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…

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…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Guys! In two short days it will finally be December and do you know what December means? Christmas! I love the Holiday Season altogether (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year), but I have to be honest and say that the December holidays are my very favorite.   This time of year is the best because it’s usually when families come together to engage in fun holiday activities and to just be together for the sake of being together. All of the fun things that come with Christmas only happen once a year, so I always try to make the most…

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…

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…

Keeping Yourself Safe This Halloween

Hey Winners!   This Halloween season brings us more candy, more costumes and more safety threats. Now, I tend to stray on the side of paranoia when it comes to walking about outside alone or with others so I have all sorts of gadgets, tips and tricks to staying safe. Don’t worry! I’ll limit it to four.   This isn’t a brand deal, these are my true opinions and yes. I really am this paranoid.   Personal Alarm   If you suffer with fainting goat syndrome (dropping to the floor when frightened) like I do, then this will definitely help…

The Ultimate List of Halloween Movies for Kids

Halloween is such a fun time for kids because it’s so focused on the magical and mystical! It’s completely out of the ordinary and that’s why kids like it so much! Tons of movies come on TV and release in theaters every Halloween season, so it makes it the perfect time to have a family movie night or even marathon!   I’ve put together a list of 22 (if you count all the Harry Potter movies individually) kid-friendly Halloween movies you can choose from if you’re looking for the perfect Halloween family movie night:   "The Nightmare Before Christmas" "Hocus…