8 Reasons Why Nannies Quit

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Nannies spend many years with a family and according to Glenda Propst, a Missouri- based nanny of 30 years and founder of nannytransitions.com, “the most challenging experience any of us handle as nannies is leaving a family. When you spend years of your life loving, caring for and nurturing a child, you fall in love…

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10 Backyard Games to Play with Your Kids

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Kids love to play, but a lot of the time it’s not easy to get them to go outside and play. Sometimes all it takes are some outdoor games to convince them to get out of the house. Here’s a list of go-to games your kids will love to play in the backyard. 1. Water Balloon…

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60 Fun Things to Do with Kids in the Summer

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Summer is the time to relax, but it’s hard to relax when your kids are running all over the place because they’re bored with nothing to do. As parents, nannies, and babysitters, we are all trying to find new and exciting ways to entertain the children in our lives. No one wants their children to waste…

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Natural Remedies for Kids

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By now, it’s no mystery how overmedicated Americans are. Got a headache? Pop a pill. Got an upset stomach? Pop a pill. Can’t sleep? Pop a pill. Ear infection? Pop a pill. And while these medications usually work, it’s important to know that Mother Nature herself has a plethora of naturally occurring remedies for common ailments that…

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Top 10 Favorite Things About Flying with Small Children

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It’s that time of year- family vacation time! Here are some of our very FAVORITE things about flying with small kids… 1. Eating, licking, and touching EVERYTHING 2. Leaking sippy cups (even the “no leak” ones. Making a truly spill proof sippy cup would apparently require breaking some rules of physics) 3. Screaming- particularly when…

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There’s Nothing Wrong with Saying “NO”

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Be around a family with children for five minutes and you’re bound to hear the word “no”. We all know kids ask a lot of questions. Half of the time they are asking for something. And half of that time they are asking for something ridiculous or something we don’t think they need. If you…

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BPA-and-BPS-What You Need to Know For Your Kid’s Health

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Walk in to any supermarket or store and you’ll see “BPA-Free” on almost all plastics. Why? Because in 2008, the media had a frenzy over harmful chemicals found in plastics. BPA (Bisphenol A) was now a dangerous chemical leaking into our everyday plates, cups, tupperware, and especially our baby bottles. Numerous studies over a couple of…

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