How to assess nanny personalities (and make sure they don’t clash with your own)

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When it comes to hiring a new caregiver, it can be hard to find someone who’s exactly the right fit. Are you looking for someone who’s assertive and plans fun activities for the kids, or a nurturing nanny who loves to cuddle your newborn? Maybe you’re hoping your nanny will take initiative and set goals … Continue reading How to assess nanny personalities (and make sure they don’t clash with your own)

6 Ways to Keep Doing the Things you Love after Kids

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Everything changes once you have kids—it’s a statement you’ll hear countless times from well-meaning family and friends before your first baby arrives. And while that bit of foreshadowing is both exciting and terrifying, it can leave new parents feeling as though their old life, and everything they enjoyed about it, is gone forever. The fear … Continue reading 6 Ways to Keep Doing the Things you Love after Kids

How to Expose your Child to Diverse Holiday Traditions

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In December, Christmas can feel all-consuming, especially to kids who are eager to participate in their favorite once-a-year activities. But as our world becomes more diverse, it’s more important than ever for parents and sitters to expose kids to different cultures. The winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa provide a perfect opportunity to teach … Continue reading How to Expose your Child to Diverse Holiday Traditions

Here’s Why You Need to Talk to Your Kids About Mental Illness

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It’s no secret that mental illness has been on the rise for decades. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the numbers are staggering: 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. 20% of teens ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition. Suicide … Continue reading Here’s Why You Need to Talk to Your Kids About Mental Illness

Social Media Comparison is Toxic. Here’s How to Ditch It.

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For parents, social media can be a great way to connect with other moms and dads, find playgroups and kid-friendly community events, seek support and advice, and keep our far away family and friends updated as our kids grow—but there’s undoubtedly a darker side to social media. At worst, Facebook, Instagram and other social sites … Continue reading Social Media Comparison is Toxic. Here’s How to Ditch It.