Spring(fest) has Sprung!

It’s our favorite time of year. Well, our second favorite time of year– next to Fall Family Fest, of course– Club Momme & mom.me‘s Family Spring Fest!

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What is Spring Family Fest, you ask?

A boutique family and lifestyle event that’s both fun and informative! Spring Family Fest features awesome products, new gear and the latest toys, plus delicious food, cool entertainment for kids and a little luxury pampering for moms. It’s a day to be inspired, listen to experts, have fun with the little ones and connect with other moms and moms-to-be.

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We had the best time at LA’s amazing event venue The Fig House connecting with families, celebrity moms & dads, local businesses and brands.  The icing on the cake?  Listening to key speaker, Joy Cho, the amazing mom behind the Oh Joy! empire.  She spoke about her rise to success and finding that work/ life balance we all seek.

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Meanwhile, in Seattle….

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Saturday, April 16th was a big day, full of events for The Nanny League! We met many parents and their kiddos at the 28th Annual Northwest Women’s Show at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. We joined the fun on Saturday amongst fashion shows, free spa sessions, wine slushy samples, makeup trends and more! The Nanny League took part in ParentMap’s ‘Hey Mama,’ a collaboration of family friendly products and services. It was a fun day, buzzing with excitement, entertainment and over flowing swag bags. We raffled off TWO $200 Gift Certificates towards a placement of the winner’s choice! Full-time nanny? Year babysitting membership? Yes, please!

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And they weren’t the only winners of the day!  We were also a proud sponsor at National Nanny Training Day (NNTD) Seattle, hosted by Northwest Nanny Association.  National Nanny Training Day from Nannypalooza.com is an event to bring together nanny related businesses and organizations across the country to provide quality nanny training opportunities to local nannies.  We raffled off $100 gift card to Nordstrom to show our appreciation to nannies on this informative day. We just love giving back to such hardworking, smart and kind people…. kudos!

….And to think the fun isn’t over yet!…

We will be wrapping this month up with three more events:  Mom Trends Travel Event April 19th in New York City; Mercer Island Preschool Association‘s Circus on April 23rd Mercer Island, Washington; and Mom 2.0 Summit Apr 27-29th in Dana Point, California. Please click on the links above for more information. We look forward to connecting with you!

XO

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Training for Nannies on Child Sexual Abuse

 

 

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The Nanny League is super excited to continue our partnership with Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. (www.stopthesilence.org).

Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. has developed an online training especially for nannies about child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention and mitigation! The training will give you an overview of the the issue of child sexual abuse (CSA) – including trafficking: what it is, what it does, how you can prevent it, how you can detect a problem, and how you can report it.

The training is quick and inexpensive – only $50, via PayPal.

The training will take a total of about 2-3 hours. You are able to take it over a specified two days, and you can go in and out of the training until you finish it over those two days.

You will then be able to print out a certificate at the end to show or give to his/her employer.

You can write directly to the founder & CEO of Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc., Pamela Pine (pamelajpine@gmail.com) and cc: Nanny League owner, Lindsay Thomason (Lindsay@thenannyleague.com) to sign up with the following information:

Your full name
Your email
Your telephone number

This is really important training and we hope that childcare providers EVERYWHERE will take it.

Once registered, Stop the Silence will contact you to get you all set up and will send you the payment information. As soon as the payment is received, you will receive an invitation email to start your training!

Please help us spread the word.  Thank you!

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The Nanny League Fall Events

The Nanny League attends Fall Fest & Babyfest

Have we told you how much we love Fall? From Back-to-school and Halloween, to pumpkin-spiced everything and sweater-weather, we just can’t get enough of this colorful season! And the real icing on our apple pie flavored cupcake is that we get to partake in family-oriented events filled with like-minded services and brands including Club Momme’s Family Fall Fest and Seattle’s NW Babyfest!

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Babyfest was held downtown at Seattle Center on Saturday, November 7th from 10am-4pm. Moms and dads were greeted with fabulous swag bags filled with baby necessities and gifts for moms. Parents were entered to win thousands of dollars in amazing prizes from top companies in the baby industry, both local and national! The space was filled with vendors from doulas to organic baby food brands, from PEPS to all natural wooden baby toys! Moms and dads came with babies in tow- in strollers, wraps and backpacks. A Nursing Station and a bathroom foyer turned into a changing station added to the family friendly environment. The Nanny League greeted hundreds of parents at the event who were excited to hear about what makes The Nanny League’s nannies so spectacular! We raffled off a 6 month subscription to our elite Sitter Service!

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 the winner of the raffle is Courtney Ostlund. She lives in Seattle and is delivering twins in two weeks. She was excited to win!

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On Sunday, November 8th, six lucky Nanny League nannies got to spend their day playing with the kiddos, chatting with families, influencers & other brands, and were able to represent ultimately what our agency is all about: quality, college-educated professional care!

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We provided crafts for the kids and were lucky enough to get front row seats to the Beat Buds live concert.  Those guys ROCK!  For more information about this AMAZING day, check out http://clubmommefamilyfest.com.  Hope to see you next year!

