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Ten $10 Birthday Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

My four-year-old nanny kid is turning five this month! That means I have to come up with something to get him for his birthday. Only problem is...

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Four Spooky Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

Handprint Witch This craft is super cute, but requires a lot of adult help. I am not the most artistic person, so trust me when I say that any adult can do this. Supplies: White PaperGreen and Orange PaintSmall Googly EyesBlack MarkerBlack and Yellow Construction PaperGlue Directions: Cut out and glue pieces for hat togetherCover… Continue reading Four Spooky Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

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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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Stop Trying to Be Perfect

When it comes to my job, I try my best to never make a mistake. Funny, right? It's impossible. There are so many things I am good at, but when something doesn't go just right, I have the tendency to question my abilities as a nanny. I know I can't be the only one who… Continue reading Stop Trying to Be Perfect

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End Summer Boredom with Free* Educational Worksheets, and More

At one point in my nannying career, I homeschooled preschool. It was unlike any nanny job I had had, and still have had. I loved the opportunity to intentionally teach those four young girls each day, creating lesson plans that followed weekly themes and educational standards. It was a lot of fun, but also a… Continue reading End Summer Boredom with Free* Educational Worksheets, and More

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It’s That Time of Career Again

About a month ago, my current nanny family told me they would be cutting my hours to put their youngest in part-time preschool. Unfortunately, this came at a time when I actually need to work more hours to cover a portion of my husband's paycheck as he starts nursing school. I looked into getting a… Continue reading It’s That Time of Career Again