November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the work and support that caregivers give their families. The month was officially recognized in the late 90s by President Clinton. Since then, each president has issued an annual proclamation honoring family caregivers in November.
Having a strong relationship with your “family” can be one of the best parts of being a nanny. When the parents and children consider you one of their own, it can feel incredibly gratifying. And when you’ve formed a good professional relationship with your employer, you may even be asked to come along on their vacation to help watch the children.
Are you ready for the new school year? As a nanny in Chicago, you may have to help your mom boss prepare the kids to return to school. Or in some cases, your kiddos may be starting school for the very first time. We have some tips on preparing kids to go back to school in Chicago, including first day of school advice and some of the best back-to-school shopping spots in the city.
Working as a nanny is stressful. The hours are long and sometimes erratic, your tasks are mentally and physically demanding, and you’re often doing it all on your own. In any job, a healthy work-life balance is important, but actually achieving that balance can be tough, especially for nannies. Dealing with and preventing nanny burnout might seem like an impossible feat if you’re already feeling it, but we’re here to help. Here are a few ways that Chicago nannies can prevent burnout, so they can take care of themselves and others.
Wondering how to make the most of summertime in Chicago with your nanny charges? There are so many kid-friendly (and budget-friendly) activities nannies and kids can enjoy in and around Chicago. This summer, be sure to check these things off your bucket list!
Looking for sweet gift ideas for your mom boss for this Mother’s Day? Everyone loves a box of decadent chocolates or a pretty bouquet of flowers. If you want a unique gift to show your appreciation, we’ve got you covered with more gift ideas below.
Caring for kids and maintaining a healthy relationship with their parents can leave little time for self-care. As a nanny, it’s easy to have days when you feel overwhelmed or stuck. We’ve got you covered. When you need a little support from other nannies or ideas for activities in Chicago, check out this list of online resources for inspiration.
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Now that we have started a new year, we cannot fail to recognize all of the growth we have seen in all of our nannies here at Chicago Collegiate Nannies. We are so excited to have been a part of helping so many families make wonderful connections this year and we look forward to hearing many more success stories from families in the new year!
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As the weather begins to cool down and fall starts to set in, it's a great time to plan fun fall activities for your kids. Whether you're doing an activity right in the city or taking a day trip out in the suburbs, this Nanny Tip of the Week is going to include several events coming up this fall season! Feel free to comment on some other activities that are going on in the area to share with our Chicago Collegiate Nannies community. Be sure to check out these fun things going on in the Chicago area in the upcoming months!
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With all of the hustle and bustle of a new season upon us, spring sports are starting up, the weather is warming up and Easter is just around the corner! This week's Nanny Tip of the Week is going to touch on fun events in the Chicago area you can do for this holiday that can get your kiddos in the spirit of spring! Be sure to try out some of our fun tips below and share your favorite Easter activities with our CCN community!