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9 Steps to Find A Nanny: The Gold Standard Nanny Prcoess

Tammy Gold | Posted 01.18.2017 | Parents
Tammy Gold

As I discussed in my prior post, I have created a 9 step process that helps parents find their ideal nanny. In addition to guiding you through the bas...

How to Make This the Best Holiday Season Money Can Buy

Lynn Perkins | Posted 01.08.2017 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

The holidays have a way of wreaking havoc on sanity. How do busy parents manage the to-do list and make the holiday merry, too? We surveyed more than...

Nanny Calculators: The Nanny Whisperer Talks Nanny Salaries

Tammy Gold | Posted 01.04.2017 | New York
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Tammy Gold

Once you've identified what kind of nanny you need, it's time to think about money and salary. For many of my clients, figuring out compensation is on...

A Working Mom's Thanksgiving Confession

Lynn Perkins | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Each year my family takes turns sharing what and whom they are most thankful for at the Thanksgiving table. As expected, friends and family will top m...

Why You Can't Compare Nanny Rates To Daycare Rates

Brooke Weglarz | Posted 11.09.2016 | Parents
Brooke Weglarz

A nanny is a luxury and just like with any luxury item, it's not a necessity and not something everyone can afford -- even if you want one really, really badly.

Advice for Brangelina and Other Divorcees: 7 Tips for Managing Childcare After the Big Split

Lynn Perkins | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Sadly, Brad and Angelina's marriage isn't the only one to crumble. Nearly half of all first marriages and an even higher percentage of second and third nuptials end in divorce. Though unfortunate for the couples involved -- and as Brad has proclaimed in his post-split statement -- what really matters is the kids.

Our Nanny Made Me A Better Parent

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 08.01.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

As she drove away that final time, I watched out the window with tears rolling down my face. My daughter stood next to me, blowing kisses. An important chapter in our lives had closed; our nanny was leaving for new adventures. This woman who first entered our home as a stranger, left as a family member. And in the process, she made me a better parent.

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.

Thank You, Katharine Zaleski: I Am No Less a Mother Because I Need Childcare

Vanessa Baden Kelly | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Vanessa Baden Kelly

Elle Magazine contributor Katharine Zaleski wrote an article this week entitled: "I'm A Successful Working Mom Thanks To My Nanny." In the article she details the "dirty little secret" of high-powered women who seem to have it all. That secret is that someone helps them.

I'm Not Sorry For Having A Nanny

Tova Leigh | Posted 03.15.2017 | 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.

How Much Are We Spending for a Babysitter?

Lynn Perkins | Posted 03.08.2017 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

My company, UrbanSitter, was curious to know how much of that expense is used to hire babysitters and nannies to care for our kids, so we surveyed and compiled data from 15,000 families across the nation to find out what it costs to hire a sitter whether it be for work or play.

Why You Should Take a Holistic Approach to Your Nanny Search

Well Rounded NY | Posted 02.24.2017 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

Trusting someone to care for your child is not easy. Between the horror stories you hear from friends or on the news, and your own personal struggles to separate from your little ones, the process of finding the right nanny is complex to say the least.

To Install a Nanny Cam, or Not?

Lynn Perkins | Posted 02.11.2017 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

As CEO of a business that connects families with childcare providers--babysitters and nannies--I'm often asked how I feel about nanny cams, the person...

I Like your Style: Thoughts on Choosing a Nanny

Tammy Gold | Posted 02.10.2017 | Parents
Tammy Gold

Using these three styles as a framework, do your best to articulate your own approach. Do you have a lot of rules, or are you more laid-back? Do your children have a lot of autonomy, or do you like to be involved with everything--from homework to playdates, to what clothes they put on in the morning?

Marrying the Nanny

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

My experience with founders of companies is that the company is not a mistress that takes them away from home and the family. The company is a child they have given birth to.

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

Tammy Gold | Posted 01.12.2017 | 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 01.11.2017 | 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...

Astoria Characters: The Artist Who's Sharing Her Easel

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.07.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

A mommy, baby strapped to her stomach, is peering through a front window of SHASTYE Gallery and Play Space.

5 Essential Tips For Hiring A Nanny

Quora | Posted 12.03.2016 | Parents

Having been a full-time nanny in the past, my recommendations are from the employee perspective.

The Mommy Wars: Nanny vs. Mom

Tammy Gold | Posted 11.06.2016 | 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.

NYC Nannyology: Understanding the 3 Types of Nannies so You Can Find the Right Match

Tammy Gold | Posted 10.28.2016 | Parents
Tammy Gold

The key to matching in any relationship, let alone this complex personal/professional relationship, is stating your wants and needs upfront. By understanding that "one nanny does not fit all" and knowing these three nanny personality types moms can find or train to create their ideal match.

3 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Nanny Agency

Tammy Gold | Posted 10.22.2016 | 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.

Paralyzed in Your Nanny Search Process? Here Are 6 Simple Steps to Finding a Perfect Nanny

Tammy Gold | Posted 10.13.2016 | Parents
Tammy Gold

I'm often blown away by how many times I see my clients "freeze up" as they approach the process of finding a nanny. It's pretty often that I have to remind these fantastic parents that this is an important decision (not one left to simply asking your friend's nanny if they have any recommendations) and one that will require some legwork if you want the ideal match.

Filmmakers Jeremy Whittaker and Roy Anderson Bring Jamaican Culture and History to a New Generation

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 10.11.2016 | Black Voices
Anne Thornley-Brown

As more and more Black young people of Jamaican heritage are raised in the USA, Canada, and the UK, it is important for them to have an understanding of their history and culture in order to develop a strong sense of identity.

Top 8 Questions to Assess Your Childcare Needs -- Nanny, Daycare or Nannyshare

Tammy Gold | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents
Tammy Gold

Before you set out on the journey of how to find a nanny or how to choose the optimal daycare solution, parents should think about their individual needs and the needs of each child. Doing this first will narrow down their choices and help them make the decision.