It’s hard enough to leave your children with anyone that’s not you, but having to leave your infant? We’re talking next-level hard. But sometimes, it’s just a necessity. Whether it’s because you have an unusually short maternity leave or just feel overwhelmed and need to get away for an hour or so, hiring a nanny for an infant requires a great deal of forethought and careful screening.
If daycare just isn’t your thing, you’ll need to find a caregiver to come to your home to take care of your kids. When it comes to deciding on a full-time care provider for your kids, your two main options are a nanny or an au pair. And in New York City, you’ll see plenty of both. While these two types of child care providers are similar, they’re not the same.
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.
So you’ve found the perfect nanny your kids love her, she’s a great fit for your family and everything seems to be falling into place. Is there a better feeling? Maybe not, but before you seal the deal, consider drawing up a nanny contract. What is a nanny contract? It’s a written document between you and the nanny you’re hiring that serves as a basic agreement of the expectations for the role.
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.
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 […]
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You’d think it would be a snap to find a great babysitter in the city that never sleeps. But New York City, with its streets bustling with people nearly 24/7 and crowds at every turn, can be just as challenging a place to find a sitter as any small town. Think about it; despite the […]
New York is one of the best cities to live. With a variety of things to do, there’s never a shortage of places to visit to fill your day. As your little one gets older, there will be more activities the two of you will have opportunities to participate in together. But you don’t have […]
If you’re an urban mama, you know how important it is to have a great stroller. When your daily life in NYC involves space limitations, public transportation, and crowded streets, you need a stroller that goes the distance—literally.