Stylish slippers!

Tips and Advice
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Lets face it, as Nannies, Mannies, AuPairs, Parents, Teachers and Caregivers in general, we know how important it is to have the right shoes, we are standing all day, we are walking, we are chasing children, we just don’t stop. Even if not actively working around children we are constantly on our feet. Proper foot health is absolutely key, this is true for children’s feet as well, because many of the ailments and foot problems we suffer from as we…

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And the Winners are…..

Tips and Advice
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December 3rd, 2016 marks the date of the Nanny Ball being held in New York City and organized by Alene Mathurin. The Funny Nanny offered one FREE ticket to the ball to anyone who would write to her and tell her why she deserved to attend the ball. Marni Kent, a friend of The Funny Nanny then joined in and offered TWO more FREE tickets, we both wanted to ensure we give back to the Nanny Community. So the e-mails starting coming…

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Let’s talk nails….

Beauty, Health & Fashion, Tips and Advice
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Being a Nanny can wreck havoc on your nails! Between constant chipping and expensive salons, sometimes it’s easier to just give up on having pretty nails. Jamberry Nail Wraps are the perfect solution! They are essentially nail stickers that are heat and pressure activated and can last up to two weeks! That right even on nannies! Regardless of all the hand washes, face wiping, and digging toys out of impossibly small spaces. They come in over 300 designs, including holidays,…

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Protect yourself!

Tips and Advice
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A few months ago I came across Lora Brawley’ s post on Nanny Care Hub, read it, it is powerful. I commend Lora for being so brave and for standing up for herself. You are an inspiration! As I was reading it, my mind went back to the early 1990’s when a family accused me of dropping their daughter on her head and almost ending my career as a Nanny. I was not as strong as Lora, I did not…

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Nanny burnout, it is real!

Tips and Advice
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As I lay in bed thinking “WTF has gotten into me?” I realize I know exactly what has gotten into me! I am sick in bed, have been here since Friday when I returned from my shift early, two days early in fact, I am NEVER sick. The little one had a cold so I presumed I got what little one had. I started feeling unwell on Wednesday but pushed through, then felt really bad on Thursday and by Friday…

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You said What????

Tips and Advice
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This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the links. As Nannies we all know we have had the odd request here and there from our employers, I know I have. I asked around and this is what I got, can you add more to this post? I know you can!   “I once had to write on little slips of paper my bosses most fond childhood memories and decorate a jar…

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Au Pairing, 50 years ago – Part 2

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Written by Tina Collins, Tina is now living in Sicily with her Sicilian husband of 40 plus years. She survived her years as an AuPair in Sicily and decided to live there after retirement. Family life had no routine. The boys were taken to school by the driver and usually went to the grandparents to eat (school was only half day). The little girl usually stayed with me, but it was difficult to amuse her. They had no toys. Very often the parents ate…

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AuPairing , 50 years ago

Tips and Advice
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Written by Tina Collins, Tina is now living in Sicily with her Sicilian husband of 40 plus years. She survived her years as an AuPair in Sicily and decided to live there after retirement. April 1st 1967 (yes, April Fools’Day) saw me leave London on my journey to Palermo,Sicily where a family with children aged 8,6,4yrs and a newborn of a couple of days was waiting for me. I had found the position through an Agency – had simply completed a form and paid a…

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AuPair in Europe

Au Pair, Tips and Advice
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* Photos courtesy of Jesse Robert. We often read about foreign young men and women traveling to the US to spend a year or more as an AuPair, I had the opportunity to speak to Jesse Roberts who is a US national and who went to Europe as an AuPair. Please note that each experience is personal and should be treated as such. Make sure you are aware of the rules and regulations of the country you will be living and…

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