Make Life Easier Hacks

10 “Make Life Easier Hacks” by Pocketnannies!

Hello from pocketnannies! We decided to share some of our favourite ‘Make Life Easier Hacks’. We can’t claim to have come up with them all ourselves, but they are tricks of the trade that we’ve either learnt along the way, or that we’ve come across online in places like Pinterest.Make Life Easier Hacks   We’ll

gender neutrality

Should you educate your children about gender neutrality?

The world is becoming more sensitive to gender and for good reason. In order to promote equality, the world is becoming more open to gender diversity by breaking stereotypes at an early age.   Sweden has been at the forefront of promoting gender neutrality amongst children with some kindergartens making efforts to not divide toys


Parenting & babysitting: discipline without punishment!

Whether you’re a parent or a babysitter, sometimes you need some tips and tricks when it comes to discipline. What are the most effective discipline strategies? Which are the best rules of discipline in our post-spanking era?   Teach, don’t punish. Our focus has to be educational, not retributive. How do we go back from

nanny first impression

Babysitters & Nannies: Let’s make a great first impression!

You probably know the old adage that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. And, for better or worse, first impressions tend to be really important. How about a mini guide to help you get ready for your next interview? Read on, put your best foot forward, and win the hearts


How and why a housekeeper can really change your lives!

Does it feel like you spend your life sweeping, dusting and emptying the dishwasher? If you are wondering if you really need a housekeeper, the answer is probably yes…   Because you are a mum; and we all know that the best gift you can give a mum is some time off! When things get

Halloween fun activities

Halloween fun activities for the whole family: spooktacular ideas!

Everyone’s favorite spooky period is just around the corner… and you want to make the upcoming holiday exciting and really fun for all. Here are some amazing activities to do with your tiny tots, or the kids you’ re taking care of if you’re a babysitter or nanny, to celebrate the spookiest season; get ready

babysitters vs nannies

Babysitters vs Nannies: what’s the difference?

With the vast array of childcare options available, it’s really easy to get confused about what type of childcare would be perfect for your kids. Do you need a nanny or a babysitter? And what’s the difference?   Schedule and exclusivity A nanny always works full-time or part-time with one family exclusively. Typically a full-time

healthy diet for kids

A healthy diet for kids? Time to get creative with their food options!

It doesn’t have to be World Food Day (October 16th) to think about creating healthy eating habits for your kids- this should be your concern throughout the year… Provide your little ones with lots of nutritional options and make them eat veggies, fruit, fish & seafood, or legumes & pulses; sometimes, all it takes is a

half term activities

The best family activities for the October half term!

This October half term is a much-needed time to recharge your batteries and enjoy family life. There are plenty of exciting attractions out there – if your children think they’ve seen it all, they’re wrong… Read on, and start planning your next family adventure!     Escape & have lots of fun. Escape games are

indoor activities

Games & indoor activities to keep the kids creatively busy: ideas for parents and caregivers!

Now that school is in session and rainy days are here, it feels so much harder to entertain kids. But there are plenty of fun activities to do indoors that can keep all children active and happy; turn off the TV, ditch the iPad, and add these clever ideas to your cool arsenal!   Playhouses,