Tag: Nanny

How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

As a working mom, childcare is a vital part of our day, and an important topic to consider. How does one family pick the right daycare or preschool for their children? My son has had three different types of childcare, and the first two played an influential role in selecting his current preschool. Here I am sharing the factors I found to be important when deciding on the preschool for our son. This post is sponsored by KinderCare. All opinions are my own.   Childcare that makes a Working Mom’s Life Easier Being a working parent means our schedules are […]

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What to Look for When Choosing an In-Home Daycare

What to Look for When Choosing an In-Home Daycare

  What to look for when choosing a daycare A few years ago, I took the leap into starting my own “daycare”.  I never call it that.  To me, I always “just babysit” a few kids to make some extra cash while being a housewife. As our family grows, the number of kids I take on has decreased.  I now only work for one other family.  She’s off on maternity leave right now (we had our second kids at the same time), which means so am I. Since I’ve had my own kids, I think a lot about what I […]

Posted May 29, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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A Mother in India shares her Child Care Experience

A Mother in India shares her Child Care Experience

A typical Indian Bollywood movie would have to believe that Indian mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws are forever at logger heads! While there is a grain of truth in there somewhere, most of the time it is as functional or as emotional as any other familial bond. Indian family systems Indian family system is a little different than an American or British one. We sometimes have two to three generations living together under the same roof. Eating from the same kitchen, communal bathrooms and cousins are sometimes even lumped together in the same bedrooms! Yes, it’s a madhouse at times and with so […]

Posted January 29, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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What to Look for When Selecting a Daycare Provider

What to Look for When Selecting a Daycare Provider

Ever since being pregnant you knew you would be coming back to work after the maternity leave is over and that meant searching for a good childcare provider. Although there are so many options available, like finding a nanny, or making arrangements with grandparents, most of us opt for a daycare. There is a lot to the mix of finding a good daycare, taking into the consideration the cost, location and the spots availability. But today we will put these factors aside and talk what to look for in a good daycare to make sure your child is well taken […]

Posted December 6, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Primrose Schools; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Somewhere I must have blinked because my toddler is blossoming into a preschooler who soaks up everything around him. It is amazing to see all he can accomplish on his own, and now we can interact with him in new ways and even have a verbal exchange. Taking my toddler to daycare has been wonderful for his socialization and development, and now he is ready for more structured learning. We are enrolling our son in Primrose Schools after we […]

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How to Handle Child Care When You Work from Home

How to Handle Child Care When You Work from Home

  Child Care When You Work from Home I am a working Mom of two kids, ages 13 and 3. I have my own consulting business and work remotely, mostly from home. I live a very blended life with almost no boundaries. I work and play every day. I typically work half my work day during the day and the other half at night.   Since I do half my work at night when the kids are asleep, I don’t need full-time care.  I use a combination of college nannies, a childproof playroom and a Pack n’ Play stocked with […]

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Why I’m Happy we switched my Toddler to Daycare

Why I’m Happy we switched my Toddler to Daycare

I’m guest posting today on Baby Castan On Board about why I’m happy we switched my toddler to daycare. A brief excerpt is below, and you can read the full post there!   Before I had my baby, we decided to hire a live-in nanny to help care for him while we were at work. A secondary reason for having a live-in nanny was there would be another adult in the house while my husband was away on military duty. This arrangement worked out great for some time, but when my son was almost two, our nanny suddenly quit on […]

Posted April 30, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, , / 2 Comments
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How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

Great Ways to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids As a working mom, a full-time parent of two and a social butterfly, having a plan for taking care of my kids is a must. Of course, they always come first, and as far as priorities go, I’ve never found it difficult to take as much time off as necessary to dedicate myself only to them, like when my son had the measles and my daughter had an ear infection. But as much as I like developing my career and going for a cup of coffee with my best friend […]

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What I’ll miss about having a Nanny and what I’m looking forward to with Daycare

What I’ll miss about having a Nanny and what I’m looking forward to with Daycare

Having a person care for my child in my own home has been absolutely wonderful. When we were deciding whether to hire a nanny or take our baby to a daycare center, there were so many factors we considered. An in-home nanny/babysitter type situation was perfect for us, and  I will miss it now that it is coming to an end. My nanny gave her notice, and today is her last day. I thought it would be fitting to reflect on our time together and the peace of mind she provided. Sure, it hasn’t been easy to have a stranger […]

Posted October 14, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 30 Comments
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A Live-in Manny, Guest Post by Tina of Los Gringos Locos

A Live-in Manny, Guest Post by Tina of Los Gringos Locos

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Tina of Los Gringos Locos on the topic of a male live-in nanny. The guest post below is an excerpt. For the full post, please follow the link below. This is part of a series I am doing on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me know.   I never thought I would have a live-in nanny. I thought I should be able to do ALL the work myself, with my baby daddy’s help of course 😉 But […]

Posted September 6, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 8 Comments
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