The Nanny League raises thousands for Stop the Silence

10670003_878731072146098_1151165307515625114_nOn October 2, 2014, The Nanny League hosted Mommy’s Night Out for Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. at Classic Kids Photography in Santa Monica.  What a success it was!  I continue to be humbled by the graciousness of our sponsors and guests.  





The amazing sponsors of the evening included: Club MomMe, Robyn Rhodes Jewelry, Tot Pot, Super Baked Goods, Berlin Wellness Group, Luca & Company, Video Baby Books, LA Lakers, Fresh Brothers, Fly Wheel Sports, Jamberry, The Play Destination, Kidville Brentwood,, The Ollie World, Jenni June, LLC., BeanPatch & Co., and The Nanny Doctor.  The event was hosted by Good Day LA’s co-host Maria Sansone and special performances by Mommy Tonk and Jennifer Paskow Music helped us rock the night away.  Our speaker, Lisa Weinberger from Mom, ESQ. talked about the ins and outs of hiring a nanny (everything you’ve wanted to know but have been afraid to ask).  Nanny League nannies provided quality childcare in the back room while Jenni June and her professional auctioneer husband, Mike Metter, conducted the LIVE auction,  helping us raise over $3000!




 Stop the Silence is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)3 organization that works to expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide by raising awareness and funds to comprehensively support and conduct programming.  I, too, am a survivor.  It was through such awareness and education that gave me the courage to use my voice.  And I haven’t stopped talking since.  Please help me in preventing this from happening to our children.  Let’s continue to raise money to STOP CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE once and for all.  Donations are still be graciously accepted through our fundraising page here: We look forward to seeing you all again next year– our third annual event– for Stop the Silence!  




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The Nanny League featured in US Weekly

College-Educated Nanny League nannies Lily and Jordan had an AMAZING time face-painting at the re-opening of Chudney Ross’ Main Street store, Books & Cookies, on Sunday, 14th.  We are so happy to have this wonderful bookstore back in the LA community!10420109_866551916697347_813202293425448072_n



Check out the US Weekly article below! (
Joshua Faulkner, Diana Ross, Callaway Faulker, Chudney Ross, Ashlee Simpson, Bronx Wentz, Evan Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ross Naess and Kimberly Ryan celebrate the re-opening of Books and Cookies

Bryan Randall

The Ross Family has a lot to celebrate!

Just off the heels of Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson’s wedding, mother of the groom, Diana Ross and four of her children gathered to celebrate the re-opening of her daughter Chudney Ross’ Santa Monica children’s bookstore, Books and Cookies.

“Books and Cookies is a bookstore, but it’s more,” Diana told Us Weekly at the event. “Chudney has created a nurturing environment and a loving environment where learning takes place.”

Tracee Ellis RossEvanAshlee, and Ross Naess were among those who snacked on treats from Beyond MeatHappy Family, and Consensio Cellars at the party, which celebrated the store’s new location.

PHOTOS: Ashlee through the years

”It’s so important to have my family here. My family is number one,” Chudney explained.

After reading a few books in-store, Evan treated his new stepson, Bronx, 5, to a stack of new tomes including “Goodnight iPad.”

Credit: Bryan Randall

“We’ve always done Goodnight Moon,” Simpson explained. “And there is a new book we just got called Goodnight iPad which is quite funny. He reads every night! And we brought two bags of books of his to donate today.”

PHOTOS: Jessica and Ashlee through the years

In addition to checking out Chudney’s hand-picked selection of books, guests had a lot more activities to choose from. After applying Aveeno Baby sunscreen, kids decorated dresses from Hipknoties, had their face painted by The Nanny League and — of course — snacked on cookies from Magnolia Bakery in the store’s outdoor space.

The party, hosted by Style Expert Anya Sarre, also gave the family a chance to reflect on the recent nuptials.

“The wedding was fantastic!” Tracee tells Us Weekly of August 31 nupitals at Diana’s Greenwich, Conn. estate. “It was probably one of the best parties I’ve ever been to. It was very beautiful, we had a moment of oh my god when it was raining crazytown, everything got pushed a little bit and then the rain stopped and there was a rainbow for the ceremony. It was amazing. We couldn’t have planned that better. I’ve never danced and giggled more in my life!”

