Is That in My Job Description?

Do you ever feel like sometimes the requests made of you from your Nanny Family are beyond the realm of what you're actually being paid to do? Curious as to what the differences are between a nanny, household manager, and nanny manager? Read on for more information that might help you at your next job (or your current one!)

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Why is it Easier to be Kinder to Another Person’s Child?

Sometimes, nannies who are also mothers find themselves being nicer and more lenient towards their Nanny Kids, and less so to their own children. Kimberley Roberts Benakovich, a nanny and a mother, writes about this anomaly that she experienced. Can you relate?

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Pros and Cons of Hiring a Nanny Mom

If you are a family who is considering doing a nanny share, but you don’t want to have to deal with another set of parents regularly or would rather not have a strange child in your home, a Nanny Mom may be exactly what you are looking for! There are some potential drawbacks to hiring a Nanny Mom that a family will have to consider during the hiring process. Kimberley Roberts Benakovich gathers some first-hand accounts from parents who have hired Nanny Moms to help guide you along your way to making this decision.

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Preventing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

It's no secret that caring for another person can take a lot out of you. In this profession, it's very easy to lose yourself in your job and in the lives of your Nanny Family, putting self-care on the back-burner. But it's so important to realize the signs of burn-out and fatigue and to know what you can do to take care of yourself, both in the moment and in the long-term. 

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The Art of Making Art a Habit

Creating anything is a beautiful, unpredictable, messy process. You start with an idea, you craft it into a form, you step away, you add to it, you love it, you add more, you hate it, you pull some back, you play and adjust until you decide it is complete. This is the beauty and struggle of creating art. This is what makes kids’ art equally critical and incredible. With every mark, stroke, and squiggle, we are witnessing their artistic process. They are honing their abilities to create. Graphic designer and owner of the Artful Educator, Kim Votruba-Matook, offers us some advice on how to let our little ones be creative and create wonderful works of art!

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5 Ideas to Help Soothe Teething Babies

Taking care of teething babies and toddlers can be a big enough challenge for a mom or dad—but when you’re the nanny, it can sometimes feel downright impossible. Sometimes it doesn’t matter if the baby is with you eight hours a day, every weekday, because sometimes (like when he or she is in pain), a baby just wants his mom or dad. Jenn Sanders offers 5 ideas to help soothe your little one's pain.

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The Pros and Cons of Baby-Led Weaning

Baby-led weaning is not a new concept, but important nonetheless. Baby-led weaning is a natural transition from breastfeeding or formula feeding to solid foods. It promotes exploration of food and allows baby to set the pace for eating. The method of introducing solids allows baby to self-regulate, promoting appetite control, and therefore decreasing the risk of becoming overweight later in life.

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Immunity Boost Power Pops

This cold and flu season seemed to have been one of the worst we've seen in awhile. As the weather starts to get warmer is some parts of the world, bust out these healthy, yummy popsicles to help boost your littles' immunity, while also offering them a yummy treat!

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Nannypalooza UK: The heart of Nannypalooza translates across continents

Last November, the Nannypalooza conference made it's way overseas to the UK. Louise Dunham, of Placement Solutions in Australia, gives us a first-hand account of the conference from it's organizers and attendees. 

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