True Story Tuesday: Freedom

Before we get into this story, I want to let everyone know that this will be our last True Story Tuesday. I'm running low on stories to share and these posts are not as popular as others, so I think it's time to change it up! So with that said, we will be replacing True Story Tuesdays with a "Dear Brooke" column. I get so many questions on a daily basis and I think it would be beneficial to nannies all over if I answered some of them publicly.

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True Story Tuesday: Secrets

Happy Tuesday! Let's bring it back to our favorite True Story family -- the same one from the stories Nail Polish, On Time, and The Stroller. As we know, this family had already given off major red flags. Their micromanaging was at an unhealthy, toxic level and their expectations of a nanny were simply not even possible for a human being to live up to. This incident I'm about to share was truly the beginning of the end for me.

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True Story Tuesday: Broken Femur -- Part 2

This is Part 2 of this story. If you have not read Part 1 yet, go back and read that first! Also, thank you everyone for being so patient. I know Nanny Counsel took a bit of a break because of being on vacation, but we are back and ready to go :)

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True Story Tuesday: Broken Femur

A few years ago I broke my femur when I was about a month and a half in with a brand new nanny family. The mom found me via word of mouth and things has been going decently well. I say decently well because I was their first professional nanny and they had already changed things on me. For example, they no longer wanted to give me paid holidays off and we still didn't have taxes figured out. But, I had given them my baseline take-home pay requirement, and they agreed to it. I sadly ignored major red flags.

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True Story Tuesday: 'Wife Swap' Mom

The summer before my junior year of college, I was trying to secure a nanny job for the fall. This was before sites like Care and Sittercity were popular, so I was using Craigslist. I know, I know. But, in my defense, I had just finished up my first nanny job, so this was only going to be my second official nanny job. Aside from years spent babysitting, I didn't have much official nanny experience so I was thankful for any interview I got...

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