10 Important Travel Tips for Snowbirds Flocking South this Winter
Senior Care

10 Important Travel Tips for Snowbirds Flocking South this Winter

by Craig Sutton  •  February 03, 2017
More than one million Canadian seniors head south each year, and this number only continues to rise. Snowbirds, who are often retired and have no desire to deal with the cold Canadian winter, prefer to spend their time down south in warmer regions in the southern United States such as Florida, Arizona, and Texas. Some even spend their winters in Mexico and other Central American countries. Who wants to have to deal with shovelling snow, icy roads, and slippery conditions, when they could b...
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Snow Day! How to Keep Kids Entertained All Day Long
Activities for Kids

Snow Day! How to Keep Kids Entertained All Day Long

by Craig Sutton  •  February 01, 2017
After a heavy snowfall, kids listen anxiously to the radio, glue their eyes to the TV screen to see if they’ll be lucky enough to have a snow day. If you’re a nanny or a babysitter, you have little to no time to prepare for these days as they usually announce school closures the morning. So what do you do for the six or seven extra hours that you didn’t plan for? Below are a few ideas for activities to do during a beloved snow day!
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6 Options When You Need a Babysitter While on Vacation
Holidays

6 Options When You Need a Babysitter While on Vacation

by Martha Scully  •  January 29, 2017
Vacationing with young children is delightful but there are times when parents need a break to enjoy each other's company. A vacation babysitter can provide the help you need! But how do you find a sitter when you're away from home? What options do you have? Let's have a look at six different types of child care often available to you while on vacation.
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Important Interview Questions for a Special Needs Nanny
Hiring

Important Interview Questions for a Special Needs Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  January 19, 2017
It's often difficult to find a qualified nanny at the best of times. But for parents of children with special needs, it can be especially stressful, as their child may require sophisticated care. Thankfully, it is not impossible, 68% of the nannies on Canadian Nanny are interested in caring for a child with special needs. This article discusses the qualities to look for and the questions you should be asking to help choose the candidate that is right for your child.
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90 Practical Reasons a Nanny is Better Than Daycare
Nanny FAQ

90 Practical Reasons a Nanny is Better Than Daycare

by Martha Scully  •  January 18, 2017
When it comes to your child, many parents are unsure which direction to go when it comes to childcare. Should you put your child in a daycare center or consider hiring a nanny? Many parents believe that a nanny is too expensive. These days, modern nannies are not only affordable and accessible, they also provide a number of benefits that daycare centers cannot match. Not to mention that if you have more than one child in daycare a nanny is almost always cheaper. In this article child c...
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How to Make 4 Holiday Kids Crafts (That are Actually Useful)
Holidays

How to Make 4 Holiday Kids Crafts (That are Actually Useful)

by Craig Sutton  •  December 22, 2016
The holiday season is great for spending time together and celebrating all the wonders of the season. The cold weather and winds make the perfect excuse to stay inside and do some holiday crafts! However, your child may create multiple masterpieces, which then leaves you with this dilemma: how can you put them to good use? Below are four crafts that you will actually use and want to show off in your home.
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How to Involve Children in Christmas Gift Giving
Holidays

How to Involve Children in Christmas Gift Giving

by Craig Sutton  •  December 15, 2016
The holiday season has become more and more commercialized in recent years, making it harder to hold onto the true meaning of Christmas and the holiday season. Although you can’t alter society’s take on the holidays, there are some things you can do to involve your children in gift giving.
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