Do you ever have those days when you need a break from your kids, but then when you are apart you miss them!? They are part of us and that is why, for some, hiring a nanny can be emotionally difficult. However, it is key to note that hiring a nanny actually allows you to spend more meaningful time with your children. “How?” you ask. Let’s dig a little deeper into how hiring a nanny benefits the whole family and allows you to devote your whole-self to your children when you’re spending time together.

Managing Work and Family

A working parent is a busy one at that. Working from home is more common nowadays. It can feel like a tug of war as you want to interact with your child when you come out for a bathroom break in between meetings. If you are trying to balance work and play, b0th will suffer. Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny will find you a nanny in Connecticut, Boston, and throughout New England. This will allow you to focus on your job during work hours and give it your full attention. You will be able to finish a task faster and perhaps even get out of work earlier than you had hoped. Then, when you finish work for the day, you can give your undivided attention to your children. Everyone wins, neither work nor the children will feel neglected.

Flexible Schedule

The best part about hiring a nanny is that they have a flexible schedule to meet your family’s needs. Whereas, a daycare has specific drop off and pick up times. Having more control over your work-life balance, enables you to carve out dedicated time to spend with your kids without being distracted.

Chores and Cooking are Done!

Imagine getting home from work with dinner in the oven, the laundry folded, and the dishwasher unloaded. Instead of trying to cook dinner with your child clinging to your leg, striving for your attention, you can spend valuable time with your precious little ones.

When hiring a nanny, you will go over a job description and sign a contract. Together you can decide which chores would be helpful to the parents and which the nanny is willing to do. Most often a nanny will do chores that are directly related to the children: children’s laundry, tidy their rooms, change their beds, clean up from meals, and of course clean up after crafts and activities. However if  you have older children who don’t need as much attention, you may consider hiring a family assistant or household manager. They can also walk the dog, go grocery shopping, drop of dry cleaning, schedule pest control services, and more.

Hiring a Nanny Minimizes Parent Stress

You’ll never have to rush to pick up your child from soccer practice again. The nanny can help with transportation from extracurricular activities so that you can finish your task and then skip out early when there is a game you don’t want to miss. Having a reliable, professional nanny ensures that your kids are well taken care of which gives you peace of mind when you are busy with other responsibilities. This reduces your stress level when away from your kids and then allows for you to be more present and engaged when you’re together.

Practice Self-Care

Taking care of your own well-being makes you more available and emotionally present for your children. With help around the house and flexible childcare you can stop to meet your friend for tea after work or get out early after a productive day and get your nails done. Imagine being able to take a deep breath in silence while you do something for yourself? Then, when you get home your energy will be full and ready to share with your children. DO NOT feel guilty setting aside time for yourself, if you don’t you will burn yourself out. You can’t be your best self with an empty cup.

Hire your Dream Nanny

Don’t you remember the saying, “When Mom is happy, everyone is happy!” Hiring a nanny will allow for a well-balanced household that gives Mom and Dad the opportunity to enjoy more meaningful time with their children. If you are looking for a nanny in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or New Hampshire, Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny is here to help. We will find you the perfect match to meet your family’s unique needs so that you can be more present when spending valuable time with your children. Give us a call at 781-444-4063 or email us at

About The Author

Kelsey Dickson has over 15 years of experience working with children as a nanny, preschool teacher, and now a mother. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and is a Certified Potty Training Expert. At Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny she is the eLearning and Social Media Manager. Check out our online childcare classes, such as Baby Sign Language and Sleep Coaching 101! In her free time she enjoys gardening with her children, going for walks with her family, and discovering local wineries in New England.