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I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone.

I travel for work sometimes and I am gone 1 to 3 nights usually. I need help getting my daughter back and forth to summer camp and someone to watch her over night when I am gone. Do I need a part time nanny? I am not sure what to... more


6 ways to deal with the guilt of leaving your child in someone else's care

It was five years ago, but I still remember the pit in my stomach, the sweaty palms, the feeling that this just wasn’t right. I was crying, my mom was crying, even the dog was whimpering. The only one not crying was my son, blissfully asleep in his crib. Even... more


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Rate change moving from 2 to 1 child

Hi - I posted a few weeks ago regarding a change in care - my 5 year old went to kindergarten and now our part-time nanny has only our 3 year old.  no chores required, just pick up from school and watch him for 3.5 hrs. I received some great... more


8 awesome icebreaker activities to help kids warm up to a new nanny or sitter

My first day with a new family is always exciting… but I also dread it a little. As a child care provider, you wonder: “What if the kids get bored? What if they have no fun crafts in the house or they don’t like what I dream up? What if... 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


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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


On the Park Bench: How this nanny turns everyday tasks into adventure and fun

In a previous chapter of her career, Laura V., a classically trained French chef, spent hours serving up decadent dishes for restaurant patrons. But the long hours of restaurant work didn’t mix easily with the arrival of motherhood. "I was working full-time as a chef and I was pregnant and... more


The Best 43 House Cleaning Tips From Housekeepers

These house cleaning secrets will make your home sparkle. From stinky shoes to dusty screen doors, every home has its unique cleaning challenges. We've talked with amazing housekeepers across the country to find some of the best house cleaning tips to get your home super clean. Need more help... more