The Top 10 Apps All Parents Need to Download in 2019
Advice for Caregivers

The Top 10 Apps All Parents Need to Download in 2019

by Kyla Dewar  •  June 14, 2019
In this day and age, technology is king, especially when it comes to kids. Today's generation of children is growing up surrounded by all kinds of gadgets and gizmos, which is why it might be worth your time as a parent to use technology to your advantage. Though there are a lot of apps out there that are less than ideal for children, there are also a lot of useful apps for kids too. Apps can be not only entertaining but educational. They can also help ensure the safety of your children on...
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How Much Housework Should You Expect From Your Nanny?
Nanny FAQ

How Much Housework Should You Expect From Your Nanny?

by Martha Scully  •  June 13, 2019
Will My Nanny Take Care of The Kids and Clean The House? What About Laundry and Cooking? These are common questions from parents when hiring a nanny for the first time. That's why it’s important for you to know which duties are typically standard and which are considered additional work. When hiring, it’s essential that you understand what to expect from a nanny. You must decide what duties are right for your family, which duties your nanny is comfortable with and how to compensate accordi...
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Considering Baby Formula? Here's What You Need to Know
Pregnancy & Babies

Considering Baby Formula? Here's What You Need to Know

by Craig Sutton  •  June 13, 2019
In a previous article, we took a look at infant feeding and the ongoing debate over breastfeeding and baby formula. The article went over the pros and cons and pointed out that while the health benefits of breastfeeding are well documented there are several unsung lifestyle-related benefits of formula feeding plus there are many instances where mothers are not able to breastfeed or it just isn’t practical. We concluded that in the end, a fed baby is the only option that matters. Mothers sh...
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Nanny Myths: 4 False Ideas You Need to Forget

Nanny Myths: 4 False Ideas You Need to Forget

by Kyla Dewar  •  June 11, 2019
When it comes to nannies, people tend to have a lot of preconceived notions — both good and bad. Some paint nannies in a wonderful light, while others maybe aren’t as favourable. More often than not, what we think of when it comes to nannies is based on portrayals we’ve seen on TV or in the movies. Unfortunately, though, those mediums don’t always paint the most realistic picture as they’re usually glamorized or overdramatized. But we want to set the record straight when it comes to nannie...
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The Advantages and Disadvantages to Hiring an Au Pair

by Martha Scully  •  May 24, 2019
Every childcare option has its advantages and disadvantages. This is why each family should evaluate their individual needs and determine what is best for their family before deciding on what type of childcare is the right fit. Though there are many options available: daycare, babysitters, nannies, etc.. This article is here to tell you about one option in particular: an au pair. So what is an au pair you may ask? An au pair is typically a young woman from abroad who is looking to offer...
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The Challenges and Advantages of Gay Parenting
Parenting

The Challenges and Advantages of Gay Parenting

by Craig Sutton  •  May 23, 2019
Regardless of age, gender identity, or sexual orientation, all those thinking of having a child are likely to ask the same question: "Will I be a good parent?” But when gay couples pose this question, there are also a lot of other factors in need of consideration. Although the world has become much more understanding, there are still many people who don’t understand the realities that gay individuals face. But studies show that children of gay parents grown up much the same as the average ...
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Caregiving 101: Live-In vs Live-Out Nanny
Nanny

Caregiving 101: Live-In vs Live-Out Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  May 23, 2019
When you choose to hire a nanny for your family, you must also decide if you're looking for a live-in nanny or a live-out nanny. The baseline is the same: you are hiring an experienced individual to provide quality childcare in your home. The difference between a live-in and live-out nanny can help you decide what the best fit for your family is. Nannies typically have several years of childcare experience and have chosen this as their career. Families that have a nanny appreciate the lovi...
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