My Playlist- Day Fourteen

Hey friends! So after ACL I’m always super excited to explore all the new artists I heard perform, and I usually try to buy their latest album there at ACL. On my playlist this week is:

1. Past Lives- BØRNS

Super cute song about life and love. Upbeat melody that just makes me happy!

2. Let It Happen- Tame Impala

Chill song that lasts forever (I think it’s somewhere around 8 minutes long?!) that’s great for listening to while studying or working.

3. Electric Love- BØRNS

I seriously can’t get enough of this song! It’s so happy and peppy, and you’ve probably heard it on a Hulu commercial :)

4. Peanut Butter Jelly- Galantis

If you can make it through this whole song while sitting still, I applaud you. I can’t help but get up and dance to this song, and it never fails to lift my mood!

5. Seeing Stars- BØRNS

Sensing a pattern here? I loved seeing this song live, it’s a pretty cute little love song, and I’m officially a huge fan of BØRNS now :)

Those are my newest additions to an ever-growing playlist of upbeat songs that can always make me smile. What’s your newest favorite song? Let me know below and hope to see you again here soon!

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CDA, CNS, CLD, CNM?!?!

I have no idea what I want to do with my life.

Okay, that’s a lie. I have an idea, but maybe not a practical application yet.

Above all else, I know I want to work with children under the age of 12. This generally translates to a teacher with an EC (Early Childhood)-6th grade Generalist degree with a teaching certification, and a career as an elementary school teacher, all of which I would be absolutely fine with.

But… I love babies. Like love babies.

There’s honestly something magical about seeing them grow in that first year, with so many developmental milestones being reached, and so much learning about our world going on. I would absolutely love to make a career out of working with infants.

My boyfriend calls me ‘a mother without a child,’ because I have such strong maternal instincts. I’ve been lucky to find success with all the infants I’ve worked with, much to the surprise of some seasoned veterans of childcare. Jacob assures me I have a gift- a way with little ones that just can’t be learned, and I’d like to believe him.

Most of my friends are still in college, now finishing their sophomore year. Here I am, with just a freshman’s year of basics under my belt. An important English credit here, a useful math credit there, and even an elective credit in Psychology and Sociology. But, there’s also an entire semester’s worth of art classes that will more than likely never transfer to an education degree. Lesson learned friends, don’t take an entire semester of classes specifically for your major freshman year. Continue reading

#nannylife- Sample Infant Information Sheets

 So, here I am, less than a week away from beginning my newest journey as a full-time nanny! In the spirit of both organization, and having a bit too much time on my hands, I came up with these info sheets I thought would be helpful to anyone starting a new nanny position. I’m attempting to keep things as organized as possible, as I’ll be part of a nanny share with 3 families! This means I’ll have a ‘home base’ with my full-time family where the other two families will bring their child for care one day a week each (not on the same days). This works out so that I’ll never be caring for more than two infants at a time. That being said, all of the children in my care are under a year old, ages currently 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months. So, these sheets are designed with infants in mind, but the general idea is that it’s important for any caregiver to be able to have information about the child available for reference, and contact info in case of emergency. Continue reading

NAN-ee

Short little post to announce news and such.

The inevitable has happened. I’ve decided to begin blogging about my newest adventures as a full-time nanny. I’m so excited to start in just a few weeks time! My most recent job was working at a preschool center, and while I absolutely loved it, I definitely didn’t love spending 3 hours in the car each day just battling Austin traffic.So, I hopped up on Care.com and through dozens of e-mails, phone calls, and interviews, I’ve found the perfect family to nanny for! Continue reading