3 Ways this Technology Will Help Your Nanny Agency Make More Money

Do you ever wish you had a second set of hands to help run your business? NannyPod software feels like an extension of your team. Childcare professionals across the country are taking advantage of NannyPod software in order to streamline their day-to-day operations, increase their productivity, and grow their business in a more profitable way.

How to Get Better Sleep: A Guide for the Whole Family


Sleep is vital
. It allows our bodies to rest, recharge, and refresh, and our minds to process the events of the day. Good sleep can make us healthier, happier, and more productive. Poor sleep can make us irritated and exhausted in the short-term and mentally and physically ill in the long-term. Despite this, many of us continue to accept that sleeping poorly is inevitable in our modern lives.

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However, getting a good, restful night’s sleep is not only possible, but it is necessary for our well-being. To improve sleeping habits, you need to analyze your current sleeping routine and figure out what needs to change. It’s also important that you do this for your family and especially your kids because they may not even realize that they are not sleeping well enough. Here are the areas you should be looking at.

Schedule

First of all, you need to figure out whether your problem is poor sleep or simply not enough of it. The National Sleep Foundation advises adults get seven to nine hours of sleep a night, with children needing more. Check out their recommendations by age to find out how much sleep your kids should be getting.


For Adults: Make a note of when you go to sleep for a week, and see whether you are within the recommended range. If you aren’t, you need to set a bedtime and stick to it. If you simply aren’t sleepy at that time of the evening, you need to consider stimulants that may be keeping you up (see below).


For Kids: While it is relatively easy to monitor a young child’s sleep schedule, it becomes harder when they’re older. According to CNN, teens are getting on average seven hours of sleep, which is two less than the recommended amount. 


If your children are going to bed late, ask them why. If they are doing homework until very late, it may be because they have too many things in their schedule. If it’s the latter, ask them what you can do to help and reevaluate their extracurriculars.

Sleep Environment

Next, you need to make sure your sleep environment - including your mattress and room temperature - is optimally designed for you to get a good night’s rest. 

For Adults: Consider the quality of the environment in your bedroom, including your mattress and bedding. Ideally, you want to sleep in a cool bedroom with as little light as possible. For your bed linens, you want sheets and a comforter that provide enough warmth or that help you stay cool. When it comes to your mattress, if it’s older than 10 years, it’s most likely past its prime, which means it’s time to start shopping around for a new one. If budget is a concern, there are plenty of affordable mattresses on the market that will also suit your sleep type. If you’re shopping as a couple, look for mattresses with solid edge support and that have motion transfer control.

For Kids: A young child will not be able to identify differences in air quality, so focus on the humidity in your children’s bedrooms. A humidifier can help maintain the right levels of moisture in the air, help prevent your child’s skin from drying out, and can help when your child has respiratory issues.

External Stimulants

Lastly, you should consider whether you are making things harder for yourself by stimulating your body before sleep. The main things to watch out for are caffeine and blue screen light from technology. Both can make it difficult to fall asleep, and both should be avoided in the hours leading up to bedtime.

For Adults: It’s a piece of advice you have probably heard before, and that’s because it works. Leave phones, laptops, and tablets outside of the bedroom so you aren’t tempted to use them before bed. If you use your phone as an alarm, simply buy an old-fashioned alarm. This may take some time to get used to, but it will do wonders for your sleep.

For Kids: Consider making a ban on night-time technology a family thing. Your kids are more likely to comply if they know you are doing it, too, and it’s good for everyone. You should also watch out for how much caffeinated soda your kids are drinking, and especially watch out for your teens consuming energy drinks.

If you or someone in your family have tried all of the above and still can’t go to sleep, it may be a case of insomnia or another sleep disorder. Visit your family doctor, who will discuss your options. A lack of sleep is a health problem like any other, and there are plenty of treatments available that can help you get some well-deserved rest.

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How to Help Your Child Sleep Better

While it is always important to allow playtime for your child, it is even more crucial you consider how many hours they sleep in a day to enhance physical and mental well-being. Bedtime can be really troubling when your child does not want to abide by the bedtime routine. If a child has problems sleeping, it also affects the care giver's sleeping patterns, which can lead into a difficult cycle of sleepless nights that can prove to be hard to break. 