PHOTOS: More celeb weddings from this year

After the party, guests took home gift bags full of Corazonas Heart BarsKickeepantsElla + Mia nailpolish, Jessica Simpson Girls collection clothesMURAD Skin Smoothing Polish and more!

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The Nanny League & Club MomMe present Mommy’s Night Out for Stop the Silence

The Nanny League has partnered with Club MomMe to host our second annual benefit for Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.


Event Details
Good Day LA’s Maria Sansone will host Mommy’s Night Out for Stop the Silence at Classic Kids Photography in Santa Monica on Thursday, October 2nd from 5-8 PM.  Guests will shop Robyn Rhodes jewelry, enjoy light fare & beverages, and mini-massages from Berlin Wellness Group.  Participate in our live and silent auctions and walk away with a fabulous gift bag presented by Club MomMe.  Guest speaker, Lisa Weinberger of Mom, ESQ, will discuss the ins and outs of hiring a nanny (the things you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask). Nanny League nannies will provide childcare in the back room while moms mix, mingle, get pampered, and help support Stop the Silence.

How can you help? There are three options.

Attend Mommy’s Night Out
To purchase your tickets, click here:  Your $25 ticket donation goes directly to Stop the Silence.  Print & show ticket(s) at event entry.

Donate to Silent Auction
If you are interested in donating an item/service from your business or employer for the silent auction, please contact Lindsay Thomason, owner of The Nanny League at (310) 893-9355 or

Donate directly to Stop the Silence
Please make your donation directly here:

ALL donations are tax deductible with the following Stop the Silence Tax ID Number is: 01-0824387 **


Stop the Silence, Inc., is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)3 organization that helps expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide. They work to address the relationships between child sexual abuse and the broader issues of overall family and community violence, and violence within and between communities. Their focus underlines the importance of a shift in focus on positive development within our social complexes (e.g., the relationships between men, women, adults and children, cultural groups) to support peaceful – and to hinder violence-prone-relationships. For more information about Stop the Silence, please visit:

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The Nanny League Inc receives 2014 California Excellence Award



The Nanny League Inc receives 2014 California Excellence Award 

September 2nd 2014 –  The Nanny League Inc has been selected for the 2014 California Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Institute for Advancement of Trade & Commerce (USIATC).

Each year the USIATC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify executives at certain companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of companies through service to their customers and community. Companies of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that California is renowned for.

The Nanny League Inc has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USIATC marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected executives within the companies. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of California.



The USIATC is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.

Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.

 More information on USIATC can be found at

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The Nanny League attends ClubMomme’s Best of Products series

We had SO much fun last week at ClubMomme‘s Best of Products series throughout Southern California!  Locations included: Equinox Irvine, the Centerpointe Club Playa VistaThe Right Start in Sherman Oaks and Santa Monica and the BMW of Monrovia.

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Baby Gizmo spoke about all of the greatest products for babies, toddles and big kids!  There were so many wonderful sponsors and guests walked away with some fabulous freebies!  Moms and Dads were able to relax while their little ones were well-taken care of by college-educated Nanny League nannies!  They enjoyed the moon bounce, coloring, stickers, games of ring-around-the rosy and more!




Thanks, ClubMomme for including us.  We look forward to being a part of many more fun & informative events in the future! 


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The Nanny League helps celebrate Sawyer Sarre

We are thrilled to have been a part of Sawyer Sarre’s 2nd Birthday party, otherwise known as “Elmofest,” earlier this month. Thanks to Nanny League nannies Laurie and Jordan for their great work!

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Celebrity style expert Anya Sarre celebrated her son Sawyer’s second birthday with an Elmo-themed birthday bash at Kidville in Brentwood, Calif. on July 12. The “Elmofest” was complete with a life sized Elmo that surprised all 90 guests.

“I can’t believe my baby is two,” Anya tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “He is such a little man who brightens everyone’s world. I asked him what kind of a party he wanted and he said, ‘Elmo’ without skipping a beat, so I ran with the theme.”

