Self Care: Yes Nannies, You Can Rest! Photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash In honor of International Nanny Recognition Week, I've decided to write a post on self-care! My goal is to explore the topic in an honest and realistic way because, well, I suck at it! Really the only reason I … Continue reading Self Care: Yes Nannies, You Can Rest!
23 Of My Favorite ABC Books I can't believe that we're already starting the second week of September! I am 100% one of those girls who loses her mind every fall over sweaters, boots, crunchy leaves, and everything pumpkin. We're still in the middle of some pretty hot weather here in the Pacific Northwest, but … Continue reading 23 Of My Favorite ABC Books
17 Ways Nannying Has Made Me A Better Person “I think I ruined your fence” The words I said to my Mom Boss at the end of a long day. I had excitedly set up an ABC activity for 4 year old “Miss A” that involved me writing the entire alphabet in giant, … Continue reading 17 Ways Nannying Has Made Me A Better Person
Mom Confessions (that also apply to nannies) I am not a mom. I haven't carried a child for 9 months experiencing drastic and incredible changes to my body. I don't know what postpartum hormones feel like. I've never nursed a precious baby to sleep. I've never been able to say the … Continue reading Mom Confessions (that also apply to nannies)
Nannies Need A Network I glanced out the window and saw the car pull into the driveway. “Thank God for Friday’s” I thought! On Friday’s I always felt a little less lonely. Running downstairs, with the baby in my arms, I threw the door open to greet the housecleaner. I was working for … Continue reading Nannies Need A Network
3 Keys to Easy Transitions and Fewer Tantrums A few years ago, I had the pleasure of nannying an incredibly loving and intelligent 7 year old boy. He will always have a very special place in my heart, and I think part of that is due to the wonderful growth we both experienced … Continue reading 3 Keys to Easy Transitions and Fewer Tantrums
Realistic Expectations: Your Nanny Is Not A Robot "Make the fire, fix the breakfast, wash the dishes, do the mopping And the sweeping, and the dusting, they always keep her hopping. She goes around in circles till she's very very dizzy Still they holler 'Keep a-busy'" Sound familiar? These are the … Continue reading Realistic Expectations: Your Nanny Is Not A Robot