As a parent, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is the one that determines who will care for your child when you can’t. For most, that means the decision between nannies and daycare while mom and dad are at work, but, in recent years, there has been a new trend on the rise.
Hiring a nanny can be quite a blessing for many households. Between busy schedules, careers, extra-curriculars, and everything else that pops up in our daily lives, having someone there to lend a hand can be a godsend. That is, as long as you find the right someone to help out and you take the proper steps to keep things running smoothly.
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 simply a (major) miscommunication, rest assured there are easy steps to take to ensure the nanny/parent relationship is harmonious for all.
Oftentimes, the difference between a frustrating babysitting experience and an utterly perfect one lies in how we prep our sitters (or how the sitters prep for the littles for that matter). Whether you’re a babysitter looking for tips for getting the kiddos to listen, or you’re a parent looking to improve the chances of keeping a good sitter on the hook, there are a few fool-proof tricks to keep things running smooth and fun!
Moms make rockstar employees who go above and beyond the scope of most jobs. Why you ask? Being a mom comes with a laundry list of skills and talents that most employers only dream about finding in prospective employees.
It may be hard to imagine with old man winter hanging on with a death grip this year, but the warmer days of summer are just around the corner. And with it comes the oh-so-fun days of chasing the littles around in the heat with a bottle of sunscreen and jugs of water to keep them protected and hydrated.
Whether you’re a working momma looking to make a change, or you’re a SAHM thinking of returning to work, maneuvering the career boards can be daunting. Like close-the-job-boards-tab-and-do-some-Pinterest-instead, kind of daunting. It’s stressful enough trying to find the perfect career choice, but when you add a family to the mix, stress levels can grow monumentally. […]
We’ve found some pretty cool activities you can take your littles to without venturing beyond Brooklyn. If you’re in need of some inspiration to get those tykes out of the house (and give your nerves a bit of a break), check out these fun “Mommy and Me” activities in a neighborhood near you.