Thinking about working for multiple families in a share? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations. The benefits of working in a nanny share are... more
When I was working as a nanny, a mother gave me a heads up before my first day with her kids: "Just so you know, we use anatomical names for body parts, so don't be alarmed if you hear that when you're helping in the bathroom.” I... more
If you’re like many dog owners, your pet is a member of your family. These days, dogs go to the groomers, accompany their owners on vacation and even spend their days thriving at doggie day care. For the dog owner who is lovingly seeking out top-quality pet sitters and the... more
Your four-legged friend is part of your family, and with this training he can be just as well-mannered as your kids!
Take your whole family out for a show this holiday season! The meaning of dinner and a show has probably changed drastically since having kids -- from glitzy nights out on the town to reheated leftovers and Netflix. That doesn’t always have to be the case! There are plenty of local... more
Whether you prefer baby boos or a fantastic level of fright, the Greater Boston area has a haunted house that is right for your family this fall. It’s October, which means that little ghouls and goblins are giddily counting down the days until they can go trick-or-treating. However, there’s a... more
Pack your picnic and get lost in a day of fall fun at these mazes. Normally the idea of wandering around on foot with the kids in tow would sound like a nightmare, but when you’re volunteering to get lost in a corn maze, the whole concept suddenly becomes a... more
Finding care for Fido can be just as stressful as finding day care for the kids. Whether you have human kids or your pets are your only “children,” there’s no denying that animals really are members of the family. After all, they wake up next to you, cuddle with... more