Monthly Archives: October 2010

Patisserie La Cigogne: Delicio-so!

Patisserie La Cigogne is a busy little, elegant-looking café that Nanny Erin paid a visit to at about 10:00 a.m. on a Friday morning. On this particular Friday morning, the café was packed to the gills with families, and she had the pleasure of sitting next to a group of 3 moms and their daughters.

Halloween Crafts

Halloween is just around the corner and soon you will be dressing your kids up as their favorite super hero, animal, princess or spooky monster.

Have fun and show off your child’s Halloween costume with this easy to make Halloween Pumpkin Fridge Magnet. Just follow these instructions.

Spotlight on Mom Entrepreneur’s Network

Leigh Mitchell – a panelist at next week’s Blissdom Canada Conference in Toronto – is the passionate blogger and marketing consultant behind online business community Mom Entrepreneur’s Network.

Value in having quality childcare with The Province

Nannies on Call featured in The Province – Minding Your Own Business.

Safe Trick or Treating

Trick or treat night is fun for both kids and parents. There is only one night of the year that parents allow their children to go out at night and ring the doorbells at stranger’s houses. Kids enjoy it because they get to dress up collect lots of candy, while parents love to see their kids dolled up in their costumes and may even look forward to sneaking a handful or two of the candy that their children collect.

Paging Mary Poppins with the Globe and Mail

Paging Mary Poppins. As More sitter services pop up at hotels and in well-visited cities, parents are taking advantage (and taking a break).

Kids Costumes: More than Just a Costume Shop

Kids Costumes can be your one stop shop for all of your child’s dress-up needs, whether it is for Halloween, a school play or a dance recital. It’s a humongous store that is just packed to the rafters with incredible costumes that range anywhere from toddler sizes to 12-14 year olds. They even carry some adorable newborn costumes.

Healthy Lunch Ideas That Are Fun for Kids

Lunch is usually the quick meal of the day, squished between everything that needs to be accomplished. However, it should be just as healthy and well-rounded as breakfast and dinner. Skip the peanut butter and jelly and bologna sandwiches –they’re just not fun! Get your kids interested and involved in creating and eating a healthy lunch with these creative ideas.

Vancouver Nanny of the Month

Originally from Mexico, Sandra is a preschool teacher with over 7 years teaching experience under her belt. She is intelligent, well educated and highly creative. Sandra has worked in Preschools and Kindergarten classrooms in Vancouver and her native Mexico City. Also certified to teach English as a second language, Sandra can chat you and your children up in either English or en Español! Sandra is a much sought after nanny and families adore her.

Café Jules Patisserie-Toronto

If you happen to smell the pleasant aroma of freshly baked foods wafting in the air as you leave story time at Mable’s Fables, it must be what’s coming out of the oven across the street at Café Jules Patisserie. Nanny Erin followed her senses and discovered a perfect place to bring children to, before or after story time. The delightful little French café boasts unbelievably mouth-watering fresh-bakery type snacks that taste as yummy as they smell.