How to cope on Mothers Day when your Mother is in heaven

This day can be a confusing, mixed and emotional day for many of us who don’t get to spoil our Mothers on this day.  Now just because my Mother is no longer here physically, doesn’t make me a grief expert, as grief affects everyone differently.  But I do have some real tips and tricks for…

The hard truth about self-isolation

Hello all! I thought I would start off by telling you that I really have missed posting here on Nanny Mary-Anne. During 2021 some other things in my life took over so I really didn’t have time to post on here. However I would love to do more articles for you during 2022 as I…

How to create the perfect relationship

“No relationship is perfect, is it Carron?” “You are so right Rebeka, mine is the same”. I overheard as I was sitting down to my delicious morning cappuccino in my favourite coffee shop. It was a dull, rainy Monday morning and I was ever so slightly intrigued and blatantly nosey to find out what’s happening…

How to avoid temper tantrums

They come in all shapes and sizes don’t they? The scary jolts of emotion fireworks that sometimes creep out of little humans as if from no where, and sometimes they happen after a long stressful day. Although temper tantrums often present negative behaviour, we can’t always just assume that they are typical “naughty behaviour” without…

Tips to cope with lockdown blues this Christmas

What a year it has been! With all of it’s up’s and downs, I thought I would share the importance of coping with feeling low this Christmas, as I think that this has been the year where it’s been easiest to feel down. How are you all doing? Please feel free to reach out, it…

Is your child getting enough food?

It’s so easy to worry that little ones aren’t getting enough of the good stuff. Then another worry is are they getting too much. It can be crazy stressful and intimidating when you see what other children are getting to eat. Often so many parents land in a confusing world of having no idea if…

What Christmas events are still happening in Glasgow this year

Oh, what a year it’s been! With lots of events cancelled it’s so hard to keep things normal and exciting for the kids this year. So, I have done a little research and came up with some amazing things you can do which still have space! Just before I get into it, can you please…

Taking care of your mental health as a Nanny

It’s really lovely when a family who you work with make an effort to take care of you. My previous Nanny job was I think one of the best I have ever had. They had never had a Nanny before, yet treated me impeccably. I know of many families who have never had a Nanny…

Amazing Christmas gifts for toddlers

Hello all! What a year it’s been! How have you been coping? Please feel free to let me know how you are doing in the comments section or hit me up on social media. I will leave the link here. I’m always up for a natter. (Side note, if natter confused you, it’s what we…

What to do in Glasgow with kids when everything is shut

Well Hello there! If we are meeting for the first time let me introduce myself! I’m Mary-Anne, a Nanny, Author and Business Woman who lives in Glasgow. If you are like myself during this pandemic then you will have probably taken your kids to the park a good 104,985 times as lots of other options…

What questions to ask in a survey for your business

Surveys are a great form of market research before you start a business, write a book, or if you want to find out if your money-making idea is profitable. I would say no more than ten questions should be in your survey. Any more than that and it might be too much for the person…

The secret to writing an e-book that sells

I’m here! Finally, Nanny M emerges from the mist and madness of lockdown. Where have I been, you may ask? Well, I have buried my head most days in my laptop, creating my first ever e-book. It’s been daunting! But I feel like it’s time. I have given so much into the blog, and now…

Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Hello all! I am so sorry for being a little silent right now! As you can imagine my life as a Nanny very quickly flipped upside down, inwards, backwards… all the shapes a professional yoga master or mistress would be strongly proud of! Before this all started I was working with two amazing families! As…

How to explain Coronavirus to children.

During this confusing and scary time where everything seems to be undergoing panic and a strange pause to all that is normal, it’s only natural that children will be full of questions and emotions towards the coronavirus. I think the way we listen and respond to children during this time will have a colossal effect…

The ultimate list of easy lunch ideas for toddlers!

I don’t think I have ever met a parent who hasn’t worried if their little bean has been eating enough and eating the right kind of food for their development! It can be a worry, and a really difficult one! Lots of children are very “picky” and it can take them years even for a…