Rutgers alumna Alene Mathurin created My Nanny Circle as a way of empowering and protecting nannies from exploitation and abuse. Her work has gained significant traction in the last few years, forming a wide-reaching network of women that provides support for one another
Undocumented child care workers are likely to receive extremely low pay and suffer exploitation, harassment and abuse at work, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).
Sue Downey was standing before a packed room in Midtown recently, extolling the benefits of cotton balls.
“The most fun you will ever have with a 7yearold is a cotton ball, a straw and a wood floor,” she said, telling the 90 nannies in the audience to use the straw to blow the ball from one end of the room to the other. “
Sending my love to all the people in Spain. I know that we have some group members from Spain and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. #lovewins #loveisgreater ... See MoreSee Less
Some of the pain we experience in the nanny community in my assessment is sometimes self-inflicted. Though I understand that desperation drives individuals to accept any work situation, we must ask ourselves a serious question-where do we draw the line sometimes?
When are some of you going to refuse certain jobs because the terms of the jobs are not realistic? When are some of you going to ensure that you are compensated fairly? When are some of you going to respectfully leave jobs when your basic human dignities are under attack? Then I also need to ask, when are some of you going to reject the false sense of entitlement- that idea that you want more and more without the willingness to give more on your part. We need to ask these questions and each and everyone of us must do some soul searching and then act accordingly.#nannylife ... See MoreSee Less