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Category Archives: Advice for Parents

NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care

When the kids get sick in the evening, going to the ER or waiting until the next morning used to be a parents only option. Now parents have another option – a night clinic specifically for after hours pediatric care. … Continue reading

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2017 INA Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey Results

INA Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey Results The International Nanny Association released the 2017 INA Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey this week. Highlights include: Average hourly rate USD $19.14, up from $18.66 in 2014. 52% have had a salary increase … Continue reading

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Overtime Guidelines for Household Employers

Thank you to our friends at GTM Payroll Services for providing this important information. Overtime Eligibility According to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, household employees that do not live with their employers are eligible to receive overtime … Continue reading

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2018 Nanny Tax Responsibilities

Thank you to our friends at GTM Payroll Services for this 2018 nanny tax update. Please note the actual tax numbers on the sheet are accurate right now (January 2018). However, with the new tax bill being passed last week, … Continue reading

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10 Gift Ideas and The Holiday Nanny Bonus

While bonuses and holiday gift giving are always at the discretion of the employer and typically reflect the nanny’s length of service, job performance, the family’s appreciation for the care she provides the children, and recognition for a job well … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Photographing Children

A quick look at Instgram or Facebook and it’s clear; people love taking pictures of their children. But for some parents and nannies, capturing the best photograph is not in their wheelhouse. Take heart. We’ve got some great tips for … Continue reading

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Driving Records: Practically Perfect in Every Way?

For many nannies, especially those who work in the suburbs, driving children is an essential part of their daily duties and responsibilities. From taking children to school and afterschool activities, to driving them to and from playdates or appointments, transporting … Continue reading

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Nanny Cams: What You Need to Know

For parents who employ a nanny, the decision of whether or not to have and/or to disclose the use of a nanny cam is an extremely personal one. It’s a question that involves both legal and ethical considerations and, in … Continue reading

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Princess & Tiaras

Recently I had a chance to connect with Princess & Tiaras Spa Celebrations in Katy – Houston TX. Princess & Tiaras is a unique spa and beauty themed party experience for the princess at home! They have their own truck, … Continue reading

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The Great Lice Debate

Responses are provided by Deborah J. Pontius, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN, health services coordinator and school nurse, Pershing County School District, Lovelock, NV; and executive committee member and past board member, National Association of School Nurses (NASN). Q: What are … Continue reading

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