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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.

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...

Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Nanny

Helen Moon | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents
Helen Moon

If you listen carefully to the answers you are given by a prospective nanny, you will have a really good idea of who the person is that you are interviewing.

Always Blaming The Parents

Carolyn Edgar | Posted 01.09.2013 | New York
Carolyn Edgar

When senseless violence takes the lives of young children, judging another family's parenting choices allows us to delude ourselves into believing that random evil can be avoided.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The Changing Image of Today's Nannies

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

We owe it to the numerous women who show up every day to care for our children not to let headlines override our own judgment -- and their good work.

Making Messes in Memory of the Krim Children

Eva Glettner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

I ask all of you to hold your children a little closer today.

Not-So-Happy-Halloween: 5 News Stories That Have Women Really Spooked

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's not just 'Frankenstorm' that's been brewing during the last few days. Five explosive stories have been reported in the news that are converging on the collective consciousness of women across the country, causing anger, angst, sadness and outrage.

A Defense of Nannies, In Light of the Indefensible

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.27.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's every parent's worst nightmare. Literally. But what has followed is inhumane: A torrent of finger-pointing from the press and the public that implies the parents are at fault.