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Hiring a Nanny Online? Know the Risks

By A New England Nanny 9 0

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published the results of their investigation into the vetting and screening of caregivers on Care.com. The probe revealed that “in about nine instances over the past six years, caregivers in the U.S. who had police records were listed on Care.com and later were accused of committing crimes while caring for customers’ […]

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Why it Takes a Village

By A New England Nanny 10 1

Today’s post was written by our friend Quoida Lauzon, RN. Quoida has worked in the healthcare industry for the past nine years, from military installations to local clinics. She’s a licensed RN in the state of NY with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She is first aid/CPR trained for adults, children, and infants. Quoida’s practice […]

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10 Tips for Protecting Your Family’s Skin During Winter

By A New England Nanny 7 0

‘Tis the season! Cold air and low humidity, combined with spending more time indoors and taking hot showers, can wreak havoc on your skin, especially on kids’ sensitive skin. Here are some tips from UCI Health for protecting your family’s skin during winter. 1. Block the winter sun It’s important to use sunscreen of at least 30 […]

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What Chores Can Kids Help With Around the House?

By A New England Nanny 10 0

With the cold weather finally settling in, sometimes it’s just too cold to get the kids outside. So if you’ve got restless little ones and need some productive ideas, give yourself a break and put the kids to work! What chores can kids help with around the house? Dr. G at AskDoctorG.com has created this […]

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What are Your New Year’s Eve Plans?

By A New England Nanny 7 0

Making big plans for New Year’s Eve? Whether you want a night out on the town or you’re hosting your own bash, we are here to help! Go ahead and stay out past midnight, we’ve got you covered. Our babysitters are experienced, professional caregivers who have been thoroughly screened, so you can toast the New […]

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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 […]

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Holiday Time is Family Time

By A New England Nanny 5 0

Whether or not you look forward to the craziness of the holiday season, most people enjoy (at least for the most part) spending time with their families, especially those who we don’t get to see very often. But with everyone’s schedule so busy, it can be challenging to not only set aside time to spend […]

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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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Social Media Safety for Teens

By A New England Nanny 11 0

Every day it seems there’s another news story about the dangers of social media when it comes to children and teens. But other than just telling your teen that “social media is dangerous,” what practical advice can be given? We found some helpful information about social media safety for teens from OnGuardOnline.gov: More than 60 percent […]

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National Nanny Recognition Week 2018

By A New England Nanny 14 0

September 23-29, 2018 is National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW), a time to celebrate our nannies and the amazing job they do. From the NNRW website: “For 20 years, NNRW has thrived and brought awareness to the dedicated work nannies do, not for the money or perks, but for a true love of children.” We couldn’t […]

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