Hot outside.

I am a nanny to a 2 yr old and a 7 yr old.  they both enjoy being outside, but we live in Louisiana where it is very hot in the summertime.   Does anyone have any ideas for good activities for me and my kiddos?

thank you in advance!


found this on CL.


I have been contacted multiple times by a scammer using different emails and aliases after I posted an ad looking for work as a nanny / caregiver. The person has used both text and email but always asks you to email his email address for more info regarding the position. They included pictures on one text. He has even looked up my number to find the area code location and then told me he lived in the same area. The end result is the person is wanting you to cash a check for pay upfront. I googled the area code phone number and it was linked to multiple extortion attempts / scams out of Puerto Rico. If you look carefully, enough, you may notice some small indicators that the person is not a native English speaker and may be using a translator. What is unique about this person is that they will text back and forth and really spend some time on the scam. I will post two emails below so that you can see the similarities. ***THIS IS A CHECK CASHING SCAM. This person wants you to cash a check that is no good but will take some time to flop. You will go cash it and send them part of the money and keep the rest. Eventually, you will be contacted by your financial institution for reimbursement of the fraudulent check.

From "Shawn Baker"

Hi, Thanks so much for getting back to me, I am glad to find you on craigslist I hope you get to be our ideal caregiver. My wife's name is Madison and our first child named Lisa of 5 years old. My wife is 6 months pregnant and we are in the process of re-locating to your city, I will appreciate if you can recommend a good doctor for her when we arrive. I will be working on a contract basis with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services building, doing private research work and am in need of someone who can help my wife as personal assistant when necessary and childcare for my baby, taking care of her as yours. You would only be needed for 4 hours in a day, 3 days in a week. We are a Christian family, but we don't put the religious issue in the childcare case, you can also work for us as a Muslim or any other tribe, we just need you to be warm and kind with our family and help us in getting around the cities and some other helps you can render for us but the most important thing is child care, we are planning our move already and we will like to secure a childcare worker before our arrival so we will be glad to have you work for us if you will be interested in doing this work for us.
There's nobody who smokes here, we don't smoke in our family.
Lisa is a sweet baby to be with. I have a Personal Assistant who is helping me with the re-locating process. It's okay if you prefer to be a live-in or live-out as babysitter, just as I can drop her at your home everyday, and I will also like to let you know that transportation is not a problem, we can provide a very reliable transport, will greatly appreciate if you will be delighted to accept this offer as we would be arriving on 25th of MAY If you accept this position, I will instruct my finance manager to process the a payment for your first week upfront payment so that I can be rest assured of your availability for the job and wouldn't need to search for a Babysitter any more perhaps we have some items we ordered for Lisa and only the payment is pending and the items will be shipped soon as we pay so the check might include the funds that will pay for the items. As soon as I discuss everything with my finance manager I will get back to you on how you will be receiving the payment I'll also like you to know we are willing to pay you weekly which is $400 that we are willing to pay you per week and we hope that is okay with you,and help us do some errands upon our arrival.
If this employment opportunity is acceptable to you, kindly get back to me asap with the information below required for confirmation and further proceedings to take place:

Full name:
Contact Address: (Not P.O. Box)
Apt #:
City, States and Zip code :
Home & Cell numbers:

Our expected arrival date is 25th of MAY and we want to pay for your first week service to secure your service. All we ask from you is honesty and sincerity. And am sure you will enjoy the time you will spend with my daughter. Please do look into this if you will be interested in working for our family, take just a moment to get back to us and lets have your views. We look forward to hear back from you again in a few if you will be a friend to our daughter.
Please do get in touch on time so that we can start making arrangements with our travel agency while I await your swift response regards this employment offer and the requested details

From "William Thomboro"

Dear _____,
Thanks for getting back to me promptly concerning the babysitting/nanny job, I'm Willy Thomboro the Husband to Kaith with my daughter Angie, We are coming in to your state on vacation from Manchester (England), I contacted you as babysitter/ Nanny for my daughter, because I want her to get used to the environment around her and also make new friends, She is potty trained and also a fast learner, she also loves to swim and visit the park around once a while.

The main reason why I need someone to get this done for us is because we are expecting our baby boy very soon, and it might be a little bit stressful for my wife and for myself because I have to make sure she is fine and get her to the Hospital for her check up and more, while I am doing all this I don't want Angie to feel lonely or bored we will be arriving on the (28Th-May-2017) for a duration of 2 months or more, I might understand if you wont be able to get it done for us for 2 month, but for the time we can have you help us get settled and if you can take care of her for that time then that's fine too.

