Childcare

Childcare information and resources for parents from Via The Village. We connect families, nannies, and nanny shares through our community.

Religion & Politics at Work

Religion & Politics at Work- Religion and politics. Eek. Two topics most steer clear of in the workplace, right? Typically these topics aren’t directly relevant to the work anyway… unless, of course, you work for a religious organization. But few stop to think how relevant religion and politics can become in a domestic workplace… that is, until there’s conflict. [...]

By |2019-04-16T12:12:38-05:00March 26th, 2019|Childcare|0 Comments

Fun Ways To Get Together With Other Families

The first few weeks and months of parenthood go flying by in a blur. It seems that every waking moment is spent trying to take care of the beautiful baby that just came into your life. After a while though, you will want to get back to socializing with people outside of your immediate family [...]

By |2019-04-15T09:01:12-05:00March 19th, 2019|Childcare|0 Comments

5 Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Families

Family-Friendly Healthy Eating Tips (Holiday Edition) Helping our children develop healthy eating habits is one of the most important things that we can do as parents and caregivers. Studies show us that the habits and opinions around food formed at a young age last into adulthood and shape the choices that are made as adults. With so many diet-related diseases that our society [...]

By |2018-11-01T08:53:17-05:00November 1st, 2018|Childcare|0 Comments

Why Giving Birth Will Be the Rebirth of Your Childhood

Why Giving Birth Will Be the Rebirth of Your Childhood Childhood should be the most mellow, blissfully innocent time of your entire life. No bills, no job, no demands, what more could you ask for? But then eventually the child begins to age. Their responsibilities begin to grow as they continue cultivating life “firsts”: first job, first car, first [...]

By |2018-07-12T13:18:45-05:00July 12th, 2018|Childcare|0 Comments

The Importance of Having Mom Friends

The Importance of Having Mom Friends When I was a preteen,  my stepmom gave birth to my half sister. During those first few months, I remember her telling me “The friends you make as a mom are the best ones you’ll ever have.” Always dreaming of my own babies one day, this became yet another reason why I couldn’t wait to [...]

By |2018-08-14T09:57:32-05:00July 2nd, 2018|Childcare|0 Comments

COMMUNICATION: What Nannies Wish Families Knew to Ask

COMMUNICATION: What Nannies Wish Families Knew to Ask Hiring a nanny is a huge life event. You’re choosing a person to help you raise your family’s next generation… and you’re becoming a boss in your own home. It’s too bad no one hands you an HR manual for this process! Enter Hand in Hand – Domestic Employers Network. As [...]

By |2019-04-16T12:12:59-05:00May 8th, 2018|Childcare|0 Comments

The Great Rate Debate: What’s the Standard Nanny Rate?

The Great Rate Debate: What’s the Standard Nanny Rate?   What is the standard rate for a nanny? Ask a handful of people and you will get a handful of different answers. The standard is not well defined. The only thing that is certain is that the vast majority are not paid enough.   It is a sad reality [...]

By |2018-05-21T02:03:36-05:00March 14th, 2018|Childcare, Nanny|2 Comments

Nannies, Daycares, Sitters…Oh, My!

Nannies, Daycare, Sitters…Oh, My! We live in the land of choices…which is a good thing! Unless you are already so overwhelmed by your new screaming infant and too sleep-deprived to coherently weigh the oh-so-many childcare options. It’s hard to know what is best for your child and your family. Daycare? Nannies? Babysiters? Oh, my! Finding a trusting and loving [...]

By |2018-02-09T11:26:13-05:00February 9th, 2018|Childcare|1 Comment

Dear Mama of a Newly-Three Year Old (A letter to myself)

Dear Mama of a Newly-Three Year Old (A letter to myself) My son, Simon, has been three for two whole days, and I feel like he has literally changed overnight into a person I don’t recognize. As an Early Childhood Educator and a career nanny,  I know what the experts say about three year olds. I felt like I [...]

By |2017-11-01T05:15:13-05:00August 22nd, 2017|Childcare, Nanny|1 Comment

What Does Guaranteed Pay for Nannies Mean?

What Does Guaranteed Pay for Nannies Mean? I have to admit, as a new mother, I was pretty horrified to hear about having to pay a nanny even for the hours we didn’t use childcare services. It’s what’s know as guaranteed pay. I begged the question: “So when we travel to my husband’s country and spend thousands of dollars [...]

By |2017-11-01T05:15:50-05:00August 21st, 2017|Childcare, Nanny|1 Comment