So how do you help your child get the sleep that you both deserve? 

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Create A Bedtime Routine

If your child is either a toddler, preschooler, or an infant, creating a consistent bedtime routine will help you put them to sleep. A good bedtime routine promotes self-sufficiency that enables a child to go back to sleep at night. This could include sending them to bed at the same time every night, hopping into their pajamas, and reading a book together to tire the eyes. 

Help your child become an independent sleeper by developing routines that make them feel safe sleeping on their own. If you create activities such as bedtime stories, you set a perfect sleeping atmosphere, and your child relaxes and automatically become sleepy.

Reduce Stressful Activities Before Bedtime

Participating in engaging and stressful activities before bedtime can trigger the release of hormone cortisol that plays a role in sleep. Higher levels of cortisol means higher levels of energy. Always keep the environment quiet and tranquil to minimize the release of this stress hormone and help them get to sleep quicker and easier. 

Create an Individualized Bedtime Schedule

It’s important to understand the sleeping patterns of your child for you to create an effective sleep and bed time schedule for them, and to do so,  you must realize that children need different hours of sleep according to age. Although not all kids need or want the same amount of sleep, the usual rule of thumb is to make sure that they sleep between nine and eleven hours each night. An individualized bedtime routine will guarantee that your child wakes up refreshed despite the difference in sleep and wake-up times.

Power Down Electronic Devices A Few Hour Before Bedtime

Screen light from devices such as television can increase brain activity and inhibit the production of sleep-time hormones. High levels of melatonin and serotonin means that your child is ready to sleep. Ensure that your child participates in physical activities to drain their energy instead of watching children programs on devices. You can improve your child sleeping patterns by ensuring that the bedroom is a screen-free zone.

Create A Sleep-Inducing Environment

Although toys can provide protection and reassurance from bedtime fears, do not stuff the bed to make it easier for the child to sleep. Make the bedroom more comfortable by adding cozy bed sheets and regulating the room temperatures to their preferred sleeping environment.  

Make sure that your child gets enough sleep to help them fight off illness and promote physical well-being. If you notice that your kids have trouble getting to sleep, or even detect irregular sleeping patterns, talk to their pediatrician for professional help.

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6 Creative Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

Hot summer days are upon us! Whether you are loving the sunny summer weather or not, there will be some days where you just need to beat the heat. We’ve put together a few creative ideas for indoor enjoyment that the whole family can enjoy during those inevitable heatwaves.

Cost-Effective Ways to Get Ready for a New Baby

If you’ve received the news that you’re having a baby — congratulations! Having a child will change your life forever in the best ways. That said, you’ve probably heard about how expensive it is to have a baby. You may even be worried sick. But here’s the deal: It doesn’t have to drain your bank account. You can save money and give your baby the best care possible. Here are some budget-friendly ways to prepare for your baby’s arrival.

Don’t Fall for the Trap 

This first tip is a critical one — don’t believe the idea that you need all new stuff for your baby. Also, don’t think you need all of the products out there. Sure, some new products live up to the marketing and can prove to be priceless, but a lot of the things you may think you need will never get used. Once you get into the flow of parenting, you will realize that you can do just fine with some diapers, clothes, bottles, formula/breast milk and some other essential items. 

Revisit Your Closet

When it comes to your clothes, the same philosophy applies. You can get all new stuff, but you don’t have to. Before you go shopping, take a deep look into your closet. You may be surprised by how many pieces you already own that could be used as maternity clothes. For instance, if you have any items that are knit and stretchy, such as dresses or shirts, you may be able to wear them for some (if not all) of your pregnancy. 

Shop Major Retailers Online

If you do need to get some new pieces, you can find great deals on maternity wear at major retailers. For example, Macy’s has an extensive selection of casual and professional maternity clothes, and if you shop through their online store, you’re likely to find deeper discounts. Plus, you can typically find Macy’s coupons and cashback offers to save even more money.

