Few relationships are as charged as the relationship between a working mother and the nanny who cares for her children. Exploring the numerous and immensely complicated aspects of mother/nanny relationships--love, need, power, money, privacy, guilt, etc.--through the stories of countless mothers and nannies in their own voices, the author offers keen insights into the difficult choices women on both sides of the fence make every day, as well as their often unintended global consequences. Laced with pathos, hope, ambition, conflict, deception, and above all, love, this book will shine light on the relationship that makes it possible for women to remain productive members of the economy, as well as nurturing parents.