Sunday, May 30, 2010

Meet Greta Schraer - 2010 INA Nanny of the Year

Hello Readers!

I am so excited to announce that I am the recipient of the International Nanny Association's 2010 Nanny of the Year! I am having a great time at conference with our local and national professional Nannies and I will be sharing more once conference is over. I did want to share with you my acceptance speech. I thought it was being video taped, but have not tracked it down yet. I would be glad to share if I find it!

Read Greta's INA Nanny of the Year Acceptance Speech.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Nannyversary!

Yes, Nannyversary. That's what my charges call it. For me, March was my personal Nannyversary ... 21 years in a career that I love.

Five families, 10 children, five states (New Jersey was twice), and thousands of memories to treasure.

A few highlights of my career ...
  • 21 years ago, my starting salary was $180 a week + benefits.

  • Nanny Support Groups were still new, few and far between. Today, we have many and I'm proud to be the President of ADCAN - the longest running nanny support group in the country.

  • I was honored the 1997 INA Nanny of the Year.

  • Speaking at numerous conferences, sharing my experiences, wisdom and knowledge with other nannies.

  • Being part of the development team of Regarding Nannies.

  • Serving on the board of the International Nanny Association.

  • Being a part of five wonderful families, sharing in their families and watching the children grow to be amazing individuals.

A hundred years from now, it will not matter the car I drove, the house I lived in or the clothes I wore, but what will matter is that I was important in the life of a child. ~Anonymous

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congrats to Michele LaRowe - Working Mom's 411 makes Top 10

Congrats to Michele LaRowe Conover, a dear friend, whose book Working Mom's 411: How To Manage Kids, Career and Home' made the top 10 parenting books on

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