Three Tips for the First time Au Pair

You have decided to become an Au Pair in America.  This is a super exciting time, however, it can be a bit scary at the same time.  Au Pair in America programs are all over the place, however, how do you know what to do, who to trust and what is this crazy experience going to be? Au Pair programs allow people in the United States to host a person to help raise their children.  It can be a great way to learn about another person's cultures and teach the children another language … [Read more...]

Tips for Babysitter Safety and the Safety of Your Kids

Whether you hire a nanny on a regular basis to watch your young children or you have a neighborhood teen who comes by to hang with your tweens, it goes without saying that you want everyone in your home to be as safe and secure as possible whether you're home or away. In addition, even if you know and trust your babysitter, you may want to keep an eye on him or her from time to time just to be sure everyone is getting along and having a good time. In order to ensure that everyone is doing … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Babysitter Prep List – Things You Must Include

If you are one of the many parents who are a tad nervous about leaving your child with a babysitter, there are several things you can do to ease your anxiety and make the experience much easier for everyone. Instead of scribbling down notes on a piece of paper or constantly sending texts with helpful reminders for your sitter, create a babysitter prep list beforehand. Then, hang it on the fridge so your babysitter can quickly get to it. If you are thinking to yourself that this is a great … [Read more...]