6 Ideas for the Perfect Outing With the Kids

Hey guys! Let’s be honest, being stuck in the house for days on end with kids can be miserable. Not only do you need to get some fresh air, but you’re probably tired of being the only one entertaining your kids. To give yourself a much-needed break, consider doing one of these 6 ideas for the perfect outing with kids! Photo and graphic credit: Anne Pro-tip: Try to plan ahead and do things the night before to reduce any stress you might feel about the outing- pack snacks, set out clothes, prepare water bottles, pack diaper bag, etc.. Remember, the…

4 Ways to Keep Your Sanity When Your Child is Testing Your Patience

Hey guys!  Today I'd like to talk to you about something that I think we can all relate to- kids testing our patience! Some of the most trying times for parents and caregivers are when the child is old enough to have opinions on things, such as mealtime, but aren't developed enough to be able to communicate their thoughts. This often results in the child becoming upset and expressing their frustration through screaming and tantrums. Kids will be kids, and there will be days when you honestly struggle to be patient with their behavior. That's just how it goes, but…

What You Need to Know When Traveling With Kids

The thought of traveling with my kids used to scare me to the point of a near anxiety attack. I am not joking or exaggerating. I recently traveled abroad with my two children and the thought of canceling the trip crossed my mind more than once.  I had traveled with them in the past, but I always had my significant other or my mother as a backup. This time I was flying solo. About seven years ago, I left the United States for Switzerland. Five years later, my daughter was born and that put an end to any trips across…

Why Your Baby Won’t Stop Crying Even When You’ve Done Everything Right

Sometimes there are days I just want to disappear in my room and never come out. This was one of those days, mainly because no matter what I did, the baby would not stop crying. However, instead of screeching like a murderous cat and hiding from the world, I have decided to nurse my headache and share with you why I have not gone completely insane. Graphic Credit: Lex First Off, Why are They Crying? After ten plus years in the child care industry, caring for an upset infant is basically second nature to me, but that doesn't mean it's…

The 10 Best Equestrian Book for Families.

As a child, I fell in love with both horses and reading. Even as I grew older, I would still look for books about horses, even those meant for kids and middle-grade readers. Actually, the novels targeted at middle-grade readers are some of my favorites to read even now as an adult! The popularity of horse stories is evident by the continued publication of many of these beloved titles! Your children will enjoy these novels if you are looking for a new book to read to them. Graphic Credit: Mica Photo Credit: Kayla 1. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Black…

Christmas Crafts (For Kids)

When I was in elementary school and it was craft day, I remember being so excited!! I really liked all kinds of crafts, but Holiday crafts were definitely my favorite. The nice thing about where I went to elementary school was that we did crafts all the time. Who knows? Maybe that’s why I’m so creative now!   Crafts are such a fun way to spend quality time with your little ones. Not only do they spark your child’s imagination and creativity, but usually the adults have fun doing them, too!   Anyway, I think your kids are going to…

Inexpensive Gifts Your Parents Will Love

As a child, I remember working really hard to make my dad framed drawings each Christmas. Now, as an adult, I want to be able to get my dad the best gifts that I can find. The problem? I also have 8 other people to buy presents for. So this Christmas I'm getting creative. Not just with my parents, but with my friends and other family members as well. I want to get them the best gifts that I can, even while on a budget.   This list will be organized from most expensive to least expensive, so even if…

Dressing Your Kids for the Coming Cold

Hey guys!(: We all know that keeping our kiddos/NK’s protected from the cold is important. It can be tricky, though, when you’re dealing with very young children who can’t express their needs yet. It would be awful not to know your little ones are cold simply because they can’t communicate!   There are also many first-time nannies and mommies out there that already have some idea of what to do to keep their babies warm, but may want some extra tips in case they’ve overlooked something.   It’s always good to take the initiative to learn more about protecting your…

Gift Guide for Kids

Let’s face it. Kids can be challenging to buy for, but today you are in luck! The Quiet Nonsense team has put our heads together and put together this wonderful gift guide for you! We have quite a few nannies and moms on the team, so we know exactly what your kids want! Books   Books are one of the best gift ideas to help kids develop their reading capabilities and enjoy it. While there are a great many books to choose from, we here at Quiet Nonsense feel you can never go wrong with Roald Dahl books.   I…

DIY Gifts For Nanny Kids to Give Their Parents

Hey guys! Something about the Holidays just brings out the inner gift-giver in me. I like surprising people and seeing their face light up, even if I only give them something small. It’s a great feeling and I’m sure many of you would agree!   As a nanny, sometimes you get matched with a really wonderful family and want to go the extra mile for them. A great way to do this is to give them a thoughtful gift and what better kind of gift to give them than something that you helped their son/daughter make?   My current nanny…