Tag: Nanny

How to Handle Child Care When You Work from Home

How to Handle Child Care When You Work from Home

  Child Care When You Work from Home I am a working Mom of two kids, ages 13 and 3. I have my own consulting business and work remotely, mostly from home. I live a very blended life with almost no boundaries. I work and play every day. I typically work half my work day during the day and the other half at night.   Since I do half my work at night when the kids are asleep, I don’t need full-time care.  I use a combination of college nannies, a childproof playroom and a Pack n’ Play stocked with […]

Posted May 1, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 2 Comments
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Why I’m Happy we switched my Toddler to Daycare

Why I’m Happy we switched my Toddler to Daycare

I’m guest posting today on Baby Castan On Board about why I’m happy we switched my toddler to daycare. A brief excerpt is below, and you can read the full post there!   Before I had my baby, we decided to hire a live-in nanny to help care for him while we were at work. A secondary reason for having a live-in nanny was there would be another adult in the house while my husband was away on military duty. This arrangement worked out great for some time, but when my son was almost two, our nanny suddenly quit on […]

Posted April 30, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

Great Ways to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids As a working mom, a full-time parent of two and a social butterfly, having a plan for taking care of my kids is a must. Of course, they always come first, and as far as priorities go, I’ve never found it difficult to take as much time off as necessary to dedicate myself only to them, like when my son had the measles and my daughter had an ear infection. But as much as I like developing my career and going for a cup of coffee with my best friend […]

Posted March 29, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 0 Comments
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What I’ll miss about having a Nanny and what I’m looking forward to with Daycare

What I’ll miss about having a Nanny and what I’m looking forward to with Daycare

Having a person care for my child in my own home as been absolutely wonderful. When we were deciding whether to hire a nanny or take our baby to a daycare center, there were so many factors we considered. An in-home nanny/babysitter type situation was perfect for us, and  I will miss it now that it is coming to an end. My nanny gave her notice, and today is her last day. I thought it would be fitting to reflect on our time together and the peace of mind she provided. Sure, it hasn’t been easy to having a stranger […]

Posted October 14, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 30 Comments
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A Live-in Manny, Guest Post by Tina of Los Gringos Locos

A Live-in Manny, Guest Post by Tina of Los Gringos Locos

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Tina of Los Gringos Locos on the topic of a male live-in nanny. The guest post below is an excerpt. For the full post, please follow the link below. This is part of a series I am doing on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me know.   I never thought I would have a live-in nanny. I thought I should be able to do ALL the work myself, with my baby daddy’s help of course 😉 But […]

Posted September 6, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 8 Comments
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What important details you should include in a Nanny Contract

What important details you should include in a Nanny Contract

Hiring a nanny to care for your children is a process, and every process has important steps. First, we need to decide whether a nanny will fit our needs, and we went through a decision process of nanny care versus a daycare center. Next, we need to have our nanny interview questions ready for when we meet with potential nannies. Finally, when we select the person we wish to hire as our nanny, we need a nanny contract in place.   Why you need a Nanny Contract An agreement or contract between the nanny and your family is meant to […]

Posted August 8, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 16 Comments
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The Shift Working Mom and the Child Care Conundrum, Guest Post by The Mama Nurse

The Shift Working Mom and the Child Care Conundrum, Guest Post by The Mama Nurse

Today I’m sharing some thoughts from the lovely Tori of The Mama Nurse on the topic of shift working schedules and the struggles of finding adequate child care. Tori shares her experience from a Canadian perspective, showing us that finding adequate child care with flexible hours is a wide-spread struggle. The guest post below is an excerpt. For the full post, please visit the post on The Mama Nurse. This post is part of a series I am curating on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me […]

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5 Things to Do When Hiring a Nanny, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

5 Things to Do When Hiring a Nanny, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Cristy of HappyFamilyBlog.com on the topic of hiring a nanny. This is part of a series I am doing on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me know.   5 Things to Do When Hiring a Nanny I remember before our daughter was born, the thing I was most worried about was child care.  Everywhere we went I would think “ok when we have a child, where would they be?”  I loved my career so the idea […]

Posted March 21, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 11 Comments
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Nanny Interview Questions, Free Printable Checklist

Nanny Interview Questions, Free Printable Checklist

Preparing for your Nanny Interview Selecting someone to take care of your children is not an easy feat. You’re typically going to be interviewing strangers, so you have to ask the right questions and get a good feeling about the person you choose to hire. There are some categories of questions you should focus on, and these can give you ideas of additional questions to ask. General Background Questions These are the usual starter questions for someone you will interview, so a nanny interview is no different. Ask her about herself, her hobbies and interests. Ask her why she wants […]

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Alternatives for Child Care, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

Alternatives for Child Care, Guest Post by Cristy of Happy Family Blog

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Cristy of HappyFamilyBlog.com on the topic of child care. We’re actually sharing a nanny as well, so I’m excited to see that specified as one of the items on her list of child care alternatives. This is part of a series I am doing on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me know.   Alternatives for Child Care Since my daughter was a preemie the idea of a day care center never came into our decision-making process.  […]

Posted February 24, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 5 Comments
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