Readers who shared a nanny: how did the logistics of the nanny share work for you? Did you like it for your family?
How Detailed Is Too Detailed for a Nanny Job Listing? (Do You Think This Silicon Valley CEO Mom Went Overboard?)
A Silicon Valley CEO mom recently made waves with a job listing for a nanny that some people called “batsh*t crazy” — do you agree that she went too far?
How to Level Up Your Childcare/Personal Help (When Money is No Object)
If you’re a busy working mom, good childcare is a must — but what happens when a nanny doesn’t even begin to cut it? How can you level up your childcare and household management? (Warning: this post is not terribly budget-friendly.) I’ve wanted to talk about this ever since I read this post from Penelope Trunk (written in … Read More about How to Level Up Your Childcare/Personal Help (When Money is No Object)
Backup Childcare Strategies
What does your backup childcare situation look like, ladies? How many backup layers do you have, how did you decide on those, and has your backup plan ever failed you? In my experience, there are two main times this can come up: your sitter/nanny can cancel — or your child may be too sick to send to … Read More about Backup Childcare Strategies
Grandma the Babysitter: Grandparents as Caregivers
2020 Update: We still stand by this post on grandmas as babysitters, but you may also want to check out our newer roundup of working moms’ tips on using grandparents as caregivers. We’ve talked about childcare pros and cons, but we’ve never directly talked about childcare with family as caregivers — and I keep seeing … Read More about Grandma the Babysitter: Grandparents as Caregivers
Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons
What are the pros and cons of different types of childcare arrangements? How do you decide on whether to hire a nanny, choose daycare, ask for help from family members, etc.? We’ve talked about taking business trips as a mom, but we haven’t had a conversation about this yet. How did you decide what was best … Read More about Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons