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2018 INA Conference Keynote: Dr. Lynne Kenney

INA is excited to announce our Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ., Dr. Lynne Kenney!  Dr. Kenney is a Harvard-trained psychologist, mother of two, an international educator, author and pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Kenney has presented to the INA several times before and was our Keynote speaker in 2009…. Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | November 16, 2017

Introducing the INA Members Facebook Group

Introducing the INA Members Facebook Group. This INA Member-only group is a highly professional social media forum where only INA Members, of all levels, can interact. We will have  educational live events, group discussions, and other interactive communication. To join sign-in to your INA Member Portal, find the note labeled “INA Facebook Group” then click… Read more »


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Introducing the INA Ambassador Program

We are excited to introduce you to the brand new International Nanny Association – Ambassador Program.  The Ambassador Program (AP) will work to help grow the INA membership and build relationships near and far! Goals of the AP Team Member are to get out and educate the community, raise awareness of the INA and to… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | November 10, 2017

How to Sell Yourself with a Resume full of Short-Term Positions

No matter what industry you are in, job searching is hard to do. Between researching job duties, meeting minimum requirements, and updating your resume, it seems like getting a job- can be its own full-time job! So when your job history read a little more like “for the time being” than “for the long term”,… Read more »


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A Letter To The Family That Gets My Nanny….

Our nanny of over two years is moving away and can no longer work for us. She has chosen now to work for you. I have bittersweet emotions over your good fortune and our loss. You see when we hired Jill we thought she would do a good job. She had good experience, great references,… Read more »


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Nanny of the Year Portfolio – Breaking it Down Week by Week. Week 7

You have made it so far! Your portfolio is almost complete! Hopefully, you are feeling a little less stressed about the NOTY portfolio process. This is the big week for EDITING, EDITING, and more EDITING. I cannot tell you enough how important editing is to the application process. You have until now spent hours writing,… Read more »


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A Week of STEAM

  While single aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) can be fun and educational; when we connect these fields children make more sense of them all. When I plan a week of related projects I try to have several books on hand to read every day with a mix of fiction as… Read more »


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INA Board Spotlight: Megan Metzger

As we continue our series spotlighting your INA Board Of Directors, we are getting to know a little more about Megan Metzger. As a member of the Board, she along with the other Board Members work to support our association and industry. What is your board member position?   2nd Vice President and Chair of the Agency… Read more »


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How Can a Nanny Help You Cope with Baby Blues?

While giving birth can be an exhilarating and life-changing experience, it can also make you feel exhausted, drained, moody, or even weepy afterward. According to the American Pregnancy Association, about 70 to 80 percent of women experience some mood swings or other negative feelings after giving birth. These negative feelings are often referred to as… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | September 25, 2017

September is Safety Month! Baby and Child Safety Tips for Working Nannies

As a working nanny, safety is undoubtedly among your top priorities. It’s tough to make sure that young children avoid everyday dangers, let alone unexpected natural disasters like hurricanes and house fires. Keeping the kiddos safe is a year-round endeavor, but in light of September’s National Preparedness Month and Baby Safety Month events, here are… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 18, 2017