How to Prevent Swine Flu

Swine Flu Now in AmericaIn Mexico the number of swine flu deaths rises to 149. To see aritlce click here for link In the United States we now have 40 cases of confirmed cases. Click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site for current stats. U.S. Human Cases of Swine […]

Health Insurance for Au Pairs

J1 Visa Health Insurance is Obligatory for Exchange VisitorsBy Armen Wilson Health insurance is for everyone. If you believe that you are absolutely fit and there will be no need to visit a doctor in near future, you cannot be more off target. There is no special time for an accident to take place. Any […]

Should Nannies Purchase Discount Prescription Drug Cards?

Are Discount Prescription Drug Cards a Form of Affordable Health Insurance? By Dante Lee In all likelihood, you have probably seen them – whether you are at Walgreens, CVS, or any various pharmacy across America, discount prescription drug programs seem to be offered everywhere. You can peruse an array of discount prescription programs online, and […]

Nanny Tax Season

Traditional Health Insurance Versus a Health Savings Account Some of the advantages to a Health Savings Account (HSA) are that the contributions to an HSA are tax deferred, the interest it accumulates is tax deferred, and when funds are withdrawn for qualified medical expenses, no taxes are due on those withdrawals. So, there is no […]

What Would You Do?

The Dangerous Grandma and Critical Grandpa For the past week we have been discussing nannies and au pairs that work for a sandwich generation family. A huge issue for nannies and au pairs working in a sandwich generation family is when the grandparents do not respect the house rules when caring for the children or […]

Tender Loving Care

Nannies and Au Pairs Working in the Sandwich Generation Family We have been discussing nannies and au pairs caught in the middle of a sandwich generation family. For today’s discussion we will assume that the elderly grandparent requires assistance, but does not require a nursing home environment. The challenge for the nanny is that the […]

The Emotional Attachment for Nannies in the Middle of the Sandwich Generation

“Just Like a Member of the Family” When parents introduce their nannies to friends they often say their nanny is, “Just like a member of the family.” And most nannies are likely to feel the same about their part in the family dynamic. But, in a sandwich generation family, where parents are responsible not only […]

The Nanny or Au Pair in the Middle of the Sandwich Generation

How Widespread is the Situation?This is the first of a series of discussions regarding the nanny and her role in the “sandwich generation family.” “Sandwich Generation” refers to parents who are responsible for their own parents, or elderly relatives, in addition to their own children. Definition at: Do not confuse the “sandwich generation family” […]


Nanny & Au Pair Health Care Series There is a barrage of information aimed at consumers offering health care advice. Which sources should a nanny follow and which should a nanny ignore? A prudent consumer is skeptical about claims made in advertising. But it is not always easy to discern advertising from pure reporting. Increasingly, […]


Nanny and Au Pair Health Care SeriesUnless recommended by a physician no over-the-counter (OTC) cold preparations are suitable for a child under four-years-old. The side-effects cited in this article are representative only and not nearly a complete list of all possible problems medications can pose for children. Parents may give certain herbs to children to […]