The Au Pair Experience by Washington Post

The Washington PostThe Au Pair ExperienceBy Stacey Garfinkle The recession’s been hitting home in all sorts of ways. And as parents lose their jobs, so, too, do their nannies, writes Annie Gowen in The Washington Post. Nannies in the D.C. region average about $16 per hour, Gowen writes, a huge sum for most of us […]

Nannies No Longer Rule the Roost

Parents Regain Economic Power to Be Picky in Hiring HelpIn Washington Post By Annie GowenWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 14, 2009 One Potomac mother of five used to prepare for interviews with prospective nannies like a Hollywood audition. She cleaned her house, made sure the children were quietly coloring and “glamified” the family’s lifestyle, which […]