Any working mom can remember the day they were faced with one of the most dreaded moments of parenthood: The day they had to return to the working world. Moms become engulfed with guilt for having to (or even wanting to) return to work.
I became a new mom 11 months ago and I remember carrying around this terrible sense of dread through the last few weeks of my 14-week maternity leave. I went from cursing the domestic maternity laws — “Why can’t we get a year off like Canada!” — to all out cry fests at night on my husband’s shoulder. Like many moms I was forced to bite the bullet and take my little one to a nearby daycare facility, which thankfully my daughter did quite well in.
A few family members who spoke to me during those worrisome last few weeks of my leave asked if I ever considered a home nanny. Honestly I did, but I felt as if the task of screening potential candidates and finding a perfect fit for my hectic, multicultural home was just too daunting, especially during my first weeks as a mother. My other concern was that nannies just simply cost too much! I equated having a home nanny as a product of uber-wealthy Park Avenue housewives; a perk that comes at a price that was out of the budget of a North Jersey upper middle class mom like myself. Little did I know I was wrong on both counts. Atlanta-based nanny agency My Good Nanny is here to set the record straight.
My Good Nanny is a Christian-based, culturally diverse nanny agency that helps parents with the overwhelming task of finding a nanny that fits perfectly in their home and with their family. Created by Alpharetta, G.A. mom Tosi Ufodike, the nanny agency completes background testing, extensive interviews, personality discovery, and other screening processes that allow them to strategically place nannies.
The agency also prides itself on offering nannies from all types of ethnic backgrounds, from Asian to Caribbean. This factor is important for many families who would like their children to be in the care of a professional who speaks their language and understands the cultural background of the client.