Creating a Monday Holiday Plan

Has this ever happened to you? You skim through the calendar late Sunday afternoon and you suddenly remember, “Tomorrow is a holiday!?!” For most people in the working world, this is cause for celebration. Hurray! A long weekend! But, for the rest of us in the parenting or childcare world, if we do not have [Read On]

Classic Children’s Holiday Gifts

While your kids are making their holiday wish list and you are checking it twice, you may want to trump the current toy trends with some of the good ol’ classics! We are seeing a lot of high-tech, electronic, and elaborate toys in stores this season. These toys can seem very exciting, but how about [Read On]

No Sweat Guide to the Year End Review

December has arrived! The year has almost come to a close. Can you believe it? Juggling schedules and commitments in this last month of the year can get a little tricky and has already began to feel a bit like a juggling act! Despite all of this, planning a review with your nanny or nanny family [Read On]

Teaching Children Traditions

The holidays are the perfect time to teach children all about traditions! Although traditions can be centered on the holidays and seasons, they can also be used for important events, such as birthdays or the first days of school. They can be time or transitions oriented, a bedtime routine, or they could be daily, weekly, [Read On]

Teaching Kids to Give Thanks

Teaching kids how to give thanks and show gratitude is one of the biggest and best life lessons we can teach. And, the holiday season serves as the perfect backdrop for teaching and learning these big lessons!  Here are some of our favorite ways to teach kids about giving thanks during the holiday season. Model [Read On]