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100 Tips for Nannies and Families

The advice in this book comes from Candi Wingate, President of Care4hire.com.
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The Importance of Family Fun

In our society, we struggle to keep the pace.  We rush home from work to prepare dinner for the family.  After dinner, we hurriedly pack the kids in the car to get them to their game, dance class, music lesson, or other event on time.  As soon as that’s done, it’s time to go home, […]

Kids and Environmental Clutter

Kids are little sponges; they soak up a staggering amount of information from their environment on a daily basis.  Much of this learning is done without active intent: the kids aren’t thinking, “I really need to study my environment to understand what is going on here.”  As kids go about their days, they observe lots […]

Parents Who Decide Not to Have Any More Kids

What do parents consider when deciding whether or not they should have any more kids?  Many factors are considered, some of which are unique to the family involved, but the most common considerations for whether or not to have any more kids are as follows. * emotions-do the parents miss the sounds, smells, and feel […]

Busy Moms Strive to Have Perfect Balance

Busy moms have a lot in common with circus performers.  We have to juggle many balls in the air – and we worry that it’s all going to come crashing down at any moment!  Additionally, we strive to perfect our balancing act, some days feeling more surefooted than others.  Add some crying babies, toddlers melting […]

The Nanny Factor: A Parent’s Guide to Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family

Candi Wingate has just published her second book, The Nanny Factor:  A Parent’s Guide to Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family.  The book’s recommendations are based on Candi’s 20+ years of experience in the nanny business.  Candi began her career as a nanny and now owns and manages Nannies4hire.com, Care4hire,com, Babysitters4hire.com and A Nanny […]

Transitioning to a New Nanny or Babysitter

Your only child is starting school.  You no longer need a full-time nanny: a part-time nanny or babysitter is what you will need going forward (at least until next summer).  How do you prepare your child for the transition? Have a clear plan for who your new part-time nanny/babysitter will be and what will happen […]