We will be offering you $350 weekly for 15 hrs a week, I will be offering you more pay because I want you to do the job good with my kid will be needing your services for five hours from (10 am-3 pm or 4 pm-9 pm) for three days in a week or you can schedule a convenient time for you and let me know what time is okay for you to take care of her probably (Thursday to Saturday) I would be needing the service of a caring babysitter/nanny with positive personality to take good care of her on a part time basis moreover I want to be certain you are fit for this position, you will need to prove yourself to be a reliable, honest, and hard working person, you will start working on same day or next day it's okay if you prefer to be a live-out nanny as I can drop her at your home every time I do not mind or a live-in nanny if you can take care of her in our home.

I will instruct the landlord to mail the keys and description of the house to you so you can know the location, also you will be helping us in purchasing groceries for our home complex before or on the day of our arrival and you will be rendering us your services for that duration if you meet up to our expectation with your services. We have a financier that is based in the states and will be handling the payment and as well as our other expenses so he will be the one that will be taking care of your payment, I will instruct him to pay for the first week before our arrival so as to secure your service. if you accept our offer my wife financier would need the following information to mail out the first week payment and some of our other expenses payment that you will be taking care on our behalf before our arrival to the state.

Full Name:
Home Address or Office Address (where payment should be mailed to. No P.O Box:
Zip Code:
Home & Cell Phone Number (Best time to call Day/Night) :

Most importantly, I'll need your total honesty, organizational skill and ability to carry out the task with less or no supervision. I want to believe you will be committed to the work, you can be sure of a great time while watching over Angie. I will be waiting to read from you.

Willy's family


Lost my temper today

Oh boy! I completely lost my temper at the park today. 3.5f told me she had to go potty, great no bathroom at the park! This is why I told both 3.5f and 3.5f (twins) to try and go potty before we left. I did not get upset because she needed to go potty, I got upset because when I asked her if she went potty before we came to the pirate ship park like I asked, and she said no, however at home she told me she went potty. Then I decided to have her try and go potty behind some bushes because we were the only people at park and I didn't want her to have an accident, but she couldn't so I said okay then we have to go home. If course she gets upset about that because we just got there (I'm sad too!) So twin 2 comes over and I tell her we have to go home because twin1 needs to go potty. So I put twin 2 in her carseat, and shut the door. Got twin 1 in her carseat and asked one more time if she wanted to try and go potty so we didn't have to go home, and she said yes. So we tried rifht outside twin 2s door. It's pretty warm today and I had the windows open in car but I decided to open twin 2s door so she wouldn't get too hot. Oh, it's locked! (She's been locking her foot the past couple of weeks and I've been trying to get her to stop doing that because I don't want something to happen and she gets stuck in the car!) So I knock on window and tell her to open her door. Which she can t unlock it, I had the keys so it was fine, she wasn't trapped or anything but it made me angry because I keep telling her to quit locking the door. So then I lost my temper and yelled at the girls because they weren't listening to directions. And I felt terrible during the drive home and tried talking to them about it. So I told them we weren't watching a movie today like we always do, and that we were having some quiet time when we get home. When we got home, twin 1 sat on the potty for like 10 minutes and guess what? She didn't have to go :/ all that for nothing.

I just needed to write down all my feeling from the last hour and a half. I feel terrible! The girls are happy and giving me hugs now so I know they are okay but still.

Nanny needs advice

Hello All,

I am a full time nanny is desperate need of some advice. I work with a wonderful family caring for 2 little sweet boys. I work some pretty long hours sometimes mostly from 55 to 60 hrs per week.

I usually start at 7:30 in the mornings until 7, but sometimes when my boss travels I come in for 6. When I come in for 6, I have to be up at 3 a.m because the trains run local and have to leave home by 4 just to be on time.

My trouble is, the younger child who is still 2, still takes his morning nap, and that is usually the time I take a break, but problem is, parents wants to cut out the nap. If I cut out his nap, he would cry, fuss, fight and be miserable all day. I am a little frustrated about this because, if I am up so early, and the baby is crying all day (without me taking a break) no one would be happy.

Please advice me, I really love my job, and don't want to be force to quit because of this. I am considering the children happiness and also my happiness, sanity and health. Being up so early without a break and a fussy child all day is no good for anyone.

Concern Nanny.


We received a scam on our email....

God Fearing Nanny Needed Urgently

Me and my family recently relocate to Florida and we will need a God fearing nanny to take good care of our two kids.

Applicant can apply from any country across the global with Attractive salary and accommodation guarantee.
Interested applicant can reply.
Thanks you

hmmmmm CL WTF or Not?

I'm looking for a LIVE IN mother helper to help me with my house chores and two kids (2-year-old and 3-month-old) in the evening and on weekends. Its is 80% house keeping and meal prep and 20% nanny. I would need you to do my laundry, ironing, tiding the house, dishes and light cleaning all week with one day deep cleaning (including bathrooms). Also, you will help with taking care of the young baby while the nanny is taking the older on to library/story time (twice a week for 2 hours). Occasionally I might need you to run errands. I will also need help with meal prep during the week. On weekends, I would like help with the kids and house. hours are FLEXIBLE but no more than 40 hours per week. We will provide room furnished plus food expenses and a cell phone line. If you are interested in this let us know. Thanks

Interesting Post from CL... What are you thoughts?

