If You Loved The Help, You Will Love This Book More!

Telling Memories Among Southern Women: Domestic Workers and Their Employers in the Segregated South by Susan Tucker There is much buzz about the fictional novel, The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Every person (not just those who work today as nannies and housekeepers) that I know who have read the book, love it. Plus, we can’t […]

Nannies Must Read!

The Forgotten Population: Domestic Workers in Our Homes http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/the_forgotten_population_domestic_workers_in_our_homes_20110615/Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz wrote this wonderful article for JewishJournal.com Some of the article is below. Click here to read the entire article. Ever stop to ask the salary of the woman washing dishes on Shabbat in your neighbor’s home, or the gentleman mowing your friend’s lawn about […]

Are You Giving Your Dad Boss a Father’s Day Gift?

Father’s Day is this Sunday. If you want to do something nice for your Dad Boss, just make a gift with the children to give to their father. Here are some ideas: A personalized mug: Buy a kit at the craft store and have the children paint or color the mug for their father. Picture […]

Do You Have Paid Sick Days?

Have Your Employers Paid for Medical Expenses When Hurt on the Job? Yesterday we started discussing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (CDWBR). This bill guarantees equal right to a safe and healthy workplace. Domestic workers are currently excluded from protection under California’s Occupational Safety & Health Act (CAL-OSHA). The CDWBR would extend CAL-OSHA protection […]

Have Your Workers Rights Ever Been Violated?

Whether You Love it or Hate it, You Must Develop an Opinion About it! The CA Domestic Workers Bill of RightsThe California Assembly approved the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (CDWBR). Whether you will ultimately support it, or hate it, my goal is to make you learn about it and develop an opinion about it. […]

Flag Day for Nannies and Au Pairs

What Are You Doing for Flag Day? Flag Day recognizes the June day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the official flag of the United States. Flag Day is always June 14th. The red color symbolizes hardiness and courage, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue for vigilance and […]

Flag Day Recipes

Tomorrow is Flag Day. Flag Day recognizes the June day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the official flag of the United States. Flag Day is always June 14th. To prepare for Flag Day tomorrow I suggest making these recipes: She’s a Grand Old Lasagna You will need: Your […]

Do You Ever Nap at Your Nanny Job?

On the Cafemom web site Michele Zipp asks if it’s wrong to not allow her nanny to take a nap while the kids nap. She writes, “Was I being an unrealistic ass for thinking it was wrong of her to nap? I mean, my kids were napping. I nap sometimes when they nap. But I’m […]

Flag Jell-O Mold 

Products Nannies and Au Pairs Love Kids love jell-o. Use this JELL-O American Flag Mold to make a great dessert for any  American federal holiday.  What to Do: 1. Add 1-1/2 cups boiling water to dry berry blue gelatin mix in medium bowl. Stir at least 2-minutes until gelatin is dissolved. Dissolve dry red gelatin mix […]

Children’s Books for Flag Day

Weekly Trip to the Library This week (June 14) Americans will celebrate Flag Day. Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for the flag, its designers, and makers. Here are some children’s books we recommend reading to your charges this week. Betsy Ross by Alexandra Wallner This story will […]