Martha's Blog

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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Parenting

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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Tips & Advice

Is your body art keeping you unemployed?

by Martha Scully  •  February 19, 2009
On CanadianNanny.ca 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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Tips & Advice

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

Nanny Saves the Day!

by Martha Scully  •  December 09, 2008
All year we hear wonderful stories from the parents that use CanadianNanny.ca 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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