This is my first time posting to this board, so for a quick intro. I'm a SAHM who graduated with my Masters in August of last year. LO was born Jan 1 so I was unable to find work between graduating, being pregnant, and having the baby. And now... I sorta love staying home with him. As you are all aware, it's not an easy job but it's wonderful that I'm not missing his milestones and that we're financially secure enough for me to stay home with baby.
My question is regarding a possible job opportunity I have been offered. One of my friends from church texted me yesterday and asked me if I would be interested in nannying for her. She has two children, one is 2 weeks younger than my baby and the other is 2 years old. The 2 year old goes to preschool two days out of the week for a couple hours a day. The job would be from 7a-3p, 4 days a week, $50 a day.
Has anyone on this board ever nannied while being a stay at home mom? Or is anyone currently doing this? I find it challenging during the day to come up with new activites for my 8 month old. I'm wondering if that is going to make nannying difficult, or if it might make my day as a SAHM a little better because LO will have another baby to play with. Any other thoughts feel free to discuss. I've never nannied before but I used to babysit a lot while I was a teenager; and the reason why this friend asked me is because I volunteer at church in the toddler room and her 2 year old loves me I'm just wondering if it's going to be too much to watch 3 LOs or if I'm going to go stir crazy.
Another thing I had just started a meetup playgroup in the area and I don't want to lose these new friendships which are starting. I'm nervous about trying to keep an eye on three kids (two the same age) if we ever go out of the house to do a playdate at the park, etc.
Ok. Go! and Thanks for your help!
BFP#1- 08/18/2012. MMC; D/C- 09/26/2012
BFP #2- 04/30/2013. Due 01/06/2014.
It's a BOY!-U/S 07/20/2013
A/S shows healthy baby with heartbeat of 138BPM- 08/20/2013