Welcome to another episode of The Zen(ish) Mommy Podcast! Today we are joined by Taran Conwell, who is here to talk about mother’s little helpers. These are younger, cheaper babysitters who have less experience but will allow you to enjoy a much-needed break!
When we become parents, it becomes utterly apparent that ‘the village’ is not so much a village. If you’re lucky, you have family or loved ones nearby, but for most of us, that isn’t the case. So, how do we get a break? Today we will be talking about how to get comfortable with hired help, affordable childcare, and how to establish a support system from the get-go.
It’s not uncommon to feel uncomfortable leaving your children with a childcare provider. It often brings a whirlwind of emotions. You’re not alone if this is a struggle for you. During today’s conversation, Taran shares how to begin getting comfortable with this arrangement. She further explains that having a paid babysitter is better than always relying on family members.
“I definitely feel like I’ve built my support system with the intention of having help when I need it without having some sort of other expectation that I cannot meet.” — Taran Conwell
Listeners will many tips & nuggets of wisdom on this.
A mother’s little helper is the perfect gateway into hiring a babysitter, because you don’t even need to leave the house (if you’re not ready), but you can get the support that is needed. Whether this is going into a separate room and working from home, getting a hand with the kids while you get some much-needed housework done, completing a yoga class, or anything else that you find yourself needing more time – uninterrupted. A mother’s little helper can be in your home while you work your way into being comfortable with a care provider.
“The greatest part of a mother’s helper is that they’re a lot more affordable than a traditional babysitter.” — Taran Conwell
Consider this the perfect gateway into hiring someone to watch your kids alone. Tune in to hear how to find a mother’s little helper and what the cost difference is.
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© Jessica Gershman, 2021