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What Questions are Too Personal When Hiring Live-In Help?

What questions can you ask as an employer? We want to say they are no questions that are too personal when you hire live-in help, but there are actually some that you are not allowed to legally ask as an employer. These include specific questions about age, race, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, religious views,… Read more »

Tags: , | February 25, 2016

The Benefits of Hiring Household Help

If this has a ring of truth to it, you might consider hiring a full-time or part-time housekeeper to help you reclaim your sanity and maintain your organization standards in your home. Think about it: shoes arranged neatly in the mudroom, coats hung in the closet, your dishes washed, dinner prepped, and your animals fed… Read more »

Tags: , , , , | February 24, 2016

What you need to know about the “Nanny Taxes”

Courtesy of Kathy Webb, HomeWork Solutions, Inc. CLASSIFICATION IS THE KEY You become a household employer when you hire an individual to perform duties and provide services under your direction in your private home. Generally, these workers are your employees, not independent contractors. Failure to properly classify the worker and make the appropriate employment tax... Read more »

February 22, 2016

Live-in vs. Live-out Help: Which is the Better Option For You?

Here are some things to think about when weighing those options: Live-in Help One thing you should keep in mind when hiring live-in help is that you should clearly define pay and hours right off the bat. You shouldn’t think of your nanny or housekeeper as being “on call” at all hours of the day,… Read more »

November 21, 2014

What to Think About When Hiring a Nanny

Many people consider hiring a agency such as Household Staffing to handle situations like this. We’ve listed some helpful tips below: Have a clear understanding of what your needs are before you go into the interview. Do you need someone simply for childcare?  Would adding household duties help you when you come home from a… Read more »

November 7, 2014

What You Should Know Before Your Nanny Schedules Her First Play Date

Play dates can build your child’s self-esteem, improve their skills at interacting with others, and help your nanny make new friends.  Not only does it break up the day for your children, but it gives your nanny a bit of a break as well and a chance to socialize with people her own age. These… Read more »

November 4, 2014

What To Do When Your Child Wants to Trick-or-Treat With the Nanny, Not You

From making costumes, picking out candy, and helping your kids turn your home into the scariest haunted house on block, you may find you enjoy Halloween even more as an adult. However, what happens when your child wants to go trick-or-treating with the nanny instead of you?  While you work your full-time 9 to 5… Read more »

October 27, 2014

Sweet Mother’s Day Quotes

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.  ~Rajnees   God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.  ~Jewish Proverbs   “Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos… Read more »

May 8, 2013

Working After Baby

Good news is that with the right attitude and mindset returning to work can be a smooth transition. Here is some advice that you might find helpful when returning to the workforce. What is MY plan? Try not to focus on what other women are doing. Every family and household is different take a “personal… Read more »

April 25, 2013

How To Motivate Your Kids To Help With Chores

Use Chores to Teach Life Skills “When kids do chores, they’re learning responsibility. They’re learning that life requires work,” says James Sears, MD, co-author of Father’s First Steps: 25 Things Every Dad Should Know. For kids, chores are more than helping out; they are lessons in basic life skills. By loading the dishwasher, mowing the… Read more »

April 23, 2013

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