Managing Your Home or Estate: A Guide to Different Household Staff Member Roles

It’s not uncommon for a household staff member to assume the role of another—a nanny to assume some of the responsibilities of a personal assistant, for example. Yet, in general, each household staff role is distinct, with its own set of duties and responsibilities. Reputable domestic staffing agencies screen applicants carefully to ensure they have…

By Tiffanie Kinder

5 Qualities Every Personal Assistant Should Have

For professional individuals, families, or households, having time to schedule errands and activities may be little more than a luxury. Calling a personal assistant agency to find someone to keep you organized can be a great way to not only save time but also have the ability to enjoy life. The best personal assistant for…

By Tiffanie Kinder

3 Ways a Nanny Can Help Working Moms and Dads and Stay-at-Home Parents

Hiring a nanny should rest on a simple question of need. But, in our social media-infused world where online shaming is common, too many parents—especially moms—worry about being judged for getting help. But times have changed. While it once “took a village” to raise a child and grandparents played a more central role in caring…

By Tiffanie Kinder

What to Look For When Hiring a Housekeeper

When your schedule is hectic, your house is large, and things just always seem to get out of sorts, keeping up with the housework can be a near impossible task. For many homeowners in this situation, hiring a housekeeper has been a game-changing solution. Here’s what you need to know and what you should look…

By Tiffanie Kinder

How to Write a Contract for a Nanny

Hiring a full-time nanny is like hiring any other employee. When you hire a nanny, you’re considered a household employer in most cases, which means you have certain responsibilities. Nannies are more than babysitters—for many families a nanny is an essential member of the household who provides support as a child grows and develops. Laying…

By Tiffanie Kinder