I am excited to finally start this blog. I have never been a “blogger” however I have enjoyed numerous hours of learning and educating myself off other blogs – people that have answers to my questions.

I thought it would be a great idea to share some of my experience as a nanny, a parent, a newborn specialist, a homeschool mom, and of course as a nanny agency owner.

I am a 33 year old mother of 4; 9 (5th grade), 7 (2nd grade), 3 1/2, and 1 1/2 (as of this post 4/10/2012). I decided to homeschool this year for my first time and it has been a life changing event. I have had the time to do everything I used to + homeschol the girls + more! I have all 4 girls and yes, we did try for a boy (4 times) and apparently it was not in the plan ;o)

I started A+ Nannies when I was 22 years old with the goal to do better than the rest. I felt that I had more to offer simply because every agency I ever worked for never treated me as an equal. I always felt that the family was the agency’s client and I was just, a nanny.

I saw it differently. I felt like I was the commodity they were selling and if they did not have me, they had no business. I I felt that if I could show nannies that they were just as important as the families, that maybe I could help develop lasting relationships between the families and their nannies. I wanted to be the “go to” counselor / mediator when issues or disagreements arose (yes, it happens).

Anytime I need counsel from an agency, they were never willing to stick their neck on the line to give me advice. I guess looking back they just feared I would tell the client what they said and they may loose them as a client. I don’t see it that way either. I always give advice knowing that it is the right advice; knowing that if all parties were in my office, I would say the same thing – in front of them or not. Sometimes the families are right; sometimes they are not – no matter the case, I try to help resolve it. I want their relationship to last. To help with this I give honest, professional, and experienced advice. And, I LOVE it! It almost always works and when two parties are trying to make something work – it works.