Author - Katie Lewis

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Katie Lewis, the enthusiastic and kid savvy founder of Strollers and Stilettos™ began her career as an elementary education teacher and nanny. While working as a nanny and household manager for busy professionals in Chicago, she began to notice a pattern among all of her families: they needed assistance in managing the many aspects that come along with having children. Katie realized the opportunity to serve a niche clientele of busy professionals, people who never seem to have enough time for the little ones who matter the most to them. Thus, Strollers and Stilettos was started with a mission to help make families lives easier by doing the things they don't have time for or just might not want to do.

Navigating the Mag Mile with the Kids

Navigating your way through the Mag Mile is no easy feat. As one of Chicago’s most crowded area, Michigan Avenue can be overwhelming for moms and families alike. Our Go To guide will help you make the best decisions on where to go, what to and how to get there.

People Watching:

·      Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Avenue)– One of the most popular shopping malls in the U.S., Water Tower Place is also the perfect place for people watching. Coupled with open seating, you and your youn...

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM by Katie Lewis

What to Ask in a Nanny Interview

There is a lot to consider when hiring a nanny. Interviewing, screening and selecting potential nanny candidates can be a daunting task, but it is an important part of finding a nanny that is a good fit with your family.

Try to use open-ended questions that will prompt for informative answers, such as questions starting with: What? When? Why? How? Where? Or tell me about… This will avoid getting Yes and No answers.

1.     Experience and Background: Look for a nanny who has experien...

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Katie Lewis