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19 Ways to Get Kids to Help Out During Mealtime

It’s time to eat, and you’re looking for ways to get the kiddos involved. But what’s an appropriate mealtime task for a toddler? What can a preschooler or elementary school-aged child do?  Assigning kids age-appropriate chores in the kitchen can teach them coordination, math skills, and science skills. Mealtime tasks […]

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6 Tips for Being a Great Babysitter

Babysitting is a great way to get more experience caring for children, and to make extra money. Plus, working as a babysitter offers you a chance to get your “foot in the door.” When you’re a trustworthy and hardworking babysitter, you can work your way up to becoming a temporary […]

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How the Nanny Industry Has Changed Due to COVID-19

Before the coronavirus pandemic, around half of families in the United States reported having trouble finding child care. Post-pandemic? That number jumped to nearly two-thirds of families because of business restrictions, school closures, and stay-at-home orders.  There’s no doubt about it: the nanny industry has changed in the wake of […]

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How to Conduct a Nanny Video Interview

You’re probably familiar with the interview process if you’ve ever had to hire a nanny to work for you or interview for a job yourself. A job posting is created, candidates are picked and screened, then interviews are conducted before your nanny is chosen. But because of COVID-19, the hiring […]

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How Much Does a Live-In Nanny Cost?

A live-in nanny is a nanny who lives in their employer’s home and provides child care. Families who opt to hire a live-in nanny instead of a live-out nanny (who commutes to the family’s home) do so for a variety of reasons.  Live-in nannies can be more available to parents […]

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What is a Home Educator and Should You Hire One?

When stay-at-home orders began earlier this year to halt the spread of COVID-19, parents across the country faced challenges with their children’s education. Schools closed abruptly, and students and their families had to quickly adjust to virtual learning.  As we approach the start of the fall semester, many parents are […]

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