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The Nanny – Her Role and Responsibilities

LIVE, rest By December 27, 2011 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Being a nanny is a career choice created in a grey zone. In Canada the role has been blurred significantly with the introduction of the “Live In Caregiver Program.”  Expectations on both the part of Employers and Nannies alike vary greatly. This miscommunication is the main cause for the high rate of disgruntled Nannies, disappointed employers and abandoned childcare contracts.


Homelife by DayTimer

LIVE, rest By October 10, 2011 Tags: , , 1 Comment

My family has been trying this new scheduling system by Daytimer.  Shopping lists, todos, and by-the-person scheduling pages.  The best part?  My hubby’s firewall (that blocks Google calendar) allows this system, and the printable schedule pages are amazing (and tidy) for the fridge.  Every family member gets their own colour and section, and you can also overlay everyone’s pages on the ‘family’ calendar.  The web-based functionality allows even family members across the country keep tabs on the family schedule.

The address book was easily importable from outlook and Google, and todos could be shared by all family members.  (Cut the grass.  Please.)

It is free, and easily accessible on any computer or smartphone.  The only drawback was that there was not a dedicated iPhone or Blackberry app for the product which would allow for perfect synchronicity.  But that being said?  My husband is updating his own stuff, and.. the grass is cut.

– UrbanMommies has received product compensation for this post however as always, our opinions are our own.


Don’t Kill the Kids and Other Babysitter Basics

LIVE, rest By October 26, 2009 Tags: , , , No Comments

Last week we featured the “New Parent Checklist” from Knock Knock and this week we bring you the highly useful “Don’t Kill the Kids and Other Babysitter Basics” notepad. Every time you are about to leave the kids with a babysitter, you have to go over all the tedious but important details she needs to know and worry that she won’t remember them. Even if you have the same babysitter, what she needs to know often changes. Well the “Don’t Kill the Kids” notepad is a fun form you can fill out with all the important details: where you’ll be, emergency numbers, medical information, rules, bedtimes and bedtime rituals and much more as well as a space for miscellaneous notes.