Nanny's Holiday Pay

My family…” our nanny started slowly, “come from El Salvador to U.S.A. December twenty and eight.”Celina had been with us long enough for:...more

Testing. Testing. 1, 2, 3.

Just a quick note to get me started. My personal blog Puisque C'est Joli is in full swing (for the whole month I've been at that) and this was next on my list of places to go, things to do, and people to meet. So "Hello!" And welcome to what I hope will be an interesting and entertaining look into the daily (weekly...ish) life of a struggling grad student /high school teacher /nanny /dog mom. Oh yes! I do it all! And I'd like to think I look good doing it.Biz,Sarah...more

Pumpkin Picking

I took the kids to this amazing pumpkin patch that was miles and miles long, at least that's what they thought. It was actually in front of a local church in my town and was not even half a mile long. The kids thought it was HUGE though and we spent almost 45 minutes there touching EVERY SINGLE FREAKING pumpkin....more

Kid Contracts

If anybody is like me then I am sure you are getting tired of saying, "No. Stop it. Listen. Hellloooooooo, seriously?!" a million times a day. It seems as if words go in one ear and out the other, which kind of sucks. I have tried Melissa and Doug charts, coin jars, alone time in rooms, you mention it and I've tried it and none of it has worked for me, exceptONE thing. Contracts!...more


 (Even though you just want to sleep and forget you cleaned the poop from kitchen floor this morning)         I bet that by now (if you read some of my posts), you are wondering why someone who barely speaks any English chose to make a website in -English-....more

Interview with Nina Stibbe

Jennifer Vido...more

TLC For Kids Nanny of the Year

TLC For Kids, Inc has been St. Louis’ premiere nanny and babysitting agency  for over 25 yearOur 2013 Nanny of the year is Janice.  Her family truly loves her and it’s clear that she loves them.  Here is the winning entry:...more

Handling Your Nanny's Payroll When She Travels With You

TLC For Kids, Inc has been St. Louis’ premiere nanny and babysitting agency  for over 25 years. Summer is almost here!  If you are taking a vacation with your nanny you should know how to handle her payroll.  If you are looking for a summer nanny to travel with you TLC For Kids can help....more

Turf Wars, Nanny Style: Why Won't They Talk to Me?

We have a lease on our present apartment til December 1st, the plan is that by that time not only will we have a new addition to the family, we will have decided where we want to settle in New York City permanently. It’s not that I don’t like what the Upper West Side (UWS) has to offer -- lots of kid’s classes, parks, proximity to Central and Riverside Parks, the many different playgrounds and cafes, restaurants and stores that cater to kiddies all within walking distance. But there is one big thing that I don’t like: the nannies....more
I have the same problem at my son's gymboree class. When I took my daughter 3 years ago it was ...more

Help! Our Nanny Is Leaving!

Life is complicated. Thank goodness there are experts to help us untangle some of the vexing issues that, well, vex us on a daily basis. The Mouthy Housewives are here to help, three times a week. Today, the Housewives answer an exclusive BlogHerMoms question!...more
What do you do to prepare for the departure of your beloved summer nanny? You have three ...more