On Nanny Recognition Week, here's what parents appreciate most

Working as a nanny with kids every day is hectic. Between changing diapers, playing in the sandbox and getting little ones to eat and sleep on some sort of schedule, there’s simply not enough time to get it all done, let alone reflect on why you love your job or... more

Crazy-easy Halloween crafts kids can create with everyday household items

Having fun making Halloween crafts doesn’t mean you have to blow your budget ordering elaborate materials and kits on Amazon. In fact, you probably have everything you need to make a simple spooktacular craft in your home already. Before the kids hit sugar coma status, let them get creative making... more

Caregiver burnout is real. Here’s how professional caretakers deal with it

Most of my days as a full-time nanny started out the same way: I would get up, shower, get coffee and head out the door. I’d get to work, enter the family’s home through the garage and I’d be greeted by kids, most likely still in their pajamas on the... more

8 common parenting disagreements couples have — and how to handle them

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes… constant disagreements over how to handle the finances, what to feed your toddler and exactly who did the dishes last. If you feel like you and your partner bicker more now that you have children, you’re not alone: In one study, 90... more

How to care for a parent who couldn't care for you

When my friend Morgan began caring for her father, I remember being surprised. I didn’t know Morgan’s dad was even alive. She never spoke of him and I had assumed he had passed away years ago. Apparently Morgan’s dad had abandoned the family when Morgan was five, leaving her mother... more

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The 4 legal documents every adult should have

It’s all too easy to put off gettingyour legal paperwork in order. But when a major crisis hits — whether it’s an accident, illness, or death — it’s usually too late to start printing, signing, and notarizing forms. Here are the documents every adult needs now, so they’re ready if... more

The nanny checklist: What to ask before your 1st day on a job

As the oldest sister of five and an elementary education major, being a nanny seemed like the most likely job for my skill set. I thought I knew all there was to know about taking care of children, but I was actually limited to just knowing about taking care of... more

Yes, mom burnout is a thing. But you can work through it with these real-mom tips

I’m running away to join the circus, I text my best friend. Another friend listens as I confess a secret fantasy: I drive to a hotel with an ocean view, where I swim, read, eat amazing food and sleep (!) for two full nights all by myself. “You should do that,”... more

On Nanny Recognition Week, here's what parents appreciate most

Working as a nanny with kids every day is hectic. Between changing diapers, playing in the sandbox and getting little ones to eat and sleep on some sort of schedule, there’s simply not enough time to get it all done, let alone reflect on why you love your job or... more