Category: Work & Home

Nanny Work Agreements 101

Hiring a nanny to care for your children may be one of the most intimate professional relationships you have. Just like any other job, defining expectations in advance and maintaining open communication will help reduce conflict for both employers and nannies. Read our recent blog post for tips on creating a written nanny work agreement from Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network.

The Vaccine and Domestic Employers

Hand in Hand shares suggestions on how families can best address and support the domestic workers they employ in response to the COVID-19 vaccine.

5 Tips to Keep You and Domestic Workers Safe and Healthy

National domestic employers network, Hand in Hand, recently partnered with the National Domestic Workers Alliance to answer questions and provide resources around (re)hiring nannies, caregivers, house cleaners, and other domestic workers with one goal in mind: to safely bring employees into work while keeping them and employing families safe.

The Parents – and the Babies – on the Bus: Tips for Transit

We’ve heard from PEPS parents who head to their group meetings without a car. Some families are using transit all the time, some of the time, or want to give it a try and aren’t sure how to get started. “Our ability to use the bus has allowed us to be a one-car household. Not owning a second car saves…

Biking with Baby

Recently we reached out to families with young children in our area who are primarily using bikes for transportation. Families are using bikes for a variety of reasons, including cost, traffic, active lifestyles, environmental reasons and a passion for biking. Amanda Wanner is birth and postpartum doula at Cygnet Doula Services. Amanda uses her bike as a parent, and also…

Beyond Baby Steps: Helping others helped me feel like myself again

by Shawna Gamache Like a lot of moms, I found that surviving pregnancy and early motherhood meant that I put my own needs off as long as I could. And then I just couldn’t anymore. At a certain point, after eight years immersed in raising three young daughters, I could no longer ignore the reality that I was not my…