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

What to Do if a Nanny Is Hurt on the Job

Even though the risks of working as a professional nanny seem minor compared to the risks of other jobs, there is still a chance that members of your household staff can be injured on the job. From stovetop burns to trips and falls, injuries to staff members are something you’ll be required to address as…

By Tiffanie Kinder

The Duties of a Household Manager

Nannies, chefs, and other domestic staff members are meant to make your life easier and more organized. However, it’s not always easy to keep track of staff activities, much less manage your own daily schedule. To make this easier, you might consider hiring a specialized household manager (a.k.a. estate manager). Whether you simply want help…

By Tiffanie Kinder