Tips & Advice

Is your body art keeping you unemployed?

by Martha Scully  •  February 19, 2009
On we had a parent who was asking about tattoos. She had interest in a nanny and she found the nanny was warm, fun, and overall a wonderful person. But she was concerned because the nanny has tattoos are her arms and back of her neck. She was worried about the impression this would leave on the children. She also wondered if this represented anything about the nanny. She was considering not hiring the nanny based on the tattoo issue, and wanted to know what I thought.
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TV and Other Electronics for Kids and Caregivers

by Martha Scully  •  February 10, 2009
I just read a study about young children and TV. It stated that children between ages 4 and 7 spend about 14 hours a week in front of screens. As we all know, this has influenced a generation of children that have various weight, health, and behavioral issues. As I was once a caregiver for other families and as a parent now, I feel very strongly about TV and electronics. They should not be used as a babysitter. For parents, nannies, and babysitters in Canada, it is your shared responsibility ...
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Nanny Saves the Day!

by Martha Scully  •  December 09, 2008
All year we hear wonderful stories from the parents that use on how their nanny has gone beyond the call of duty for their family. Being a nanny is really like no other job; you cann't help but to get emotionally involved in the lives of the people that you work for.
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Nanny's Wish List

by Martha Scully  •  December 02, 2008
Wow, I can really see Christmas starting to roll in. While we have not had snow yet on the West Coast, the decorations are up around the neighbourhood and the stores are busy!
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Time for Giving - Part 1

by Martha Scully  •  November 25, 2008
With Christmas just a month away, I sat down with my kids this evening to make up their Santa lists. Just like other children, my daughters have bins of dolls, toys, and gizmos that were asked for and are never played with. My requests to our family and friends - No more modeled plastic!! I will likely go wild if they receive another stuffed animal! My personal goal is to teach the children about giving to others and to focus less on receiving; not just at Christmas, but all year around. But ...
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