TOP LESSONS I’VE LEARNED AS A NANNY

I am approaching 25 years as a professional nanny/household manager. I’ve been fortunate to work for some amazing families, and am blessed with friends and colleagues near and far. I’m not the perfect nanny nor the perfect household manager, but I am the best I can be in a profession I love. Here are a few of the lessons I’ve learned along the way that have helped shape me into the professional I am today. The one thing I wish I had done from the start of my career was save. Even if it … [Read more...]

Childcare, I N A’s Expert Insights & Conference Details

Expert Insights with Susan Tokayer and Becky Kavanagh, Co-Presidents of the International Nanny Association For most all of my own nanny career, I have been involved with the International Nanny Association. As a member, board member and employee of the association, I was privileged to have seen the value membership brings to those who join and actively participate. Recently, I caught up with co-presidents Susan Tokayer, owner of Family Helpers, a Dobbs Ferry, NY full-service domestic … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Help a New Nursing Mom Return to Work, Marcia Hall

It can be very difficult for a new mom to return to work when her maternity leave is over, and there is a great mix of emotions that accompany this transition. On one hand, she might be enthusiastic about returning to a job that she loves and excited to be able to get out of the house again. On the other hand, however, she almost always feels guilty about leaving her child with anyone, even if it is someone that she trusts emphatically. There is a maternal instinct that kicks in and … [Read more...]

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