Welcome to the Nanny Spy blog! I’m so excited to finally launch this project and bring parents here together to talk kids, nannies and everything in between. I’m a Mental Health Counselor, a wife and a mother of three girls. This site is the manifestation of years of experience, years of incredible struggles and my passion to help others on these all too familiar journeys.
When I had my first child, I started seeking support and guidance and didn’t know where to go. I grew up in Israel and lived in a kibbutz (communal settlement) for much of my adolescence, so I was used to community-based support. I wasn’t able to find any when it came to things like hiring a nanny for my child or just getting advice on services related to kids and families. Having worked as a nanny for many years, I was only familiar with the other side of it. The emotions you go through as a mother and the things you need to think about and know when it comes to choosing and having a relationship with a caregiver for your child can be overwhelming and confusing.
After working with individuals and groups for the past 10 years, I realized what I wanted to focus on is prevention of mental heal issues – starting with the family unit. By intervening with children and families early on and helping them find the right services, I hope to create a stronger foundation that will lead to a happier and healthier future.
This site, and my personal philosophy, is based on a study of wellness called The Five Ways to Wellbeing, which are Connect, BeActive, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. I will be sharing weekly blogs on topics that range from general wellness practices, childcare philosophies, tips and tricks for hiring nannies, troubleshooting as it relates to childcare, communication practices and so much more!
My vision for this site is for it to be a forum where parents can find any related support for their children and families and also share their concerns and opinions with other parents. It’s a place for parents and professionals to connect in a healthy and productive format. As a young parent, I always felt I had to shop around for resources and a community of support. There wasn’t one place I could turn. It is my hope this site will become a one-stop shop for parents to be able to find support for their kids and family.
I invite you to take a look around the site to learn a little bit more about me and the services I provide. Feel free to leave comments with any questions and please let me know what topics you’d like to see covered. Also, be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so can you stay up to date with the latest!