Nanny Afternoon & Evenings for Twin 6 Year Old Girls (Houston) hide this posting

compensation: Up to $15/hour
employment type: full-time
Nanny to care for twin 5 year old girls, who are healthy, normal, active and are being home schooled.

Nanny to work between the hours of 2pm and 12 midnight, usually in about 8 hour increments, more or less,. You will be able to work between 40 hours per week and sometimes more.

The nanny will take the girls daily out of our house to visit museums, the zoo, the park, and other places where they can learn and have fun.

Nanny must be able to teach our girls how to read using electronic books and computer programs. They already know how to read somewhat and this will be easy for any reasonably intelligent person to do. You will just have to follow our plan. The primary teachers are the parents.

We require that any Nanny be intelligent, computer literate, a fun person, a nice person and have sufficient energy to keep up with our girls.

We also have a 17 month old girl who will generally be cared for be a different nanny. You will never need to take all three children out of our house.

Galleria area location.

Pay up to $15/hour based on past pay rates. Raises might be possible for someone who is extraordinarily good.

We are willing for you to also be a live-in. If so, we would furnish vehicle that you could also use personally, paid vacation, and medical benefits.

Do not apply if you have young children of your own or have a very restricted schedule

If you are interested, please email us to the address below, telling us about your experience and how you might fit this position.

Money Questions...

Just curious, what is the least amount you have ever worked for? What were your duties? How long were you there?

What is the most about you have worked for, what were your duties and how long were you there?

Which just did you get the most satisfaction from?

Thanks for reading and answering!



This was posted on facebook back in January. THIS IS SCARY


So I get to my kids' daycare last night (Busy Bees 3602 F ST, Omaha NE 68107) and when i got to the door I heard my son screaming so I rang the doorbell (They keep the door locked so you can't get in without them letting you in) and the teacher inside ignored me until she saw that I was starring through the window and my son is strapped by his waist in a little wooden chair. She came and opened the door and I asked her why my 4 year old is strapped into a chair and she said, "I don't know he was strapped in this chair when I got here." I asked her when she got there she told me 5pm, I look at the clock and it's 6:18pm. I asked her why he was being restrained and why for over an hour, she told me she didn't know... I asked her why shes been there for over an hour and has not let my child out of this chair and she just shrugged like she had no idea what was going on all she knows is Ms Kat put him in the chair. So at this point my blood is boiling and I'm trying not to lose it. To make matters worse the woman stood up and accidentally bumped into the chair he was strapped in and knocked him over and he smacked his head on a table. He couldn't even break his fall bc he was trapped in this chair and he hit his head so hard he immediately started screaming. This teacher gave me no valid reason as to why he was being restrained or why she didn't remove him from the chair. Once i got him into my car and was strapping him in i noticed his pants were wet, so not only did you sick mfs restrain my child he peed his pants and yall just left him strapped into this chair to sit in pissy jeans? I balled my eyes out the whole drive home, I would never do anything like that to my child or any child. I contacted the owner of the daycare, Nicole (Nikki) Halbfass via Facebook and told her what was going on and she told me she would "talk" to her employees. She told me she reviewed the camera footage so I asked her HOW LONG WAS MY CHILD RESTRAINED and her response was, "I only viewed the footage from 5pm when the teacher arrived until you came and left. So I asked her can you go back further and tell me how long he was in that chair and she didn't respond to my message. I do feel as though my son was strapped into that chair for waaaaay longer than an hour which any amount of time is too much. He's 4 years old why is he in this thing? The fact that this chair is a danger to his safety bc of how easily it tips over and they still strapped him into it for lord knows how long or how many times really bothers me :( What if he wouldn't have just hit his head and got a knot what if it was worse than that? Do NOT send your children to this facility bc the lady they call Ms Kat is an abusive woman, none of the kids there like her, I have heard her threaten kids with the "time out chair" not knowing what the hell that even was until I found my own child strapped into it for an insane amount of time. Nikki will not fire Kat and she will not suspend her either even though her negligence and abuse caused my child to be injured. But I have filed charges against the staff and also contacted CPS to make sure these people are never able to care for children again. When the Officers arrived today and met me at the center Ms Nikki and the other staff tried to lie to the police about the purpose of that chair and they messed their stories up so the police could tell something wasnt right. Now I'm sitting here in the daycare parking lot waiting for crime lab to get here. Yall got me and my son messed up and I promise this won't be over until yall pay for this. I feel so guilty that I trusted these people :( Like what if he spends every single day in that chair? Restraining any human being for hours is a former of torture and this is exactly what they did to my son.