THE NANNY BLOG

September 20, 2018
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5 Family Night Activities to Enjoy 

5 Family Night Activities to Enjoy Do you wish you could spend quality family time, but aren’t sure how to make it fun for everyone? It can be tough to accommodate the interests and preferences of everyone in the family. It’s also tough to find activities that depart from your […]
September 5, 2018
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5 Tips for Baby Car Seat Safety

5 Tips for Baby Car Seat Safety Buckling your child into their car seat is a routine, every day event. But, are you doing it right? It’s always worthwhile to take a bit of extra time to make sure you’re meeting safety standards that could save your child’s life. Here […]
August 20, 2018
The Kindergarten Jitters

The Kindergarten Jitters

The Kindergarten Jitters “But I don’t want to go!” the child cries, desperately clinging to their mother. Any kindergarten teacher will tell you it’s not uncommon for there to be tears on the first day of school. Most of the time it’s the children, but parents can get emotional too! […]
August 10, 2018
Transitioning from Summer Break to Back-to-School

Transitioning from Summer Break to Back-to-School

Transitioning from Summer Break to Back-to-School Summer is winding down and it will soon be back-to-school time. The summer freedoms afforded to school aged children of staying up late, watching cartoons all morning and enjoying snacks throughout the day will come to an end. Because most children enjoy a more […]
July 20, 2018
The Top 3 Best Hotels for Kids in Las Vegas

The Top 3 Best Hotels for Kids in Las Vegas

The Top 3 Best Hotels for Kids in Las Vegas Are you planning a stay in Las Vegas? Finding a hotel in Las Vegas is easy, there are plenty to choose from. But, how do you pick the best hotel for kids in Las Vegas? That’s a whole other animal. […]
July 5, 2018
How to Have a Romantic Kid-Free Evening in Vegas 

How to Have a Romantic Kid-Free Evening in Vegas 

How to Have a Romantic Kid-Free Evening in Vegas Las Vegas is the perfect city for enjoying a romantic date. Incredible shows, the lights on the strip, great restaurants, casinos and more are all within easy reach. The only downer? Figuring out how on earth to leave the kids behind […]
June 20, 2018
Why Hire a Summer Nanny?

Why Hire a Summer Nanny?

Why Hire a Summer Nanny? Summertime brings images of kids playing by the pool, downing popsicles and vacations to a cabin. The kids are free of the responsibilities associated with the school year. They’re free to relax, play outside, read books, watch movies and snack all day long. Unfortunately, this […]
June 5, 2018
5 Tips for Choosing a Nanny Who’s a Perfect Fit

5 Tips for Choosing a Nanny Who’s a Perfect Fit

5 Tips for Choosing a Nanny Who’s a Perfect Fit Choosing a new nanny or babysitter to work in your home can be a challenge. How do you know that the person you’re hoping to hire will do a good job? Will they get along well with your kids? While […]
May 25, 2018
How to Reduce Anxiety when Going Back to Work after Maternity Leave 

How to Reduce Anxiety When Going Back to Work after Maternity Leave 

It can be a struggle to go back to work after maternity leave. You’re used to spending all day with your sweet newborn baby and the thought of leaving them behind just kills you! Will your baby be well cared for without you? Will your baby just cry and cry […]
May 15, 2018
How to Make Las Vegas and Children Match Perfectly

How to Make Las Vegas and Children Match Perfectly

When you think of Las Vegas, a child-friendly vacation is probably not what first comes to mind. After all, with a nickname like “Sin City,” Vegas naturally evokes images of casinos, wild nights and scenes from “The Hangover.” However, if you think Las Vegas is out of the question as […]
May 6, 2018
5 Reasons You Should Use a Professional Nanny Over Family

5 Reasons You Should Use a Professional Nanny Over Family

Family is a convenient childcare solution. There are many apparent advantages to asking Grandma and Grandpa or another family member to look after your little ones. Who could love your kids more? And they may not even charge you! It seems like the perfect set-up. However, before you enlist the […]
April 19, 2018
Why Our Nannies Use Positive Discipline

Why Our Nannies Use Positive Discipline: And How You Can Use It Too!

