Nanny in NYC

A modern day Mary Poppins

Friday, October 06, 2006

Moving On Up

I've officially moved on over to my own url. You can officially now find me at or (Why both? Well, I'm not the most decisive person, sometimes.)

If you have me bookmarked or link to me on your own site, please update my url. Also, I welcome any comments on the new site.

Thanks for your continued readership!

Thursday, October 05, 2006


A great site to check out every once and a while is PostSecret, an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

They are sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, but always entertaining. This one, I think, is a good example of all three of those qualities:


I found this one there today and thought, in keeping with my breastfeeding themed rants, I'd include it for all of you:


I've never lactated in my life (thank god, really, it would be very inexplicable and rather inconvenient!) but I feel I understand the sentiment perfectly.

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Poor Spelling Has It's Advantages

I am the number one search result for the term "Muchkins." It really confused me until I realized what I'm sure is painfully obvious to the rest of you.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

CNN is Officially On Notice!

I've decided to take a page from Stephen Colbert's book and start an On Notice list. And fittingly, today, CNN has managed to slide perfectly into the top slot. They reported today that "A baby sitter bungled her first day on the job" when she mistakenly picked up the wrong 5-year-old child from his elementary school in Long Beach, CA. The babysitter bungled her first day???? What about the parents who didn't think it important that the person responsible for their child actually know what said child looks like?

A police sergeant assigned to the case made the following statement:
"There's a lesson here, . . . What an opportunity to tell parents to talk to their kids, and communicate with their caregivers. This young child was full of trust, and he sees an older, caring adult and just walked off with that person."
And while I don't disagree that what he says is in fact a valuable lesson for parents and caregivers alike, the actual lesson here is INTRODUCE YOUR BABYSITTER TO YOUR CHILD. It might only take once, but facial recognition is a rather important element to this job.

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Wednesday Goodie Report

Corner of Broome and Orchard

I regret that I don't get to spend enough time on the Lower East Side. There really are so many cool streets to explore, but my flight path through the city just doesn't usually include this area. But, I was lucky enough to need to pick up Jill at her friend's house yesterday, so Luke, Drew and I went early so that we could wander around a bit. (Ok, the boys weren't so keen on the idea of "wandering around a bit", but I made it worth their while.)

88 Orchard Street

At the corner of Broome and Orchard there is a sweet little cafe called 88 Orchard. It's directly across the street from The Tenement Museum and the coffee is excellent.

88 Orchard Street Sign

They do in fact have cozy seating downstairs, and it's a good thing too, because now every time I head into a coffee shop I'm afraid the I Saw Your Nanny crew is watching me sip a caffeinated beverage while my charges scrape paint chips off the wall and eat them. I got my much needed caffeine fix and the boys got oatmeal cookies, which made them quite happy (take that ISYN!), and downstairs they could run around and not bother anyone, which was nice for all involved.

Tea Display, 88 Orchard Street

If you aren't a coffee fan, they have a great selection of tea as well. I love the little tea display at the counter. I'm a sucker for tiny labels.

Tea Display Detail, 88 Orchard Street

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Favorite Place #1

I snapped a few pictures this weekend of a house that I'm absolutely in love with. It's on Tenth Street, and it simply couldn't be cuter. I now think there is nothing better than getting a Vespa to match your shutters (or vica versa).

House on 10th Street

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Much Anticipated (by me) Changes

This weekend my new website has begun to take shape. Please go and check it out at Nanny in New York.

The official switch to the new blog should happen later on this week. Of course I'll keep this one up for a while to redirect visitors. If you have me bookmarked or you link to me on your own blog, I'd love it if you would switch my address as well.

I welcome any feedback you might have on my new site. It was designed by Peggy at Ciao! My Bella! Custom Website & Blog Design. If you're in the market for design services, I highly recomment them.