Category Archives: Education

How to Talk to Your Babysitter About Screen Time and Social Media

Talking to Your Babysitter About Screen Time We have all read the reports from the Canadian Paediatric Society about the dangers of using technology to “babysit” our kids, and most of us parents fight the urge to use some screen time to provide us with some quiet time. The struggle can be difficult, and the […]

Getting around town

Living in a city with kids can be a pretty great thing! Everything is at your fingertips, and you can walk almost anywhere! Here are a few items to help get your kids around town in a breeze! If your child still needs to be in a stroller, there are some great options out there […]

Children and housework

The trick to bring your children to help at home is to motivate them to do so. Here are some tips and tricks: If parents do their tasks without complaining about it, the children learn that it is not a punishment to help with housework. Instead they learn to see it as something that is […]

Our Favourite Children’s Book Quotes

Reading aloud with our kids is a wonderful way to bond and revisit beloved books, many of which hold some our favourite literary quotes… “If you are good, life is good.” – Matilda by Roald Dahl “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and the […]

Bedtime snuggles and favourite book – Mommy magic time!!

Don’t underestimate the power of a snuggle and reading a favourite book together! Set this time aside for truly doing nothing but reading and being beside each other and enjoying each others space.  Once a week I would let each child pick which book I would read to them twice in a row – they […]

Great Books for Children

Reading books to children is a pastime any parent, grandparent, older sibling, or nanny knows all too well. When the book ends, the cry for “more” or “again, again!” is sure to follow. There are millions of excellent books out there, but I haven’t read them all! So here are my favorites.

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.

Injury Prevention for Children – Resources

As nannies, our main concern is making sure that the children in our care are safe at home, at the park, at the playground, or wherever the day may take us. Active supervision is one of the main strategies in preventing children’s injuries, according to the Canadian Paediatric Society, but there are many other tools and strategies we can tap into to make sure that, as childcare providers, we are prepared to anticipate, and act quickly in case of an emergency.

Our favourite Children’s Books Made Into Movies

Literature and cinema come together beautifully in our list of favourite children’s books adapted into movies. And whether you are a parent, grandparent, older sibling, or nanny, sharing a great book together with your little ones, can easily lead to enjoying the movie version, and then discussing what the similarities and differences between the book […]



When working in a variety of families’ homes or hotel rooms you find yourself more exposed to different things – not all good! It is reality that lice and other little critters live amongst us whether we want to admit it or not. However, you can reduce the chances of getting up close and personal with these pests by considering knowing a bit about them and considering the following: