Mackinaw Pt. Deaux - SAY IT AIN'T SO!! $$$$ - not!

 Our young friend, nanny, regular reader has made a deal with the MB to watch the kids Friday thru Sunday for $300. No not 300 per day, 300 for the entire weekend, she wants to know if she sold herself too low.


Bat Chit Chat Craze ! Need Advice For Peace and Quiet!

I work nights for a great family. I have little complaints besides the fact that when the mom gets home from work she wants to chat for at least a half hour before she pays me. Even if I walk toward the door she does not seem to get the hint. She is a very friendly lady that I get along great with but I am usually very tired after work and the last thing I want to do is chit chat after work. I know it's probably my fault for being a pushover and keeping the conversations going but I don't want to be rude. Any advice?


Nanny Rant - Can You Top This For Bad MB?

I am soooo glad I got out of there and am with a great NF now.

It was on a sat night and she asked me at 11 pm not to go to church and go to her house at 7am so I could leave at 2pm instead of 7pm to have time to study for my exam at 8am on Monday. I said ok because I needed time to study. I get there at 7am and she informs me they are going to an amusement park but promised to be back by 2pm. Yeah, right. I called them several times after 2pm to no avail. I was making NK dinner and hear from them at 5:30, she begged me to stay 2 more hours. Promised shewould leave right then. I was not going to leave the 8 mo old alone so I really had no choice as a moral human. My mom brought my books over at 7pm and i started studying.

It's 9:15 she calls me and says I have my friends coming over can you please clean the house and clear the guest bedroom, change the sheets and make it nice because I am not paying for them to stay in a hotel. They were HOARDERS and you could not even walk into the guest bedroom. I had to clear all of it and put it in the garage. I was finished by 12:45, NK was asleep and they were still not home. I tried to study but was exhausted. At 2:30am I laid down next to NK crib and fell asleep. At 3:30am I was woken up by MB YELLING at me that I was sleeping. I told her that I had been working all day, moving furniture, scrubbing the guest bathroom, have to be awake in 3 hours and still have 30 minutes drive to home.

I asked for my payment ( which I never do, but was planning on quitting) and she refused and said she only payed on Fridays ( I never got paid on Fridays ). I told her that I needed to pay bills and could she make an exception. She agreed after DB said just pay her she has been here all day, give her extra she made the house look amazing. MB tried to give me $75 less than she owed me for 'sleeping'. DB apologized, gave me $100 extra and begged me not to quit. MB did not cook or clean so without me they never got a cooked meal. I stuck it out 2 more weeks but even though I felt sorry for DB and NK, MB continued to be unreasonable. They have been thru 9 nannies in 2 years, I have a very good NF now.

Bad Caretaker Sighting of Child at Heart

I have seen something disturbing at the local coffee shop off I-287 near rt 24 in New Jersey. I saw an elderly woman being ignored by those she was depending on for care. She had a man and 2 women wearing scrubs with her but none of them were talking to her, she looked so alone and bored. They had earbuds, one was smoking, one of them  talking on a phone while feeding the lady in an absent minded way. Both women seemed annoyed when they had to interrupt their activities to pay attention to her, she looked so sad.


Nanny Contract Info- Helpful!

Nannies help each other all the time with contract suggestions, but here are a bunch of them all together - NMs should pay attention also,these are only fair for the nanny.



Child & Human Activist Blog - BRAVE MISS WORLD ( with International Specialist and Lawyer Linor Abargil)

This is an amazing website: It’s the #1 website on google search worldwide for survivors of rape and assault to post their stories and seek resources. Many survivors of all ages write in to share what happened to them and how they felt, and seek advice and support. The moderators of the Brave Miss World website are very protective and loving of their charges, female and male. Each post is carefully screened to make sure that the site remains safe, and the supportive comments let survivors know they are not at fault, not to blame, and they did nothing wrong. This support is very important to those who have been hurt and attacked. The website is based on the Emmy nominated film “Brave Miss World,” currently streaming on Netflix. The documentary is one survivor's story of turning tragedy into triumph, and also features survivors of every kind of rape, from domestic rape to campus rape to childhood sexual assault. Every survivor should see the film and turn to this site if they need a place to share their story, maybe even for the first time. Survivors can share anonymously or post their first names if they wish. Linor’s story is so powerful — our readers will be amazed!



Important - EVERYONE Read This - Nanny And Mom Avert Probable Sex Kidnap Disaster In Iberia Louisiana

Sept 3 @ 11am, Walmart in New Iberia LA. my NK and I encountered what other nannies in the area have been writing about. Thankfully NK was in the basket because she likes to run around and linger behind. Gladly, NM was along also. NK and I were looking at Pjs paying no mind to our surroundings.NM noticed a man staring at girl NK everywhere we went in the store he would follow. NM carefully watched from a distance to just be sure what was happening. He would pick up clothes looking like shopping but never taking his eyes off NK. He called another guy on his cell phone. They made eye contact and nodded to one another all the while making sure to stay around us. From my vantage i could not see this happening. We walked a few isles over and the other guy followed. As NM told us what was happening and showed us a pic, he followed us down another isle. This continued and it was ovious of the extreme possibility they wanted to kidnap a pretty NK. This has been shared, multiple people have seen him at multiple stores, not alone BE CAREFUL!

Nanny Roomie Advice Needed

I need some suggestions regarding my roommate situation. I own a home and got a roommate last fall to help out with my two dogs while I traveled 50% of the time for my nanny job. In exchange for pet care she got about 30% reduction in her rent. This was all working out well until I suffered a ligament tear in my knee 4 1/2 mo into the job. Being discreet, I decided not to go back to this job and resigned during my recovery period. One of my dogs also died during this time.

So as of now, my roommate has only infrequent care of my very low maintenance dog about 2-3 days per month, compared with 2 dogs prior. Rents are skyrocketing here and I really need to raise her rent, which will be hard for her as she does not have a ton of income, the reason this was win/win in the beginning.

I would love to hear ideas on ways to trade some additional help/labor for her rent reduction. Housekeeping is not an option. Market value now for rent on my home would be $1800 per month plus utilities. She has 2 small bedrooms,half the kitchen,space in the basement, half the garage,shared kitchen and living room for eating/hanging out and a private full bath. So I feel another rommate would easily pay 1000 mo. including utilities, she is paying 700 per month.

(I really need the income more now too as I took a cut in pay with my new job since it involves fewer hours and no travel. She is trustworthy and an honest person, always pays her rent on time, so I really would like her to stay! Any ideas of finding ways for her to work off some of her rent would be appreciated, TU