All Blog Posts Tagged 'childcare' (24)

Juggling the School Holiday

I cannot be the only one...who, as a working mama, associates school holidays with a mad scramble to find someone to watch their child; making phone calls calling in favors, while dropping discreet reminders of something you did for that person in the recent past. Harboring hopes that the person you decide to ask will offer their assistance before you have to resort to begging and making future promises of your services when needed.…

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Added by Janice Perry on November 25, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Celebrate each child-Every child is special, unique and extraordinary

I come from a home where ‘ I ‘ was celebrated, ‘I’ was made to feel important and ‘I’ was special. I had a wonderful childhood not because of the things I had but because of the way I was made to feel.

God created each child to be a wonderful unique individual. My oldest is spirited and he loves all the attention he could possibly have. He loves to play with automobiles and planes. My second is calm (now moving on from there) and independent. He loves to play with pots and pans. My…

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Added by sneha cherian on November 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Finding Quality Before and After School Childcare Options

As the new school year is quickly approaching, parents are often scrambling to get their child ready for the start of a new school year.  If your child is starting school in a few weeks, now is the time to start looking for your child before and after school care.  There are plenty of options when it comes to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Choices Moms Make

When I was a little girl, the majority of my friends did not come home to an empty house like I did.  They knew that their moms were waiting for them with a hug, a smile and some cookies and milk.  Their moms were there to make sure they changed out of their “school clothes” so that they could go outside and play.  And once their dads came home from work, they knew it was time to “wash up for supper” and join the family at the dining room table.  I’ll admit it; as a little girl, I…
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Added by Penny Roach on December 8, 2012 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

A Common Conundrum for Parents: Childcare Expenses that Drain your Pocketbook

http://www.meritworld.com/

I can empathize with new parents when they talk about the seemingly-impossible task of finding great schooling that doesn’t break the bank.  Sending your preschooler off is hard enough emotionally, and becomes even more challenging when factor in your requirements: you want it to be a stimulating, educational, and reliable start and a comfortable place for your kids to be while you are at work.…

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Added by Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy on October 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Hire a Nanny: Part One

Hiring a nanny can be a daunting task, especially for the busy parent who needs help. CanadianNanny.ca can provide you with many nannies in your area, but it’s still up to you to decide who the best fit for your family is. To help you through that process, we’ve made up this “How-To” guide, outlining the steps from posting your job to choosing your nanny.

Follow along with our four-part series on “…

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Added by Martha Scully on August 9, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments

The Great Household Help Debate

The Great Household Help Debate

Last week my friend blogger Blessing over at WorkingMomJournal, made an impassioned pitch for why she thought working mothers needed to embrace nannies, housekeepers and other household help. She referenced a …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 17, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Ten Steps to Finding the Perfect Nanny: Part 2

Nanny Jo

This is part two of my thoughts on searching for a nanny. Even if you are used to hiring and firing people on the job, finding someone to care for your little one can be an agonizing process. After all, you are choosing someone who will become a member of your family. …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ten Steps to Finding the Perfect Nanny: Part 1

Finding a nanny is a little like finding a husband. It's all about chemistry and you have to be patient and willing to wait for the right person to come along. It's also one of the most nerve-wracking things you will do as a parent. Many of you contacted me to say how helpful my post on the …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 2, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

Finding The Right Childcare Provider For Your Child

 

I am unfortunately facing the dread of my maternity leave coming to an end.  I will be going back to work in a couple months... so its time to find childcare.  This is so hard!  How am I supposed to trust a stranger with my sweet son for 8 hours a day?  He is still so little!

 

http://neumom.com/finding-daycare-provider-child

 

Added by Marla Neufeld on April 17, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

Mother's Instinct v. Worrisome Nut

Okay, so before my kids put me through the wringer and taught me a thing or two, I always thought that some moms were just nutty.  They just worried themselves for no reason whatsoever.  Now, I think maybe there was something to it- I now believe in mother's instinct.  So much so, I wrote a book, Little Patient Big Doctor.  But I still have my question- how do we know when it's instinct speaking and when it's just us being overly… Continue

Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on January 21, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Why raising bilingual children is "a must"...

(reposted from www.aupairsalon.com)

A spare hour between two meetings today called for catching up on e-mails with a delicious latte made with locally roasted coffee at Carolina Roasters... nothing like the comforting smell and delicious taste of freshly roasted coffee to boost my productivity level! More often than not, I associate a place, its warmth and smell with events and… Continue

Added by Nadia Price on September 9, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Au pair childcare is more affordable while childcare costs continue to rise

(reposted from www.aupairsalon.com)

As a recently released NACCRRA report found, childcare costs are rapidly rising, even comparable to the cost of a year of college tuition. For some, costs are so expensive – particularly for multiple children – it is almost prohibitive, yet parents need childcare…

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Added by Nadia Price on August 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Importance Of Interaction And Nurturing

While reviewing an ARTICLE from Reuters titled “Study shows consistent benefit of early daycare”, I was reminded of the challenges parents face while evaluating options for entrusting their most precious beings in the hands of a childcare provider. There are so many studies out there though that either support or discredit the concept of “childcare” versus full-time parenting.

The Parental Role vs.…

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Added by Nadia Price on July 13, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Bridging The Distance With An Au Pair Candidate During The Phone Interview

A face-to-face meeting between the new host family and the au pair candidates is usually not possible, because an au pair will come directly from his/ her home country on a J-1 visa to live with the host family. However, there is the possibility of interacting through a live Skype conversation including a webcam, via e-mail and most importantly by phone.

The phone interview is a key portion of the selection process for an au pair. In addition to some questions suggested…

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Added by Nadia Price on July 13, 2010 at 8:24pm — No Comments

A Work-At-Home Mom’s Perspective On Hosting An Au Pair

Valerie Rempe is a veteran host mom and has balanced a full-time career with her family life through the au pair program for over 10 years. In today’s article, she shares her experience and unique perspective on hosting an au pair for full-time childcare:

“When my husband and I decided to start a family 12 years ago, we were very excited about the…
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Added by Nadia Price on July 7, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

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