Becoming a new parent is the start of an incredibly exciting chapter in your life, but between feedings, dirty diapers, and naps that are far too short, it can be easy to quickly become overwhelmed. Equally as importantly, it can be easy to forget about the romance that led you and your partner to make the decision to have a baby in the first place. If you are a new parent, the baby is likely taking up the majority of your time. However, it is valuable for your mental health and relationship health to find space to get away and remember what led you down this path.
Bringing your nanny on a summer vacation – whether it’s for a long week away, for a summer in the Berkshires or the Hamptons, or even for the stay-cation at home – really is a gift. A good nanny knows when to stick around and when to take some time off; she understands when it is pure family time.
The average home contains a huge number of potential pit falls that can put your child in danger, but there are a few gadgets that can help to keep them safe.
Long weekends can either be periods of relief or chaos depending on how your family spends them. Memorial Day Weekend is one that lends itself to being busy simply because of the warm, end-of-May weather (hello, pool time!). Whether you are hosting family in the New York area, or whether you are road tripping to the city, here are some tips on how to spend the weekend with your family.
Technology is rapidly expanding into every aspect of our lives, and the classroom is no different. Whether we like it or not, traditional methods of learning will inevitably become technology assisted or driven, and in some cases even replaced by machines. So does technology actually improve the level of education that a child receives? Is your child’s education being improved or hampered by the plethora of equipment now available to assist in his or her learning?
While you might be planning visits to museums and outings to the park with your children this summer, I’ll be sending my two girls to camp. I love my children and enjoy spending time with them, but I know I can’t give them what a summer spent at camp can. I’m aware that just by being with them and helping them with their daily routines, I’m inadvertently taking away some of the important life skills I know they need to become successful adults. Here’s why giving your child the gift of camp, whether day or overnight, is one of the best experiences you could provide for your children’s social-emotional well-being.
There’s nothing quite as nerve-racking as choosing a person to leave your children with for extended periods of time. Finding a nanny you can trust isn’t a simple process, and it only seems to get that much more intense when you factor in the endless procession of disturbing headlines and revelations that tend to pop up every year about child care services. With that in mind, here are some of the most important things that you should be thinking about as you go about your nanny search in 2019.
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.
With the weather finally getting warmer and the days getting longer, it’s clear that spring is just about here (the official start date is tomorrow!). The new season brings with it new books — so many in fact that in can be hard to tell which ones are worth buying. Here are some upcoming titles for you to check out for your little ones.
There are a lot of steps in finding the right camp for your child. Doing it right will exhaust you and give you the best chance of finding the right spot for your child this summer… and for many others afterward.