Bare-Minimum parenting- The must-have survival guide

Originally posted on Nanny Maryanne:
What? Bare minimum parenting? Noo..that can’t be! You rub your eyes and check the title again. Bare minimum parenting! Sound’s like music to your ears right? What if I could tell you there is an easier way to raise a decent child AND come out the battleground of parenthood in…

Inexpensive, but romantic date nights for parents

Originally posted on Nanny Maryanne:
Have you ever googled “date night”? Gosh, there are so many results! It’s safe to say there are so many to choose from. However, I’d love to share with you the dates which I know work for all you parents who are probably exhausted most of the time. I’m not…

Inexpensive, but romantic date nights for parents

Have you ever googled “date night”? Gosh, there are so many results! It’s safe to say there are so many to choose from. However, I’d love to share with you the dates which I know work for all you parents who are probably exhausted most of the time. I’m not going to suggest setting up…

Bare-Minimum parenting- The must-have survival guide

What? Bare minimum parenting? Noo..that can’t be! You rub your eyes and check the title again. Bare minimum parenting! Sound’s like music to your ears right? What if I could tell you there is an easier way to raise a decent child AND come out the battleground of parenthood in one piece? No more helicopter…

Why you should be limiting your child’s screen time now!

As a parent, have you ever had a gut feeling when your children are playing video games when they could be running in the fresh air looking to make mud pies? Or perhaps their blackberries are clicking away at the dinner table and they are unable to be present at this lovely family time?  Well,…

Gender neutral parenting, has it gone too far?

Wherever you are, whoever you are, It’s highly likely that you will have your own opinions on gender-neutral parenting and its effects, good or bad in today’s society. My question to you is this, do you think a gender-neutral style of parenting is completely harmless to our children or are we doing more harm than good?…

7 Best Developmental Toys

As a parent, you’ll want to do everything in your power to foster your child’s development while they are being entertained and having fun!   As you may already know, choosing the right toy for your child which actually has visible results is vital! Toys which spark and shape children’s minds are key to give…

Beautiful benefits of baby massage! Video included!

Baby massage! What is it? Baby massage has been becoming more and more popular with families. It creates a unique and relaxing bonding moment between babe and the massager! It is incredibly beneficial to both your, and baby’s health as well as emotional, mental and physical development! Not only does it help your little one get…

Are children just far too entitled?

Children are incredibly lucky in today’s society. The amount of love and support that is there ever more than before for them has increased dramatically. However, with all this extra love, they are still not given the correct tools in early life to then be able to live the best version of themselves! According to…

7 things I learned when I became a Nanny!

Nannying has been such a great fit for me! It allows me to work independently and create a beautiful bond with new parents and their children. Working so close to families means I’m able to really support them in various ways in which I can see how vital a strong, non-judgemental support system really is!…

Why kids are a lot more than just kids!

Last week, on a completely normal day with my nanny kiddos I experienced something that has woken me up and I just couldn’t wait to tell you guys what happened! So on Wednesday of last week, it was such a beautiful day outside in Glasgow (which is saying a lot) but sadly since it was…

Should we be telling our children they are beautiful?

I remember when I was growing up I had a tendency to overjudge myself. I really didn’t think much of who I am. I was always focussing on my imperfections and looking back now, they probably were the smallest things, but I guess in my head it was easily blown out of proportion. Thankfully, I…

Awesome Autumnal Activities!

As the trees are changing into some beautiful fall colours and we are seeing the sunlight a little less (especially here in Scotland), some educational and fun activities are definitely on the cards! Here are a few of my tried and tested favourites!    Toilet roll scarecrow!   This is a super easy activity! It’s…

What you didn’t know…

Sometimes it can be the loveliest thing to actually see the writer behind all these wonderful blog posts you’ve been reading! So let me introduce you, to well, me!   I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland where I still currently stay! Other than my main love, childcare I also love travelling, dogs and have a…