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My Most Personal Post Yet

7 Jun

So, I very rarely use my blog as a personal venting area.  I find that many people DO use their blogs as a diary.  Anywho, here’s getting to know me….

On February 10th, 2012, my boyfriend Brian and I were on the observation deck of the Marriot Custom House in Boston, Mass.  After kissing me on the head he got down on one knee and proposed.  Ever since that day, scratch that—ever since the day that we met…I’ve been on cloud nine.

How cliche; boy meets girl, they marry, and live happily ever after.  Blah, blah, blah.  No but in all seriousness, I am so happy.  Sometimes I can hardly contain my happiness.  I tell my friend Loretta that I feel as though sunshine and rainbows are going to burst through my skin (lol).

I just love my fiance so very much.  Sometimes I think God built the perfect man and sent him to me through some sort of debt; not that the “big man upstairs” owes anyone (let alone me) any debts, and I won’t get into specifics here…but did I deserve this man?  I’d like to think so.  My road has not been easy up until this point and I cannot thank the good Lord enough for sending Brian to me.  I like to thank God for him, but in reality I should thank Brian himself.  He is the most wonderful person I have ever met in my entire life–fiance or not.  He’s a great man, and the fact that I am marrying him in 1 year and 4 months makes me beam with pride.

I can only hope that I get to change my blog to “The Nifty Mommy” is a couple of years!   🙂

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What’s so “nifty” about this Nanny?

13 Jan

My name is Nicole and yes, I am a Nanny/Babysitter/Childcare Worker/Former Nursery School Teacher.  I am also a writer and have dreams of working in the field of children/parenting editorial.  So, here it is- The Nifty Nanny is my starting point!

Many people ask if I myself have children; the answer is no- No, I do not have children; not yet at least (first comes love, then comes marriage, THEN comes the baby in the baby carriage).  However, I do promise that any advice coming from me, will be very sound, useful advice.

I am not going to list my full resumé, but I do want to share some of my experience…

I have two younger brothers.  My first-born brother arrived when I was at the ripe-old age of 10 years old.  This is when I began changing diapers, making bottles, burping, etc.  While most 10-year-olds would cringe, I did not mind at all.  I guess I’ve always enjoyed taking care of something so special, feeling responsible…feeling important.  There no job more important than caring for a little one.

Odd jobs in babysitting for neighborhood families became more and more available in my teens.  Then after attending college for a short amount of time in the education field, I landed a job as a Nursery School Teacher’s Assistant.  After a year or so, I was promoted and was in charge of my own classroom.  Each month, my bulletin boards displayed the children learning a new activity which heightened their sensory, language, social and emotional development, fine and gross motor skills, and more.  My boards, in their originality, were photographed and documented by franchise managers. When this happened, I knew I wanted to take my expertise and adoration relating to children, and integrate it with my creativity and ability to write.

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