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What Should I Give My Household Employee For the Holidays?

‘Tis the season to show your Nanny, Housekeeper or another member of your household staff just how grateful you are. When it comes to holiday tipping, there are no hard or fast rules. What and how much you give largely depends on what you feel you can afford and the quality of service you receive. The time-tested cash bonus is always appreciated and is the gift…

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Mother’s Day

Breakfast in Bed: Here are a few recipe ideas from Williams and Sonoma and Epicurious. Extra points if you remind  everyone that Moms should not do dishes after breakfast in bed. It is a rule. We love this blog from Food Network.  It is a good reminder of what is safe for children to help with in the kitchen. Some menu items are best made on…

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Is it okay to accept a drink from my boss?

The relationship between a Nanny and their employer is an important one. It’s a relationship where you share very personal moments about the raising, development and milestones of a young child. It’s a relationship where lives can become very intertwined and you share both positive and not-so-positive situations. Employers may also come home at the end of the day and want to unwind or be out…

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Bonuses & Gifts for your Household Employee at the Holidays

Are you making your list and checking it twice? ‘Tis the season to have those around you feel special. Whether you’re thanking your Nanny for the presence they have in your children’s lives or your Executive Assistant for keeping your business running smoothly, continual small gestures or a larger annual one will make your employee feel good this holiday season! If you’re happy with the work…

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Laughter and Learning at T+C Seminars

We love to host seminars for Town + Country candidates and we were thrilled to be able to host two in a week! Our Housekeeper and Nanny each hosted their own seminars this past week and both met with experienced, motivated and fun women to discuss the upcoming holidays and provide new ideas on how to make this crazy time of year a bit more…

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It’s Pumpkin Season!

Whether you’re buying a pumpkin for carving, for roasting the seeds or just for fall decorating, living in the Bay Area gives you plenty of options for finding the perfect one. Of course, one of the most common pumpkin hunting spots is in Half Moon Bay, where you’re sure to find a prized round veggie at one of the many pumpkin farms. If you’re not…

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4th of July Fun

This July 4th marks the 240th anniversary of the United State’s Declaration of Independence! And of course, it’s always a great day to barbecue with family and friends, get involved in local parades and play outdoor games. However, if you don’t want to deal with clean-up after a gathering at your place, check out these Bay Area locations where you can have a day full…

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