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National Nanny Recognition Week (September 22-28) is fast approaching, and the Annie’s Nannies team is super excited to share why Seattle Nannies are so fabulous!
Our President/Placement Director extraordinaire Suzanne was recently interviewed by Care.com and asked “Why it’s Great to Be a Seattle Nanny” – Read the article here.
Why do you think Seattle is a great place to be a nanny? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.
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We know that our Nannies often put the needs of others before their own needs. After all, a Nanny’s profession is centered around the care of others, the children they love, and the family they support. This is good and meaningful work! It is often loads of fun but it can also wear you out! In order to stay strong and happy (and engaged in your job), it’s important to also take the same care for yourself.
The following “55 Gentle Ways To Take Care of Yourself When You’re BUSY BUSY BUSY” is a nice list of practices. My favorites include anything to do with getting enough sleep or rest, exercise and eating well, pursuing creative endeavors, meditating, and being goofy!
This article differentiates between Self-Care, Self-Pampering (Ok!) and Self-Indulgence. Something to think about!
Take what you like and discard won’t doesn’t work for you. Make your own self-care list, do what you can, and don’t beat yourself up for not doing everything on your list. Lastly, talk to yourself with kindness and care for your own needs the way you would the children you care for!
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Besides the extensive trails available at some of Seattle’s great parks (Discovery Park, Lincoln Park, Seward Park, and Ballard Locks–just to name a few); there are several accessible day hikes within a short drive of the city.
Twin Falls State Park: only 35 miles east of the city, the first mile is flat and has lots of exciting natural features to explore.
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As the weather starts to change, it’s not too early to think about getting a vegetable garden started for the summer! This is a great activity to share with children of all ages. It teaches them about where their food comes from, and also about taking responsibility and learning to care for something. Whether you sow seeds indoors or outdoors, or opt for buying plant starts, it’s fun to monitor their progress along the way and watch your garden grow!
There are several resources available specifically tailored towards gardening with young one’s, here are a couple of places to start: Read more »
Looking for a cost-effective, fun, outdoor summer activity to do with kids? Why not explore some local farms for fresh summer berries! It’s always a good idea to show kids where their food comes from, and to get them involved in the process. No matter the month, there are always fresh berries to be harvested: June has strawberries, July brings raspberries, and August follows with blueberries. Read more »