Category: Family Fun

Fireworks Safety Tips for the 4th Of July

By A New England Nanny 2 0

Fireworks are a staple of many Fourth of July and other celebrations, but remember to take precautions to ensure your special event is safe and accident-free. Although they may be legal in many parts of the Capital Region, there are still risks. Here are some fireworks safety tips to help everyone enjoy their Independence Day. […]

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10 Tips for Checking Your Kids’ Halloween Candy

By A New England Nanny 27 0

Ah, Halloween. It evokes many memories of sweaty costumes, running down the streets with friends, and of course, massive amounts of sugar in a variety of colored wrappers. While most families trust their neighbors are handing out perfectly safe candy, it never hurts to be cautious and delay the sugar gluttony for a few minutes […]

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Fall into Fall this Weekend!

By A New England Nanny 29 0

It looks like it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend (and for some, a 3-day weekend!) – the weather looks great, the leaves are changing colors everywhere, and it’s peak time for apple picking. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to get out with the kids for some fall fun. Here are a few of the […]

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Come See Us at the 2019 Back to School Expo!

By A New England Nanny 25 0

We are excited to once again be exhibiting at the Back to School Expo this year. It’s a fantastic event with hands-on science and technology experiments, interactive exhibits, celebrity appearances, and a lot more, including appearances by Marvel superhero characters. There will also be health and wellness exhibits and many vendors with family-focused offerings…like us!  […]

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What Parents Should Know About Digital Assistants

By A New England Nanny 25 0

Alexa, Echo, Google Home…chances are you or someone you know has one of these devices – known as digital assistants – in their house. And while they certainly have many beneficial features for children, as with any technology that kids can access, there are concerns that parents and nannies need to be aware of. Here […]

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Should You Give Your Nanny a Holiday Bonus?

By A New England Nanny 37 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 […]

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Real Trees vs. Fake Trees: Reviving the Argument

By A New England Nanny 38 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 […]

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How Kids Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

By A New England Nanny 38 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 […]

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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 36 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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