Is the nanny the new “mommy”?

by Martha Scully  •  May 14, 2009
We had a parent upset this week because her 18-month old started calling her Toronto nanny “mommy”. She felt that because the nanny was with the child full time during the day, that she really thinks that the nanny is her mommy. Well, I can see what why a parent would think this, but I really feel that this is not true.
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What I want for Mothers Day

by Martha Scully  •  May 05, 2009
This is the one great day that us mom’s get to be pampered by the family we love. I love how excited the kids get about giving gifts to me on this special day. This year I am hoping not to get the traditional gifts that us mothers usually get on mothers day. You know the gifts that I am talking about i.e potted plant, dinner out, spa package.
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Tips & Advice

Finding a Summer Nanny/Babysitter in Canada

by Martha Scully  •  April 29, 2009
What a long winter we have had this year! But, signs of spring are showing across the country and that means that summer is just around the corner! Many parents hire a nanny or babysitter just for the summer, while the kids are out of school. Is there any better way for your child to enjoy the freedom of summer? At we recommend the following to ensure you find the best summer nanny for your family:
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Advice for Caregivers

Recession and Nannies in Canada

by Martha Scully  •  March 31, 2009
Yesterday, did a story on how the childcare industry is being affected by the recession. The article reports that nanny agencies are reporting a 45% decrease in business due to the current state of the economy. Apparently, the recession is affecting nannies, babysitters, and day care centres in the United States. As with other aspects of the recession, the US has been hit harder than Canada. has not seen a large decrease in the number of families looking for nannies a...
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Earth Day

by Martha Scully  •  March 25, 2009
Earth day is an important event that all Canadians should take part in one way or another. I would love to use this blog to create a list of things that parents and nannies across Canada do to help the environment.
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Birthday Parties

by Martha Scully  •  March 10, 2009
I am deep in the heart of birthday season. For my husband and I, we have reflected on our daughters birthdays and have decided to scale back. The reason for this is that we feel that children’s parties have gotten out of control. There is pressure to make the party bigger and better than the year before. My youngest daughter wants to invite the entire city to her birthday. Some parents feel that the party should be memorable, fun, and overall the perfect experience that everyone will talk abo...
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