Nanny Poem

I love this poem. I feel like it sums up a nanny’s career.  Do you have a favorite poem or quote that you would like to share? Comment with your favorite quote/poem/message.

A Childcare Provider

A willing partner for working moms,
she comforts, pampers, soothes and calms.
With all the love she has to share,
she’s great to have when mommy can’t be there.
She loves to rock a fussy child,
corrects the one that gets too wild.
She hears her share of tearful pleas,
and comforts those with skinned up knees.

With little children she plays games of peek,
for bigger ones it’s hide and seek.
She is an expert at each game,
but somehow loses just the same.

She helps them learn the alphabet,
and gives them hugs when they’re upset.
She gently tucks them in their beds,
with dreamland tales for sleepyheads.

She is a true and trusted friend,
who helps them learn and play pretend.
Although she’s paid, it’s plain to see,
she serves them with a love that’s free.

~Author unknown


Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Nanny package giveaway was e-mailed yesterday.  Thank you to all who participated.  I want to also give a huge thank you to everyone who has been following, liking, and commenting on my blog- I really appreciate your support!

I will do another giveaway in the future! 🙂



Our calm down jar

George and I made calm down jars!  I recently posted about a “calm down jar” and how to make one and I thought it would be a great idea to make one with George.  Sometimes he gets a little frustrated or angry and needs some space to himself.  When he starts to become angry to a point of not being able to control himself he takes the calm down jar and shakes it.  He watches the glitter float around and begins to relax!

Materials: glitter glue, glitter, buttons, a jar, warm water, food coloring

1. First squeeze a half bottle of glitter glue into the jar.20140705-112650-41210415.jpg

2. Add warm water, glitter, food coloring, and buttons if you choose. (we had rocketship buttons bought at Michael’s craft store.20140705-112654-41214373.jpg

3. Glue the top on- or screw it on tightly. Shake Shake Shake and watch the glitter go from chaos to calm in a matter of minutes.20140705-112700-41220195.jpg

Here is a Video on how to make a calm down jar (everyone makes them a little differently)