A Day In The Life : Full-Time Nanny

May 19, 2015


I did a post on my previous blog about a day in the life of a Peace Corps Volunteer and I thought I might do the same thing again. Only this time, I'm a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) working as a full time nanny, preparing to start medical school in the next few months. My life looks really different!

Ali Edwards had a challenge on May 12 to document a day in your life and I'm just a bit slow to get this posted. I'll link this up to her website as well once I publish the post on my own blog (scroll all the way to the bottom of that website and you'll see links to other people's posts too!) 

The good? I think this is a fairly accurate representation of most of a typical work day for me. 

The bad? It doesn't show a typical evening with a trip to the gym and tutoring students for some extra cash (which typically happens a few times a week). My evenings generally aren't as laid back as depicted in this post, but hey (think: dinner is made around 9 PM most days)

Here goes!


6:20 A.M. || Alarm goes off. Kibi cat is sitting at full alert, ready for his human to wake up and feed him. I drag myself out of bed and start to get ready. 


6:45 A.M. || Feed the pets and start to get lunch packed


7:10 A.M. || Finish making my breakfast smoothie, gather my belongings, kiss Michael good-bye


7:16 A.M. || Out the door & on my way to work


8:00 A.M. || I've arrived at work by 7:30 A.M., put my food away, said hello to Nicki (Annabelle's momma), and play time has begun!


8:32 A.M. || We get all bundled up in the stroller and head out for a quick walk. It was a little chilly in the morning but we went for a walk around the neighborhood for some fresh air.


9:10 A.M. || After we get home from a nap, I turn on NPR One for a few minutes while we play so I can hear the most recent headlines.



9:27 A.M. || After a walk and some play time, Annabelle is ready for snack and some solids. Look at that happy child! :)


10:05 A.M. ||Annabelle goes down for a nap, so I make myself a cup of tea and catch up on some emails.


11:43 A.M. || Annabelle wakes up from her nap and I get my lunch ready. I heat up my leftover chicken curry (recipe from Nicki!) and give Annabelle a snack to keep her happy while I eat.


12:33 P.M. || Dance Party! Annabelle loves music so we turn on some jams and dance it out in the kitchen while I prep her food for lunch.


1:59 P.M. || After she ate lunch, we headed outside again to go play. We went for a long walk and went to hang out up by the pool and the tennis courts. Nothing was cooler than the bleachers though - - she wanted to climb all over them. She's a little monkey!


3:26 P.M. || During Annabelle's afternoon nap, I continue working on a blog post for medical school applications. You can find the finished post here!


5:05 P.M. || Back at home, giving Kibi cat a few snuggles before I go do anything else productive.


5:40 P.M. || Mid-way through making dinner - creamy sundried tomato pesto chicken pasta!


6:07 P.M. || Washing, drying, and chopping fresh greens from my mom's garden. The prepped greens will go in smoothies throughout the week.


7:00 P.M. || Michael is home for dinner and excited about booking flights for his mom to join him to watch the Crossfit Games in California this sumer.


9:22 P.M. || Arrived back at home after a trip to Best Buy to get a screen protector and case for my new tablet that arrived in the mail earlier in the day. I'll be using the tablet for medical school!


9:29 P.M. || Reeses Peanut Butter eggs and the last episode of True Detective. Michael may or may not have covered my eyes and ears during the scary parts, but either way, I loved the show.

After the show ended, it was time to get ready to go to bed! And there you have it folks... a day in my life as a full-time nanny.

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