Going on a vacation while pregnant can feel boring. There’s so much you can’t eat, drink, or try out because it’s bad for the baby. Despite all this, a trip to New York City can end up being the perfect vacation for expecting mothers. Whether it’s your first time visiting or your first time living in NYC while pregnant, there’s a lot to do- even after you exclude all the things you can’t do during these nine months.
Choosing the right school for your child can be a daunting, exhausting and nerve-wracking process, especially in New York City. Many parents put their child’s name on preschool waiting lists before they’re even born. Even then it’s not a guarantee your child will be given a place.
Hiring a nanny to come into your home and care for your little ones is a great choice; the individual attention and care your kids will receive with a nanny really can’t be beat. But remember, hiring a nanny automatically makes you an employer, whether you’d like to assume that role or not. As such, you’ll find yourself suddenly thinking about things like payroll, taxes, and contracts. Yikes! Another thing you may not have considered yet? Benefits. Before you hire a nanny, it’s wise to sit down and outline what, if any, benefits you’re willing to offer her. Of course, you’re not obligated to offer a nanny any benefits at all, but doing so is a great way to maintain a positive working relationship that’s beneficial for both parties.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.