What is most valuable to you? What is most valuable in your life? It could be anything: your car, favorite jewelry, engagement ring, family memento? How is it kept safe? Maybe it’s hidden away or locked up in a safe or safety deposit box? No real surprise: That’s how we safeguard the most valuable things in our life. And what if it won’t fit in a safe, or stay hidden, or… crawl … [Read more...] about 6 Steps to Being the Ideal Nanny
Being a single parent is no easy task, particularly in families where there is more than one child. Due to the unique challenges of having to balance a professional career with parenthood, it should come as no surprise that a significant portion of my clientele consists of single parent families. As the sole provider, more than just a little extra help is … [Read more...] about Ode to the Single Parent
As a Classic Nanny, care and safety of the children is your primary responsibility. From safety to stimulation, manners to mud pies, you are responsible for it all! Your family is trusting you to be there for them and they are trusting that you are going to give your all during your working hours. Following are additional suggestions that will enable you to be a Superstar … [Read more...] about How To Be a Superstar Nanny!
I love massages, I really do. Whether it’s an intense, hour-long rubdown, or just a simple neck-rub - it’s the therapeutic touch that eases tension and alleviates stress. So I was especially intrigued to speak with Ms. Jade Lee, who is not only a masseuse - but a practitioner of Infant Massage. Maybe you’re thinking to yourself this just another silly Hollywood fad - I sure … [Read more...] about “Hands-On” Parenting
I am constantly meeting and interviewing Nannies. It’s a favorite part of what I do, in no small measure because I too was a Nanny, for many years. So just the other day, I’m interviewing a Nanny who, after ten years with her current family, is leaving. When I asked why, she replied, “Well, the kids are older now, and they’re self-sufficient, which is nice.” We discussed those … [Read more...] about Can a Childcare Know-It-All Actually Know it All?