Before kids can officially move into their new room and cover the floor with their toys, you’ll want to decorate. There’s bedding to think about, wall decorations and if you’re going to get new furniture. One thing that’s good to do first is picking out a paint color, since that’s what going to be the most obvious part of the room.
Living in New York is exciting for many reasons—one being that, because of its surplus population, there are numerous options for those who may even be struggling with their alternative diets.
Be sure to put these eight tips into practice the next time you and your brood head out to see the world. That way, everyone will be happy with your travel experience — and ready for the next family adventure.
Our main job as parents is to keep our kids safe and ensure they grow up to be contributing members to society. But there are often a few bumps along the way when we’re trying to find the balance between allowing them to spread their wings and still keeping tabs on them.
Looking something fun to do with your family as the summer winds down and the back-to-school season kicks off? Here are a few ways to fill your long weekend and celebrate Labor Day. You can also check Mommybites’ Events Board, which posts events each week.
Dining out with a baby, toddler, or even preschool-age kid isn’t always the easiest – you have to worry about strollers, high chairs, tantrums and picky eaters. Luckily, NYC has restaurants to suit even the youngest New Yorkers. Here are some of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Manhattan.
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.
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 […]