Many of our parents holidaying on Koh Samui find that they can use a helping hand to make their holiday even more relaxing, and a nanny is the perfect way to fill that need. Here are some of the benefits to booking a nanny from Samui Nannies. You Can Focus on Your Children It may sound strange that having someone help care for your children when you are there too can actually help you focus more on them, but it's true. Being on holiday with small children can be hard work.
(or activities for families with teenagers, on Koh Samui)! Just recently my brother was visiting from the UK with his teenage kids, aged 17 and 15 years. My twins are 12, and all are at the age where parents are uncool, activities are boring and mornings are non-existent. The non-existent mornings suited us well as the adults got to have a leisurely breakfast, lengthy catch-ups and peaceful swims in the pool overlooking the ocean. My brother stayed at Villa Red Samui - a sup
So we have arrived via Bangkok to our new home, at least for the next 6 weeks. Last week's studying had to accommodate two days of traveling (we drove to Bangkok), as well as a change of country and timezone (albeit only an hour). We arrived in Bali two days ago. We fell in love with Bali two years ago, when we came here to celebrate our 50th birthdays and since then we have hopped over whenever time allows to enjoy the surfing, yoga and amazing food. So - mainly the surfing
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly This week has proven even more challenging than last, in the world of homeschooling. The children have successfully managed to maintain their unenthusiastic demeanor each day, almost as if there is a possibility that if they show enough resistance, then we might just give up on this foolish endeavor. This inevitably leads to the loss of patience on our part and a reminder (in polite terms) of our agreement. If only this were the case... but our
Just before Easter, my children's school closed permanently. It was sad for the children and for us, as the kids had been there since they were in kindergarten - 9 years in total. We have a plan for September and they will move to a different school on the island - one which we believe will suit them both perfectly for their secondary education. In the meanwhile - we decided that this was an opportunity for a family adventure! Watch this space for further info about this. I
A day at the beach is always huge fun for the whole family! If you booked two weeks on Koh Samui and decided to spend every single one of them relaxing on the beach, then your little ones might mess with your plans because they need a little more action!! Here's how you keep them busy so that everybody gets the holiday he or she wants. Try our amazing sandy game ideas to give your family the best beach days ever. Funny shadow faces Enjoy the sun and the shadows it casts. Hav
The thought of travelling abroad with the family can be stressful for any parent. Keeping children entertained on a long flight can be difficult for you and uncomfortable for other passengers. But the truth is, travelling is pretty boring for children, whether it’s a long flight or car journey, they’re routed to the spot with little to do. So what can you do to keep your children happy? Here are a few things to consider in the planning stages. Top tips for babies and child
This is what our families tell us. 1. The parents like you as much as the kids do.
2. You show up on time, go the extra mile and are flexible with hours.
3. You are able to communicate with the family about the children -- both the good and bad!
4. If you're unsure about something, you ask.
5. You contribute to a positive family environment. #advice #nanny #parenting
Our advice as parents when planning a family trip is to plan something for everyone. "Too often, trips revolve around just the kids," says Shelly Rivoli, author of "Travels with Baby." "Maybe you spend your week at an amusement park or Disney World, only to come home needing a vacation from the vacation." Rivoli suggests figuring out what each family member wants to get out of the vacation, and then carving out time for different activities: "Maybe dad wants to play golf or m