I often get calls from friends and family members who have recently had a bad experience hiring a nanny on their own. Most often, the reason that things fell apart can be traced back to the hiring process. The following are tips to ensure a successful employer-employee relationship. Follow up on background checks It is [...]
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When surveyed on topics they would most like to see in the newsletter, PAMP members responded that their number one interest was time management. Why is time management a top concern for PAMP members, and what can be done to address it?
Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive system of healthcare that blends centuries-old natural therapies with current scientific medical advances. The primary goal is to optimize health and prevent disease. Naturopathic doctors, or NDs, are clinically trained in both natural and conventional approaches in medicine.
As a fitness professional one of the most typical comments I hear in at the beginning of the year is, “I need to lose weight. Those holidays went straight to my stomach.” Often, people believe they need to make a huge shift in their workouts, such as adding long-distance running and extending the time on [...]
It would be great to have some help around the house, and getting little ones started early will pay off later. Although toddlers are too young to contribute effectively to the household, they love to help. Getting a toddler involved now instills a sense of belonging and helps your child feel needed.
As a mom of two kids under age 5, I know how hard it can be to take care of yourself on a regular basis. And I don’t mean taking a shower or brushing your teeth. I mean something I call “self-care” — practicing self-nurturing and self-development. It may seem like the only people who [...]
It’s sad and shocking, but if we stop making love after we have kids, we will lose our partners. I almost did. After I had kids I went from a loving, blushing bride to a bitter—well, you can fill in the blank. I loved my little ones with all my heart, but something about their arrival [...]
Some people feel completely comfortable singing with their babies from day one. I wasn’t one of those people. I remember watching my husband sing tenderly to our first son while cradling him in the middle of the night. It was the idyllic picture I had always imagined I would make with my baby. As a [...]
The people of Silicon Valley are exceptional. Few places on planet earth enjoy such a high concentration of intelligent, high-achieving and successful individuals (stay-at-home-moms absolutely included). Geographically speaking, this is a speck of a place, yet our collective accomplishments loom large. Will our children carry the same torch of excellence? The tension among area parents [...]