Author - Jessica Minahan

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Jessica was introduced to NPN by Olive You Nanny Agency where she has been a placement provider for the past 4 years.  She has loved using her 10 years of nanny experience to connect families and nannies in the Chicago.  Jessica is a new mom and is excited to be part a of NPN’s incredible network and resources for families in the Chicago!

So You've Found the Perfect Nanny: Now What?

Congratulations! Your search is over, and you’ve found your perfect Mary Poppins! So why aren’t things going smoothly? Relax; there’s a transition that needs to happen, and you may encounter some speed bumps along the way.

Wouldn’t it be glorious if your child instantly warmed up to her new nanny? In real life, we want our children to have a healthy wariness of new people. To your child, your new nanny is teetering on the brink of stranger-hood. Having a new caregiver spending many hou...

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Jessica Minahan

The 411 on Night Nurses

Chances are, if this is your first baby, you may have not heard of a night nurse.  I’m here to give you the 411 on what a night nurse is and why hiring one before your baby arrives can save you!

Who could use a night nurse? I think there are two kinds of families who need a night nurse: First time parents who have limited experience with babies and families who already have children and really need some extra sleep to survive the long days with the kids. I guess this pretty much sums u...

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:30 AM by Jessica Minahan

The 411 On Nanny Shares- Getting Organized

The 411 on Nanny Shares- Will it work for your family?

Special Three Part Series from Sarah Davis, Olive.You.Nanny

(Missed Part 1 and Part 2? Check them out!) 

Part 3 of 3: Getting (and keeping!) Organized

You may think that having two different families sharing one nanny can get confusing. Well, you’re right! But don’t worry, with proper foresight, planning and organization, there’s nothing to sweat. Here are a few points to help


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Posted on June 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM by Jessica Minahan

The 411 on Nanny Shares- Managing the Relationships

The 411 on Nanny Shares- Will it work for your family?

Special Three Part Series from Sarah Davis, Olive.You.Nanny

(Check out Part 1 on finding a partner family in case you missed it!)

Part 2 of 3: Managing the Relationships

Woohoo! You’ve found a great family to share with. Now, your nanny will have FOUR bosses?? How do you manage this?

It can already be intimidating to have a husband and wife combo to work for…then, add in another set of parents and things can get do...

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:00 AM by Jessica Minahan

The 411 on Nanny Shares- Finding the Perfect Family

The 411 on Nanny Shares- Will it work for your family?

Special Three Part Series from Sarah Davis, Olive.You.Nanny

Part 1 of 3:  First things first…How do you find a family to nanny share with?

No question, it is a pretty intimidating process to search for a nanny.  But, finding a family to nanny share with can also be tricky.  There are a lot of things to keep in mind as you look for both the perfect family and nanny to share your child with. Where do you even start??

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Posted on June 22, 2011 at 8:05 AM by Jessica Minahan