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100 Tips for Nannies and Families

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Having More Than One Child

Parents of an only-child who find themselves expecting their second child often think, “This is only one more child.  It’s not a major change to go from one child to two children.  It’s not like we’re having sextuplets!”  This position sounds reasonable enough, but, alas, it is seriously mistaken.  Let’s discuss why raising two children […]

Hiring a Household Manager

Domestic jobs come in all shapes and sizes.  Perhaps the largest job, in terms of sheer scope of authority and the skill level required, is that of Household Manager.  This article is intended as an introduction to the Household Manager position. What is a Household Manager?  What does a Household Manager do? A Household Manager […]

National Nanny Recognition Week, September 22-28, 2013

As we approach Nanny Appreciation Week, let’s take a look at what it is, why it is, how to heighten awareness of it, and how to celebrate it. What Nanny Appreciation Week is Nanny Appreciation Week is a time for employer- families to express their appreciation for all their nannies do for their families.  After all, […]

Why Hire a Nanny?

You are a first-time parent.  Why should you hire a nanny for your new little bundle of joy? 1.      So you can return to work if you wish or need to do so. 2.      So baby can be socialized to a variety of people.  Getting baby comfortable being handled by a trusted group of people […]

How to Hire a Nanny Who Matches Your Parenting Philosophy

You plan to hire a nanny.  You want her to handle your kids in a manner consistent with your parenting philosophy.  How can you accomplish that objective? 1. Spend some time thinking about the specifics of your parenting philosophy. If you want your nanny to match your philosophy, you first need to know what that […]

6 Things a Live-out Nanny Should Request

A live-out nanny has unique employment challenges.  Unlike live-in nannies, a live-out nanny should request the following: 1. Her job description and/or nanny contract. When does her workday begin and end? What happens if she is tardy for work? Is she expected to be on call after hours? What happens in the event of inclement […]

Going Back to Work after Maternity Leave

You have given birth to your precious bundle of love.  You’ve taken your maternity leave of absence from work.  Now, it’s time to return to work.  What can you do to ease this transition? Leaving baby at home while you return to work will likely be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to […]

Maternity Leave for Nannies

Your children’s nanny is pregnant and requesting maternity leave.  Your treasured nanny has been with you for years: what will you and your children do without her?!  Still, you can’t (and really don’t want to be the kind of person who would) deny her maternity leave.  So, what do you do? 1. Acknowledge your mixed […]

Finding a Babysitter

A Babysitter Allows Parents Time Away A babysitter often provides for short term childcare for parents who desire to get away from their children for a short period of time, for a night out on the town, or for special work related events. When searching for a qualified candidate to care for your children, people […]

Baby sitter Provides Child Care Assistance

A Baby Sitter Provides Childcare Assistance All different types of people can provide childcare services for parents including hiring a baby sitter to be available for short periods of time. Single mothers may desire to have the sitter be available, even when she is at home in order to provide assistance with managing children or […]