Super Nanny

When you meet someone new, what is one of the first questions you ask? Besides their name..."What do you do?" My answer is I am nanny! 
I feel like sometimes people are very surprised my response.  I get a lot of these reactions...
- Oh?!...Cool...
- So are you still in school?
- I babysit sometimes too...
- Didn't you go to school to be a teacher? 
- Really? Interesting...

Now, don't get me wrong, I do have a lot of people who show genuine interest in it and ask lots of questions. For the most part though, I feel like people are very surprised.  Yes, I did go to school to be an elementary teacher.  I did graduate and could technically go get a job as a teacher.  However, I have no desire to be a teacher. Did I always want to be a nanny? No, it did start out as a temporary job.  I soon realized that this was what I wanted to do.  I have chosen to be a nanny.  

I am NOT a babysitter... First of all, I am not 16.  Second of all, I do not just watch someone's children so they can have a date night.  I am a full time nanny.  I am helping to raise the children I care for.  I am not just there for a few hours from time to time.  

Some people ask what kinds of things I do.  I will be honest, my job is pretty fun!!! We do a lot of really awesome things! There are many picnics in the park, trips to the zoo, pictures being colored, movies being watched, days at the pool, and eating of gold fish and pb&j sandwiches.  That is not all I do.  I get the kids up and ready for school, I make meals and school lunches, I take kids to school and other activities, I help with homework, I potty train, I do laundry, I go grocery shopping, I take care of sick kids, I do bath time and bed time, and so much more.  

It can be hard at times, helping to raise someone else's kids.  I often wonder if I am always doing the right thing.  Am I teaching them the right morals? Am I discipling them properly? Do I always give the right answers? Am I being a good role model? I used to second guess myself a lot, but now I feel confident in what I do and how I act around the kids.  I have to use my best judgement when tricky situations come up.  

I LOVE my job!! It is so rewarding! Would being a teacher be rewarding? Yes, I think so, but in a much different way.  I can't tell you how amazing it is to see these kids grow up.  Seeing that they look up to me and admire me is awesome! The best thing ever is when the kids say "I love you, Kim"  and give me huge hugs. And I truly love the kids too! I won't say I love them like they are my own, because I think that is something totally different.  

I don't ever see myself doing anything else.  This is what I love doing and I must admit I am pretty darn good at it!! I absolutly love the family I am with now and hope I stay with them for a long time 


  1. I love all your recipes!! I have been using a lot of them to help our Church get healthy! You are so creative!!!! Thank you so much for sharing all your deliciousness!!

  2. Hi Kim! I just wanted to let you know how much I love all your recipes and videos. I related to you because I was a nanny too while I was in college for my "real goal" I have since realized how much more fulfilling and how much more I loved being a nanny. I think you are so inspiring and a great role model to girls who struggle with body image problems (which lets be real is A LOT of us!)

    thank you!

    ps. It is all thanks to you that I am enjoying some itty bitty quest cookies right now :)

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this! Made my day!! :) Love my teeny tiny Quest Cookies!!