Parent Guides

How to work from home with a nanny (and not feel bad about it)

How to work from home with a nanny (and not feel bad about it)

Working from home has some great benefits; I particularly enjoy the proximity of snacks at all times, the freedom to wear woolly socks, and (of course) the luxury of having a window to stare out of. But there’s also a lot that I miss from my ‘pre-remote...

How to make Christmas 2020 special for your kids

How to make Christmas 2020 special for your kids

Thanks to Covid and lockdown, Christmas 2020 will inevitably look different than usual. Although we’ll still be able to indulge in some of our regular festive favourites (Bublé and baubles – a winning combination), there are also a lot of activities which...

FAQs: What is a Night Nanny?

FAQs: What is a Night Nanny?

The first few weeks after having a baby are a precious and sensitive time for most parents. Learning how to care for a newborn whilst operating on minimal sleep can be a struggle, particularly for mothers in that delicate postnatal period. For this reason,...

How to work from home (when the kids are there too)

How to work from home (when the kids are there too)

Set up a work area you can sneak off to, but accept that this will become the most fascinating part of your home Your children will want to touch every inch of it, steal your Sellotape, rub your blu tack into the carpet and make a den under your desk. Most...

The lockdown habits that will be hard to break

The lockdown habits that will be hard to break

Even in the first week of lockdown, pre-coronavirus norms already felt like they belonged to a different lifetime. “This advert hasn’t aged well,” my husband said, shaking his head as the TV displayed images of people clearly not from the same household...

Are Babysitting Agencies Worth The Hassle?

Are Babysitting Agencies Worth The Hassle?

When asked who their ideal babysitter is, most parents will reply: ‘Mary Poppins!’. In reality, sitters and nannies who are practically perfect in every way tend not to blow in on the east wind. With a world of sitters to choose from, parents have...