We are constantly watching the blogosphere and today we came across a blogger that was looking for some help. Her name is Sabrina Garibian and she is the visionary behind RhodeyGirlTests.com. Her and her husband Trig had their first baby in September and she has written about some of her adventures on RhodeyGirl Tests. You can find out more by reading the PhillyBaby section of her blog located here.
Recently she made the following statement:
“I can’t believe it, but it’s already time to start thinking about long term child care.
I feel so sad. I really wish I could just stay home (and not work, since I work from home), but I am not quite ready for that and neither is my wallet. So back to work I go this January.
How do we find a nanny? I need someone in the house with me 2-3 days a week to watch Raffi while I work, bringing him to me for feedings only. Since it is the most important job in the world, we need to make sure we find the perfect candidate.”
She’s received quite a bit of feedback from bloggers and subscribers that largely empathize with her lamenting about the costs and difficulties associated with finding the right solution. People talk about challenges with finding quality daycare centers and the high costs associated with traditional nanny placement agencies. However, everyone agrees that the most important thing is to find someone she can trust with her child.
Since she is a working mom and specifically working from home, this presents some challenges. We did some searching and came across the following article: 10 Challenges for the Nanny of Work from Home Parents from one of the most established online nanny agencies (over 15 years in the business), eNannySource.com. We thought that this was an interesting angle to the story that RhodeyGirl might appreciate. We wish her all the best as she seeks a nanny and look forward to reading more of her posts on her blog.