Martha Scully

Founder of CanadianNanny.ca, Martha Scully and her team have helped thousands of parents find childcare across Canada for over 10 years. In 2011 she added Adult/Senior/Elder Care, Housekeeping and Pet Care services to Canadiannanny.ca, giving families one place to find all their care needs. Just like other moms, in her spare time she is a taxi driver, teacher, cook and housekeeper to her two daughters, Sophie and Charlotte. She has been featured on CanadaAM, in Today’s Parent, the Globe & Mail, as well as being selected as the 2008 SavvyMom Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information, please visit www.canadiannanny.ca. To contact Martha, please email her or phone 1-866-221-7918.




Hiring a Nanny for Infants: Part 4 – Checking References

For a family with a young child, making the decision to hire child care can be difficult. Once that decision has been made, the real work begins. To help you through this process, I’m giving you my tips, learned from years of experience in child care. In my first post, I discussed tips on determining what your child care needs are, then in my second post, I gave different options for advertising your needs. The third post was all about...

July 31, 2012 Read Blog


Meditating Munchkins

As I sit in my backyard at this very moment enjoying a warm, late spring breeze, listening to the wind chimes and birds chatting to and fro, I am struck by how few of us pay attention to the wee details of life. In 2010 I began a journey of quieting my mind, body and spirit and what began as an external awareness of paying attention to the wee details became an inward awareness of self. For the past seven years, I have worked with families...

July 30, 2012 Read Blog


Sara Evans Talks Dog Parks, 7 Kids, Adding To The Brood

Country crooner Sara Evans has her hands full with a blended family of 7 children with husband Jay Barker. The Anywhere singer is joining forces with The Nutro Company to help encourage dog owners nationwide to apply for grant support to help enhance their local dog parks with the ROOM TO RUN project. Sara opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her upcoming summer tour, the key to staying “super organized” in her...

July 27, 2012 Read Blog


Keep Kids Busy This Summer Break

As we near the middle of summer break, you might be running out of ideas to keep your children entertained. With six kids ranging in age from 15 months to 26 years old, I’ve had to be very creative throughout the years. Below are a few activities and outings that have worked for my family during summer break – I hope they will work for your family too! We LOVE Camp: Growing up, my children often attended summer camps. Some were...

July 26, 2012 Read Blog


Q & A: Our son crawls into our bed every night

My 8 year old son crawls into our bed EVERY night... How do I stop him from doing this? Thanks so much! Angie Hi Angie, Doesn't he know that three's a crowd? Here are a few things to consider: he needs to fall asleep in his own bed alone. If he already does that, then you can move onto the next step. When he comes into your room, you need to gently march him back to his own, tuck him in and tell him you'll come back to check him. (You...

July 25, 2012 Read Blog


Birth Photography – What You Should Know

Birth Photography is quickly becoming a sought-after service for moms-to-be and their partners. Parents that choose to hire a birth photographer do so because they want to have the birth of their child captured by someone who is not directly involved in the labour and delivery of the child. The sole purpose of the photographer is to capture the images. He or she doesn't have to act as a midwife, doula, doctor or nurse and is able to perform...

July 23, 2012 Read Blog


Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding is something women have been doing for centuries but it isn‘t always easy. I was very nervous about breastfeeding because everyone I knew who had kids bottle fed their kids either by choice or because breastfeeding didn’t work for them. I didn’t have anyone to turn to if I needed advice. The following tips are some of the things that make breastfeeding work for me. I breastfed my daughter for 13 months and I am currently...

July 23, 2012 Read Blog


Montessori Preschools: Preschool vs. Montessori

Montessori preschool programs are basically synonymous with the Montessori Casa program. Montessori Casa comes from Maria Montessori's own description of her early childhood program as "the children's house," or "the casa dei bambini." Montessori Casa refers to the fact that all aspects of the Montessori preschool environment are created specifically for preschool aged children. Children learn together, living and working cooperatively. Where...

July 23, 2012 Read Blog


Stuck On You Personalized Wooden Name Puzzles

Made from quality sustainable wood, Stuck on You Personalized Wooden Name Puzzles make fun learning tools for kids starting to spell their own name. Each puzzle is MDF and lead free and makes a gorgeous keepsake. Order your wooden name puzzle from www.stuckonyou.ca today.

July 22, 2012 Read Blog


5 Olympic Moms Headed To London Summer Games

With the London Summer Games commencing on July 27th, CelebrityBabyScoop’s getting into the Olympic spirit. And we’re not the only ones! Mom-to-be Giuliana Rancic will broadcast live in London, while mom-of-four Nicole Kidman also plans to attend the upcoming games. Celebrity Baby Scoop sat down with some Olympic moms such as Kerri Walsh and Christie Rampone who are going for the gold this summer, along with celebrated...

July 20, 2012 Read Blog


Tummy Time Tips for Infants

Raising six kids (with another on the way) has taught me a great deal about being a daddy.  I’ve had to learn many things about parenting over the years, but today I want to talk about tummy time. First things first, what is tummy time? Tummy time is the amount of time babies spend belly down. Research shows this position is extremely important for the development of the proper muscles babies need to push-up and crawl. Since 1992, when...

July 19, 2012 Read Blog


Time to get packing

I’m so not a packer. I love to take trips. Leisurely resort vacations, a weekend in a busy city, weeks touring Europe. I’m even starting to enjoy road trips. I love visiting other places — near and far. I’m a great flyer. You may not want to hear this but I have a theory — if the plane goes down, we are all going to die so why stress about it? Nice right? My family and friends don’t appreciate this much. But it works for...

July 18, 2012 Read Blog




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