Archive for tag 'nanny'

Advice Needed: When You Have an Issue With your Childcare Provider

During my second pregnancy, our part-time nanny got pregnant. At the time, Ohana was about 2.5 years old. Being a planner, I started thinking ahead about what we would do about childcare for Ohana and the new baby. Ohana was reaching that age of needing more stimulation and interaction outside the home, so it felt like great […]

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How Childcare Has Changed Over the First 6 Years of Our Kids’ Lives

I always knew that I was going to work after having kids because I couldn’t hack it as a SAHM. To be honest parenting was so much harder for me when the kids were younger and I felt like I was just surviving. I’d be so drained after the weekend and looked forward to having childcare […]


Finding our Mary Poppins

Before I had the baby, I scoffed at the idea of having a nanny. I worked from home so I thought it was the perfect scenario to raise a baby. But after I had the baby, I was desperately seeking all the help I could get! I realized that there was no way I could […]


The Nannies Guide

This is actually a post that was specifically requested by Mrs. Bee and a few other bees on the boards. It’s something I’ve been meaning to put together for a long time and I’m excited to finally post it. I want to cover a lot of ground regarding both live-in and live-out nannies, part time/full […]

The Nanny Share: Our Nanny

I shared a little while back about our plans to do a nanny share. You can read all about it here. It was all fun and games talking about finding our perfect nanny, but actually interviewing candidates and deciding on the perfect fit wasn’t quite as easy. Finding someone that you’ll trust with your brand […]

The Nanny Share

Now that my maternity leave is almost over (just a week left, yikes!), we’ve really had to start focusing on the plan for Baby H when I return to work. Mr. H is self employed and works from home, which means that technically he has the flexibility to watch her during the day. However, realizing […]

Hiring a Caregiver

Last night, I did something new for the first time:  I made dinner.  I’m only kidding.. sort of. For the first three years of our marriage, Papa Jumper and I had pretty predictable schedules.  We both worked full time jobs, had breakfast and coffee together in the morning, and took turns making dinner at home […]

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