Let’s face it, we all want the essence of Mary Poppins when it comes to babysitters, but keeping our tykes on their best behavior isn’t exactly as simple as a spoon full of sugar. Sometimes, our kiddos can be downright tyrants that even we can’t handle being around, so it’s a bit difficult to blame the […]
Here are some great ways to show your caregiver how much she means to you and your family. Give her a surprise day off A paid day off is a great way to show your nanny you care by letting her get some free time during the week. She can get certain errands that she […]
It’s an upsetting matter when your own child gets injured. However, when your child’s friend is injured while he is under your care, it is a whole new ballgame. Caring for the Injury When a child not your own is injured, always treat him how you would want your own child to be treated should […]
From setting up tax payments to minimizing financial risk, you’ll need to finish these tasks before your nanny begins working. Here’s what you need to know when hiring a nanny and becoming a household employer, including paying taxes, paying your nanny legally, and reducing financial risk.
If you follow any of the ever-popular parenting boards or groups on social media sites, you’ve likely encountered more than one mother venting about her nanny. There seems to be a rise in the ideology that nannies must inherently be all-knowing, psychic, and micromanaged all at the same time. While in most cases this is […]
Unsure how to involve your nanny in holiday celebrations? Check out these great tips for gifts for your nanny, involving them in your celebrations, and keeping everyone safe and healthy!
While it’s true that having a nanny offers much more flexibility and convenience than most other childcare arrangements, there are still times when you might still need backup childcare. It’s easy enough to coordinate your vacation time with your nanny since that’s typically scheduled far enough in advance. But what about when she calls in […]
If you’re raising a family in New York City, you already know that childcare can be a huge expense. But that’s just par for the course in one of the most expensive cities in the United States. And you really can’t put a price on the peace of mind you get from knowing your children […]