A Rhyme Works Every Time!


When trying to teach the kiddos something, or snap them out of an attitude that needs adjusting, I often take a cue from Dr. Seuss (and poets everywhere) and rhyme out to avoid the need for a time out. Read the rest of this entry »

Disney DOs and DON’Ts: The Princesses


As a product of the 80’s, I grew up loving Disney. Our family had the Disney channel, I’ve been to Disney World several times, and I  LOVE Disney movies. I love Swiss Family Robinson, Pollyanna, The Parent Trap, but especially all of the Disney cartoons, conceived and created in the Disney drawing studio. I miss the good ole days of Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and (my favorite) The Little Mermaid. I love these movies! They are like time machines; upon viewing one I’m  reminded of the age and feeling when I first watched it. The music is always amazing and I usually cry happy tears at some point. What’s not to love? Read the rest of this entry »

Call out the Instigator

Nannying for siblings, which is often the case, I run into a flood of familiar issues. Familiar because, as the middle child, I have experienced the clashes between both younger and older siblings. I know all too well the numerous nitpicky, negative nonsense that goes on with siblings due to proximity, personality clash, or just plain frustration. When you have siblings, you are with them day in and day out, and no matter how much you love them or how awesome they are, (none more awesome or loved than my own brother and sister, I might add) there are times when conflicts are inevitable. I see it all the time with my charges, especially with brothers —the older one is annoyed by the younger one, or the younger doesn’t want to play with the older one— the problems arrive from many different, but similar scenarios. Read the rest of this entry »

A Separate Peace


As a Supernanny, I try my best to always be engaging to the kiddos. I play with them, talk to them, always trying to keep them active and excited. However, I have learned from my charges, mostly those that are only children, that sometimes kiddos, like adults, need their personal space. Read the rest of this entry »