Traveling With Your Nanny: It's Your Vacation, Not Theirs

We've already covered the protocol for when a family goes on vacation and chooses NOT to take their nanny, but how should a family go about traveling with their nanny? This is a question many parents and nannies have. Just like with most everything else, because there is no set law regarding this, a lot of parents and nannies simply do not know the industry standards when it comes to this topic. That being said, while I genuinely believe some people simply don't know, I'm not sure how that often results in parents totally low balling and trying to take advantage of their nanny. If parents would simply put themselves in their nanny's shoes, I think they would see what they are offering in a totally different light.

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True Story Tuesday: Secrets

Happy Tuesday! Let's bring it back to our favorite True Story family -- the same one from the stories Nail Polish, On Time, and The Stroller. As we know, this family had already given off major red flags. Their micromanaging was at an unhealthy, toxic level and their expectations of a nanny were simply not even possible for a human being to live up to. This incident I'm about to share was truly the beginning of the end for me.

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True Story Tuesday: The Amusement Park

I did a travel job that included being flown to another state to help with 5 kids (2 sets of twins, all of the kids were within 3 years of each other) while on their vacation at an amusement park. During the interview part, I emailed the mom because I had left a voicemail with the assistant but didn't hear back. The mom insisted that the assistant had already left me 3 voicemails. She was clearly annoyed that I had reached out to her and not the assistant, but the assistant must have had an incorrect number for me. After changing itineraries 4 times, the trip was booked.

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