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What Should a Nanny Wear to Work?

It isn't always obvious what a nanny should wear to work. She's a professional, but she also works intimately with children. She's a professional, but she isn't a teacher. She's a professional, but she needs to be comfortable. I would never claim to be the most fashionable nanny out there. In fact, I don't even… Continue reading What Should a Nanny Wear to Work?

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How to Set Yourself Up for Success as a Professional Nanny

Quite a few people enter into the nanny world with no intention to stay, but every once in a while it claims the life of a naïve person who's fallen in love. I would say that's the story for many of us. Now we've got our foot in the door, but where do we go… Continue reading How to Set Yourself Up for Success as a Professional Nanny

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Six Common Misunderstandings About The Nanny Profession

Whenever I tell a stranger what I do for work, their response is almost always the same -- "Oh, okay." -- The end. People assume they know what I do and rarely ask follow-up questions. Unbeknownst to many, nannying is actually a very complex job. I am responsible for someone else's children; I am responsible… Continue reading Six Common Misunderstandings About The Nanny Profession

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It’s Okay to Take a Break

If you're anything like me, you will always find something to do at work -- organize the pantry, sweep the floors, fluff the pillows. It really is a great trait to have as a nanny, but sometimes you need to think about...

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Day Nine of Five

June 18, 2019 Today marks my ninth day of work this week. Since last Monday, I have worked ninety-seven hours. Going into this week, I expected to feel exhausted, burnt out and quite a bit frustrated by today. Although I had the occasional issue, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary for a typical week.… Continue reading Day Nine of Five

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An Interview with a Former Nanny, Turned Mom

Most nannies do not start their careers with parenting experience under their belt. The majority of us started out babysitting and slowly gained our momentum through the years. Although much of the practical knowledge and experiences surrounding a nanny's career are similar to that of a parent's, it's clear that being a nanny is very… Continue reading An Interview with a Former Nanny, Turned Mom

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Today Was Not My Favorite

Today started out great. I actually felt like I got enough sleep and wasn't a zombie on my thirty minute commute to work. For the majority of the morning, things went well -- Baby, R, went down easily and slept for two hours, and A played nicely by himself while I got a lot done around the house. Then...

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Can’t Wait to Explore Boulder

Today is my second day at the Boulder house where my nanny-family moved after a few years in Denver. Since the weather has been slightly depressing (Snow in mid-spring? C'mon, Colorado!), we haven't had a chance to explore any parks or trails just yet. I am definitely looking forward to that! Along with parks and… Continue reading Can’t Wait to Explore Boulder