Category Archives: Family Friendly

Why Your Nanny (and your kids) Need a Routine

Make a List For Your Nanny and Things Will Go Smoothly! You have a nanny – now what?  Establishing a routine with your nanny should be your first priority. While today’s television sitcoms feature nannies in outrageous situations, real-live nannies in Halifax, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Victoria need a simple routine to establish the […]

Moms, Nannies and The Olympics

Moms Go for the Gold: How My Nanny Allows me to Go Higher, Faster, and Stronger   Olympic fever is heating up, Canada! Yes, we do love our winter sports, but no matter the season, my blood stirs each time I hear the CBC’s iconic Olympic anthem.   For the next two weeks, I will […]

APPsolutely Crazy

Apps are supposed to make your life easier right? You can schedule a pick up with Uber with the click of a button, book an apartment while travelling with AirBnB in less than one minute, and find a date on Tinder with just the swipe of your finger  Need a babysitter?  There is an app […]

Game of Observation

As a nanny fun does not have to cost money. This a great game that can be played anywhere, costs nothing and can be played with little preparation. It helps to develop children’s observation skills and their ability to recall information. The children will never know you have created a teachable moment.

The Snow is Here.. now what?

While snow can mean shoveling, treacherous driving and figuring out childcare for parents, for children, it can be fun, fun, fun! Here are some fun outdoor activities in the snow! Tobogganing / sledding / tubing Building a snow fort Going snowshoeing Building a snowman Maple Syrup Taffy (see instructions below) Making snow angels Skiing / […]

Some Tips for Introducing your Dog to your New Baby

Welcoming a new baby can be exciting, and nervous but your dog can sense and will mirror these emotions that you are feeling. It is important to maintain yourself as the pack leader and prepare your pup as best that you can, for your new arrival. –       Spend your nine months during pregnancy to work […]

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 […]

Rainy day activities in Vancouver

It rains in Vancouver. That’s nothing new. But a little rain does not mean staying bored at home with the kids. We have our top 4 favourite things to do in Vancouver on a rainy day: Go bowling! Vancouver options include Grandview Lanes, Commodore Bowling, Town ‘n Country Bowl, Revs Bowling (Burnaby and Maple Ridge […]

Your Kid ­Friendly Workout Playlist

Fitting in your daily fix of physical activity when you have kids is definitely a challenge. But making it fun both you and your little ones is one way to combine fitness and family time. That’s  something to look forward to! Now all you need is some kid ­friendly (read: clean lyrics) tunes to  get everyone pumped and moving. Here’s your playlist… 1. Avicii ­ Wake Me up 2. will.i.am ­ I Like To Move It 3. Charli XCX ­ Red Balloon 4. A*Teens ­ Mamma Mia 5. Shawn Mendes ­ Something Big 6. Jackson 5 ­ I Want You Back 7. PSY ­ Gangnam Style 8. Pharrell Williams ­ Happy 9. Zendaya and Bella Thorne ­ Contagious Love 10. Glee Cast ­ You’re The One That I Want Shortcut: Load up these ready ­made Spotify playlists! Pop For Kids Kids Workout  

Words From A Mama Bear

We can learn so much from asking questions and sharing information with each other.  One mama took the time to answer some questions and ponder what having a nanny means to her.  Working full time in the healthcare world and commuting between cities only permits her to spend about three hours a work day with […]