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Monthly Archives: December 2012

All About Light Housekeeping

In the nanny world there are no two words that cause as much confusion as the phrase “light housekeeping.” Light housekeeping is a phrase that’s commonly used to define picking up around the house. But what picking up means to … Continue reading

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Is a Nanny Share Your Solution to Finding a Quality Part-Time Provider?

For parents seeking part-time childcare, sharing a nanny can be a cost effective option. Sharing a nanny secures parents the childcare coverage they need and allows the children to receive the consistent, quality care they deserve. When it comes to … Continue reading

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Developing a Household Binder

For many busy families, organizing important household can be a challenge. In addition to organizing basic household information, families with nannies typically have three adult schedules and several children’s schedules to coordinate and manage. Having a family binder can ensure … Continue reading

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The 5S’s of Returning Back to Work

Even if you know you have chosen the best childcare provider, returning to work after welcoming a new baby requires a bit of getting used to. Whether you’re going back to work because you financially have to or because you … Continue reading

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5 Solutions for Common Problems Nanny and Employers Face

Even in the best of relationships an occasional problem surfaces.  This is no different in the relationship between a nanny and her employers. Fortunately, in the nanny and employer relationship preventive measures can eliminate or minimize most common problems nannies … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Fun in Houston

Being stuck indoors when the kids have loads of energy is no fun. Fortunately, Houston is home to many indoor attractions geared towards children. In addition to the local library or mall play space; there are other fun venues that … Continue reading

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Changes to the IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2013

Morningside Nannies encourages parents with nannies who use their own vehicle to transport the children and run work-related errands to reimburse their nannies according to the IRS standard mileage reimbursement rate. The IRS mileage reimbursement rate is designed to cover … Continue reading

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Making Morning and Evening Transitions a Cinch

For parents and nannies, the daily morning and evening transition, more accurately described as the changing of the guard, can be quite stressful.  If it happens too fast, the children may feel like they forgot to say goodbye, which can … Continue reading

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5 Pillars of a Healthy Nanny and Employer Relationship

When you think about it, there’s hardly a more intimate working relationship that exists than that between a nanny and her employers. The nature of the work and the workplace naturally lend themselves to employers and employees developing a deeper … Continue reading

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Work-Life Issues Nannies and Parents Should Discuss

When it comes to nannies and families, certain issues come up that are unique to working in a private home. Issues surrounding social media use, computer and phone use, personal errands, getting out of the house and meals are likely … Continue reading

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