The Benefits of Having a Personal Chef

For many of us, parties mean three things: family, friends, and food. If cooking isn’t exactly high on your list of favorite party activities, however, meal preparation can be a major source of stress. Here’s why hiring a personal chef could be just the solution you’re looking for. Start planning now! You Don’t Have to…

By Tiffanie Kinder

Why Annual Performance Reviews for Household Employees Are Important

You may already be familiar with the concept of an annual review from experience working in an office or another professional career. If you aren’t, an annual performance review is just what it sounds like: an annually recurring review of a household staff member’s performance over the past year of work. Even if your staff…

By Tiffanie Kinder

Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Household Staff

Your domestic staff do so much for you, and the holidays are the perfect time to show just how much they mean to you and your family. Here are five great gift ideas for the nannies, butlers, maids, managers, and other employees who make your life easier. Cash: Always Appreciated, Always in Style Cash is…

By Tiffanie Kinder

How to Manage Your Nanny’s Spending Money

It’s inevitable your full-time nanny will need to spend money on your family’s behalf—whether for grocery shopping, entertaining the kids, or the many other errands and activities she may be responsible for. The question is how to manage the money your nanny will need from day to day. You have a few options: reimburse her…

By Tiffanie Kinder

Why Your Kids Need a Consistent Bedtime Routine

Everyone needs a good night’s rest, but for kids it’s especially important. Sleep plays an important role in kids’ mental and physical development. Well-rested kids behave better and are more focused during the day. Yet, too many kids are sleep-deprived today—often despite the best efforts of their parents and nannies. Read on to learn why…

By Tiffanie Kinder