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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Bringing your Child to Work with you: A Guide for Nanny Moms

One of the benefits of being a nanny is the possibility of being able to bring your own child with you one day. This can prevent many challenges for both nanny moms and the parents of your charges, and it certainly doesn't work for everyone. Here's an inside look into the world of Nanny Moms, with first-hand accounts from Nanny Moms themselves, weighing the good and the bad and everything in between!

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5 Quick Ways to Improve your Food Choices and Health

Life as a nanny can be exhausting, and taking care of yourself first, can be a hard thing to do. But in order to maintain the energy we need to run around chasing toddlers all day, we HAVE to take care of our health. Knowing where to start can be a challenge, and quite overwhelming. Rob Jackson offers 5 easy tips to start improving your health TODAY so you can be the best nanny you can be!

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Top Tips to Keep Kids Healthy!

With cold and flu season at the worst that it's been in years, it's wise to take extra precautions to keep your little ones healthy. Heed this advice from pediatrician, Dr. Michael Warmoth from the HEAL Network to cover all of your bases this flu season!

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My Recipe of Comfort and Love

Still braving the cold, winter months where you live? There's nothing like a warm, home-cooked meal on a gloomy, chilly day. So curl up with the latest issue of Nanny Mag and a bowl of this yummy (and super easy!) mac and cheese; a recipe of love (and comfort food) passed down through the generations of author Carol Slager.

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5 Children’s Books to Read in 2018

Who doesn't love reading to their littles? Nannies are ever on the search for new books to keep it fresh and interesting for our charges. Kandice Cole offers us 5 books that she LOVES and recommends we start reading to the kiddos today!

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Book Review: Think & Play the Social Scouts Way: Firefighter Leo to the Rescue!

Los Angeles speech language pathologists, Heather Marenda-Miller and Amy Wilhelm bring us a new idea for story-telling with our littles. Seeing first-hand how increased social time is impacting children’s speech and social development, Wilhelm and Marenda-Miller created therapy groups named “Social Scouts” where they teach children how to play, helping them to use their words to communicate ideas with others, and helping to enhance their social skills while inspiring creativity and imagination (from the official press release).

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Quick and Easy Quinoa and Kale Stir Fry

The holiday season is over. Admit it, you've indulged a bit. There's nothing wrong with enjoying the yummy, home-cooked food and desserts over the holidays and the winter months, but you can be left feeling a little full in the new year. Ready to get back on track and start eating healthy again? Personal trainer and certified nutrition coach, Rob Jackson, gives us this delicious, quick recipe to kick start your new year off the healthy way!

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January Issue Sneak Peek: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

Nanny Magazine recently communicated with Nanny Stella Reid and Michelle LaRowe about a hot topic affecting all nannies and families, social media. Many turn to social media to exude their personality, but if not meticulous, it can cost a nanny’s career. Reid and LaRowe answer many of the burning questions about protecting yourself (and your career!) on social media and you can find the full article in our January issue. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek!

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Top 3 Skills for Great Gift Giving

The season of giving is upon us! How do you stay sane and still manage to give meaningful gifts when you are bombarded with the sales and pressures of the holiday season? Kim Votruba Matook of The Artful Educator reminds us of what's important. 

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Book Review: State of the Nanny by Louise Dunham

“More priority needs to be placed on the value of in-­home childcare arrangements to not only benefit children, but parents,” says industry expert and CEO of Placement Solutions, Louise Dunham. In her book, State of the Nanny, Ms. Dunham explains that many families would benefit from the provision of quality, in-­‐home care provided by professional nannies, who not only provide quality care to children, but help parents with the modern challenges of balancing work and family time. 

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