summer vacation

  • The Summer Savvy Nanny

    Oh, summer vacation how I love/loath thee. On one hand you are full of fun summer excursions– the zoo… the beach… Disneyland. On the other hand there are often a lot of “I’m boooooored” (s) that seem to transpire into the atomsphere. Regardless… I do love summer. Over the years I found that summers as a nanny require a little bit of savviness. So here are some things that I love to do when the kiddos are home for the summer (and a few things I discovered while writing this post that I most definitely will be implementing in the future)!

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  • Fossilized Dino Eggs

    Hi! It’s me, Sprinkles. For those of you who are new to the blog, I am Nickey’s pet unicorn and the intern here at Colors Are Magic. I am so happy that I get to share this post with you!

    Summer vacation is upon us! If you are living in another hemisphere, ignore that statement.  😉 I know it is currently not summer or winter where I from. The Cotton Candy Kingdom is a magical land and it is currently fall there. All of the Gum-ball Trees are currently dropping their delicious bubble gum. Anyhow- If you are living in the Northern Hemisphere on planet read more

  • The “I’m Bored” Jar

    It’s summer and that means: no school. I know as a nanny I always had mixed emotions when it came to summer (just getting real). On one hand I was able to plan all sorts of fun excursions, playdates and activities with the kids… and on the other hand– not every single moment can be filled with nonstop over the top entertainment. Unfortunately, more often than not, the removal of entertainment usually leads straight to screen time. Don’t get me wrong– I am not totally against all screen time. However, in the summer months the screens can get out of control– and with the removal of screens usually comes the 2 words that press my buttons the most: “I’m bored.”

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