It is always stressful when you leave a child in the hands of another---whether if he or she is a close relative, friend, or babysitter. With nanny cams, you never have to worry anymore about leaving your child in another person’s care. A majority, if not all, nanny cams have motion activated recording that features a high resolution camera, even including a DVR. What is great about these cameras is that they are completely not obvious and will blend into your surroundings. You can even set your camera to motion activation or to continuous recording, as most appropriate for you and your budget.
In 1931 domestic service remained the largest female occupation in Britain. We view it today as an undesirable job, owing to the class divide it has come to represent, and this is reflected in the portrayals of mistresses and servants in books and on the screen. However, it was seen as the perfect way to equip young women with the skills necessary to become good wives and mothers, and continues to be a career taken up by many today. But what do we really know about how girls felt when taking up these positions in other people A s houses, or how they were treated? Indeed, how has the domestic role changed over the years to incorporate nannies, au pairs and domestic staff in hotels, hospitals and other institutions? This first major study of domestic workers in the twentieth century includes first-hand accounts and reminiscences from men and women working in this sphere. Pamela Horn uses these sources, as well as official records and newspaper reports, to extract the truth about the lives and status of men and women in domestic service from A Ai900 to the new millennium. The reluctance of many women to return to service after the two world wars is discussed, together with government efforts to persuade them otherwise. Overseas recruitment is not forgotten, as a number of young women were trained in government centres for employment in the colonies, and many also came from other countries looking for work. Written with authority and from a national perspective, this well-researched study is essential reading for social historians and anyone with an interest in modern history.
The story of Mary Poppins, the quintessentially English and utterly magical children's nanny, is remarkable enough. She flew into the lives of the unsuspecting Banks family in a children's book that was instantly hailed as a classic, then became a household name when Julie Andrews stepped into the starring role in Walt Disney's hugely successful and equally classic film. Now she is a Broadway sensation all over again. But the story of Mary Poppins's creator, as this first biography reveals, is just as unexpected and remarkable. The fabulous English nanny was conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who in 1924 came to London from Sydney as a journalist. She became involved with theosophy and traveled in the literary circles of W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot. Most famously, she clashed with "the great convincer" Walt Disney over the adaptation of the Mary Poppins books into film. Travers, whom Disney accused of vanity for "thinking you Travers] know more about Mary Poppins than I do," was as tart and opinionated as Julie Andrews's big-screen Mary Poppins was cheery and porcelain beautiful. "You've got the nose for it," Travers candidly assessed the star. Yet it was a love of mysticism and magic that shaped P. L. Travers's life as well as the character of Mary Poppins. The clipped, strict and ultimately mysterious nanny was the conception of someone who remained thoroughly inscrutable and enigmatic to the end of her ninety-six years. "Who is P. L. Travers?" the American press inquired of "this unknown Englishwoman" whose creation resulting in Hollywood gold had won her international fame. Valerie Lawson's illuminating biography, Mary Poppins, She Wrote, provides the first and only glimpse into the mind of a writer who fervently believed that "Everyday life is the miracle."
Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family. Lauren Slater s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house. In these autobiographical pieces, Slater presents snapshots of domestic life, populating them with the gritty details and jarring realities of sharing home, life, and body in the curious institution called family. She asks difficult questions and probes unsettling truths about sex, love, and parenting. In these pages, Slater introduces us to her struggles with her mother, her determination to make a home of her own, her compromises in deciding to marry (her conflicts manifesting as an affair on the eve of her wedding), her initial struggle to connect with her newborn child, and the dilemmas of mothering with a mental illness. She writes openly about her decision to abort her second pregnancy and her later decision to have a second child after all. She tells us about the searing decision to have elective double mastectomy and how her love for her husband was magically rekindled after she saw him catch fire in a chemical accident. It s not all mastectomies and chemical fires, though. Slater digs into the everyday challenges of family living, from buying a lemon of a car and fighting back menacing weeds to gaining weight and being jealous of the nanny. Beautifully written, often humorous, and always revealing, these stories scrutinize the complex questions surrounding family life, offering up sometimes uncomfortable truths. "From the Hardcover edition.""
Rugged Craig Haynes came from a long line of lady-killers. Lately, though, the single dad was targeting only Jill Bradford, his sons' new nanny. Two parts sweetness, one part sin, the petite redhead proved a wizard with his rambunctious boys. So what made this miracle-worker insist she was strictly hired help? Could a houseful of Haynes males ambush her wary heart...and make her a mother and wife.
As the eldest son of a legendary Texas dynasty, Zane Foley had a legacy to live up to. But right now the single dad had a more pressing concern: finding a nanny for his little girl. Melanie Grandy seemed made to order. She'd already enchanted Zane's daughter--and now she was working her magic on the wary widower. Talk about getting the royal treatment The minute Melanie met father and daughter, it was instant love. But her Cinderella story came with a secret--one she could never reveal or she'd lose her chance to be part of a real family. Unless Zane was willing to forgive the past for a future...with "her."
