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.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on November 25, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by sneha cherian on November 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy on October 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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 “…Continue
Added by Martha Scully on August 9, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 17, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 2, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments
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!
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(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…Continue
Added by Nadia Price on August 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Nadia Price on July 13, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nadia Price on July 13, 2010 at 8:24pm — No Comments
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:
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