Say Yes to Hand-Me-Downs

There seems to be a stigma attached to used baby items, and in many cases, it’s unwarranted. You can get most of the things you’ll need for your baby from other parents who no longer need them. This is especially true of items like clothes, toys, and books that you will only use for a few months. In fact, parents are happy to get rid of baby stuff they don’t use, as it opens up space in their home. If you ask around, you can probably even find some of the most expensive items that are in perfectly good condition; just make sure there hasn’t been a recall on the item. 

Start a Baby Registry

There are obviously some things you will need to get new, such as diapers, bottles, pacifiers, a breast pump, and breast pads. However, before you go on a shopping spree, consider creating a baby registry on Amazon, as it has clothes, formula, and every other kind of baby item you can think of. People love to buy things for babies, and with a registry, all they have to do is choose an item (or four) off of a list and click a few times. 

Confirm Your Medical Payments Early

Finally, you don’t want to be shocked by your medical bills. Ask your hospital, birthing center, and/or health clinic for a rundown of all the required payments — from your first appointment up to the delivery — and figure out what your insurance will cover. There may still be some unexpected charges accrued by the time you leave the hospital with your new baby, but knowing roughly what to budget for can save you some stress.

Having a baby is a magical experience, and it shouldn’t be a severe financial burden. Search your closet for anything that could be used as maternity clothing, and if you need new clothes, be sure to look online at retailers like Macy’s. Also, gladly accept hand-me-downs, open a baby registry online, and make sure you have an idea of what your hospital payments will be. Most of all, take a deep breath and enjoy this special time. 


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Top Life Hacks for Managing a Chaotic Morning Routine

Do you remember the last time you woke up energized and ready to go, the kids got dressed and ate breakfast in a timely manner, and everyone shuffled into the car peacefully? Yeah, me neither…

Mornings with kids have become notoriously chaotic. Some days getting everyone dressed, fed and out the door can feel as challenging as climbing a mountain. But we believe it doesn’t have to be this way! Let’s talk about a few simple ways you can take back control of your morning routine.

7 Playful Activities that Encourage STEM Learning

STEM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is incredibly important for young minds and helps develop, early on, a variety of problem-solving skills and methods of strategic thinking. There are so many activities that spark this type of STEM learning that are also fun for kids, thus building a positive foundation for their education as they continue to grow.

So, let’s get creative, put on our thinking caps, and maybe get a little messy!

Creative (and Realistic) Ways to Get a Workout In While Spending Time with Your Kids

I’ve heard it said that out of (1) social life, (2) family time, and (3) exercise, you can only really have two. But, I don’t believe that and neither should you! While yes, having kids can feel all-consuming at times, you don’t have to let your exercise fall in the priority list. Having a consistent and healthy exercise routine is critical, not just for your physical well being, but for your emotional well being and confidence.

How Local Area Managers are Rapidly Growing Their Businesses with NannyPod Technology

Do you ever wish you had a second set of hands to help run your business? NannyPod software feels like an extension of your team. Childcare professionals across the country are taking advantage of NannyPod software in order to streamline their day-to-day operations, increase their productivity, and grow their business in a more profitable way.

Top Stress-Busting Ideas for Parents

Whichever way you shake it, we live in a “go-go-go” society. Oftentimes we glorify how busy and productive we are, and feel guilty if we spend too much time relaxing. Raising kids is difficult enough on its own, let alone balancing a job, marriage, and some semblance of a social life.

6 Musical Activities for Kids (that Spark Developmental Learning)

Exposing children to music is beneficial in many ways, beyond just having fun or learning an instrument. Musical learning covers a variety of skill sets, from critical thinking to hand-eye coordination. Additionally, it encourages creativity, unique personal expression, and collaborative teamwork!

How Stay-At-Home Parents Supplement Their Income with NannyPod

Being a stay-at-home parent is rewarding and challenging in so many ways. It allows for quality time and closeness during those early years (that you can never get back), as well as a freedom and flexibility that a structured career simply doesn’t allow. Drop-offs and pick-ups, school activities, social events, etc. all become more feasible with one parent at home.

