As we come upon this season of Thanksgiving, Mom’s Best Friend is contemplating some creative ways to show gratitude and make a positive impact in our communities. It has been proven that serving others is emotionally, mentally and physically beneficial – it’s a win-win situation! Below are several great ways that you and your family can serve others during this season of thanks.
As an agency, we consistently work with nannies across generations and see both the benefits and challenges of hiring a nanny from a different generation. From Baby Boomers to Millennials to Generation Z, each group has a unique perspective. When you hire a nanny from a different generation, open communication is key to establishing a successful long-term relationship. On average, … Continue reading
If there is anything I’ve learned as a parent, it is that collaboration and consistency are the keys to a successful partnership in caring for children. Nothing is worse than a child picking up on a weakness in alignment between his caregivers, and playing them against one another in a good-cop/ bad-cop juvenile drama. We have all been there, have we … Continue reading
When it comes to having a successful, healthy work relationship, communication is key. There is nothing as important as being able to communicate effectively to navigate the many issues that will arise when having someone else help you care for your child. Nutrition choices, electronic gadget usage and media exposure, your kids’ friends, allowable activities, and discipline are topics that … Continue reading
As a Nanny Agency owner and veteran nanny employer, I am obviously a bit partial to hiring a nanny. However, I realize that this option is not the perfect solution for every family, so I want to provide you with items to consider as you decide whether to choose a day care center or have your child(ren) at home with a nanny. In all cases, you … Continue reading
All of the nannies at Mom’s Best Friend are experienced and rigorously screened. However, we do have a range of professional nannies, with varying degrees of experience and education. We are in an extremely competitive market for top nannies, and like any other job, there are tried and true ways to attract top talent for your position. Here are some … Continue reading
Your last child is heading to school. You no longer need a full time nanny to care for your children, but somehow your life has become even more hectic, and you are not sure exactly what help you need. This was what I, along with many of our other nanny clients, experienced when I decided to hire a housekeeper. It … Continue reading
Once I became pregnant with my second child, I decided it was time to hire a full time nanny. I searched online trying to decide the best way to go about hiring a nanny, and a friend of mine recommended Mom’s Best Friend. I gave them a call and was immediately excited to get the whole process started. The staff … Continue reading
Each year, the International Nanny Association conducts a Nanny Salary and Benefits survey of nannies across the country. Over 800 nannies responded to the survey for the 2013 report, and we have summarized key results. We find this to be an excellent opportunity for families to see how their compensation package ranks against national results.
After 4 kids, I have had my share of “oops” moments when I travel. My husband and I have been to stores across the country, at all hours, spending way too much money and time tracking down items we didn’t think to pack. Here are my most commonly forgotten items that I have ended up re-buying: