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Yes, Your Nanny Should Get Paid to Do 'Nothing'

Brooke Weglarz | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Brooke Weglarz

Parents, I can see where you are coming from. Truly, I can. Childcare is expensive. The idea of paying top dollar for someone to sit at your house while your child is sleeping can be difficult to swallow. But here's the thing -- your nanny/babysitter isn't doing "nothing" -- they are taking care of your child.

I'm Not Sorry For Having A Nanny

Tova Leigh | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Tova Leigh

For many people, "hired help" is the only option to get any help at all. It is such a shame that it comes with a negative stigma attached. Is it really so wrong to ask for help if it's needed? The way I see it now is that my kids got the best of both worlds.

The Nanny Attraction

Francis Levy | Posted 02.22.2016 | Media
Francis Levy

The local CBS TV station in New York City recently ran "The Nanny Attraction," ("Moms Taking Steps to Defend Families From 'NannyAttraction,'" CBS-New...

Urban vs. Suburban Nannies - Some Key Differences

Tammy Gold | Posted 02.16.2016 | Parents
Tammy Gold

I provide a lot of hand-holding to my nanny agency clients and I often find that I end up mixing in a lot of therapy as I walk them through their options as they choose the right caregiver for their family.

Not Mad About 'The Boy,' But Pleasantly Surprised

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

It seems The Boy has a lot more going for it than first appears. It has a group of good, if not great, actors, an interesting, if not totally logical, script, and enough twists and turns to keep audiences entertained for the most part.

Your Nanny is not a Chef! Secrets from the Nanny Whisperer

Tammy Gold | Posted 01.13.2016 | New York
Tammy Gold

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A NANNY? In my work with clients, I encounter two extremes of parents. The first are the parents who tiptoe around the na...

Your Nanny isn't "Lucky" to have your Job - Nanny Whisperer Advice

Tammy Gold | Posted 01.11.2016 | New York
Tammy Gold

Common Myths that Parents Have about Nannies While many of my clients come to the nanny experience without a full understanding of a nanny's role and...

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 06.29.2016 | Dr. Phil

Finding a caregiver for your family can be stressful. Dinah Hutson, owner of Hutson Nannies, offers these tips on how to avoid a nanny nightmare. ...

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

NewYork.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
NewYork.com

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.