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101 Holiday Activities For Kids

You have as much holiday spirit as the next person, but this time of year can feel overwhelming. With holidays like Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's all crammed into a short time period, there seems to be a never-ending list of holiday must-dos. While it's important to enjoy... more

10 Ways To Get Kids To Love School

As the summer winds to a close, kids know what's coming. It's the evil "s-word": School. Yuck! But school doesn't have to be synonymous with fear and loathing, for your kids. Whether it's your child's first time attending school or they've gone through several... more

11 Tips For Having A Great First Day Of School

While excitement might be in the air over new clothes and school supplies, it's only natural for kids — and parents — to have a few worries about changing routines and heading back to the classroom. "There is ample research that supports the idea that the single most important... more

8 Scavenger Hunt Ideas For Kids

Warm or cold weather, there's nothing more entertaining for kids than taking part in a scavenger hunt. And they're great activities for nannies or babysitters to do with kids and can be fun for birthday parties. “Scavenger hunts teach children to open their eyes to their environment,”... more

What Is A Nanny Camp?

A step-by-step guide to organizing summer play dates and fun activities for local nannies and kids. School is out for the summer and your charges have lots of energy and time. What's a nanny to do? Band together to form a "nanny camp." A nanny camp is a group... more

How To Be The Best Nanny

Highlight these traits when you're looking for a nanny job and parents will see how you'll be a great fit for their family. There may not be such a thing as a "perfect" nanny, but there are common traits all parents look for when hiring. Whether a family... more

How To Find A Nanny When You Move

Here are 8 expert tips for hiring a nanny or babysitter when you move to a new area. A nanny search is a nanny search, no matter where you live. But if you don't know the area, the search to find someone to watch your family can easily become... more

Should You Give Your Babysitter A Raise?

7 reasons your babysitter may deserve a little extra. When you hire a babysitter, you're looking for someone to fill a very important role: Caring for your children. As such, this isn't a person you want to pinch pennies on. Just like in any other jobs, you should give... more