Monthly Archives: April 2015

Parenting for the Modern Family

Raising a family doesn’t come with a manual and I believe that home life can be generally peaceful and nourishing. This requires creativity, commitment, and ideally experience. However, most do not have these skills before children arrive. This course will include many tips, tricks and techniques as well as ways of thinking that will have parents begin to creatively find their own solutions to challenges that arise.

How To Be a ‘Fun, But Firm’ Nanny

As a nanny for NOC, we work with a variety of children from many different backgrounds. The only thing some of these kids have in common is their biological age, other than that they have different temperaments, energy levels, and food preferences. Something that is sometimes requested on postings is a ‘fun, but firm’ nanny for more spirited children. I would like to share some tricks that I have learned after working with kids for over a decade.

Happy Nannyversary!

​Sarah J.​ Is celebrating her 5 year nannyversary with Nannies on Call this month. This year has been especially exciting for Sarah as she has just welcomed her baby boy this past March! She has been working with Nannies on Call since 2010 and during that time has completed over 430 On Call bookings with […]

Almond Joy Recipe

These days, allergies are everywhere! It is hard to meet anyone who is not allergic to something. Especially when working with little ones! Lately, a rise in gluten and lactose intolerance in children has left many people wondering…well, what CAN I bake for my children, or the children I nanny for? Enter GOOP. No, not […]

Exquisite Corpse: Simple, creative fun!

“Exquisite Corpse” is a fun and simple game that has been around since at least 1925. Invented by the surrealists, the game requires nothing but two artists, a piece of paper, and a drawing implement. The paper is folded in half “hamburger style,” or horizontally. With the paper folded, the first artist does the upper […]

The Whole “Kitten Caboodle”

The Whole “Kitten Caboodle”– more tips on Nanny kits Many Nannies on Call bookings recommend bringing a nanny kit, and many nannies have asked about just what that kit should include. We’ve addressed the nanny kit on this blog, but if you’d rather not scroll through past entries, or if you’d just like a little […]