Thinking of a career change? You may want to head to New York, New York where the Times Magazine reported on the nanny with the mostess.
In “The Best Nanny Money Can Buy,” one nanny apparently earns—when you factor in the annual bonus, $3,000-a-month rental apartment, and vacations—in excess of her $180,000 salary. (OK, you can put your eyeballs back in your head now.)
So what, you ask, does this Mary Poppins, and others in her caretaking ivy league, do to earn her bob? Well, some drive the Zamboni around the family’s private ice rink, ride and groom a horse, or cook macrobiotic dishes. Still no mention of the children.
Really, the Pavilion Agency's nanny makes Gwyneth Paltrow's offer seem pathetically stingy in comparison. The question is, does money buy you a better nanny? Or simply a glorified slave? For that price tag, you better believe the nanny in question is 'on call' 24/7 365 days a year.
If pigs flew under a blue moon and you suddenly won the 649, what dream skills would your nanny possess? Or—now here's a wildly progressive thought—with that sort of money, you could actually afford to stay at home and look after your own kids yourself.
Health Canada has recalled this wooden six-piece magnetic train, with the UPC 736788157468, as small parts of the toy may separate, posing a potential choking hazard to young children.
Although neither Lucky Imports and Wholesale nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries, customers are advised to take the toy away from children and dispose of it.
For further information, customers may contact Lucky Imports and Wholesale at 1-416-251-1234.
Between July 2011 to February 2012, approximately 400 of the recalled toys were sold in Canada.
It's hard to quit smoking—no doubt about it—but it's an especially dirty habit for moms to break. There's no shame in the struggle to give it up for your kids' sake.
Still, for A-listers, it's next to impossible to have that secret drag without some paparazzi lens catching you in the act. And there's no greater thrill than spotting a healthier-than-thou celeb mom with a ciggie in hand (ahem, that means you Gwynie).
Consider yourself outted, Katie Holmes, whose likelihood of being spotted cigarette-in-hand was likened by Babble to, "nearly as rare as spotting Courtney Love without one."
What's even more surprising, is that many of the celeb moms in the list actually smoke in front of their kids, which you wouldn't think is necessary, what with the hired help providing ample opportunities for a cheeky puff.
Julia Roberts. Charlize Theron. Sandra Bullock. Kate Winslet. Kate Beckinsale. Kate Hudson. Michelle Williams. Uma Thurman. January Jones. Lily Allen. Jennifer Lopez. Sarah Jessica Parker. Alyssa Milano. Salma Hayek. Pink. Catherine Zeta-Jones. Katherine Heigl. Nicole Richie. Jessica Alba. Angelina Jolie. Victoria Beckham. Gisele Bundchen.
Any surprises there or, like me, are you just surprised at quite how many moms in the hottest spotlight still smoke? Do they do it to stay thin? It doesn't quite gel with the macrobiotic-ashtanga-yoga regimes of many A-listers. Hypocrisy aside, smoking certainly isn't yummy. Let's hope being caught ash-handed will prompt some of them to nix the cancer sticks.