INA Weekly Brief

Tag: working mom


INA is Hiring A Conference Coordinator

The International Nanny Association would like to thank Kellie Geres for her many years of service to the INA Conference. She will not be renewing her contract for the 2019 Conference and the INA Board of Directors has begun the search for a new individual or firm to take the role of planning and implementing… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | January 18, 2018

INA is Hiring Blog Writers

The International Nanny Association is seeking several individuals to assist with the monthly blog posts of the association. The INA Weekly Brief is the official blog of the INA, and writers must meet the needs of the membership including nannies, specialty nannies, Newborn Care Specialists (NCS), agency owners and staff, parents and the general public. Interested… Read more »


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Best Practices to Establish the Perfect Nanny Relationship

You’ve finished your search and have finally hired the best-fit nanny for your family, but where do you go from here to ensure that you develop the best possible nanny relationship ongoing? Honeymoon Period In every new job, both the employer and employee will be trying to make the best possible impression. Venturing into new… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | December 11, 2017

Steps for a Successful Start – Revised and Enhanced Now Available

Are you thinking of starting a Nanny Placement Agency or have you recently started one? Then you will want to get a copy of our new and improved publication Steps for a Successful Start. Created and updated by industry leaders, it will help you as you enter the entrepreneurial world. This is a great resource you’ll… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | December 8, 2017

A Letter To The Family That Gets My Nanny….

Our nanny of over two years is moving away and can no longer work for us. She has chosen now to work for you. I have bittersweet emotions over your good fortune and our loss. You see when we hired Jill we thought she would do a good job. She had good experience, great references,… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | October 23, 2017

How Can a Nanny Help You Cope with Baby Blues?

While giving birth can be an exhilarating and life-changing experience, it can also make you feel exhausted, drained, moody, or even weepy afterward. According to the American Pregnancy Association, about 70 to 80 percent of women experience some mood swings or other negative feelings after giving birth. These negative feelings are often referred to as… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | September 25, 2017

Best Practices for Getting a Family School Ready

  If your family is anything like mine we are getting ready to roll into school from a relaxed, late sleeping, lazy, non-homework doing, moderate activity bound schedule, into an overdrive packed life with sports, school, tons of homework, no video games, getting up early, grinding the day out with three kids, non-stop mayhem.  As… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , | August 21, 2017

Proven Steps To Help You And Your Baby Transition To A Nanny When It’s Time To Go Back To Work

  As soon as your maternity leave starts, you can almost hear the time ticking away.  With every tiny smile and little yawn, your heart lurches as you think about the day when you’ll have to go back to work.  You worry that your infant will miss you.  You wonder whether your baby will get… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | June 19, 2017

A Life Less Balanced: The Real Struggles of a SAHWM

There seems to be a great divide between working moms and stay-at-home moms. Typically you’re either one or the other. I’m trying to be both. I am a stay-at-home working mom (SAHWM) which sounds like an oxymoron (and probably should be.) It isn’t hard to find articles about the challenges of being a stay-at-home mom… Read more »


Tags: , | April 12, 2016