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Hiring A Nanny: A Mom's Side Of The Story

Have you heard? “The Nanny Diaries” has a sequel: “Nanny Returns.” And with its release, the popular press is once again awash with analyses of that emotionally fraught quagmire: the nanny-employer relationship.

It’s admittedly hard to read these books — or watch the eponymous film based on the first one — and not conclude that all women who hire other women to take care of their children are the moral equivalents of Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dearest.” But like most things, there are two sides to this story. While it may not be easy to find a good family to work for, hitting upon the right person to care for your kid is no day at the beach either.

Read the rest of my thoughts on the elusive quest for good childcare over on PoliticsDaily.com

Image: Park Slope Nanny and Child by Hunter.Gatherer via Flickr under a Creative Commons License.

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