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4 Tips to Beat Summertime Boredom

“I’m bored!” a quote by kids that we, as parents and yes even nannies, will hear once or twice this summer. How do you fix boredom for kids? Offer options. Not just your options but let them jump in on the action too and make it fun. Knowing my kid is a typical boy and go, go, go from morning til night… I like to not only offer activity options but also a little structure to the day. It helps keep me sane and him busy within reason. Here are a few ideas: Plan a BIG Activity Each Month for [...]

By |August 16th, 2015|For Kids, Guest Post|0 Comments

A Time Warp or A Time Suck?

Keeping it all straight is never easy in life or paying your employees. Especially when you have to log and track the daily and weekly hours your nanny or household employees. When it comes time to cut a check you have to turn to the ‘timecard:’ what days did the work? and how long? Even if you pay your household employees every week or other week - keeping track of the hours put in can be a hassle. If your household employee is on salary there is no math needed, but sometimes it is nice to know when they are [...]

By |May 18th, 2015|Apps, Guest Post, Tips|0 Comments

Legal Rights as a Nanny & Home Employer

As a nanny or other type of in home caregiver, why should you insist on being paid legally rather than “under the table”? At first glance, the benefits of tax-free income may seem enticing but take a closer look at what you are losing and you will see that the trade off is far costlier. When you are paid “under the table” you are not officially an employee and hence, are automatically waiving all of the rights and protections the law affords to you as such. From a practical perspective, being an in home caregiver is very physical work. By [...]

By |April 16th, 2015|Guest Post, Hiring|0 Comments

Why You Should Want Your Employer to Pay You “Over the Table”…

Injured on the Job as a Nanny - Workers' Compensation Benefits Imagine the scenario, as the nanny you are playing with the child and trip over something falling and injure yourself leaving you unable to care for the child for a few weeks. Who pays for treatment and pays while you are not working? As a Workers’ Compensation Attorney, my number one reason for helping the injured worker is to get them workers’ compensation benefits that they may be entitled to. Let’s say that you are interviewed for a job in Pennsylvania, and are considering taking the position, but the [...]

By |January 15th, 2015|Guest Post|0 Comments