECT NANNY!

  The process of  interviewing and hiring the perfect Nanny is potentially very challenging and overwhelming. I can so relate to this after hiring Nannies for my three children over a 16 year period. It was always so daunting and depressing when a nanny would tell me she had to move on to her next career challenge! What I learned is that there are many wonderful women (and men) with a passion for children looking for work as nannies. The key is to find the perfect nanny for your family and home. I found my Nanny needs also changed over …

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How to Handle the Hopes and Fears of a Blended Family

The Blended Family – Hopes, Fears, And Tasks Families today can look very different than they have historically been represented.  Our society contains variations of the nuclear family, sometimes broken down and reassembled into new, blended family units.  The definition of a family has certainly changed, for better or worse, however in doing so, new challenges have been created. There are few things as challenging as blending a family as the result of finding a new love.  A second marriage (or third or fourth) will offer many challenges, not the least of which will be developing successful relationships with your …

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Parenting a Toddler

Parenting Your Toddler Parenting is not for the meek — specifically if we’re discussing toddlers! At this phase, your youngster begins to reveal her special individuality and discover personal interests and what she likes. It might be a brand-new fascination with “princess” gowns and hair decorations, or it might be a cute new habit, like singing to mom with breakfast. Along with the endearing qualities you may also notice a few qualities you’re not quite so fond of. Toddlers are well-known for temper tantrums and demanding treats. Half the battle is knowing what to expect and if it’s normal toddler activity. Here …

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Use Nanny Cams for More than Security!

Nanny Cams for Security and a Source of Happiness! The latest technology in web cams, spy cams, nanny cams, and concealed cameras in general have been developed mostly for security concerns. It’s important to ensure the safety of your home and family, and security cameras are key to achieving that goal. Useful in both homes and businesses, we find security cameras helpful to protect against theft, employee misbehavior, and overall peace of mind. For businesses, a camera by the register and one in the stockroom can go a long way to curtailing certain employee issues. Hidden cameras are especially effective …

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Babysitting Service: What To Watch out for

What to Avoid when Seeking a Babysitting Service Anyone needing the service would have as their primary goal to choose an awesome childcare service. Often though, searching for the best service can be as frustrating as just searching for a sitter on your own. If you really want to find an excellent caretaker from a good service, then there are some things you should avoid. Never select a service at random. Never make a decision on impulse. Many will claim to provide quality sitters and premier service, however there’s no guarantee they’ll deliver on their claims. The challenge with making spontaneous decisions …

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Advice for New Moms: Find Your Bliss

What all New Moms must know Childbirth — a notable nexus in a woman’s life Where it comes to the restoration of a mother’s pre-childbirth state of physical and mental well being, there is frequently a disparity in the care  readily available to new moms during the initial 6-7 weeks of motherhood — the postpartum window. Typically, the first post delivery doctor appointment is at 6 weeks. During this period, the new mom can be quite fragile and will be facing countless unfamiliar obstacles. The “baby blues” and postpartum depression are a particular vulnerability during this time as well. Adding a wonderful new baby to your family is a …

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What you Need to Know about Emergency Care Training

Importance Of First Aid Training   First Aid by S. Brickman fm Flickr People who have had first aid training seldom utilize the skills they developed in severe medical scenarios. Typically they find their training put to use to treat minor injuries. The abilities gained in training are potentially very valuable. First aid is best defined as the quick application of emergency medical support to individuals who are ill or injured. When successfully applied to people with minor injuries or illnesses, the patient should not require further medical treatment. In severe medical emergencies, the application of proper first aid care can make the difference between life and death, or in …

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Here’s How Busy Moms Make it Work

How Busy Moms Get it All Done Whether you’re a busy professional mom or one who stays home with the kids, all of us have common ground: The requirement for childcare. Let’s face it, all of us are working, whether it is full-time, part-time, inside or outside the home, it all keeps us busy. Even if you’re the finest of mothers, there are moments when we all require a break. The issue is, how do you achieve that goal? With work and house demands, it is simple to get lost in all of your responsibilities! Great Support System = Successful Busy …

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Wise Advice on Raising Children

Natural Methods of Teaching Gratitude   Here are simple ways to include the demonstration of gratitude to your kids. As you go about your day, point out the fantastic events that occur around you that we most generally take for granted. There are plenty of opportunities to share appreciation for others we encounter in our daily activities, we need only be aware. Provide the Correct Example It is easiest to teach the correct words to use by demonstrating their use yourself. It’s never too early to show your child respect by saying ‘Thank you’, in turn teaching them to show respect. Children learn best through example, and teaching appreciation …

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