“You worked hard on that!” You may hear one of our nannies mention while caring for children. Rather than the typical “good job!” Certified Nannies of America professionals focus on offering encouragement and descriptive praise. This is just one of the principles of positive discipline. This way of working with […]
March 20, 2018
What Is It Like to Work with a Live-In Nanny

What Is It Like to Work with a Live-In Nanny?

You quickly grab your bag, child and your child’s things, rush to the care and buckle in. On your way to drop your child off at daycare, you realize you forgot to pack an extra pair of clothes. You drop your child off anyway, but when you get to work, […]
March 16, 2018
Why Hire a Newborn Care Specialist Over a Babysitter

Why Hire a Newborn Care Specialist Over a Babysitter?

When you have a newborn, it can be difficult to imagine leaving your bundle of joy with someone else. However, whether you need to go back to work, attend a meeting or simply take a break for yourself, you’ll eventually need to consider your childcare options. Your first instinct is […]
February 21, 2018
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Why Hiring a Certified Nanny/Babysitter Can Be More Beneficial Than Daycare

When you’re looking for childcare options, there are only a few options. If you don’t have a willing relative or another parent you can swap childcare with, you’re left with two options: daycare or hiring a nanny or babysitter. How can you make the decision between these two alternatives? While […]
February 12, 2018
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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Vegas

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy a date night out on the town. Las Vegas is full of fun for couples on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’d like to go out for a fancy dinner or simply walk the strip, the city of lights has much to offer. The […]
January 23, 2018
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Why Hiring a Nanny Might Make You a Better Parent

Aren’t the best parents the ones who are always with their children? No. Not necessarily. While we wouldn’t ever advocate for not spending time with your kids, there are times that taking a break from them can improve your ability to parent. If you usually spend time with your kids […]
January 10, 2018
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How to Respond to a Tantrum Calmly

“I don’t want that one!” cries your child. Their voice cracks, and you can just tell you’re in for a tantrum. Out comes a wail and your little angel transforms into a screaming banshee that presses your every last nerve, just begging you to yell right back. But, getting into […]
December 18, 2017
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Festive New Year’s Eve Fun with Kids

Stuck on what to do to make New Year’s eve fun for your kids? We have the answers. New Year’s Eve features the traditional toast at midnight, which kids can’t partake in…or can they? With our secret recipe, they just might. We’ve got plenty of fun ideas to make your […]
December 12, 2017
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5 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Las Vegas, With Kids!

Winter is an enchanting time of year. Cool air, dazzling lights strung around town and the magic of the holidays makes winter a special season. But, when you think of Las Vegas, you probably don’t imagine a winter wonderland. You couldn’t be more mistaken! There’s plenty to enjoy throughout the […]
November 20, 2017

Teaching Thanksgiving: Meaningful Activities to Try with Your Kids

Thanksgiving today is usually celebrated as a big meal with family and friends. But, there’s a rich history behind this special day. Peoples around the world have held feasts of thanksgiving over the centuries, in many cases to celebrate the end of the harvest. Our own Thanksgiving tradition was brought […]
November 14, 2017
Image of child playing with leaves in the fall season.

Fall Fun: 5 Ways to Explore the Season

The air is crisp and the temperatures are dropping. Although the arrival of fall in Las Vegas isn’t as pronounced as in other areas of the country, it does get cooler and the change of the seasons is noticeable. The fall season and the transition it provides into winter is […]
October 11, 2017
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DIY Halloween Costumes for Children of All Ages

Halloween is coming up fast, which means it’s time to get your little one’s costume ready! Whether your child is a newborn or school-aged, dressing up for Halloween is a fun tradition you can enjoy together. Although Halloween costumes are fun, they are also a lot of work. Sometimes half […]
September 20, 2017
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Why Choose Certified Nannies of America over online agencies.