" Goodnight Moon has been hilariously updated for the modern parent."--Buzzfeed When the text of Goodnight Nanny-Cam appeared online in the New Yorker 's "Shouts & Murmurs" column, it garnered 100,000 hits and more than 15,000 Facebook likes in a matter of days. Filled with sly references to BPA-free bottles, Baby Einstein DVDs, and toddler tutors, Jen Nessel and Lizzy Ratner's send-up of the beloved children's classic wittily skewers our modern culture of over-parenting. Parodies of Goodnight Moon are always popular, and Goodnight Nanny-cam is a gorgeously illustrated gift that's guaranteed to have alpha parents everywhere laughing--and cringing--in recognition.
The nanny went looking for the baby girl and the puppies. An illustration from a series of children's books which came free with the Public Ledger newspaper.Features: Title: Nursey went to Look Theme: Victorian Children's Literature Made in the USA Subject: Entertainment Product Type: Print Frame Type: Unframed Color: Green/Black/Beige Number of Items Included: 1 Style: Cottage / Country Orientation: Vertical Size (Size: 36" H x 24" W): Large 33"-40" Size (Size: 66" H x 44" W): Oversized 41" and above Shape: Rectangle Distressed: No Country of Origin: United States Animals: Plants & Flowers: Transportation Type: People: Sports & Sports Teams: Nature Scenes: Food & Beverage: U.S. States: Cities: Countries: Fantasy & Sci-Fi: Frame Material: Frame Color: Purposeful Distressing Type: No Distressing Holiday / Occasion: No HolidaySpefications: Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom (Size: 36" H x 24" W): 36 Overall Height - Top to Bottom (Size: 66" H x 44" W): 66 Overall Width - Side to Side (Size: 36" H x 24" W): 24 Overall Width - Side to Side (Size: 66" H x 44" W): 44 Overall Depth - Front to Back (Size: 66" H x 44" W, 36" H x 24" W): 1.5 Overall Product Weight: Assembly: Warranty: Manufacturer provides 120 days limited warranty
MY THREE SONS Rugged Craig Haynes came from a long line of lady-killers. Lately, though, the single dad was targeting only Jill Bradford, his sons' new nanny. Two parts sweetness, one part sin, the pint-size redhead proved a wizard with his three
A widowed veteran gets the shock of her life in this impossible-to-put-down thriller from #1 New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben.In the course of eight consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, millions of readers have discovered Harlan Coben?s page-turning thrillers, filled with his trademark edge-of-your-seat suspense and gut-wrenching emotion. In Fool Me Once, Coben once again outdoes himself... Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya?s husband, Joe?who was brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband?and herself.
HOLD TIGHT: Mike and Tia Baye decide to spy on their son Adam, who has become moody and withdrawn since his friend?s suicide. The software they install on his computer exposes every website visited, every e-mail and instant message sent or received. But each keystroke draws them deeper into a maze of mayhem and violence that could destroy them all.FOOL ME ONCE: Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya?s husband, Joe?who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband?and herself.
Born in Cuba in the 1950s, the author was a child when revolution swept her homeland and Fidel Castro came to power. While her family suffered injustice and austerity after their plantation was seized, her grandmother and Afro-Cuban nanny remained strong. They taught her the healing wisdom of curanderismo and the magical beliefs of Santeria. This memoir offers a heartfelt view of Cuba's history and culture.
All the romance of travel at sea is captured in the long history of P&O. From humble beginnings in the 1830s, The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company grew to dominate British mercantile shipping for much of the 19th, and a good deal of the 20th, centuries. Initially the company's paddle steamers carried Her Majesty's Mail, as the name implies, to the Iberian Peninsular, but over time P&O extended its routes across the Mediterranean, and onwards to the Middle East, Far East and Australasia. Besides the mail P&O liners carried specie, as well as such commodities as silk, tea, and even opium And then there were the passengers - colonial officers, the military, planters, traders, big game hunters, pilgrims, missionaries, emigrants, Monarchs and Maharajah, along with their wives, children and nannies; not forgetting the 'fishing fleet' - young ladies venturing east to catch a husband. P&O came to represent the British Empire at sea, and as the Empire waned, and Britain took to the air, so a golden age of travelling by sea came to an end. This new book delves into the P&O archives to take a nostalgic glance astern at all those who travelled P&O.
After a vacation in Italy, the Strega-Borgia clan arrives home to a shocking discovery: their faithful butler Latch lying comatose on the front doorstep, reeking faintly of sulphur. Horrified and troubled, Titus and Pandora suspect this may be an omen of bad fortune, but both are soon distracted by their own problems. Only Nanny McLachlan realizes the truth: Whatever it was that came for Latch is coming back. And when it does, will she alone be strong enough to protect the family?
aI hate Christmas, a said Shelly to herself as she sat staring out the window. At age thirty-seven, Shelly Carter had all but given up on life. She had lost everything she had ever loved. First her parents and then this past Christmas, she had lost her husband, Joe, and her baby. Just as she was about to give up on being happy and having a family of her own, she met Lora and her two kids in the park and they became fast friends. Lora offered Shelly a job as their nanny at their home in Florida, and Shelly gratefully accepted the offer. There was nothing left for her in Austin. This was her chance to start her life over and be part of a family since she couldnat have children of her own. But when she stepped off the plane two weeks later in Florida, she had no idea the cruel fate that was about to be bestowed on her as she came face to face with Joe, her lost love.
