Encourage Your Nanny to Host/Attend Play Dates

Play dates can be a hot-button issue for parents and their nannies, with both parties often falling on opposite sides of the fence. As a nanny employer, you may want to think twice before you forbid play dates outright or choose not to encourage your nanny to host or attend them with your child. There are a host of benefits that can come with participation in a play group, both for your child and his nanny. These are ten of the reasons why it may be smarter for you to provide your nanny … [Read more...]

CREATIVE SUMMER POTTY TRAINING IDEAS

For many families, summer is the optimal time to potty train. For one thing, the family tends to be home more. The older siblings are not in school and most activities have come to an end, so there is a lot less rushing in and out of the car. Usually, when toddlers are forced to be on the go, it is much easier for parents to put them in a pair of disposable training pants in order to avoid an accident in the vehicle and to ensure that the child will not be wet and uncomfortable when away … [Read more...]

Marriage in the New Millennium

  Marriage in the New Millenium   The Millennial Generation in the U.S., the first generation to come of age in the new millennium, values parenthood and marriage “far above career and financial success,” according to a Feb. 24 report on a 2010 Pew Research Center survey. However, the Millennials are not “rushing to the altar” to get married, the Pew Center said. Titled “Millennials: Generation Next,” the report profiles the roughly 50 million members of this generation currently ranging in age … [Read more...]

Celebrating Father’s Day with Love

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. Father's Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. After … [Read more...]

Eve Ensler’s VDAY celebrates Father’s Day!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! V-Day would like to send a special shout out to all of the amazing V-Fathers throughout the world! Thank you for your dedication, love, and support! Send Your Father A Specially Designed V-Card for Father's Day and Support V-Day! Your V-Gift will be put to work to end violence against women and girls, addressing the most critical issues facing women around the world. CLICK HERE to give this V-Gift V-Day distributes funds to grassroots, national and … [Read more...]

Are you taking time to invest in your children?

  Children are a tremendous blessing to us, but they are also a tremendous responsibility that God has entrusted to us. As parents, we have been entrusted to nurture, train, teach and prepare our children for life. As siblings, we are enable to learn from each other. As aunts and uncles, we are gifted with a surrogate role, gifting us with the presence of innocence that lives in children. The Face of God lies in the face of a newborn Child.... Are you taking time to invest in … [Read more...]

Childcare, I N A’s Expert Insights & Conference Details

Expert Insights with Susan Tokayer and Becky Kavanagh, Co-Presidents of the International Nanny Association For most all of my own nanny career, I have been involved with the International Nanny Association. As a member, board member and employee of the association, I was privileged to have seen the value membership brings to those who join and actively participate. Recently, I caught up with co-presidents Susan Tokayer, owner of Family Helpers, a Dobbs Ferry, NY full-service domestic … [Read more...]

Celebrating Family Day, FEB 18 (things to do)

May you and your loved ones celebrate the love in your family life this year :) Family Day is a statutory holiday occurring on a Monday in February. In the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan, it is observed on the third Monday of February. In the provinces of Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, the statutory holiday on this date is instead termed Louis Riel Day and Islander Day, respectively. British Columbia began to celebrate Family Day on the … [Read more...]

How to Host Dinner Party, for those of us with Children!

The Dinner Party is a decidedly grown-up institution, and one that doesn’t typically include much room for guests of the pint-sized persuasion. As more working parents are finding they have less time to spend with their kids, they also are becoming more reluctant to spend what precious little free time they do have away from them. Throwing a dinner party that includes the children of your guests will require a bit more work than simply banning them, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the … [Read more...]

PARENTING, 9 Most Unusual Parenting Books for Sale

For every parenting philosophy, there’s a book out there to support it or to point out its perceived shortcomings. While the majority of parenting books can be read in a manner that allows parents and childcare providers to use the advice that works for their situation and discard the rest, there are some on the market that are strange or downright dangerous. While these books aren’t always accepted by parenting experts, developmental specialists or medical professionals as particularly … [Read more...]

HOW TO FIND A BABYSITTER FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

It’s hard to believe, but the New Year is almost upon us. New Year’s Eve is one of those rare evenings where the options to get out and enjoy an adults only night out are plentiful. The only problem: WHO will watch the kids? Finding a babysitter for New Year’s Eve can be challenging; there are not only lots of parents looking to snag a sitter for the evening, but many babysitters already have their own plans. Here are some tips to help you land a fun sitter for your kids on … [Read more...]

Fatherhood, 10 Sports Every Dad Should Teach Their Son

10 Sports Every Dad Should Teach Their Son Learning to play a sport can teach kids tons of valuable life lessons that they’ll carry with them long after that last whistle blows. Dads who are looking for a way to bond with their sons while passing on some of their hard-earned wisdom might find that spending some time teaching kids the ins and outs of these 10 sports is just the thing to kill both of those proverbial birds with one stone. Golf – Playing a good game of golf requires … [Read more...]

I HATE You, Daddy!!!, Larry James

I HATE You, Daddy!!!   When my daughter was about 10 years old she went berserk. Well, maybe not berserk, but it sure felt like it to me. She moved into a total stage of rebellion.     It was so bad that I heard the words, "I hate you" more than I care to recall. When asked to do something she didn't want to do, she would have this sudden burst of anger. It was like a knife going into my heart. When this began to happen, my initial (angry) response was, "Don't talk to me … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Celebration – “Beautiful Boy”

Happy Father's Day From Your Beautiful Boy! "It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons." ~Johann Schiller Using John Lennon's song "Beautiful Boy," this video was created by www.gossamerheart.com to honor the father's of the world. It is said that me most important thing a father can do is love the child's mother and we appreciate the fathers of the world who have devoted themselves to the love and support of their families. Thank you and Happy Father's … [Read more...]

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