Avoid the Hazards of Nannying Without Representation

It was quite a fall season with a frenzy of families hiring nannies and nanny/educators. Many nannies started positions quickly and without a great deal of consideration. It was very exciting, because nannies were more in demand than ever! However,…

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Maintaining a United Front with your Nanny

Avoid Being Divided and Conquered We all remember which parent would allow us to eat ice cream, which one was more likely to let us stay out later, which one was focused on your grades, and which one got more…

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Competing for Nannies in a Tight Job Market

Families come to Mom’s Best Friend seeking highly-screened nannies, however, in the past 8-9 months, it has become a seller’s - ‘er I mean Nanny’s - market, as nannies are in extremely high demand. It is (don’t say it, don’t…

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Best Nanny Practices when you Work from Home

As a work-from-home parent, hiring a nanny can be extremely beneficial to maintaining a well-balanced family and work life. While I spend a lot of time in the office, my husband spent many days working from home when my children were…

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The Woes of a Part-time Nanny

I began this nanny agency 18 years ago, but it took me about 16 years of that to come to the conclusion that placing part-time (10-25 hrs/week) nannies was simply not in the best interest of the family or caregivers.…

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