THE NANNY BLOG

July 12, 2019
5 Ways to Keep Reading This Summer

5 Ways to Keep Reading This Summer

Between summer camp, long afternoons at the pool and the newfound freedom of no school, it’s easy to slack off completely. For many families, the new summer routine of relaxation and fun means that reading suffers. According to the US Department of Education, not reading or reading less frequently over […]
June 13, 2019
5 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas This Summer

5 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas This Summer (With Your Kids!)

Are you still working out your summer vacation schedule? Why not include a trip to Las Vegas? Many families shy away from the city because they assume it’s not kid-friendly. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sin City is full of lots of family-oriented attractions and fun. Of […]
May 20, 2019
How to Plan a Relaxing Summer With Young Kids

How to Plan a Relaxing Summer With Young Kids

The heat’s already cranking up, which means that summer is here. If you have a young family, you know the unique challenges that come with caring for little kids. The tantrums, whining and potty emergencies are all difficulties that come with the toddler and preschool ages. However, it’s also a […]
May 8, 2019
Why Hire a Summer Babysitter

Why Hire a Summer Babysitter?

Summer vacation is so close you can smell it. Soon, you can spend your days relaxing by the pool licking a popsicle. At least that’s what your imagination says. But, reality is different. You might even need a bit of help as the summer approaches and your kids are home […]
March 20, 2019
5 First Aid Tips Every Parent Should Know

5 First Aid Tips Every Parent Should Know

Life with kids means you’ll be the first responder to medical situations now and again. Whether you notice your child getting a cold or they’ve bumped their head on the corner of the coffee table, it’s important for parents to know how to approach your child’s health and well-being with […]
March 6, 2019
7 Signs of A Good Nanny:Babysitter

7 Signs of A Good Nanny/Babysitter

How do you know your nanny is a keeper? The best nannies and babysitters in Las Vegas have some characteristics in common. Don’t doubt your gut, but here are some signs you have the perfect fit in a nanny for your family: 7 Signs Your Nanny is Perfect 1. Your […]
February 20, 2019
6 Ways To Start Off On The Right Foot With Your Nanny

6 Ways To Start Off On The Right Foot With Your Nanny

It can be so exciting to work with a new nanny! With the help of a nanny, you can improve the functioning of your household and offer your children a stable adult presence. Whether you’ve hired a full-time or part-time nanny, the experience can be wonderful for you and your […]
February 9, 2019
How To Prepare Your Kids for a Babysitter

How To Prepare Your Kids for a Babysitter

You’ve made those dinner reservations and the babysitter will be over in 5 minutes. Time to tell the kids you’re leaving, right?  Even if your kids are veterans at staying with a babysitter, it’s best if you prepare them ahead of time. Here’s how, and why, you should prepare your […]
January 20, 2019
5 Tips for Building Your Child’s Independence

5 Tips for Building Your Child’s Independence

Your child’s ultimate goal and purpose in life is to become independent. From their first wobbly steps, babies slowly move towards greater and greater independence. For parents, a child’s journey to independence may be a bit bittersweet. While parents take pride in their child’s progress and new abilities, every step […]
January 5, 2019
A Complete Checklist for Your Babysitter

A Complete Checklist for Your Babysitter

You’re racking your brains, trying to make a an instructions list for your babysitter. With just 10 minutes before you’re supposed to be out the door, the babysitter will arrive any minute. You want to make sure you go through important details with her so that she’ll know exactly what […]
December 20, 2018
5 Fun Activities to Bring the Family Together this Season

5 Fun Activities to Bring the Family Together this Season

“I’m bored!” Holiday vacations means the kids are home from school, and more likely than not, they’re bored! While it’s ok to let your kids embrace the boredom and fend for themselves for part of the break, the vacation time also creates the opportunity for activities you may otherwise not […]
December 13, 2018
The Ultimate Gift List for Kids of All Ages

The Ultimate Gift List for Kids of All Ages

With the holidays just around the corner, all parent’s minds are on gifts for their kids. While some children quickly make their wishes known, others are more difficult to buy for. What do you get a child who seems to have everything? Gift Guide for Children this Christmas The answer […]
November 18, 2018
How to Foster Great Communication Habits with Your Nanny

How to Foster Great Communication Habits with Your Nanny

When you leave your kids with the nanny for the day, you can’t help but think about them throughout the day. From a curious “what are they doing,” to “I wonder if the baby’s sleeping well today” to a more worried, “I hope the nanny remembers to give Dylan his […]
November 8, 2018
5 Fun Thanksgiving Traditions to Try This Year

5 Fun Thanksgiving Traditions to Try This Year

Bring some zest and zing to your Thanksgiving this year with one of these new traditions. With a new tradition, you can enjoy a more exciting Thanksgiving and create many memories with your children and extended family. Bring on New Thanksgiving Memories Some of these traditions can be prepared or […]
October 20, 2018
how to prevent the flu this season

How to Prevent the Flu this Season 

A sneeze, cough, achiness and a fever are all early signs the flu or a flu like illness. No one enjoys being sick, but unfortunately, during the fall and winter seasons, it’s common to catch a cold, if not the flu. However, you can reduce the likelihood of contracting these […]
October 10, 2018
halloween night ideas las vegas

5 Halloween Date Night Ideas for Spooky Fun in Las Vegas

Boo! Halloween is right around the corner and things are getting spooky. Many families focus on Halloween for the kids. Between costumes, trick-or-treating and seasonal Halloween parties, it is a fun time for little ones. However, don’t miss out on the fun yourself! Take advantage of the attractions that only […]
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
car seat safety

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
image of the las vegas sign

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
hiring a nanny to take care of a child

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
child throwing a fit

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
image of kids celebrating new years

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
kids celebrating the holidays

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
image of child wearing dinosaur costume

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
image of nanny taking care of a child

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
image of children swimming in nevada over the summer

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
aerial view of las vegas strip

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
child learning about the value of money

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
Child swinging

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 […]
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