“Once I committed to it, I went all out and tried to do an Elmo party in a stylized way,” she adds. “This day is for him and his friends to experience everything Elmo.”

It all started with a handmade oversized Elmo invitation from Bloominkards that was customized to fit the red, aqua, and orange color palate. Anya and her team spent many late nights making their own Elmo lanterns, straws, buckets and napkin holders to give the party a hand crafted feel.

Guests included The Insider host Thea Andrews and her 3-year-old son Tucker, Fox Sports’ Petros Papadakis and his 2-year-old son Fletcher, and Books and Cookies owner Chudney Ross and her 2-year-old daughter Callaway. The kids enjoyed playing in the big gym area, jumping in the bouncy house and walking the red carpet complete with a Sesame Street backdrop.

Guests noshed on Fresh Brothers pizza, salad, chicken bites, and their new meatball sliders. Snacks from Brownie Brittle and Pasta Chips filled cookie monster and Elmo hand-drawn sand pails that the kids got to take home after the party.

Nannies from The Nanny League were on hand to do temporary Sesame Street character tattoos and make Elmo arts and crafts, along with their Nanny League bubbles.

With Elmo at his side, Sawyer smiled from ear to ear while blowing out his candles. His three-tier character cake from Mary’s Cake Shop was a showstopper. Guests nibbled the Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Big Bird cupcakes while enjoying milk from Elmo and Cookie Monster custom cups.

“I am a stylist and I live and breathe fashion,” Anya shares. “Of course my baby is going to have a costume change at his birthday! I have been planning his birthday outfit forever — I decided what I was wearing 30 seconds before the first guest arrived, but he had 2 changes and a back-up outfit [laughs]“

Sawyer started off the day in a preppy suspender shorts set from Mud-Pie with a “2” tie, and then changed into a custom personalized seersucker shortalls from Buds ‘n’ Branches.

But the day wasn’t all about cake and Cookie Monster. Sawyer teamed up with Baby2Baby charity to help underprivileged children. The birthday boy asked his guests to bring a toy or package of diapers to donate in exchange for a gift bag. At the end of the party, a overflowing bin of donations stood in the entryway of Kidville.

“I am honored that we could give to Baby2Baby and so touched by the generosity of all of our guests,” Anya shares. “I don’t think it is ever too early to start teaching kids the importance of gratitude and giving back.”

When it was time to leave Elmofest, guests were gifted with custom #sawyersworld gift bags filled with all of his favorite things for parents and kids. Each bag was labeled with the Mabel’s Labels “Write Away” labels, and included a certificate for a pair of Stride Rite shoes (Sawyer’s wardrobe staple).

Bags also featured Bella B bubble bath, Daddy’s Health and Skin Set, Aveeno baby daily moisture lotion, and Daddy and Co. Scrub-a dub-dub book and rubber duck set, as well as all of Sawyer’s bath time essentials. Kids also got a Tissuebox by Uber Mom and a Classic Kids Photography photo session.

For the parents there was Net Nanny software, and Create Your Own Money Saving Adventure book (which gave Anya a lot of great ideas for the party), a Hipknoties luggage tag, the latest issue of Gladys magazine, a Club MomMe keychain, and a complementary hair treatment from Hollywood hair color expert Renee Taglia.

“Elmofest was everything I had hoped it would be,” gushed Anya. “I will never forget the look on Sawyer’s face when he walked into his party. After I recover, I want to do it all over again.”

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The Nanny League for Stop the Silence Fundraiser

The Nanny League is working to raise $5000 for the global non-profit charity, Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. (



The goals of Stop the Silence are to:

1) to promote healing of victims and survivors; and 
2) to celebrate the lives of those healed.

Through our work, we aim to address the relationships between child sexual abuse and the broader issues of overall family and community violence, and violence within and between communities. Our focus underlines the importance of a shift in focus on positive development within our social complexes (e.g., the relationships between men, women, adults and children, cultural groups) to support peaceful – and to hinder violence-prone – relationships.

Please donate today and let’s help STOP THE SILENCE!

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