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Tiffany Smith

Waltham, MA

Tiffany Smith has written for All You, Time for Kids and the Boston Globe.

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The Cost Of Child Care Survey: 2014 Report

In the first annual Cost of Care report, reveals just how surprised families are by the high cost of child care, what their care options are, and how to both budget and save. $245,340. That's how much you'll spend on your child from birth to... more

The 2015 Babysitter Survey Results released the latest results of its Babysitter Survey to determine the trends in babysitter pay and hiring.  The average babysitting rate is about $15.02 per hour, as of's 2015 Cost of Care data. But that rate varies widely depending on a number of factors. How can... more

10 Things Parents Can Learn From Nannies

Advice for parents from veteran nannies. After years of practice, nannies become experts at child care. Not only do they learn the basics of what kids are going to be willing (or not) to eat, but also the nuances of how to establish positive behavioral patterns, like manners and routines... more

8 Fun Games And Activities For 3-Year-Olds

Fun things to do with your 3-year-old. Once you've survived the terrible twos, you can expand the types of games and activities that you can do with your 3-year-old. At this stage, children are like sponges, absorbing everything around them. The world is a noisy, overwhelming place for young... more

7 Tips For Negotiating Nanny Pay

Learn how to negotiate pay rates when you're a nanny. Congratulations, you got the job! But, oh no, the pay rate is too low or not what the family had in the job posting. You like your potential new employer. But you're not sure you can sign onto... more

7 Fun Games And Activities For 10-Year-Olds

These games are perfect for a 10-year-old.The big double digits… who could forget the pride they felt when they turned 10? Age 10 is a big time in your kid’s life, so prepared to help them make the most of it.When it comes to ideal games for your... more

7 Fun Games And Activities For 9-Year-Olds

These game ideas are great for 9-year-olds.Kids love to play, but not every game is a good fit for every age group. Deciding which games are right for your fast-growing child is a critical component of parenthood. How else will you know what game to buy for your kids... more

7 Fun Games And Activities For 4-Year-Olds

Ideas for activities you can do with your 4-year-old.So much changes during early childhood that it can be dizzying for parents to keep up with what activities make sense at each stage. Cognitive and motor skills develop rapidly among 4-year-olds. Their focus also improves, especially when they’re engaged in... more