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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

10 10, 2019

Affordable Childcare: How Au Pairs Help Parents Save Money

By |2020-02-25T13:08:32+00:00October 10th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Affordable childcare can be difficult to find these days. Between the cost of enrolling kids in daycare and paying increased fees for infants and kids under the age of two, it’s no wonder parents often stay home instead of paying for childcare.

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4 10, 2019

Signs Your Child Isn’t Getting Enough Attention at Daycare

By |2019-09-13T10:38:47+00:00October 4th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

If your child isn’t getting enough attention at daycare, it can cause problems both at home and during daycare hours. Many parents worry about whether their children will get enough one-on-one attention from their daycare teachers.

This concern is understandable, considering daycare teachers have multiple children to care for. Most of the time, the attention children

26 09, 2019

Daily Routine for 4-Year-Olds (with Room to Just Be a Kid)

By |2019-08-26T13:45:45+00:00September 26th, 2019|Au Pairs, Childcare Advice|

What a daily routine for 4-year-olds consists of can vary greatly. Some parents are intent on filling their child’s day with school prep and reading practice. Other parents want their kids to play outside as often as possible.

Chances are, you’re somewhere in between the two. You want your kids to be successful and smart, but

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