Nanny Accused of Stabbing Two Kids Awake and Talking…But Not About…

Yoselyn Ortega, the woman accused of murdering two children she was caring for, woke up in the hospital yesterday and is "talking a little," reports the New York Post. Ortega — who broke a vertebrae in her attempt to commit suicide, has undergone surgery, and is still intubated — lives in Harlem with her 17-year-old… » 10/29/12 4:00pm 10/29/12 4:00pm

Police Have Yet to File Charges in the Manhattan Nanny Murders

Although it seems pretty clear to law enforcement officials that Yoselyn Ortega, a nanny for three children in Manhattan, stabbed two of those children to death, she has yet to be charged with anything. That's because, according to the AP, Ortega, who survived stabbing herself in the throat and slashing her own… » 10/28/12 1:00pm 10/28/12 1:00pm

Marina Krim's Mommy Blog Pulled Off of Livejournal After Nanny Murder

In the two days since Upper West Side nanny Yoselyn Ortega stabbed two of her young charges and herself, there's been a firestorm of responses to the tragedy: a critical eye on working mothers and a new misgiving for children's caregivers — one UWS nanny remarks, "Parents are looking at you as though you're… » 10/27/12 4:00pm 10/27/12 4:00pm

The Moment You Become a Parent, You Inherit a Ticker Tape of Fear

The nanosecond that I read the story about the Krim family's unimaginable loss of two of their children allegedly at the hands of their nanny, I covered my mouth and a flood of fresh tears welled up in my eyes before I could even read the gruesome details. I'm not a crier — I'm just a parent. And the horror of losing… » 10/26/12 7:00pm 10/26/12 7:00pm

It Takes a Village, and That Includes Nannies

I was raised by nannies. That's not to say my parents weren't incredibly supportive and always there for me when I needed them — they were, in spades — but they both worked full-time, which they couldn't have done if my younger brother and I didn't have someone to watch over us during the day. So we had nannies;… » 10/26/12 6:30pm 10/26/12 6:30pm

Manhattan Nanny Stabbing Tragedy Brings Out the Worst in UrbanBaby…

The message boards on anonymous parenting forum UrbanBaby.com are frequented by impressively self-absorbed and judgmental city parents who fret over their paltry $700,000 household incomes, argue the merits of elite private schools, and write Moby Dick-length screeds on co-sleeping. But they wouldn't stoop so low as… » 10/26/12 1:20pm 10/26/12 1:20pm