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Why teens take risks

Tips and Advice, Tips for Employers and Au Pair Host Parents, Tips, Tricks and Resources for Nanny

If you are currently raising teens or plan on working/raising teens I suggest you grab a copy of Jess Shatkin’s new book “Born to be Wild“, I have recently read this book and was also able to ask the author a few questions. What to win a free copy? Look out for the details of you how to be entered into a draw! What made you finally want to write this book after so many years of teaching and public…

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Best of 2015 – The Funny Nanny Blog Posts

Au Pair, Child Rearing, Lifestyle, Nanny, Tips for Employers and Au Pair Host Parents
most viewed, shared and commented blog posts from The Funny Nanny blog? Nannies, au pairs and working parents will want to check and see what did they miss!

Now that Christmas is over, can it be summer? Even though 2015 was by far the best year of my life, I am ready to see what 2016 has for me. To end this year I thought it would be good to find 15 blog posts that YOU loved the most on my blog. Some of them you hated the most too, and there has been several nannies who were very opinionated about my vocabulary, sense of humor and “why…

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Open Letter to My Mom Boss

Tips for Employers and Au Pair Host Parents, Tips, Tricks and Resources for Nanny
nanny shares how much she loves her nanny employers and how proud she is to be part of their family. Heartwarming and perfect way to celebrate our nanny families

  Dear Mom Boss, First off I would like to start with the fact that I am so lucky that I found you guys as bosses. Even though the day will come when I have to leave your beautiful family; I wouldn’t want to be working for anyone else. You and your husband are such an incredible set of parents and your boys are so lucky to have you. With the boys being so young right now, I know it…

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20 Gift Ideas for Your Nanny

Nanny & Au Pair Essentials, Tips for Employers and Au Pair Host Parents
gifts your nanny will apreciate are here!

Happy Holiday Season! This is the time when we all start thinking, planning and shopping for our loved ones. Your nanny is your employee. There is no doubt about that. But she is also a friend, part of the family, person who is there for you every day assisting you, helping, doing so much more than anyone ever could and she deserves to be acknowledged. Nannies are not in this career field for the money. We are doing this out…

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Holiday Gifts for Your Au Pair

Nanny & Au Pair Essentials, Tips for Employers and Au Pair Host Parents, Tips, Tricks and Resources for Au Pair
32 gifts any au pair would want for Christmas

Happy Holiday season! We are only few days away from Thanksgiving (and black Friday shopping, hehe), so this might be the perfect time to talk about holiday shopping for your family and for your childcare provider too (c’mon, she needs little token of appreciation as well) Hosting an au pair can be amazing and rewarding experience. Yes, you get childcare, but you also get a friend, insight in new culture and someone to bring joy and new perspective in your household and…

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How To: Keep Your Sanity While Staying Home With Kids

Child Rearing, Nanny, Tips for Employers and Au Pair Host Parents
Mom and daughter fun time

GUEST POST BY CHARLENE FROM THINKING OUTSIDE THE POT TIPS TO HELP YOU LOVE STAYING HOME WITH KIDS This subject is very dear and near to my heart. I am a stay at home mom to 2 beautiful children. My 4 year old, Ian made me a mom. Ian was a hard baby from the start. I was going to school online and trying to be a first time mom at the same time. It was rough, but I wouldn’t…

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Slow Down Mummy Poem

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Slow Down Mummy #mom #poem

Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush, slow down mummy, what is all the fuss? Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup tea. Slow down mummy, come and spend some time with me. Slow down mummy, let’s put our boots on and go out for a walk, let’s kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk. Slow down mummy, you look ever so tired, come sit and snuggle under the duvet and rest with me…

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Surprise! You’re A Stepmom!

Tips for Employers and Au Pair Host Parents
From single girl to a stepmom. #stepmom #stepparent #mom

Wait. What? How? Me? I can’t be a stepmom. I start my sentences with vulgar words, and I have way more bottles of wine in fridge than what I should admit. I also don’t know what kind of wine goes in the fridge, and what not – so it’s all there. I eat eggs for dinner, and mountains of candy at 1 am for second dinner before bedtime. I can’t be a stepmom. I can’t even be an adult at…

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What Are Your Childcare Options?

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While you and your partner both have full time jobs, your current nanny is leaving you and you maybe have another baby on the way, it is hard not to lose your mind. I can’t relate to that stress level, since I am nanny, but I always loved helping people on some way, and if providing all information in one place will make your life little less crazy – then mission is completed for me. In this article I will provide…

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I Hate the Way You (Don’t) Raise Your Kids

Child Rearing, Nanny Problems, The Funny Nanny Diary, Tips for Employers and Au Pair Host Parents
Sometimes is better to leave some things unsaid. The way we raise our kids is a sensitive topic, but once in a while we need to start talking and taking control over spoiled kids and parents who won't do anything about it

I said it. I am definitely pushing my limits here, but I can’t stand seeing it over and over again. Parents acting like a babysitters, shoving their kids in front of TV and just surviving until bedtime, and leaving all the responsibility of actual raising children to caregivers. Being a nanny I have many advantage’s and disadvantages comparing to being a parent. I get to go home at 5:30 PM,  I don’t have to wake up in the middle of…

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