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Robyn Carlyle

Houston, TX

I'm a mom, writer and public health professional based in Houston, Texas.

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The Biggest Mistakes Nannies Make When Determining Pay

The first question most new nannies have: How much should I charge? There are a lot of factors to consider when determining your pay rate, including your experience, education, how many kids you’ll be caring for and your location. There are also common mistakes you can avoid so you don’t... more

Nannies: How Much Should You Charge For Your Services?

You’ve had a successful interview for a new nanny position. You like the family, and the family likes you. Now it’s time to answer their next question: “What do you charge for your nanny services?” According to the 2018 survey, the average nanny makes about $580 a... more

Personal Chefs: How Much Do They Cost — And Are They Worth It?

Americans devote an average of 37 minutes a day preparing, serving and cleaning up after their meals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That number creeps up to 44 minutes a day for families with kids, totaling more than 267 hours a year spent in the kitchen. For... more

Comparing In-Home Care And Adult Day Programs

Nearly half of all older adults need at least some kind of help with everyday activities, according to a 2014 investigation by researchers at the University of Michigan. Whether it’s having someone on hand to assist with cooking, to take their arm as they get out of a chair or... more

Your Guide To Pet Insurance

Caring for a pet is just as important as caring for a family member for many of the tens of millions of pet owners in the United States. Owners would do anything to ensure their animals get healthy food, plenty of exercise, proper care while they’re away and, of course... more

How To Write A Nanny Resume To Wow Any Family [With Resume Template]

By providing more personalized attention than a daycare facility and taking on more household responsibilities than a babysitter, nannies have one of the broadest and most dynamic job descriptions of any caregiver. What you’ll include on a nanny resume while job hunting will depend a lot on the circumstances. Reading... more

Personal Assistant Resume Template

Use this professional template to write a great personal assistant resume, and land your next job by using these helpful resume tips and strategies.   How to Write a Great Personal Assistant Resume Personal assistants accomplish routine personal or professional tasks — like setting up appointments or managing a household... more

The 6 Activities Of Daily Living: How Are They Defined And Assessed?

Deciding when and what kind of additional care might be needed for a loved one can be tough for many families. Independence is a hard thing to gauge, and decline isn’t always apparent. The six activities of daily living (ADLs) and the eight instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) can... more