The holidays can be a lot of fun spending time with friends and family. You share memories and make new ones over a cup of eggnog and next to a roaring fire. It's a beautiful time of the year … that is unless you have a full-time job, a family to support, a million errands to run and no time to complete them.
If this sounds like your life, you're not alone. However, if you hire a nanny you may be able to reduce stress and have enjoy the holidays.
Here are five ways a nanny can help you during the holidays:
1. Assist with children's school work
How many times have you come home from work and your children have asked you to help them with their homework? If you're feeling burnt out at the end of each workday, you probably find it difficult to properly help them.
Nannies are skilled professionals who can help your children with their work, and even discuss your child's progress with teachers.
2. Run errands
As we'll discuss shortly, the holiday season is filled with events and gift giving, but in-between festivities you have traditional errands to run. You may need to go to the dry cleaners, get your car fixed, go to the bank or pick up groceries. A nanny can complete many of these activities, as well as watch your children as you run errands. This saves you time, and it can reduce anxiety.
3. Prepare for your holiday event
Holiday events and parties can be a great time, but you may feel stressed out preparing for them. Think about it: You have to send out invitations and wait for RSVPs, coordinate activities and music, prepare food and clean your home.
If you find yourself feeling stressed, hire a nanny. A nanny can watch your children as your prep, and help you get ready also! Many nannies are versatile professionals who feel comfortable conducting and being part of numerous activities.
4. Take your kids on holiday adventures
There's plenty to do during the holidays such as visiting Santa, looking at holiday lights and decorations, and exploring winter wonderlands. There's plenty to do during the holidays, but not enough time to get it all done. A nanny can bring your children on a number of holiday adventures they're sure to love, allowing you to focus on finishing work before the year ends and preparing for holiday festivities.
5. Wrap, wrap and wrap some more
Before you exchange gifts with your family, someone needs to wrap them. And if you celebrate Christmas, you know how daunting it can be to look at a pile of unwrapped presents. Between going to work and taking your kids to sports practice, you may not have time to wrap items. This is where nannies can help. While you're away, these professionals can take care of all the gift wrapping.