When I found out I was pregnant with our fourth baby in seven years, I was quite sure I had it figured out. The kids were
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You can use my Family Needs Assessment form (FNA) to help you identify what you want and need, in both a practical and an
We speak to Brigid Schulte, author the New America Care Report, about the evolving role and cost of having a nanny. The report examines the cost, quality and availibility of child care across the United States.
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Nannies of the world, you’re not just shaping children; you’re shaping mothers.
Screen Time Rules Don't Apply to Parents We all expect our sitters to protect and care for our kids, but some of us are guilty
Parents, I can see where you are coming from. Truly, I can. Childcare is expensive. The idea of paying top dollar for someone to sit at your house while your child is sleeping can be difficult to swallow. But here's the thing -- your nanny/babysitter isn't doing "nothing" -- they are taking care of your child.
For many people, "hired help" is the only option to get any help at all. It is such a shame that it comes with a negative stigma attached. Is it really so wrong to ask for help if it's needed? The way I see it now is that my kids got the best of both worlds.
The local CBS TV station in New York City recently ran "The Nanny Attraction," ("Moms Taking Steps to Defend Families From
I provide a lot of hand-holding to my nanny agency clients and I often find that I end up mixing in a lot of therapy as I walk them through their options as they choose the right caregiver for their family.
It seems The Boy has a lot more going for it than first appears. It has a group of good, if not great, actors, an interesting, if not totally logical, script, and enough twists and turns to keep audiences entertained for the most part.
Being a nanny is a job--a REAL job--just like any other. For many nannies it is their life's work and chosen career, and
I always remind my clients: If your nanny is exhausted and overburdened, she is not going to be at her best for your child
As mothers, some of the biggest obstacles we face are the imaginary voices inside our head telling us "this mom or that nanny is doing a better job than we are." It is easy to feel nervous since we are doing a job for which there is no formal training.
The nanny-family match is mutual it only works when both nanny and family are happy which requires a lot of "hand-holding" (for both nanny and family) throughout the process as things fall into place. This added customer support allows for a smoother transition for family and nanny.
I never had to break up with any girlfriends. I was dumped by one boyfriend in college, and I only had one employee leave under my watch in my professional life. When it came to relationships with my nannies, however, I got dumped -- a lot.
I never thought about nannies. I always knew that I wanted to have children one day, and I also always knew that I wanted a career. I just never thought about who would watch those children while I was having that career.
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