Category Archives: Family Friendly

Grab your umbrellas…. It’s that time of year again!

The weather forecast shows nothing but that little rain emoji. Your umbrella becomes your best (and most necessary) accessory, and the fear kicks in as you remember those energetic two year olds that you’re going to have to entertain ALL DAY! You think about going to an indoor child friendly café. Brilliant idea! Unfortunately, it […]

Puzzles: Entertainment to Focus On

Summer is here and getting outside is easy.  Trips to the park, the beach, or waterpark abound and every day gives the opportunity for a new adventure.  And although the sun makes it hard to think about the rain and snow returning, staying in can be just as much an adventure.  While dress-up and make-believe […]

Organizing on a Budget – The Eternal Struggle in Smaller Spaces

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to fit too much stuff into too little space.  My apartment boasts multiple boatloads of books, an ever-expanding record collection, too many puzzles to count, 30+ years worth of clothes, and only one closet.  It isn’t ideal but with the right organization, it is very manageable and tidy. […]

Maternity Must Haves

I recently had my first experience at a maternity store, Thyme Maternity to be exact. I have to admit, I was kind of dreading it thinking that I don’t particularly like clothes shopping in general because when things don’t fit you or look good it can make you feel bad about yourself! And in my […]

Seasons Change, and so do Nannies’ Roles!

Here is the situation –  The summer is here and you have hired an enthusiastic and animated nanny to ensure that your kids have a memorable summer and are kept safe. Isn’t summer great!?!   And then, in a blink of an eye,  September is looming and you are starting to devise your back-to-school mental […]

Taking Your Nanny on Vacation

Your vacation is supposed to be a stress-free experience. Bringing a nanny along can be the key to not only a stress-free vacation, but also one where the children are tended to while you and your spouse are able to enjoy some alone time, too. However, to ensure that your vacation is as wonderful as it should be, you will need to sit down with your spouse and your nanny prior to leaving and work out all of the minor details so that everyone is on the same page.

Nanny Share Tips

How to Delight Your Family and Your Child A nanny share can be a delightful solution to your child care needs. However, without proper planning, the arrangement may pose some challenges for you, your nanny and the other family involved. Ensure your nanny share brings happiness to all involved with these tips designed to enhance […]

The Financial Side of a Nanny Share

Finding affordable childcare can be one of the biggest struggles that parents face.  One solution that is gaining momentum is a Nanny Share.  This means that one nanny is caring for the children from two (or possibly three) families at the same time.  This allows for the families to enjoy the benefits,  flexibility and ease that […]

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 […]