A click of a button or a swipe of your finger can put you in contact with an endless list of nanny and babysitting services. When you search online, the task of finding someone available locally on the date you need a babysitter is pretty simple. However, convenience isn’t the […]
September 12, 2017
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3 Tricks to Keep Kids Cool and Active in Nevada’s Summers

Families living in Nevada know that summer equals heat. Children come in sweating after just a few minutes of playing outdoors. However, that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a summer of playing inside and watching movies. On those days when you haven’t planned an outing to the […]
August 24, 2017
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Fun Activities to Keep Kids Busy While Traveling

If you have a road trip or a long drive coming up, and you’re already dreading the “are we there yet?” whining from your kids, this is the post for you. Some parents prefer to avoid traveling altogether because of the stress involved. After all, keeping your kids cramped up […]
August 1, 2017
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Staying Positive with Your Kids While Setting Limits

Staying Positive with Your Kids While Setting Limits “Don’t run! Don’t run!” you yell fervently as your child barrels past you to get to the pool. What parent hasn’t lived through this frustrating situation? It can be so difficult to keep your cool when your kids don’t listen. But, there […]
June 30, 2017

Must Haves on Your Packing List for a Family Trip to Vegas

As you’re heading out on a road trip, perhaps you’re already a few miles down the road or on a major highway and suddenly, it hits you. You’ve forgotten the kids’ bathing suits! Now you’ll either have to turn around or stop at a department store along the way. Who […]
June 9, 2017
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Things to Do with Kids in Las Vegas

Kids in Vegas? Yes! Contrary to the most popular perceptions of Vegas, there are actually plenty of family friendly activities to enjoy in this exciting city. If you’re planning a family fun trip including kid-time in the day and a bit of adult-oriented fun in the evenings, this is the […]
May 26, 2017
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How To Teach Children The Value of Money

Depending on how you grew up, most parents had their way of explaining money to you. A child wants something and knows they must go to their parent or guardian. Then one day they receive some news: “Well, maybe it’s time we started an allowance. You’ll do chores in the […]
May 5, 2017
Child Washing Dishes

Age Appropriate Chores

Parents love it when children help around the house. It alleviates the stress, and it teaches them a valuable lesson; teamwork and responsibility. But some parents might wonder what sort of tasks are appropriate for their little one. Of course, you shouldn’t throw a large task like washing the dishes […]
April 21, 2017
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6 Things to Say to Your Children More Often

As parents, we know that saying the wrong things to our children can leave them feeling confused, angry, or hurt. This is why we think it’s important to say the right things more often to help them grow. The following are nine sentences we suggest saying more to make them feel […]
April 7, 2017
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27 Ways to Ask “How Was School?” And Actually Get a Response

Many parents get the similar response when they ask, “How was school?” Either the answer is “okay” or “fine” which doesn’t give us a whole lot of answers. Of course, we always want to be there for our children, but we have to learn how to ask the right questions. […]
March 24, 2017
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One Week’s Worth of Fun Activities for Spring Break

Ah, spring break! It’s a time when children take one week off of school for a well-deserved break! With that in mind, don’t let another day pass out of boredom. After all, you only have one week to spend a full day with your children so make the most of […]
March 10, 2017
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6 Fun Ideas To Do With Your Children Anytime

Sometimes, parents miss the importance of “being there” for their children. However, it’s imperative to know the profound meaning of availability especially when they grow up. Those parents who are readily available to their children whether it’s for a heart-to-heart conversation or play will see an incredible progress during adolescent […]
February 17, 2017
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Teaching Kindness to Your Children

Hurtful remarks are not something we want to teach children. In today’s digital age, people can post anonymous and instant comments that can be damaging to a reputation. So when you want children to act kindly to one another, it’s best to teach them at a young age. The following […]
February 3, 2017
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6 Fun Board Games That Exercises Intelligence

Games can get a bad rep to many parents as they’re considered a form of entertainment. Still, a good ole fun can never hurt anyone especially when they provide the brain a workout. Games that tend to stimulate the mind should be enforced to children because they’re fun and they […]
January 12, 2017
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Simple Sleeping Solutions For Your Infant

