Guest Post: Niche Placement: Hiring Your First Nanny Part One

I love watching Downton Abbey. As the founder of a nanny agency, and former professional nanny, I am fascinated by the relationship between the family and their household staff. Downton is a culture in which people are born knowing how to hire, treat, and keep staff.  Although present day New York City is home to Read More

Dana’s Kids Will Be At The 2012 Mommybites Summit on May 2, 2012!

Please join me at the Mommybites Summit at The New Yorker Hotel on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM for an evening of learning, socializing, & shopping. Enjoy wine, cocktails (& mocktails), delicious food, meet other moms, win incredible prizes, check out must-have parenting products & services and take home fabulous goody bags! Hear from Read More

By Myself!

  Check out my guest post orginally published on Lauren Jimeson’s blog, A Mommy In The City. It’s all about toddlers and their need for independence! By Myself! Coming in a close second after “mine!” on the list of most frequently used toddler phrases is “by myself!” It’s truly exciting when your baby starts exerting her Read More

Positive Discipline And Dealing With Tantrums 3/27/12

Join me and Mommybites NY for “Positive Discipline and Dealing with Tantrums” During this workshop, Dana Rosenbloom of Dana’s Kids will help you learn how how to effectively use positive discipline and limit-setting to help your child begin to internalize “the… rules” and learn self-control.  We will discuss how consistency helps children feel safe and Read More

The Value of A Flexible Routine

Check out my article on Mommybites about “The Value of A Flexible Routine.”  Use what you know about your child to create a routine that meets their (and your) needs, as well as teaching them to manage change.

Guest Post: Stefanie Weiss

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Stefanie Weiss, a mental health counselor specializing in OCD, ANXIETY, PANDAS, ADHD and other related mental health disorders. Stefanie’s services offer parents a unique opportunity to have their children’s, and their own, needs met by individually-selected and top-rated doctors and therapists.  Stefanie guides each family through the steps of exploring Read More

Guest Post: Twinsplicity

  When my husband and I were dating we went on a cruise to Mexico.  On the ship, we met an amazing couple from Canada who had twin boys.  Halfway through the trip, my husband told me he would do anything to have twins.  At the time, being 22 years old and just dating, I Read More

Tips To Tame Tantrums!

Recently, in many of my parent groups and private sessions, tantrums seem to be the topic of choice.  Tantruming is not new to childhood but it seems that every day an expert has a new way to end your child’s tantrums. I say stick with the tried and true… Before your child tantrums, think about what sets them Read More

New Event Added: Tuesday February 7th, 2012 at 11:30am

Join me and Big City Moms on February 7th, 2012 at 11:30am  for “Playing With Your Baby” The first 6 months of your baby’s life are an incredible period of growth and a great opportunity for bonding.  During this lunch you will learn about typical development and creative ways to support your baby through play.   Read More