by Maya Bernstein

Superwoman & Her Cape

Those fraught relationships between mothers and nannies

I have a friend who is a Superwoman. She has four kids under the age of six, multiple degrees, has launched a successful nonprofit, and is in the process of launching another. In addition, she wears a serene smile on her face and dresses beautifully. I asked her how she does it. She sparkled. “I couldn’t do any of it without my cape,” she said. Her cape? “My nanny,” she whispered.

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