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7 04, 2020

How to Teach Children (and Make Knowledge Stick)

By |2020-04-07T13:32:24+00:00April 7th, 2020|Childcare Advice, Host Families|

Do you feel like you constantly repeat yourself and your kids just don’t listen? Do you experience a daily struggle getting your children to remember what you told them five minutes ago? Well, you aren’t alone.

It’s even worse when you teach your kids something, and they can’t seem to remember it

6 04, 2020

10 Best Outdoor Games for Kids (Without Contact)

By |2020-04-06T14:26:44+00:00April 6th, 2020|Childcare Advice, Host Families|

Families all over the country are either working from home, homeschooling, trying to establish new routines, or all of the above. Now more than ever, it is important for kids to remain active and get outside to play.  I’m here to remind you about some of the best outdoor games for kids.

9 03, 2020

How Much Does Daycare Cost in My State?

By |2020-03-09T18:22:55+00:00March 9th, 2020|Childcare Advice|

Raising a family can be quite expensive, with the average cost of raising a single child from birth to adulthood approaching nearly $25K for modern families.

Childcare is a huge contributor to that expense, consuming as much as 12-26% of a family’s income.

Parents often equate daycare to a second mortgage, and they’re not wrong. In

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.

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