I'm looking for a mother's helper to help with a newborn and a toddler come this August. My work as a mother consists of playing and engaging my children, cooking for them, cleaning up after them, directing them in their chores, and performing other household labor. I am looking for someone to share half that work with. For example, sometimes I may be cooking while you engage both children; other times I may ask you to chop something while I read to them; another time we may split the children and you hold one while I cook with the other or vice versa. I will also ask you to watch both children for a few hours a day (no more than three) on your own while I step out to get some work done and/or run an errand. I am especially interested in applicants who can both play with and initiate educational activities for my 3-year-old.