Category: Family Fun

Affordable Summer Vacation Ideas for Families

By A New England Nanny 5 0

As we head into April, we know summer isn’t too far away, and we begin to dream of warm evenings, fun in the pool or at a beach, and maybe even getting out of town for a while. But more often than not, those fun things can be expensive. However, has put together a […]


Should You Give Your Nanny a Holiday Bonus?

By A New England Nanny 8 0

‘Tis the season where we usually post a list of gifts that families could give their nannies. But many families – either in addition to or in place of gifts – opt to provide a financial boost to their household employee. But how often does this happen? Do nannies expect it? Should you give your […]


Real Trees vs. Fake Trees: Reviving the Argument

By A New England Nanny 9 0

Six years ago we posted about a debate between our Director Melissa and our Assistant Director Debra about whether it’s better to get a real Christmas tree or a fake one. With the holidays just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to revisit that post and see if people’s opinions are the […]


How Kids Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

By A New England Nanny 11 0

Making a big Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task – certain items need to be monitored, and timing needs to be calculated and watched. It becomes even more difficult if you have kids running around distracting you. So put them to work! There are many ways kids can help with Thanksgiving dinner that won’t […]


Halloween Safety Tips for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 7 0

It’s that spooky time of year again, and if your kids are anything like ours, they’ve been excited for Halloween since…well, probably since last year’s candy supply petered out. And while Halloween is certainly meant for wild, sugar-crazed fun, we have to be a bit of a wet blanket and watch over our little monsters […]


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