Hello! My name is Linnea and one of my greatest joys in life is being with kids! I started by watching my two younger brothers and then around age 12 became a "mother's helper" for family friends and neighbors. Eventually I started babysitting and when I was 15 I spent my summer as a live-in nanny. I also spent (and still spend!) a considerable amount of time helping out at my church in various child care needs- watching upwards of 10 kids (ages 0-15) on my own. I was a summer camp counselor for five years and have NEVER loved a job more in my life. As a result I am First-Aid/CPR certified (and Wilderness First Aid certified although that doesn't mean a lot in the suburbs) and am a certified Red Cross Lifeguard. Being with kids brings me joy like no other- I love joining them in their imaginations, listening to them, and loving on them. I also love cooking and cleaning- as I have house-sit and pet-sit many times for families as well. References are available!! Thank you!