Part One- What Labor Doulas Do and Don’t Do
In the past few years doula has become a household word synonymous with birth and breastfeeding. Many of us have heard about how beneficial and invaluable a labor doula can be. In this three part series we will look at what labor doulas do, the benefits of a using a doula and how to hire the best doula for your family.
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Bellevue College is now offering a series of Positive Discipline Classes, both for parents of children 12 and under and for parents of teens. Positive Parenting is the parenting approach recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and one way to learn about this style of parenting is through Positive Discipline. In this series, parents will learn what positive parenting is and how to use this approach with their child or teen. All classes are two hours long and take place on Saturdays in April and May.
Choose from the following classes depending on your need:
Introduction to Positive Parenting for Parents of Children 12 and Under – Series I
Positive Parenting Tools for Parents of Children 12 and Under – Series II
Introduction to Positive Parenting for Parents of Teens – Series I
Positive Parenting Tools for Parents of Teens – Series II
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As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, being paid legally and knowing the basics of the tax law, are an important part of being treated as a professional. In this section we are going to show you some real world examples of why being paid professionally pays off! Read more »
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As a childcare professional, you have one of the most important and noble jobs in the world – to nurture, protect, educate, guide and inspire children. You should view yourself – and demand to be treated – as a professional. In part, this means making sure that your compensation is handled accurately, fairly and legally. Read more »
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Lice have been plaguing human kind since the dawn of civilization. This unfortunate fact still exists today and can affect any family, any time. We recently heard from a nanny that was drawn into the battle on behalf of her family. She turned to us for some advice, and we decided to put a bunch of resources together in one place!
For a funny movie view, check out Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Kate in the movie I Don’t Know How She Does It:
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The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (also known as “ObamaCare”), is the major buzz in every industry right now. But, how will this affect the Nanny industry? We’ve collected some great articles from industry publications,and included some links to different informative sites for both families and nannies.
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The arrival of the Pumpkin-Spice Latte means only one thing in the Annie’s Nannies office, it’s Fall again in Seattle. Before the weather starts freezing little (and big) toes, we like to take the chance to spend some time outdoors – enjoying the crunch of leaves on the ground and the sight of hundreds of orange pumpkins in a field.
1. Get Lost In A Corn Maze
One of the most entertaining fall family activities is getting lost in a corn maze! Our friends at Red Tricycle have put together this handy list of 10 corn mazes in the Seattle area. A great, inexpensive day out with the kids that guarantees a good night sleep! Your family doesn’t need much to have fun here – just a pair of gumboots and a sense of direction.
Our Top Pick: Carleton Farm! – Check out all the extra fun activities!
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Annie’s Nannies was chosen by Red Tricycle voters as the best Childcare Agency/Resource in the Seattle area. We were thrilled and honored to be nominated and chosen. Thank you to everyone who voted!! Woot!
Kathryn Hillman was chosen as August’s Nanny of Month. Kathryn has been part of our on call pool since early June 2013 and from the get go, we knew she would be an all-star! She presents herself in a professional way and the kids she looks after absolutely adore her!
One of her early clients said “Kathryn was great! She immediately understood that my little one might cry when I left and did what she could to distract her (she would definitely have cried!) She was also very firm with my 7 year old (who later informed me he was not exactly cooperative!) and I was impressed with that.”
When asked about a favorite funny moment working with kids, Kathryn said: “I was looking for something to prepare for dinner for the kids I was watching the other night, and the 4 year old chimed in and said ‘Well, Mommy lets us have pancakes and chocolate chips sometimes usually a lot of the time. We can have those.’
I replied, ‘Hmm…really? I’m sure. That sounds delicious. Your Mommy is very nice.’
She says, ‘She is, but don’t tell her we ate them.’
Needless to say, we didn’t eat chocolate-chipped-pancakes for dinner this time around.”
Thank-you for all your wonderful work Kathryn! We’re lucky to have you!