Why teens take risks

Tips and Advice, Tips for Employers and Au Pair Host Parents, Tips, Tricks and Resources for Nanny

If you are currently raising teens or plan on working/raising teens I suggest you grab a copy of Jess Shatkin’s new book “Born to be Wild“, I have recently read this book and was also able to ask the author a few questions. What to win a free copy? Look out for the details of you how to be entered into a draw! What made you finally want to write this book after so many years of teaching and public…

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Stylish slippers!

Tips and Advice

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

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

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

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

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

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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