How to Conduct a Nanny Background Check
Hiring

How to Conduct a Nanny Background Check

by Martha Scully  •  November 08, 2016
Choosing a nanny isn't a small decision — your child care provider becomes an extension of your family and special part of your kids' lives. While an interview helps you evaluate your potential nanny or babysitter, you shouldn't hire a candidate on the spot. Conducting a background check before you extend an official offer ensures that you are bringing a trustworthy caretaker into your home. Here are some things you should check and the reasons why it's important to carry out nanny background...
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5 Ways to Help Limit Your Children's Screen/TV Time
Parenting

5 Ways to Help Limit Your Children's Screen/TV Time

by Martha Scully  •  November 07, 2016
How much TV/screen time do your kids get? How much is too much? Should TV and screen time be considered the same thing? On average how much TV are kids actually watching? How does watching TV and other electronics affect children? We'll dive into these questions and offer tips to help manage your children's screen/TV time.
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How to Explain the Importance of Remembrance Day to Kids
Holidays

How to Explain the Importance of Remembrance Day to Kids

by Craig Sutton  •  November 02, 2016
Teaching kids about the significance of Remembrance Day (also known as Veterans Day) is very important. Not only will children be inquisitive about what all the poppies they see at this time of year but also because it is one of the most important days in our history. Obviously, considering the graphic nature of war, it’s also important to teach kids about Remembrance Day in an age appropriate manner.
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It's Fall Back Time: 6 Tips to Help Kids Adjust to Time Changes
Parenting

It's Fall Back Time: 6 Tips to Help Kids Adjust to Time Changes

by Martha Scully  •  November 01, 2016
If you haven’t heard already, or if you’ve forgotten, this weekend is fall back time. That’s right, it’s time for the clocks to go back – and more importantly for parents, we can get an extra hour of sleep (hopefully) on Saturday night. So, don’t forget to turn your clocks back by one hour before you hit the hay, or you’ll get Sunday off to a rocky start for you and the kids. The following outlines some great ways to plan for the fall back time change.
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8 Tips for Babysitting Kids and Dogs
Advice for Caregivers

8 Tips for Babysitting Kids and Dogs

by Craig Sutton  •  October 31, 2016
No one wants to be sitting when anyone gets hurt – either a child hurts a pet or a pet injures a child, or someone is injured for any other reason. However, thousands of children each year are bitten by dogs, and most are dogs they are familiar with. This means that any sitter who is watching pets and kids together needs to be on the top of their game to ensure everyone has a fun and uneventful time.
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3 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes for Your Halloween Leftovers
Holidays

3 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes for Your Halloween Leftovers

by Jess Sugar  •  October 28, 2016
Halloween is around the corner, once the candles are blown out in your jack o’lanterns, frugal minded parents may wonder what to do with all of that leftover pumpkin? Did you know that pumpkin packs a substantial punch in terms of health benefits? So instead of throwing out all that goodness here are 3 delicious recipes that go beyond the standard roasting of the seeds.
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Dads are NOT Babysitters — They are Parents!
Parenting

Dads are NOT Babysitters — They are Parents!

by Craig Sutton  •  October 26, 2016
Dads Are NOT Babysitters. They are parents, just like mothers. But for some reason, society has a distorted view of a dad’s role as a parent. People tend to think of dad as more of a glorified babysitter than an actual parent. This is a stereotype that shows we still have a long way to go to rid society of traditional parenting and gender roles.
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