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!
It’s no secret that we live in an area where everything’s pretty pricey! And finding quality child care is certainly no exception. Most of the top-rated schools and daycares in NYC have mile-long waiting lists, not to mention sky-high tuition and entrance fees. But what if we told you about a child care arrangement that […]
You had planned a fierce laser tag birthday party with fifteen kids dressed in ninja costumes, or maybe you were going mellow with a movie and cake. Whatever birthday plans were in the works were sadly canceled this year due to the coronavirus.
Now more than ever, taking care of your mental health as a parent is crucial. Parents are juggling working from home, homeschooling the kids, managing kids’ mental health, and trying to figure out their own during social distancing—and all of that adds up to an increase in negative feelings that can be breathtaking. Here are some tips on managing your feelings, getting professional help, and remembering the little things that can make you happier right now.
Mother’s Day is no doubt going to be different this year. In years past, families may have gathered to celebrate the mothers in their lives, whether that is Mom, Grandma, aunt, family friend, or neighbor. This year, we have to be cautious about who we celebrate with and how, so here are some tips for making sure mom’s day is special despite our normal-for-now, whether it’s at home together or apart.
It was the day after Thanksgiving when I found out I was pregnant. After the initial surprise wore off, it was time to start doing some serious calendar math. Woven around all the usual uncertainties of pregnancy are now the ever-changing COVID-19 complications. Home is the only place that truly feels safe.
For New York City families, looking for a new home is no easy task; it’s one of biggest decisions and financial commitments you’ll make.
Each family will have different amounts of time they think is appropriate in terms of screen time for their children.
The decisions surrounding childcare in NYC can seem overwhelming, especially when these decisions often have to be made either just before or just after giving birth. If you can make it work for you, a nanny share may be an ideal way to meet your childcare needs.
How paid sick leave, expanded Family and Medical Leave Act, tax credits, and more can affect you and your nanny during the coronavirus pandemic.