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Nanny Christmas and Holiday Gifts

Holiday shopping can be stressful and overwhelming. You may be asking yourself, “What should I give my nanny for the holidays?” After 10 years of working with Nannies we know you can never go wrong with cash. The colors of the season are red and green. Focus on the latter. Your gift will be greatly appreciated. One thing you may not know is that an annual holiday/end of the year bonus is customary in the nanny industry……. even though you may not receive one yourself. Many nannies are parents too. They often live paycheck to paycheck.  Nannies have mortgages, car …

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8 Ways to Keep Kids Busy Until School Starts

8 Activities to Keep Dallas Kids Busy at Home Until The End of Summer By Mary Lewis Source   Keeping kids busy during the summer at home can be a challenge here in Dallas. When the temperatures soar, it can be tough to coax them outdoors. Here are eight ideas to help them chill out and keep them busy this summer. 1. Sprinkler No pool? No problem! Turn the sprinkler on and make a game out of running through the water. Turn the swingset and slide into a water park. You may even enjoy a turn going down the cool, …

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Six Great Nanny Gifts To Show Your Appreciation

Searching for the perfect Nanny Gift? Tiz the season to celebrate your nanny and show her how much your family loves and appreciates her. Whether your nanny enjoys staycations in downtown Dallas or local restaurants in Fort Worth, these are 6 of the best gift ideas your nanny will love this holiday season: Delivery There’s nothing like relaxing after work and not having to worry about what’s for dinner! Gift your nanny a voucher to sit back, relax, and have dinner catered.   Date Night If your nanny is in a relationship, she’ll love a gift that she can enjoy …

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Trust The Nanny You Hire Using These 3 Tips

Hiring a nanny you can trust may be one of the best decisions you make as a parent.  In this process, it is critical to find a nanny you can depend on and learn to trust. No daycare drop-offs and pick-ups, now the children will have nap time in their own beds, and long-term relationships with childcare providers who become a part of your family. Trusting a Nanny to care for your child takes more than a certification and background check. How do you know that your child will be safe and properly cared for? How and why should you trust …

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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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