Lessons from an Extraordinary Girl

Lessons from an Extraordinary Girl

  One early January, an enchanting date night led to our enjoyment of smooth, jazzy tunes at the Hollywood Bowl. The cool, SoCal evening breeze danced its way around a sea of amphitheater seats, sending a delightful chill along the back of my neck as the trumpet...
When Grandma Comes to Visit

When Grandma Comes to Visit

  When some nannies hear that grandma is coming for a visit, they cringe. We’ve heard all kinds of horror stories about when grandma comes to town. These stories flip a switch in our imagination and a movie reel of scenarios starts playing through our...
“Talking” With Your Baby

“Talking” With Your Baby

  Do you ever wonder what your baby or toddler is thinking? Wouldn’t it be great if they could tell you not just what they need (milk) or want (another cookie) but also how they are feeling (sad, afraid, happy, sick)? What if they could even communicate to you a...
How to Establish Traditions

How to Establish Traditions

  This year has brought so many changes in how we interact with our family and others. We have become expert using video conferencing for interviews and just connecting with family and friends. Video conferencing can be used daily to connect with family and check...
Nannies Help Breastfeeding Moms

Nannies Help Breastfeeding Moms

  It is important to do everything we can to ensure that the women in our lives have the support they need to breastfeed in a positive, healthy, and successful manner. As a doula, I’d like to share some tips on how nannies can help the nursing moms they work for....
Cooking for Diverse Eaters

Cooking for Diverse Eaters

  I have worked with every kind of child – the kid who would eat everything in sight, the kid who won’t touch anything he doesn’t recognize, and the child who has a few standard favorites she doesn’t deviate from. All these children pose a challenge in the...
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