Say Goodbye to "How Was Your Day?" and Start Asking These Questions Instead

When you ask your kids, “how was your day?,” what is their typical response? Probably something along the lines of… ”fine” or “it was okay.” We know how important that time between after school and bedtime is for family bonding and quality time. Those dinner conversations are sometimes the only moment during the day you have to check in and learn about what’s going on in their lives.

5 Ways Running Your Own NannyPod will Supercharge Your Business

The NannyPod mission is to provide Nanny Agencies with a software platform and App to help them run their business efficiently. Through this better business model, you can ensure that families receive safe and reliable childcare and that qualified sitters, nannies, and registered nurses get more opportunities to connect with those families.

Top Tips for Staying in Control Without Raising Your Voice

We know that sometimes it feels like you’re about 3 seconds away from losing your mind. You’re running late, someone is crying, there is a pile of toys that needs to been picked up. It’s easy to let things boil over until your patience is maxed out!

Creative Ways to Keep Kids Active on Rainy Days

When the weather is beautiful, it’s a piece of cake to get the kids out and about, running around until the sun goes down. Beach days and park playdates are a dream for parents and sitters. But do you ever feel like there are just more rainy days than you bargained for? Spring and Summer roll around, and so do those afternoon showers. We know how important it is to keep kids active and moving - not only for their health, but also for developing their imagination, and socialization with other kids.

12 Ways to Thank Your Nanny - National Nanny Recognition Week 2018

Take a few minutes to thank the people who help raise your children. National Nanny Recognition Week is September 23rd - 29th 2018!

  1. Create a thank you message and post it on social media.

  2. Give an unexpected bonus

  3. Make a homemade gift

  4. Surprise your nanny with breakfast when she arrives.

  5. Encourage your nanny to pursue her professional education by paying for nanny certifications.

  6. Pick up her favorite snacks so she can indulge whenever she needs a pick-me-up.

  7. Present her with a gift card based on her likes or interests, to show you pay attention.

  8. Give her an extra paid day where she can catch up on her to-do list.

  9. Show that you value her professionalism and sponsor her membership to the International Nanny Association for $35. 

  10. Send her to the spa with a gift certificate and let her know that since she spends so much time taking care of others, this is her day to care for herself.

  11. Pay for a nice manicure and pedicure if the full spa is too pricey.

  12. Give the nanny an afternoon off, where she gets to finish early.

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Salty Excursions That Will Delight the Whole Family

With its subtropical climate and coastal location, Charleston is a mecca for water sports enthusiasts, nature lovers and seafaring adventurers. Best of all, you don’t need to venture far from the hustle and bustle of the city to experience the natural surroundings of the Lowcountry.

From dolphin watching to kayaking tours, the entire family is sure to enjoy these salty excursions.

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Paddleboard at Folly Beach

Stand-up paddle boards (SUP) have become one of the more popular ways to experience Charleston’s waterways. In addition to providing a great workout, SUPs are fun for all ages, and it is sure to create lasting family memories.

If you’re staying on Folly Beach, finding a paddle board rental company will be easy. Rent a paddle board for a few hours and hit the water on your own or take lessons from professionally trained guides.

For a family-friendly paddle board company, check out Charleston SUP Safaris. Voted the best paddle board company in Charleston for three years running, the knowledgeable guides at Charleston SUP Safaris will make sure the entire family has a great experience.

Fish on a Charter Boat

Lowcountry freshwater and incoming saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean combine in the Charleston Harbor, creating some of the best saltwater estuaries in the world. The result is fantastic fishing, crabbing and shrimping opportunities that make Charleston’s seafood so irresistibly fresh.

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Why let locals have all the fun? Book a fishing charter boat and experience the thrill of reeling in flounder or redfish as the family cheers you to victory.

If you have little ones, consider booking a special fishing charter that is tailored to young anglers. Otherwise, they might get bored watching you have all the fun.

Kayak Shem Creek

Kayaking is another great way to take in the scenic beauty of the Lowcountry and have a blast out on the water. Although there are many excellent places to kayak around Charleston, historic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant is the perfect location for first-timers.

