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…

November 2018 Guest Author – Mariana Almeida

  About the Author Mariana is a newborn care specialist, nanny, photographer and doula! She has been running Bump to Babies for the last two years now! On the blog you’ll find all the latest on all things Bump to Babies, check it out here.        Thanksgiving Day Craft: How to Hide your Turkey    What you’ll need: -markers or paint (red) -construction paper (preferably white) -a pen -tissue paper (yellow or orange) -a turkey cutout or printout linked below -your imagination!   For ours today, we will hide our turkey in some popcorn so it’s a sure…

Keep Your Kids Busy (and Out of the Kitchen)

Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends come together in celebration. It often means seeing relatives that live far away and cooking a meal that will be gone in a fraction of the time you spent making it. Being around family and friends also means kids will be present.   While I’m sure every parent will say they love having their kids around all the time, Thanksgiving Day is not usually the most ideal time for little ones to be underfoot. The kitchen is usually chaotic in the morning, by noon its insanity, and by afternoon it may as…

25 Cleaning Tips

Hey, family! Happy holidays and good luck ‘cause we both know family just loves to give their opinion about almost everything in your life, or such has been my experience.   You could be one of the lucky ducks who are able to escape the eye of your picky Aunt Hilda but, I can’t. So, over the years, I have picked up a few tips and tricks that help the home look extra nice. Kitchen Cleaning Let’s start where all good things start- the kitchen. In my home, the kitchen is the focal point because food (yum). This means it…

Top 5 Favorite Children’s Books

Hey everyone! As the temperature drops this Fall, so does the amount of time your NK’s (nanny kids) can spend outside.   Finding fun activities to keep everyone busy during the coldest time of the year can be stressful, but I personally think the Fall is a great time to read, read, and read some more to your kiddos!   My NK, Jack, is about 19 months (a little over a year and a half) and he loves books, so I thought it may be helpful to share my top 5 favorite children’s books with all you nannies out there…

10 Surprising Things About Being A Nanny

  After I graduated high school, I decided I wanted to get my first job  and start making some money. I wasn’t sold on the whole college thing yet, so being a nanny seemed to be the best option.   I would say I was prepared for what nannying would throw my way, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there weren’t a few surprises along the way!     You Will Love Your Nanny Kid Wow! When I started nannying, I thought there would be a very defined line between work and home life. There isn’t. Not only do a…