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Brenda Barron

Waltham, MA

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6 Things Telecommuting Employees Should Never Do

Working from home has many advantages: You get to lose the commute, gain the conveniences of home and embrace flexibility and work-life balance beyond the traditional 9-to-5 grind. “I love getting a workout in at lunch or running to the grocery store,” says Stacy Lindenberg, owner of Talent Seed Consulting... more

4 Unusual Nanny Jobs

Want to be a nanny? Be creative and think about the different types of nanny positions available. "When many people think of nannies, they picture working in private homes," says Ingrid Kellaghan, parenting expert and founder of the Cambridge Nanny Group. But while this is usually the job description, there... more

6 Mistakes Families Make When Hiring A Nanny

Avoid these common errors when researching and interviewing prospective nannies. Hiring a nanny isn't a simple process. You're looking for the right person to care for your child and the process requires extensive research -- it isn't something you can rush through. When you're thinking about how... more

9 Things Kids Want In A Babysitter

During the hiring process, both parents and caregivers should think about what's on the children's wish list. </kinsights-video></p> <p>When families are looking for a <a href="">babysitter</a>, they usually run down a list of criteria. Parents want someone responsible and... more

How Much Should I Pay For After-School Child Care?

Learn what an after-school sitter costs and what factors impact that pay rate. Many parents struggle with finding a way to fill in that gap between when their children get home from school and when they get home from work. If you're in this boat, hiring an after-school babysitter or nanny... more

Is Your Child Ready To Babysit?

7 questions to ask when deciding if your child is ready to babysit.     It's a rite of passage when your children get to be old enough to take care of another child. But when is the right age to start? The proper age for babysitting depends on... more

Can You Ask Your Nanny To Cook?

Here are 7 things that you should keep in mind if you're looking for a nanny or babysitter who can also prepare meals. "My son loves his babysitter!" says Rebecca W. from Scottsdale, Arizona. "She only cooks his food, nothing for the family as a whole, but has also offered... more

Should You Hire A Nanny With A Child?

7 things to think about before hiring a nanny who's also a mom. Though nannies are usually portrayed as caring for other people's children, they are often mothers themselves. When this comes to light in a nanny search, it can give some people pause. Will she be as... more