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🤔 What are your favorite activities to do on the first day with a new family? 🤔

Last week we asked you "What do you wish parents knew about your job?" and you had so many great answers!  This week our question is: What are your favorite activities to do on the first day with a new family? 

🌁Exclusive SF Bay Area Workshop: Becoming a Super Nanny!🌁

Join Sydnee Cochran a professional Nanny & Doula and with 10 years+ experience, for a FREE workshop designed to help you navigate and advance your nanny career! Sydnee will be covering a variety of topics including: Interview Process: After you have marketed your talents and hooked a fish, what now... more


They just stop responding, and I am so exhausted and frustrated from it. I want to cry!

In the past month 3 separate people searching for care have told me they were VERY interested and I met one, I even went out of my way to tell her all the extra things I would help with, I was very flexible and she seemed %100 ON BOARD with using... more

Should your child’s caregiver be your friend, too? 5 ways to navigate this sometimes confusing relationship

When mom of two Anam Khan, of Glenview, Illinois, hired her first live-in child care provider, she was excited and optimistic to welcome her as a new part of their family. However, it soon became apparent that the familial aspect of the relationship was starting to overshadow the importance of... more


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Babysitter vs. Part-time nanny for temporary job

If I am looking to hire someone for temporary help only—a one-time period, 16 hours a week (two 8-hour days), for a 16 week period—while I work from home, would that fall under "babysitter" or "part-time nanny"? 

The 2019 household employment changes every family should prepare for

If you have a nanny watching your kids or a senior caregiver taking care of a loved one, you know there’s a lot to keep track of, whether it’s juggling schedules or managing payroll. To make things more complicated, new laws and regulations mean that every year, there’s always a... more


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How much should I pay my sitter for an overnight?

12 gift ideas for all your caregivers

The holidays give us the opportunity to show our appreciation for the individuals we hire to support us in our goals: the people who care for our kids while we're at work, walk our dogs or provide comfort for our elderly loved ones. Take a second and try to imagine... more