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Bringing Gratitude to the Thanksgiving Table

This time of year I start planning our Thanksgiving feast. The FB event has been created and friends and family have been invited. I’ll start amassing the decorations I want to use to set the table… a pretty table cloth? A cornucopia? Place settings? A week before Thanksgiving I’ll make a special trip to the…

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Be In the Know With the Best Nanny Cams

When do you need a nanny cam? Looking for a bit of added peace of mind when you leave your children home with your nanny? Since we know that whole “eyes in the back of your head” thing isn’t a reality (though that would be nice!), a nanny cam may be your second-best option. But…

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Natural Remedies From All Over the World For You and Your Family

Going to the doctor for every sniffle, sneeze, and sore tummy isn’t the best practice.  You’ll end up picking up more germs than you came in with if you spent so much time at the doctor’s office! That’s why most of the time we reserve the doctor’s offices for the serious stuff and treat our […]

Child of My Heart: A Look Inside Adoption

Adoption: A (now grown-up) Child’s Perspective I was adopted when I was a baby.  Before I could even understand what adoption meant, my mom used to say to me, “You aren’t the child of my flesh, you are the child of my heart,” and I knew it to be true.  I grew up feeling loved, […]

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Be In the Know With the Best Nanny Cams

When do you need a nanny cam? Looking for a bit of added peace of mind when you leave your children home with your nanny? Since we know that whole “eyes in the back of your head” thing isn’t a reality (though that would be nice!), a nanny cam may be your second-best option. But…

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Help! My Nanny Quit! How to Find a Nanny Quickly

When you arrived at work this morning, it was just another Wednesday. But when you arrived home this evening and your nanny gave her notice effective immediately, it became the Wednesday when everything was turned upside down. You graciously accepted your nanny’s resignation, because, well, that’s what you do as an employer. But your mind…

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How to Set Yourself Apart as a Sitter

Are you a babysitter? Do you want recurring and frequent jobs?  Do you want to come recommended by the parents you sit for? Then you need to learn how to set yourself apart as a sitter, because here’s the terrible truth: babysitters are a dime a dozen.  Just in my neighborhood alone, there are teenagers…

How OPEAR MD Can Make a Difference For Your Family

With October 27th being National Make a Difference Day, it’s the perfect opportunity for us to say thanks to those who are making a difference already, and to share our commitment to do the same.  Want to do something above and beyond for Make a Difference Day? We’ve included some ideas at the end of […]

OPEAR MD: What Is It, Exactly?

OPEAR is launching a service called OPEAR MD in the NYC area in 2019.  It’s an app-based, on-demand, 24/7, in-home, pediatric care service, specializing in testing and diagnosing non-emergent illnesses. We published the backstory of OPEAR MD last week- about us, our Founder Michael, and WHY we have decided to pursue in-home pediatric care.  Now […]

The Story Behind OPEAR MD

In a nutshell: Launching in New York City in 2019, OPEAR will offer a service called OPEAR MD.  It is an app-based, on-demand, 24/7, in-home, pediatric care service, specializing in testing and diagnosing non-emergent illnesses.   We provide the testing and/or diagnosis of: Strep throat Ear infection Fever Coxsackie virus The common cold Influenza  Conjunctivitis […]

Charming Ideas for Your Family Halloween Party

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, which is surprising because having grown up in the PNW, I spent a lot of Halloweens going door-to-door in the cold, pouring rain.  Maybe it was the candy, you might think. For most kids, the thought of a candy free-for-all is the highlight of their Halloween, but I’ve […]

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