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Tips for Success in your Nanny Placement

Here are some tips for ensuring the best care possible for your Nanny Family: Safety of the children should never be compromised. Ever. Please ensure that your first aid certificate, police clearance and driving licence are always valid. You should never leave the children alone, even if you see the parents do it. You are […]

The Concierge Cooks?

The term “Chef Concierge” comes from the French word for “chief” and essentially their role is to oversee the Guest Services for hotels.  While they play many roles, they are not the cooks!  Typically 4 and 5 star hotels have a full service Concierge desk where they assist the guests with their various needs like […]

Yelling is Not Effective

Whether we like it or not there’s no denying that as a parent or a nanny we’ve all yelled at our kids at some point.  And most likely felt self aware and slightly guilty for losing our temper afterwards.  Sometimes yelling is necessary; safety! Like that time when my son ran through a parking lot […]

Sitting Down with Nanny Candice

Candice R. is the type of nanny your child(ren) will ask back for time and time again! She has the natural ability to engage the children in fun, healthy play as well as put parents at ease when their wee ones are in her care. We have had the pleasure of working with Candice as […]

How to Make Valentine’s Day Healthy

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to fill up on sugary, unhealthy treats. We are bombarded from all avenues with baked and packaged goods at this time of year. But it’s super easy to make Valentine’s Day healthy and delicious at the same time! All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter, a little creative […]

Recipe: Cheezy Rice & Lentil Bake

During the winter months, hearty and warm comfort food is a staple. This Cheezy Rice & Lentil bake will definitely be a crowd pleaser! It’s delicious, filling, AND nutritious. This recipe is courtesy of the Kid Tested Fire Fighter Approved blog and is plant-based/vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free! Bonus – you can always save the leftovers […]

Toddler Activities that require no setup!

My little guy is such a typical toddler – oodles and oodles of energy and a cute little attention span that lasts no more than a few minutes per activity!  And even though he has more toys, books and puzzles than any child should (thanks in part to Grandma, who rarely shows up to the […]

Tips for Being an Extraordinary Nanny

Welcome to 2015! Here are some tips for new and current nannies for putting your best foot forward this year in your nannying endeavours. Create and maintain consistency with the parent’s wishes and household routines. Communication with parents is key, establishing up front communication about what parents want and desire from your care of their […]

“FUR BABIES”

To many, “fur babies” is a term used by owners of dogs or cats.  Many families with or without children will ensure their pets are well taken care of and this also includes seeking professionals who will care for them when they are not able to.  Many hotels offer special accommodations for pets and offer […]

Easy Spinach Pancakes

So, I was really skeptical the first time I tried these, as my son is really not a big fan of green veggies yet. But, I was pleasantly surprised to find that his obsession with pancakes won out over his hate for greens! These are delicious and such a huge hit in our house, I […]