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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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Avoid Saying These Eight Things to a Nanny

I often get asked questions about my job -- what I actually do, if I like it, and how I got into it -- but occasionally, someone will ask me something that just isn't very tactful. People make all kinds of assumptions about nannies, and often...

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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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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

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Today, I Embarrassed Myself

This morning, while changing R's diaper, I noticed the Desitin was a teeny tiny squeeze away from being empty. I couldn't find another tube anywhere, so considering I also needed Swiffer wet pads, I decided we'd take a quick trip to Target before picking A up from preschool. Because the Target we went to is… Continue reading Today, I Embarrassed Myself

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It’s Been a While

It's been a while since my last post - a testament to how busy things have been. In April, I wrote about how I was anticipating starting a new job and now I'm two weeks in. I'm hoping to get back into regularly posting about my experiences as a nanny, but I expect to be… Continue reading It’s Been a While

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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