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How to Reject a Nanny Applicant Gracefully

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Unless you live in a city where there are far more families in need of quality in-home childcare providers than there are available nannies, you’re likely to find yourself bombarded with applicants the moment you post a job listing. After … Continue reading

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How to Monitor The Quality of Care Your Children Receive

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Leaving your children under the care of strangers, whether it’s center-based or through the services of a private, in-home childcare provider, can be a stressful situation. Ensuring that they’re receiving the attention and affection they need while you’re away can … Continue reading

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How to Check Up on Your Nanny When You Don’t Have Nanny Cams

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Entrusting the care and well-being of your children into the hands of a relative stranger, no matter how experienced she is or how highly recommended she comes, is anything but easy. When you’re away from the house for hours on … Continue reading

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10 Unwritten Playground Rules All Parents Should Follow

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The playground is a place of sweet release for the children that frequent it, but can be as packed with drama as an afternoon soap opera for the adults looking after them. While there’s little that can be done to … Continue reading

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12 Tips for Keeping the Backyard Safe This Spring

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With the warm weather comes the overwhelming desire to get outside and into the sunshine. Before you tear the kids away from their televisions and video games and urge them out into the fresh air, though, you’ll want to make … Continue reading

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10 Things Moms do That Could Get Them in Trouble with the Law

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Parenting is a tough job under the best of circumstances, but there are things that can get mothers into legal trouble today that wouldn’t have been frowned upon at all in previous generations. While some of the transgressions on this … Continue reading

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How to Snoop on Your Kid While He’s Online

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As kids approach adolescence, their need for privacy and insistence upon keeping parts of their life away from the prying eyes of a parent can make it difficult to monitor their activity. With the advent of smartphones that allow your … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Parents Should Not Have Guns in the House

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Children are infinitely curious creatures by nature, and always want to learn how things work. While this naturally curiosity is a great trait to have, it can also manifest itself by enticing them to play with things that can be … Continue reading

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10 of the Most Important Things to Include in Your Nanny Contract

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A comprehensive nanny contract is a must for a successful nanny/family relationship. Your nanny contract should outline all the details of your job, your expectations of your nanny, and her expectations of you. By outlining things in advance, both parties … Continue reading

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10 Signs a Nanny Candidate Might Be the Wrong Choice

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Hiring a new nanny generally requires that you spend hours, and maybe even days, sifting through a pile of resumes simply to make a list of candidates suitable for first-round interviews. After investing so much time and energy to narrow … Continue reading

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