au pair? nanny?
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|Fri, 01-14-2011 - 6:00pm|
hello ladies, i used to belong to this board ages ago but life got in the way. quick update, 5 children in the middle of a divorce and going back to finish my RN degree then start on my masters to be a nurse practitioner-midwife...
so the thing is i can juggle kids and school/work, i did it before with a drunk lazy husband in the way, i can certainly do it with him out of my way. but when i start working as a midwife (about 4yrs down the road) the job will require some flexibility. calls in the middle of the night or day to deliver a baby, emergencies, etc. i cannot very well leave the kids home alone in the middle of the night and i have zero interest in getting married until they are grown so there won't be a stepfather here to be with them either.
i was considering hiring an au pair or a live in nanny for that time period years down the road, but realized that might be something i want to look into now. most of my classes will be online but some will be nights in town about 15 min away, plus i'll be working full time to boot in a hospital starting in february and don't look forward to having the kids out of the house and to daycare/bus stops as early as 7am. i'd rather they be here with a nanny/au pair who could send them off to bus and stay home with the littlest one. same goes for summer, don't want to send my big kids to daycare. all around a nanny or au pair would be best.
so i'm wondering if any of you use these types of services and if so if you have