Money is always a big issue. One thing that can make it less of one is for parents to give their nanny a credit card to use for all child- and home-related expenses. Nannies can use the credit card for anything pertaining to the child, or maybe food shopping, or to pick up a few things for the house.
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 […]
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 […]
Here are some great ways to show your caregiver how much she means to you and your family. Give her a surprise day off A paid day off is a great way to show your nanny you care by letting her get some free time during the week. She can get certain errands that she […]
If you follow any of the ever-popular parenting boards or groups on social media sites, you’ve likely encountered more than one mother venting about her nanny. There seems to be a rise in the ideology that nannies must inherently be all-knowing, psychic, and micromanaged all at the same time. While in most cases this is […]
During a global pandemic, you need a trusted and safe resource for your child. Here are some pros and cons for choosing a nanny and choosing a daycare during this time.
We can all agree that having a nanny is a luxury. 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 […]
After a flurry of nanny interviews, you’ve finally narrowed down a candidate that seems like the perfect fit for your family. She has experience, she’s down-to-earth and level-headed, and oh, one minor detail—your kids absolutely love her. You couldn’t be happier, but don’t sign on the dotted line just yet… Just when you thought the […]