Families: Super Mannies

They cook, they nurture. Who says being a nanny is just for women?

Soon after giving birth to her twins John and Matthew, now nearly 3, Nina Schultz decided that as a single, working parent, she wanted another caregiver around full time. An agency proposed a male nanny. "It hadn't occurred to me, but I realized it was a neat idea to have a positive male influence around for the boys," she says of her live-in nanny, Rob Aquino, 21. "He does everything from dressing them to cooking to playing hoops. They love him. It's the best thing I've done."

It's also a lot more common than it used to be. They are still...

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