Rebecca's Column...

Will be late as she had to go on a trip with her Nanny Family and where she is at they have no internet connection. We hope to have it up sometime Sunday. Thank you.


Just My Two Cents Just Now said...

Cool..can't wait. :)

Blythe said...

I hope she's having fun!

Just My Two Cents Just Now said...

Hey Rebecca:
Why don't you write your next column about your little trip with your family? Not all of us nannies get to go on such trips and would love a mini "virtual" vacation.
Just an idea......

Marypoppin'pills said...

I didn't know where else to put this, sorry Rebecca.

I recieved a pretty angry message today about the missing CL-WTF. I guess there are some die-hards out there that really enjoy reading it.

At first it upset me because it IS a lot of work putting it together. Usually my whole Friday night or Saturday morning is shot... but I honestly don't mind.

And to the person that sent that message, no I am not trying to make up more excuses... but it would be a great help if you would send some ads in for me.

MissDee, NC, and a few others are very loyal and every weekend send ads... so trust me, I truly appreciate it.

But for those that are disappointed like my good friend that sent me that message, this is more of an apology. I am sorry that lately I have been slipping with CL-WTF.

I will try to do better.

Rebecca Lubin said...

Don't apologize MPP! It's a ton of work to run the blog as well as run your life and job. Those who thoughtlessly judge have not been in your shoes and have no idea how much time you devote to ISYN.
Rock on Sister and let's all lend a hand and send some ads in to MPP.

Just My Two Cents Just Now said...

That is crazy that someone would be angry just because MPP didn't post CL..WTF for a week.
Don't let it get to you MPP. It's just one reader and the rest of us readers understand that you already do so much to keep this website fresh, current and interesting from week to week. This website has been a HUGE support for nannies like me who experience unique work situations that many of my non-nanny friends cannot relate to. It has kept my spirits up along with my morale in this sometimes challenging, yet ultimately rewarding profession.

Tales from the (Nanny)Hood said...

MPP, getting to read CL-WTF is a pleasure, but I think most of us are fully aware that it's a LOT of work to put together! Don't let one crabby person get to you- we appreciate all the work you do!

As far as the dearth of ads is concerned, will you take ads from,, etc.? Since many of the on-line matching sites allow parents to specify salaries starting at $5 for nannies and sitters, I usually see some doozies there!

Just My Two Cents Just Now said...

Tales from the Nanny Hood: I see a lot of ads on those websites as well. I have seen people say things such as, "OH..I can only pay such and such because I only make this amount of money at work." And some of the amounts are crazy low!!
But CL has a lot more crazy ads than sittercity and Care in my opinion. And they usually are longer.
But if you find any crazy ones on the other childcare websites...bring it on! I would love to read these too.

Marypoppin'pills said...

Just My Two Cents Just Now, exactly!

Tales from the (Nanny)Hood,
Once in awhile I do get an Ad from one of those sites and if it's a really silly or ridiculous one I have to post it, right? :)

But just so you know if I do, the URL on those Ads is way too long and I cannot include it.

We just typically use CL because it is so much more liberal in what it allows you to say, hence the crazier Ads!

And thanks for the support everyone. I kind of understand where the CL-WTF die-hard (sorry, they didn't leave a name) was coming from. You wouldn't believe some of the e-mails we get... you kind of need a thick skin around here! ;)