One of the most picturesque waterways in the Lowcountry, Shem Creek is teeming with wildlife and natural beauty. Take a kayak tour of Shem Creek in the evening for a stunning sunset, as well as beautiful views of Ravenel bridge, Fort Sumter and downtown Charleston.

Take a Ferry to Bulls Island

Dolphin spotting, beach combing, hiking and shelling — it can all be experienced on a day trip to Bulls Island. If your family enjoys exploring nature and wildlife, this 5,000-acre remote barrier island is a must on your Charleston vacation.

Board a ferry boat and spend the 30-minute ride spotting loggerhead turtles and dolphins along the way. Once you reach Bulls Island, you can explore the island by bike or foot.

The picturesque Boneyard Beach on the north end of the island shouldn’t be missed. The eerie beauty of this skeletonized forest alone is worth the trip to Bulls Island.

Take a Sunset Cruise Around the Harbor

After a long day exploring downtown Charleston, it’s time to put your feet up and relax. Book a private evening boat tour for the family and let the captain do the work as you take in a gorgeous sunset over the Charleston Harbor.

Bring plenty of your favorite snacks and drinks to enjoy as you gaze at the beautiful mansions lining the Battery, along with several other historic sites. Whether you’re traveling with little ones or teenagers, a harbor cruise is a laid-back adventure that is suitable for all ages and interests.

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Go Jet Skiing on Isle of Palms

Families who vacation at Isle of Palms will never be short of recreational activities. This slender barrier island is surrounded by pristine beaches, making it a magnet for water sports enthusiasts.

For a memorable vacation that your kids won’t soon forget, rent a jet ski from Tidal Wave Sports. Their WaveRunners can accommodate three riders at a time, making this water activity an affordable and fun adventure for the whole family.

Crave more than just an hour on a WaveRunner? Consider booking a WaveRunner Safari tour to Capers Island. Suitable for almost all ages, the tour to Capers Island provides excellent shelling and wildlife sightseeing opportunities.

Take a Relaxing Boat Tour to Morris Island Lighthouse

If high-speed jet skis aren’t your thing, then a laid-back boat trip to Morris Island might be a better option for your family. Board a Carolina Skiff bay boat and navigate through unspoiled tidal creeks on your way to Morris Island, watching for native wildlife along the way. The knowledgeable captain will point out dolphins, bald eagles, wading birds and other wildlife that can often be seen from the boat.

Once you arrive at Morris Island, you can explore the beach, including spectacular views of the Morris Island Lighthouse. The kids will have fun combing the beach for sand dollars and cool shells, all while learning about Charleston’s local eco systems.

Final Thoughts

No matter what kind of salty excursion your family seeks, you won’t have trouble finding an aquatic adventure to enjoy in Charleston. With warm weather for most of the year and a diverse coastal landscape, the city and surrounding Lowcountry is a water lover’s paradise.


NannyPod provides babysitters, nannies, and night nurse infant care on demand, at an affordable price. Our service is convenient, safe and secure for families and our staff. Parents can request childcare instantly by using the NannyPod app. Get started with NannyPod today and find babysitters or nannies for your childcare needs!

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Neat & Tidy: Ideas for Motivating Kids to do Their Chores

Now, we're not in the business of bribery... but as parents (and sitters), we know that sometimes bribery and motivation walk a very fine line! We want to encourage our kids to work hard, and understand the value of contributing, as well as the importance of responsibility. And in a perfect world, they would pitch in, no questions asked. But at the end of the day, kids will be kids! We've all been there when a pack of gummies was your only hope for getting them to tie their shoes and get into the car in the next 2 minutes. 

How to Streamline Your Nanny Agency with Software

If you're running your nanny agency without a software system like NannyPod, you're letting opportunity slip through the cracks. Not only will technology streamline your workload and boost efficiency, but it also drives more business and more profitability for you and your agency. The name of the game with software is return on investment (ROI). Instead of buying all of the tools that you need to run a successful agency separately, NannyPod allows you to operate a one-stop-shop. 

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