How You Can Prepare for Typhoon

Summer is the typhoon season in Hong Kong. Get prepared with these safety tips.

As a precautionary measure, make sure you have enough food and essential groceries at home. Plan beforehand, as most stores and supermarkets will close if the T8 signal is hoisted. Keep an eye on the Hong Kong Observatory’s website for T8 (strong typhoon) warnings, and follow the news if possible.

Make sure that all loose objects outside, whether on balconies, verandas, or rooftops, are secure.…

Six Steps to Make Your Domestic Helper Ready to Care for Your Baby

It’s never easy to let someone else take care of your baby. Are you ready for your domestic helper to take care of your baby?

 

In Asia, it is common practice for parents to let the domestic helper take care of their baby. Although everybody agrees on how convenient this arrangement is, it is often pretty tough for mummies to leave their little love to the care of a stranger – especially if they just hired her. Before leaving the helper with your baby, follow these…

Five Tips to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Hot Weather

As summer is looming, most of us are already dreading the hot temperatures. One of the main annoyances is definitely managing to sleep under elevated temperatures. Although the ideal sleeping temperature differs for each of us, research has shown that weather does affect sleep and hot temperature can cause more stress – of course, this varies greatly across individuals – resulting in sleeping disorders.

 

Achieving a cooler room temperature is crucial especially…

Promote Green Practices at Home with Your Helper

Reducing human carbon footprint has become a major concern for many environmentally conscious individuals. There has been an increased awareness of the necessity to develop green practices as things seem more pressing than ever.

 

Many of us are making conscious efforts and doing our bit by operating lifestyle changes. Things are changing – undeniably – slowly, but they are. However, for our efforts to truly have an impact, it is essential that everyone gets…

Are You Ready for Summer Vacation? What About Your Helper?

Your summer holidays are getting closer and you are planning to travel with your family. Have you thought about your helper’s activities when you are out of town? You may let her stay at home in Hong Kong, take her with you on vacation or give her the opportunity to enjoy her annual leave at her home country. In any case, you have to anticipate and make sure you will fully enjoy your vacation without any wondering about your helper.

 

Option 1: Let your helper stay in Hong…

What Cleaning Needs to be Done to Make Sure Your Kitchen is Baby-proofed?

Cleaning is a big part of the job for many domestic helpers, but what specifically should yours be doing when there are little ones around? It’s vital to ensure infants and children are protected from harmful germs and microbes. With a little bit of knowledge, and some guidance, it’s easy to ensure your helper is able to do just that. From sterilizing bottles to cleaning kitchen cupboards where you store feeding equipment, here are a few ways to help ensure hygiene in any family…

Domestic Helper Swimming Safety Tips

These domestic helper swimming safety tips will give you a peace of mind

It is going to be another beautiful day tomorrow and your children are begging if they can go play in the water. You don’t have time to go with them, but you do want them to have fun and play. You could ask your helper, but are a bit worried about safety.

No need! Just devise an action plan together with your children (if they are old enough) and your helper.

 

First thing’s first: the talk with your…

Is My Domestic Helper Taking Good Care of My Children?

Entrusting someone with the care of our children is in itself a pretty big leap of faith. Part of the job of being a parent is to make sure that our little ones are safe and always well taken care of. No matter how much we trust our domestic helpers, it is natural to worry – especially when we are away most of the day – and wonder whether our kids are well cared for. It can be difficult to know for sure that our domestic helpers are doing well with the kids without resorting to extreme measures…

Educating Your Helper on Healthy Cooking Practices

Diet-related diseases are on the rise and have become a global problem. The good news is that many of us are increasingly more conscious that adopting a healthier lifestyle is crucial (by paying extra attention to what’s on our plates among other things). Preparing our meals from scratch undeniably makes it easier to control what we – and our loved ones – are eating. But for many of us, that is not possible – at least not all the time.

 

Many of us rely on helpers to assist…

Baking, Cooking, Kitchen Management: Which Class for My Domestic Helper?

Cooking is one of the finest skills one can master. Surely all cooks aren’t chefs but with practice, anyone can sharpen their culinary skills and prepare savoury dishes.

Baking classes

Baking is a particular form of food preparation which consists of cooking food through exposure to dry heat, typically in an oven, without directly exposing it to a flame.

 

What will my domestic worker get to learn?

By signing your helper up for a class and depending on the curriculum, your…