Most kids will have some natural hesitations—about parents going back to work, about the safety of playdates, about returning to camp or school. Talk to your kids about the risks of returning to some places and the rules of your area as you begin to go back out again.
Balancing nanny and mom relationships can be tough when both are home full time. It is important to respect one another and remember your individual roles throughout the day. Check out this list of ways to make sure you and your nanny are working together in the best way for your little ones.
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.
For many women, it’s the happiest time in their lives. Yet for others, it’s an overwhelming time filled with emotions of loneliness and sadness. About 13% of women who give birth develop postpartum depression, and another 80% report general sadness. For most women who suffer from this disease, the peak of the condition occurs within […]
Kids of any age (and plenty of adults!) struggle with boredom. A parent’s inclination is to suggest a fun activity or provide yet another distraction for children. But these boring moments are critical for your child’s social-emotional development.
While you’d love to be home with your little ones all day, work and other obligations may prevent you from doing so. If this situation sounds all-too-familiar, it may be time to hire a nanny. Now, before you begin worrying about a complete stranger entering your home and watching your children, know that there are precautions you can take to ensure the nanny is qualified and competent.
I am not an amazing step mom, but I aspire to be. Here are a few of my personal practices on the road to becoming an amazing step mom.
Governments and researchers call it the ‘global fertility crisis,’ but what does that even mean? Is there a crisis, or are women in control of their reproductive systems for the first time? One thing is clear: today’s global average fertility rate is just below 2.5 children per woman, which is less than half of the global fertility rate from 50 years ago when the average woman had at least five children, if not more.
From setting up tax payments to minimizing financial risk, you’ll need to finish these tasks before your nanny begins working. Here’s what you need to know when hiring a nanny and becoming a household employer, including paying taxes, paying your nanny legally, and reducing financial risk.
If your eldest child is just a few years old, it’s hard to imagine a life where they’re not continually by your side. You’ve carried them in the womb, delivered them, held them, fed them, nurtured them, and been with them for every step of their life so far.