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Help! How do I transition from working on my own to working with an at-home Mom?

MaryPat doesn’t fly around with a black umbrella, but she does have over 20 years of experience as a Child Development Expert. These posts will answer questions about child development concerns & managing your relationship with your employer or employee. Dear MaryPat, I have been working with my family for two years and have been so happy in my job. Thank you for helping me find…

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Ask MaryPat: Arranging Time Off During the Holidays

MaryPat doesn’t fly around with a black umbrella, but she does have over 20 years of experience as a Child Development Expert and over 10 years experience as a Placement Counselor in our Palo Alto office.  She’s has a wealth of knowledge and we’re confident you will find her advice spot-on! Dear MaryPat, How can I arrange to take time off around the holidays? Thank…

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Ask MaryPat: How to Find Creative Activities for Toddlers

MaryPat doesn’t fly around with a black umbrella, but she does have over 20 years of experience as a Child Development Expert and over 10 years experience as a Placement Counselor in our Palo Alto office. She’s has a wealth of knowledge and we’re confident you will find her advice spot-on! Dear MaryPat, The children I care for love doing arts and crafts projects and really…

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How to relieve back to school anxiety

The beginning of the new school year gives parents and children both the opportunity to get a start fresh and a clean slate! Parents and Nannies can help their kids start the school year off right with these helpful reminders. These strategies start at home and carry into the classroom. Relieve back to school anxiety Back to school creates anxiety for every parent, child and…

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Growing Into a Household Management or Personal Assistant Position

Kate Weeger is a Recruiting Counselor (RC) on the Estate Staffing team. During her time at T+C, Kate has gained expertise on how to make a successful transition from a Nanny/Family Assistant role to a Household Management and Personal Assistant position. It can be a logical step, as employers’ children grow, a family requests tasks outside the scope of childcare. This is an excellent opportunity…

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Why work with an Agency? Be represented, not just registered!

For over 40 years now, Town + Country has prided itself on helping both our candidates and clients “find the one.” For a Town + Country candidate, helping you find the perfect in-home job means that you are represented, not just registered. We recently came across a posting at “The Undercover Recruiter” blog site titled “Why a Recruiter is necessary in Your Job Search.” The…

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The non-monetary costs of being a stay-at-home Mom

Elsewhere here in our blog we recently we commented on Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, and agreed that she was right about women not giving up on staying in the work force even with all their other daily obligations. Continuing “the conversation,” an item posted in June at the HuffingtonPost.comtitled “Why I Regret Being a Stay-at-Home Mom” also hit home. To date, Lisa Endlich Heffernan’s…

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