Category Archives: Parenting Solutions

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 […]

How to Make a Nanny Share Work?

While a nanny share seems like a perfect arrangement for your family, the share requires ample effort on the part of the families and the nanny in order to deem it a success. In order to spend your days thankful for the opportunity to join forces with another family and a nanny who your children adore, take these steps to ensure the arrangement is secure and in line with your values and needs.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  

Welcome to the Gearing Up Baby

We will begin with some Pro’s and Con’s of renting vs traveling with your own baby gear. Many people travel with their own gear and that is great. However; as a parent and frequent traveler this becomes a problem for us. We can only carry 2 pieces of equipment on the plane for free and that will probably be coming […]

Top 10 Family Restaurants – Vancouver

I am sure many a parent has come across this problem before. You just don’t have the energy to whip up a meal, so you decide to go out to one of the many great restaurants Vancouver has to offer. The catch? Not only which place to choose, but what about a place that is both kid friendly and parent approved? Not as easy as you’d think!

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 […]