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4 03, 2020

Childcare Duties: Skills Every Provider Should Have

By |2020-02-27T17:55:06+00:00March 4th, 2020|Childcare Advice|

When searching for childcare providers, parents often have a particular type of candidate in mind. There are certain skills every provider should have, and a few that set a candidate apart from the rest.

Writing a Childcare Job Description Can Help You Screen Candidates.


3 03, 2020

Find a Nanny Who Loves Your Kids as Much as You Do

By |2020-02-27T17:56:17+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Childcare Advice|

Yes, it’s a real thing. There are nannies for hire who will truly love your kids as much as you do.

That fact is surprising enough on its own. But even more surprising…?

Finding one of these nannies isn’t as difficult as it sounds.

They’re called “Au Pairs.” An Au Pair is very similar to

2 12, 2019

How to Get Kids to Do Homework Before Dinner

By |2019-12-02T11:10:54+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Many parents worry over how to get kids to do homework. With all the distractions and obligations in our lives, it’s easier than ever for kids to find ways to avoid homework time.

We’ve all seen memes and online conversations about changing the WiFi password until kids do homework and finish their chores. But even when

19 11, 2019

How to Find Time to Work Out (and More!)

By |2019-12-13T15:10:30+00:00November 19th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

How do you find time to do anything for yourself, like work out? As a mom of six kids, I get that question all the time. Clever Host Families utilize the Au Pair Program and Go Au Pair to find time for work outs and so much more. 

Finding time for things

12 11, 2019

The Most Affordable Daycare Is In My Own House!

By |2019-11-27T14:49:05+00:00November 12th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Affordable daycare can be difficult to find. When you do find something reasonably-priced, there’s always that lingering question, If I pay less for childcare, am I getting lower-quality care?

It can be a challenge to find affordable daycare.

Like many working moms, I struggled with the expense of daycare.

6 11, 2019

How to Get Kids to Do Chores (with Dad!)

By |2019-11-05T16:03:15+00:00November 6th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Wondering how to get kids to do chores? Even on a good day, it can be a challenge. But imagine if kids wanted to do chores.

This is where Dad comes in. When dads step in to do chores with the kids, they often bring a silly vibe that makes chores fun for kids.

31 10, 2019

Affordable help for parents of special needs children

By |2020-02-25T13:12:04+00:00October 31st, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Affordable help for parents of special needs children is hard to find. And it’s a too-often overlooked need.

Parents of special needs children need help, possibly more than most people understand. My years as a special educator and friend to many parents of children with special needs have taught me humility.

24 10, 2019

Finding Work-Life Balance: How Au Pairs Can Help

By |2021-08-31T12:19:24+00:00October 24th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

At times, finding work-life balance can seem like a far-fetched dream. Working, commuting, caring for kids, finding time to work out and practice self-care, and managing a household can take its toll.

Finding work-life balance can be a struggle.

If you sometimes feel like there isn’t enough time in

17 10, 2019

19 Rainy Day Activities to Chase Away the Winter Blues

By |2020-02-25T13:05:37+00:00October 17th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Rainy day activities (or snowy day activities, if it’s cold enough where you live) are a great way to chase away the winter blues. They are also a pretty great way to encourage positive family vibes, no matter the weather.

Rainy day activities to chase away the winter blues

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