morning sanity savers

I am admittedly not the most organized person in the world. This has likely been made worse with the addition of the twins over the summer. But I couldn’t say for sure 😉 

Last night I had every intention of making my oldest son’s lunch for school the next day. This wasn’t the case – instead an impromptu three hour long nap happened after reading my toddler a bedtime story.  (I’m sure some of you can relate!)  

So this morning I got to make breakfast and pack a school lunch with an alert infant in my arms, wistfully watching the coffee still brewing.


Now that school has started again, the only way I’m going to survive busy mornings is to force myself to plan ahead more. To save time on school mornings, I hereby resolve to live by these timesaving guidelines:

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nanny parent connectionTwo and a half years ago I found myself facing the childcare conundrum. 

I was headed back to work after maternity leave and I was having a hard time finding a part-time nanny.  I wasn’t having luck on Care or Sittercity and I didn’t want to go through the expense of working with an agency in Seattle. 

When my genius idea of joining a local nanny group on Facebook was shot down (alas, I couldn’t join because I wasn’t a nanny), I decided to create my own group for nannies and parents to connect.  (I wish this option was available years ago when I was putting myself through college as a nanny!) 

The Nanny Parent Connection was born

I never could have imagined the group would grow to the nearly 19,000 members we have today!  It has been truly amazing to watch this dynamic community evolve. 

As with any group that grows tremendously it’s been an interesting experience to figure out how to handle the challenging situations that have arisen.  People started turning to me as a source of information since I ran the group, so I had to educate myself quickly! 

I actually had a group member recognize me in the Costco food court, while I was pregnant-hangry and inhaling a slice of pizza…probably not my finest moment ever! 

Continue reading “Welcome to the Nanny Parent Connection (and to my blog)!”