Site Update and New Additions!

Hello,

Lately, I have been busy adding lots of great content to this site.  In the next few days and weeks I will be expanding this site in hopes of turning it into my official website!  I have BIG news about my near future as well as what that means for my Family Coaching business.  Stay tuned to see what all the commotion is about and if you like what you see or have a suggestion, I want to hear about it.

In addition to the revamps here, I have also started making a mark in the social media world, which was completely daunting to me until last week.  Now that I have finally reached a sense of understanding, look for daily posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  If we haven’t connected on those sites, I would love to!

If after reading the blog posts and connecting with me on other sites, you’re still not finding the information you are looking for, please reach out!  My intent is to make this site as user-friendly and content rich as possible.

Thank you to all my friends, family, and followers.  A new chapter is about to begin and I’m comforted by your support and love.  I’m thankful that we are on this wild ride together.

Talk to you soon,

Katherine

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Caretakers – Where to Look

Good Morning,

One of the biggest decisions some parents make about their children is who they entrust as a caretaker.  Whether you decide to enroll your child at a daycare or preschool, hire a nanny, enlist a family member, or get a babysitter a few nights a month, it is important to begin the search for the right person with as much information as possible.  I am going to discuss finding the right caretaker for your child all week and I would like to start today with the first step.

To begin the process of finding a great caretaker for your kids, here is a list of places to look:

Friends, family, neighbors, coworkers
Ask around among the people you trust most.  Getting a personal recommendation can save you lots of time and the hassle of going through other avenues.

Facebook and other social media
Putting the word out to people you may not see or talk to as often is an easy way to let lots of people know what you seek with very little work.

A professional service
While this route may be very expensive, the background check, qualifications check, and follow-up of recommendations is done for you.  It may be worth the money to save the time and effort of doing that yourself.

Craig’s List
Putting an ad on Craig’s List is also a great way to connect to people who are seeking this type of employment.  Be ready for the gamut of qualifications, there is no “filter” on Craig’s List ads to weed out completely unqualified candidates.  This is not a bad option, but certainly relies on you to do the legwork to ensure you know the person you are hiring.

Like I mentioned earlier, this is a very important decision.  The final decision of who you choose should be based on multiple factors.  I will cover more of those factors in this week’s blogs.  As always, if you would like more specific suggestions based on your family’s unique situation, please contact me directly.

If you found this blog helpful please follow me on Twitter @KSFamilyCoach.

Good Luck,

Katherine