The Chicago woman who received the letter said "it felt like a punch in the stomach."
After the trials, you assess the pros and cons for each candidate using my Trial Wrap-Up worksheet, and decide which ones
3. Seek balance, and don't be afraid to ask for help. All the merriment takes a toll, not only on the budget but also on
Once you've identified what kind of nanny you need, it's time to think about money and salary. For many of my clients, figuring
6. She's an extraordinary team player. When our full-time babysitter arrives and learns that my son has lost a privilege
A nanny is a luxury and just like with any luxury item, it's not a necessity and not something everyone can afford -- even if you want one really, really badly.
Sadly, Brad and Angelina's marriage isn't the only one to crumble. Nearly half of all first marriages and an even higher percentage of second and third nuptials end in divorce. Though unfortunate for the couples involved -- and as Brad has proclaimed in his post-split statement -- what really matters is the kids.
This is a good thing. A very good thing.
As she drove away that final time, I watched out the window with tears rolling down my face. My daughter stood next to me, blowing kisses. An important chapter in our lives had closed; our nanny was leaving for new adventures. This woman who first entered our home as a stranger, left as a family member. And in the process, she made me a better parent.
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.