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The Mommy Wars: Nanny vs. Mom

Tammy Gold | Posted 11.06.2015 | Parents
Tammy Gold

As mothers, some of the biggest obstacles we face are the imaginary voices inside our head telling us "this mom or that nanny is doing a better job than we are." It is easy to feel nervous since we are doing a job for which there is no formal training.

3 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Nanny Agency

Tammy Gold | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Tammy Gold

The nanny-family match is mutual it only works when both nanny and family are happy which requires a lot of "hand-holding" (for both nanny and family) throughout the process as things fall into place. This added customer support allows for a smoother transition for family and nanny.

Getting Dumped... By Our Nannies

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

I never had to break up with any girlfriends. I was dumped by one boyfriend in college, and I only had one employee leave under my watch in my professional life. When it came to relationships with my nannies, however, I got dumped -- a lot.

Who's Going To Watch My Kids?

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

I never thought about nannies. I always knew that I wanted to have children one day, and I also always knew that I wanted a career. I just never thought about who would watch those children while I was having that career.

10 Things To Consider When Hiring A Nanny

Posted 03.13.2015 | Dr. Phil

In early 2014, former live-in nanny Diane Stretton made headlines when she refused to move out of her former employer, Marcella Bracamonte’s, home. ...

Terminal Illness Changed Everything For This Mom And Her Children's Nanny

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 01.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

For many nannies, employment comes without healthcare benefits and an insurance policy, meaning getting sick can result in questions about how to hand...

6 People You See on an NYC Playground

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Kendall Dye

For tourists with children, I've compiled a handy pocket guide to the types you will encounter most frequently on the NYC playground. Now you will know whom to ask for a spare diaper or Kleenex. And whom you should avoid.

The Other Mothers

Daphne Wayans | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Daphne Wayans

In these more modern times, it's as though we've lost that sense of community where we really allow others to help us with the rearing of our children. We have forgotten or are neglecting to include this as one of our assets as a mother.

I Love Poop

Sarah Prager | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
Sarah Prager

There is nothing like caring for others to take you out of your own head. I cannot bring myself to worry about making rent when I am Spiderman's sidekick (who knew he had one and that she looks just like me?).

Thought-Provoking Photos Of New York's Nannies And The Children They Care For

Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts

"I live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Here, the women pushing the strollers are almost always black and the children white. I wondered why." So be...

This Was The Best Gift I Could Have Gotten This Year

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

When my kids were little, we were lucky enough to have nannies to help care for our children. When Annie was a baby and I went back to work, we hired Sandy, a heavy-set Italian woman who spent hours strolling Annie around Boston's North End. Later, when we moved to the suburbs, there was Monica, then Anna from Iowa, then Olga, then Andrea. Our last nanny was Beth. Unfortunately, Beth turned out to be a kleptomaniac. After Beth, we were done with nannies.

6 Absurd Quotes From The NYT 'Nanny Consulting' Piece

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.14.2013 | Women

Dear New York Times Style section, you may have outdone yourself. We thought your trend pieces on manscaping, kale and the "Mason-Dixon line" of Willi...

Confessions of a New York Nanny | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

Are the stories of New York nannies to the rich true? Do they really stand in for parents at exclusive private school bake sales while bringing home six figures? And what about the darker side you often hear about?

Our Nannies

Lisa Gornick, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2013 | Parents
Lisa Gornick, Ph.D.

It's a big job, bigger than most parents anticipate, this thinking about our nannies, their life circumstances and psychic and health states, the reverberations between us, our communications spoken and unspoken.

WATCH: Nightmare Nanny: How One Mom Discovered Her Nanny Was An Alcoholic

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Choosing the person who will care for your kids can be one of the most difficult decisions a parent can make. Even with multiple interviews and a thor...

7 Fundamentals of Effective Nanny-Hiring

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Lauren Cahn

It was Caregiver Zero's astounding ineptitude and raging hostility that propelled me to learn everything that I needed to know about hiring the best possible nannies thereafter. And now I share with you the Seven Fundamentals of Effective Nanny-Hiring.

Lisa Belkin

Request For Advice: Should I Fire The Babysitter Who Threatened To Give Away My Children? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents

Lisa Mayer is the mother of 4-year-old twins. She is also a musician whose work takes her away from home for most of the day or night on weekends, whi...

To Market, to Market: 11 Tips for Parents Joining the Food Revolution

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

If you have a picky eater who's well out of toddlerhood, do not despair! Whether you've gotten a bit off track with meals or are just starting to introduce solid foods, now is the perfect time to get going in the right direction.

The Question I Don't Want You To Ask About My Family

Denise Henry | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Denise Henry

I wipe my children's faces a certain way, I caress their knees or elbows in a certain way when they fall down and I scold them in a way that only a parent can.

The Email Every Working Mom Should Send

Laurie Puhn | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Laurie Puhn

I know many mothers and caring nannies who have witnessed inappropriate behavior by other nannies they know on the playground, at a playdate, in stores or at school, but choose to keep their mouths shut due to fear or anxiety about how their comments might be received.

Sorry, You Aren't Invited: A Practical Guide to Children's Birthday Party Guest Lists

Emma Jenner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Being on all three sides of a guest list -- inviter, invited and uninvited -- can help children not only become more resilient, but also more conscientious and empathetic. It's up to parents to use parties as opportunities for chats about friendship, kindness, and etiquette.

My Strange Homage to Hitchcock

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 04.07.2013 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

Thanks to a particularly harsh flu season this year and a new window seat I purchased for my NYC apartment, I've been spending a lot of time snuggled ...

Raising Gracious Children: 3 Ways to Help Kids Say Thanks

Emma Jenner | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

While it's natural for parents to want to give their children everything, make sure that along with toys and praise, you give your children the regular reinforcement that makes thankfulness a part of who they are, not just something they do.

Mothering Through the Generations

Alison Lee | Posted 03.14.2013 | Impact
Alison Lee

When I was expecting my second child, one of the most common questions I had my way was this: "Are you hiring a helper?" I will be honest and say I had thought about it briefly, although I cannot imagine what she would do.

New York Nanny Gets Disturbing Request

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2012 | Money

It’s not uncommon for nannies to become one of the family, but one New York mother took that notion a bit too far. The wife of a New York City f...