"Spider Eaters" is at once a moving personal story, a fascinating family history, and a unique chronicle of political upheaval told by a Chinese woman who came of age during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. With stunning honesty and a lively, sly humor, Rae Yang records her life from her early years as the daughter of Chinese diplomats in Switzerland, to her girlhood at an elite middle school in Beijing, to her adolescent experience as a Red Guard and later as a laborer on a pig farm in the remote northern wilderness. She tells of her eventual disillusionment with the Maoist revolution, how remorse and despair drove her almost to suicide, and how she struggled to make sense of conflicting events that often blurred the line between victim and victimizer, aristocrat and peasant, communist and counterrevolutionary. Moving gracefully between past and present, dream and reality, the author artfully conveys the vast complexity of life in China as well as the richness, confusion, and magic of her own inner life and struggle. Much of the power of the narrative derives from Yang's multi-generational, cross-class perspective. She invokes the myths, legends, folklore, and local customs that surrounded her and brings to life the many people who were instrumental in her life: her nanny, a poor woman who raised her from a baby and whose character is conveyed through the bedtime tales she spins; her father; her beloved grandmother, who died as a result of the political persecution she suffered. Spanning the years from 1950 to 1980, Rae Yang's story is evocative, complex, and told with striking candor. It is one of the most immediate and engaging narratives of life in post-1949 China.
Have you ever had the feeling you weren''t loved by the momma God gave you? Lucky for Gracie, she has two mommas. One cares for her every day while the other goes off to work. One is happy, strong and free while the other is sad, dark and depressed. One is black. The other is white. One Gracie must leave. Grace Callaway lives down deep in Alabama during a turbulent time of protests, boycotts, and sit-ins. It is a segregated world where black and white won''t mix. But don''t tell that to Ida Bell and Grace. Ida Bell has been Gracie''s nanny since the day she came home from the hospital in a shoebox. They love each other like a real mother and daughter. Even way more. But the summer Grace turns ten, her white momma decides they need to move away. Moving means just one thing: leaving Ida Bell. Grace knows she cannot go. She knows she cannot let go. How can she leave the person who raised her when her real momma couldn''t? How can she leave the person who taught her how to walk, and who took her to her first day of school when her real momma wouldn''t? If she leaves, who will keep her secrets? Who will hold her? Who will love her?She can''t leave. She won''t. There must be a way to stay.
[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Paranormal Menage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M, shape-shifters, light bondage, light spanking, HEA] Veterinarian Lena Windsor grew up expecting to be mated to shape-shifter Alex James and his brothers, Joe and Will, when she finished university, but when military vet Alex leaves the three of them behind to re-enlist, she builds a new life for herself, eventually coming home to take over her fathers'' practice in Harmony, where she reconciles with Joe and Will. One day, Lena begins to suspect that someone has been prowling around her house while she''s at work and uses a nanny cam to find the culprit. She''s shocked to see a very changed Alex, who is dealing with a severe war injury by bonding, in wolf-dog form, with the stray dog she adopted who has a similar injury. She''d never turn away an injured animal, not even when he''s also the man who broke her heart. Can she help him to heal without falling in love with him again? Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
The FLIR FX Will Change the Way You See Portable and powerful, the FLIR FX is the most versatile cloud-based camera on the market. Keep an eye on your home or business from anywhere in the world using the exclusive FLIR iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. The revolutionary RapidRecap feature lets you see a day in a minute: The FLIR FX will capture all movement and superimpose it into one frame, allowing you to see multiple events simultaneously, drastically cutting down security footage review time. SmartZone technology enables you to specify exact areas of the video frame so you're only alerted when specific motion is detected. Setup is simple and intuitive, having you up and running in minutes.As for the camera itself, the FLIR FX features a top-of-the-line four megapixel CMOS image sensor enabling full 1080p HD resolution. The camera's wide 160-degree field of view is perfect for monitoring a large space like a warehouse. And, with six IR LEDs, you're guaranteed quality footage in any lighting conditions. Two-way audio make the FLIR FX ideal for use as a nanny cam. And, even though you're able to stream your video live, on-board microSD storage (up to 64GB, not included) enables you to always have a backup of your footage. What really sets the FLIR FX apart from comparable cameras, however, is its host of accessories. Choose an action cam mount and take on-the-go footage of your latest bike trip, or select a dash mount to always have a record of your time behind the wheel. There's even an optional housing that makes the FLIR FX a traditional outdoor security camera. Anything you could possibly need to record, the FLIR FX can do it. This camera comes with 1 year of service including 2-day storage, 3 RapidRecaps, and 6-hour max recap. Higher-capacity storage plans are available. Please consult your owners manual for details and ordering information.