The Chicago woman who received the letter said "it felt like a punch in the stomach."
Now that you know what kind of nanny you're looking for, the next step is to figure out your target salary. Like it or not
Having the inside scoop on how other parents manage the craziness of the holiday season may help you make the most of yours
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
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.
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.
Elle Magazine contributor Katharine Zaleski wrote an article this week entitled: "I'm A Successful Working Mom Thanks To My Nanny." In the article she details the "dirty little secret" of high-powered women who seem to have it all. That secret is that someone helps them.
My company, UrbanSitter, was curious to know how much of that expense is used to hire babysitters and nannies to care for our kids, so we surveyed and compiled data from 15,000 families across the nation to find out what it costs to hire a sitter whether it be for work or play.
Trusting someone to care for your child is not easy. Between the horror stories you hear from friends or on the news, and your own personal struggles to separate from your little ones, the process of finding the right nanny is complex to say the least.
Using these three styles as a framework, do your best to articulate your own approach. Do you have a lot of rules, or are you more laid-back? Do your children have a lot of autonomy, or do you like to be involved with everything--from homework to playdates, to what clothes they put on in the morning?
The truth is that, depending on the hours that you work, your nanny may very well be present for many or even most of your
What You Do Not Have a Right to Expect from Your Nanny That she do housework above and beyond that which is related to your