The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Babysitters and Nannies

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Whatever do you give to the person who takes care of your children? While cold hard cash is always appreciated, it’s nice to also show your gratitude with a personal gift to go along with it. To help you choose something special, we’ve rounded up our favorite holiday gift ideas for nannies and babysitters, including something […]

3rd Annual Holiday Gifting Survey: Babysitter Gifts and Nanny Bonuses for 2014

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Wondering if you should give a holiday gift to your babysitter or an end-of-year bonus to your nanny? We surveyed over 400 families across the US to get the inside scoop on what parents are gifting and tipping babysitters and nannies this holiday season. Here’s what they told us: ~Click to zoom~ ·      Tips: Most […]

Fun Craft Trio for Winter

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Looking for a creative way to keep the kids entertained on a rainy or snowy winter day? We’ve found a trio of adorable crafts for kids that celebrate the season and may entertain you (or your sitter) as much as they do the kids. DIY Cut Leaf Cars Before the last leaf falls, grab your […]

10 DIY Family Costumes for Halloween

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Put your DIY skills to good use by copying one of these outstanding Halloween costumes for the whole family. These get-ups are so great, your childless friends will be wishing they had kids, too! For more awesome costumes for babies, kids, families and even pets, check out our Halloween Pinterest board!

Social Media Guidelines to Share with Your Sitter or Nanny

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Sharing house rules and policies with your sitter or nanny is key to communicating and understanding each other’s expectations. Social media policies – essentially what you think is and isn’t ok for your sitter to post or share about your family on social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – should be an […]

12 Tips for Fantastic Family Photos

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Whether you’re the family photographer or you plan to hire a professional to capture your kids or the entire family, you’ll want to check out these helpful tips for getting incredible photos that you’ll cherish for years to come. Improve your chances of getting the shots you want with these effective tips that help you […]

6 Activities for Super Creative Kids

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by Activity Rocket Looking for after school enrichment for your kids? Creative activities benefit a kid’s communication, social, and cognitive skills–in addition to being just plain fun! If you’re looking for something beyond the typical art class, try some of the following activities to get their creative juices flowing! 1. Jewelry making Was your child into […]

10 Ways to Tackle Reading Homework

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Most school-aged children are required to read as part of their daily homework. It’s typically not much, 15-40 minutes of reading, but busy families with limited after-school time can have a tough time squeezing it in. It’s difficult to find time in their busy schedules and convince tired kids, especially early readers, to hit the books each night. […]