Couldn't agree more, Tracie! In fact, my businesses have really taken off and we're finally in the position to get an au pair ourselves! We are *so* excited. We're picking her up tomorrow in fact.
I work part-time from home as an au pair coordinator, squeezing work in during the baby's naps and while her big sister is at preschool, plus I teach private French lessons in the evenings and weekends, plus we're putting up a Shakespeare class that my husband will teach, so I just feel like I'm stretched to the absolute limit. Full time taking care of the kids plus all these part-time gigs? It's just not possible anymore without help!
Now that we'll have an au pair, I'll be able to teach some of my French lessons during daytime hours to free up my evenings/weekends a bit so I can actually see my husband! And the house won't be a total wreck all the time, the kids' laundry will just magically get washed, dried, folded and put away! Their beds will get made, their rooms will stay neat, their toys will make their way into the toy boxes - all while I am focusing on work uninterrupted! Woo hoo! Merry Christmas to me!
And hey, if you'd like to join in on the fun I can hook you up with an $850 discount. You would just have to use the promotion code by December 15. Feel free to email me for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.