Author - Karla Issa

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 Karla Issa has been a professional nanny for more than five years and runs a nanny-consulting firm, Fancy Nannies. She is also a full-time student at DePaul University studying political science/pre-law and entrepreneurship. She resides in Lincoln Park with her pug Lola. 

All Dogs Go to Heaven - Lola's Story

Whether you are five years old or fifty-five years old, having your furry companion pass away is one of life's toughest moments. We all have people we love that we are scared to lose and ones whose losses we still tear up over, but a pet holds a different place in your heart. No one prepared me for what I was faced with this summer. When my pug Lola was suddenly diagnosed with the worst cancer possible and was given only a few weeks left to live, I wanted to crawl into a hole and stay ther...

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 7:17 AM by Karla Issa

Saying Goodbye to Your Beloved Nanny

A transition such as replacing a nanny is difficult to say the least. Whether the change is coming from your end or hers; the conversation is never easy to begin and certainly never painless to deal with.  A lot of questions go through a parent’s mind at this time such as “How will I replace her?”, “How will I tell the children?”, or “Can I find her another family?”. 

The thing you always want to remember amid these questions is that unfortunately, nanny situations are never permanent....

Posted on August 07, 2012 at 6:02 AM by Karla Issa

Teaching good manners to little ones

As a parent, you have had days when your children seem unmanageable. In reality, all children misbehave. 

 

Teaching proper etiquette from a young age is essential to a child’s social development. While all children learn in different ways and at different rates, manners should be a priority in a child’s life. Adults are constantly on display for children, and children will model what they witness day-to-day. Here are some tips and tricks you can implement on your way to having a b...

Posted on February 06, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Karla Issa

Picking the Right Gift for Your Nanny

It is indeed the “most happiest time of the year”. The trees are trimmed, the children are snuggled in their beds, and you are awake contemplating what to get your nanny for the holidays. There are so many different kinds of nanny-family situations that this can be a difficult task to navigate. Do you give her money or does that seem too cold? Do you give her a present? But what would be appropriate? Below are some points to keep in mind:


Consider how long your nanny has worked wit...

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM by Karla Issa