Happy Friday!


It’s been a long week for me so I am so Thankful that it’s Friday!

Last Saturday, Brady and I went to Zombie Fest and it was a blast. There was a DJ, Scavenger hunt, and a zombified tent. This is B right after getting zombified. He got to the horn on a gas truck, climb up on a fire truck, and play with the lights on a police car.

This was a great community event. This was our first year and we will definitely be back next year!

Someone is 10!

My Oldest charge turned 10 on Sunday! She has always loved the arts so I took her to SAM (Seattle Art Museum) for the big one zero. I took the afternoon off last Thursday  since this was a gift and picked up only Gwennie. After the art museum, we went for pizza at my favorite place, Serious Pie, and then ice cream before heading home. I’ve been her nanny for the last 3 years. I hope to be nanny for many more!



The Planned Nanny will be returning October 1st!

I have been planning like crazy the last couple of so days so that I can re-launch The Planned Nanny! I cannot wait to start sharing my planning ideas with every one soon! I will post planning for the first two weeks of October on October 1st! The next week, I will post planning for […]

via Relaunch! — The Planned Nanny

National Nanny Recognition Week!

I haven’t posted in almost two years and I miss it! I have a lot more time on my hands these days as the kids I nanny are both in school full time. Last week I celebrated 3 years with my current family and I couldn’t be happier. MB got me 4 $10 Starbucks cards (she bought them in a pack so that’s why there were 4. I always feel appreciated around here. People who feel appreciated, work harder.

It’s been a busy but fun 3 years. This year we went to Italy for two weeks and it was a blast! We were all pretty home sick by the 10th day and decided that trips were going to be 10 days max  from now on. We went to the Vatican and saw the pope. We saw the Sistine chapel. We had the most amazing food.

The kids have grown so much. When I started they were  6(a few days away from 7) and 3 (about 6 weeks away from turning 4.) Now they are 10(today!) and 7(in 5 weeks). tmp_6545-20141116_175557-1173715933

this is from 2014


This one is from August when we were in Rome! They are getting so big!


Wendy(weekend nanny), Cristine(MB), and Me


Ride the Ducks Seattle from Spring break I believe.

A few more random pics from Italy.

Excited to make some new memories with my nanny family in the upcoming year

. Happy National Nanny Recognition Week to any nannies reading this!

Busy busy busy

Life has been busy and I haven’t even thought about blogging in months. I miss it, I miss meeting people and talking with other nannies and mom’s. I’m going to have to add   blogging time to my calendar so I will actually sit down and do it.

I’ve been with my current family since September of 2013. I was their son’s first nanny several years ago for about 6 months. My kiddos are 8 as of September and 5 as of 2 weeks ago. I’ve gone from fill in nanny, to part time many, to full time live in nanny. I honestly didn’t think that I would do live in again but when the opportunity arose with this family, I took it.


I feel that I am in a great place with my job and my living situation. I’m just busy but the good kind of busy!  Have a happy week nannies and hopefully I’ll post again soon.2014-11-09 15.20.20











It’s been quite a while!

So much has happened since my last post! I am no longer in Houston. I ended up having to testify against the kids’ dad in Houston so I felt it was best for me to move on. I am now back in the Seattle area living with some of my best friends and working as a live-out nanny!

I was blessed to get back in touch with a family that I worked for several years ago. I am now watching their four year old son every day and working on preschool skills with him a few hours a day. I also watch his seven year old sister from time to time. I am so glad to be working for them again. They are a great family and really respect me as a nanny. When they ask me for advise, they take what I tell them. It is very nice to be respected as a nanny!🙂

Since I am not in Houston anymore, I am no longer doing the Houston Nanny Society. Last week I launched The Planned Nanny. It is a planning resource for nannies,parent’s and childcare workers. I search the net for projects and activities and share them with my readers.

Here is the link: The Planned Nanny

Aren’t you more excited about this one?

My bother met his wife while she was pregnant. Her ex-boyfriend told her to have an abortion when she found out that she was going to have a baby. She left him immediately. Her and my bother got married a few months before she was to deliver. When her daughter was born, we all treated her with just as much love as any other person in our family. We just don’t see a difference.  My sister in law is due in a few weeks with their second baby. Someone said to my mom “aren’t you more excited about this one?”  I, at first did not understand the question. My niece is my niece. I am so excited for her sister to get here. Just because this baby has my bother’s DNA and her older sister does not, does not make her loved more by our side of the family. They are both loved equally and equally spoiled by their Aunts, Uncles, and Grand parents. She is just as much family as the new baby is. She is my little munchkin and I love her to death. I hope that she never feels like she isn’t part of our family cause she is.

Sorry for the rant but I needed to vent.