Having a child is nature’s greatest gift, but it takes a lot of effort to put them to sleep. Learning how to bring you and your little one to slumber is imperative to your well-being. So, the following are simple sleeping solutions for your infant. Don’t Forget Co-Sleeping Studies have […]
January 5, 2017
infant and child

Baby Milestones: A Month-by-Month Guide

Getting curious about baby milestones is normal. Questions such as ‘when will my baby crawl, walk, sit up?’ Are one of the many inquiries that mothers ask after birth.  It was once thought that children grow in the form of a developmental elevator. As they go from floor to floor, […]
December 16, 2016
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How To Make Christmas Meaningful To Your Kids

To most families, Christmas is a time of much anticipation. It’s filled with merry memories and togetherness. So in a sense, it’s the holidays that you’ve imagined and more. Still, to children, Christmas is more of a feeling than activities. So how do you make this holiday meaningful to them? […]
December 9, 2016
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Fun Things To Do With Your Kids When You’re Stuck Indoors

The winter season is all too familiar. Being stuck at home is no way to enjoy the holidays. Whether it’s due to gloomy rain, blistering cold, or snow, there are ways to have fun indoors. Try the following activities to see what we’re talking about. Make Breakfast Together It’s time […]
November 18, 2016
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Getting Your Children Involved For Thanksgiving

When you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with you children, what comes to mind? If you’re thinking about rounding up the kids at another table, you may want to rethink your plan. Children can find this time of the year enjoyable especially when you have fun things to do for them. So get […]
November 4, 2016
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5 Children’s Books to Read For Fall

Last summer was scorching hot that even a hangout by the pool was almost excruciating. But fall.. Ahh… Fall. The season of falling leaves, cooler nights and days wearing cardigans are the best. And what better way is it to enjoy this season than to immerse yourself and your children […]
November 1, 2016
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FREE Thanksgiving Printables For the Children to Enjoy!

With all the festivities in the air, you want the children to stay busy while you do some grocery shopping. We’ve come up with the following worksheets to do just that! Print these for them to have hours of fun! Thanksgiving Fun For the Children! Parents have asked us if […]
October 26, 2016
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt Checklist

Fall Is Here! No, we’re not done talking about Halloween! It’s seriously one of the best things that people celebrate. And dressing up like a pirate, Frankenstein or even a witch is beyond words! We mean, dressing up like anything super quirky has got our votes any day. The idea […]
October 25, 2016
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Halloween Bucket List

Halloween Fun! Halloween is next week which means that we’re beginning our countdown! Who else is excited about the day?! Has anyone here made their costumes just yet? If not, check out our list of last-minute Halloween costumes that are sure to wow the whole party. For those that didn’t procrastinate, […]
October 20, 2016
Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

If someone were to ask you to think of the first thing that pops up into mind when someone says “October,” your answer might be Halloween. Well, besides the festivities, Down Syndrome Awareness happens to fall on the same month. This is our chance to help spread the awareness! We’ve […]
October 7, 2016
8 Easy to Make Halloween Costumes

8 Easy to Make Halloween Costumes

If there’s any season that is worth highlighting, it is fall! With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a reason to spend time with the kids and make costumes! So, we’ve curated eight costumes that your children will love that’s both easy in your pocket and SUPER easy to make! […]
September 22, 2016
Halloween style pumpkin spice latte in glass jar

Pumpkin Cider “Latte” That Kids Will Love

Today is the first day of fall, and you know what that means? PUMPKIN-EVERYTHING is in the air! We’re talking about pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin carvings, and you guessed it… Pumpkin Spiced Latte! To children, such a beverage might be a little too much for them so we’ve come up […]
September 20, 2016
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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

We all know the struggle of getting kids to eat veggies, especially when the vegetable isn’t neon blue and covered in icing and sprinkles. So how do you solve this problem? Easy, kids don’t watch you make the dinner they just see the final product sitting on their plate at […]
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