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Thanks for everything, Fall.  We can’t wait to see what this Winter will bring. She’s got some tough competition😉

XO

 

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The Nanny League: A MomCo App Mom Must Have

We are thrilled to announce that we have been nominated as a MomCo Mom Must Have!  Have YOU downloaded this amazing, informative and Tinder-like app for Moms yet? Continue reading for more information…

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MomCo is a FREE app that helps moms locate other moms that live close to them with similar aged children. Other features include Playdates, a calendar of upcoming family friendly events, a service section where you can find all the local businesses that cater to you and your kiddos.  There are also DEALS section and GIVEAWAYs. They are currently giving away a Safety 1st stroller and a $500 gift card to Target in the Giveaway section in the app located on the bottom of the home screen. There is also an exclusive deal to TotSpot.  Download now to enter the giveaways and access the deals!

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MomCo has quickly caught the attention of moms and the media.  MomCo was the #1 trending app in the App Store after being featured on The Today Show and were named one of The Must-Have Apps for Moms by numerous parenting websites. MomCo is truly a one stop shop that has something for every mom to enjoy on the app. See what all the buzz is about and become a MomCo Mom today!

Click here to watch MomCo on The Today Show

Click here from your smartphone to download today, www.momcoapp.com or search MomCo in the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android.

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You’re Invited to the WOW Summit 2015 San Diego!

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The Nanny League and Moms Meet have teamed up to offer you 50% OFF your Moms Meet WOW Summit tickets this year!

The 3rd annual Moms Meet WOW Summit, a healthy living and parenting conference, will take place in San Diego for the first time this October 23-24.

Moms Meet is an online community that brings together parents wanting to raise healthy and happy families and is a partner of KIWI Magazine, the leading resource for green and organic living for parents and families.

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The two-day conference is designed for two audiences: bloggers and parents. Friday, October 23 is dedicated to bloggers and includes blogger-centric workshops, brand networking opportunities and a fabulous cocktail party. Saturday, October 24 is open to everyone and features keynote speakers, educational and interactive workshops and an exhibitor floor that gives attendees an opportunity to meet different brands, taste delicious foods, and win lots of prizes. All attendees will walk away with a huge goody bag, valued over $100.

Register before spots fill up! http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/summit2015-register. Don’t forget to enter your PROMO CODE: NANNY and save BIG!

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National Nanny Recognition Week

Happy National Nanny Recognition Week!

(9/20- 9/26, 2015)

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

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We at The Nanny League are so thankful for all of the nannies we work with on a daily basis. These hard working, passionate, dedicated, educated nannies give it their all for the families they work with, making it easier for households everywhere to run smoothly!

How will you thank your nanny this week? Will it be with a paid day off? Maybe a nice card made by the kids with a spa gift certificate inside. Maybe you reserve this time of year for an annual bonus to show your appreciate for all of her hard work and care she provides.

Whatever we do to thank the nannies and mannies who care for our families, one of the greatest gifts is a continuous spirit of gratitude. Small acts of gratitude go a long way such as a ‘thank you’ at the end of the work day. It’s remembering your nanny’s birthday with a card or small gift. Working in small acts of gratitude throughout the year shows that you honor and respect the care and hard work she puts in each day. These mutual signs of respect and appreciation build long term working relationships that benefit all involved. So, start today! Send a text, write and email, leave a post-it note with a few kind words. Better yet, grab the kiddos at the end of the day, and join them as they stand in the doorway, waving goodbye, shouting sweet thank-you’s as their nanny ends another day.

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F Kennedy

XO

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Back-to-School Traditions

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What excites you most about going back to school?   Is it the shopping for Fall clothes and the latest backpack on trend?  Do you love getting brand new school supplies and decorating your binders or lunchbox?  Maybe you simply appreciate the smell of freshly sharpened pencils or of the seasons changing? Mmm.. pumpkin spiced lattes. Whatever you look forward to most come back-to-school time, we recommend that our nannies help facilitate special traditions into their back-to-school routine to help ease their charges’ transition from a fun-filled Summer to the mundane, and often more serious, school year.

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Starting traditions and consistent routines require a little bit of work, but they allow children to look forward to what is happening in the present, with a calm sense about what may come in the future.   Back-to-school can cause anxiety in children, especially those starting Kindergarten for the first time and older kids who are transitioning to Middle or High School. Fears of the unknown, new faces, new routines and a new place can be daunting. Having a back to school tradition to look forward to may lend some much needed comfort when it’s needed most.

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The best thing about creating traditions is that they don’t have to cost a lot or take up much time. This isn’t meant to add to your seemingly never ending, ‘To-do’ list, but to help ease some of the stress with a little celebration and bringing-together of your crew! Maybe you make chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, have siblings write a few notes that you can use to stash in their lunches for the first part of the year or take some one on one time with each son or daughter to buy school supplies and grab a sweet treat when you’ve checked off the list. Whatever it is, make the time together count!

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We, at The Nanny League, wish students and their families a very happy “Back to School!” We hope you start the year off with bright ambitions to learn and grow!

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