I am a grandmother of six, college educated, a Cajun chef, and I have been a youth counselor for juvenile delinquents while in college. And, this work experience taught me a lot about how to deal with negative behaviors in a healthy manner. Also, being the eldest of five children, I learned at a very young age how to care for babies and toddlers. Then, I married at a young age and raised three beautiful kids, however, my marriage ended when all three married and left home. So, I went back to school and got my G. E. D. because I had been a ninth grade drop out. Then, I proceeded to apply for college and worked my way through with hard work and total dedication. While in college I was a youth counselor and substitute teacher in two parishes. In between, I babysat, baked, catered, and did whatever I could to support myself. In the past few years I have been a live in nanny, cooked and cared for a family of six, and was a seven on and seven off nanny for a 9-month-old, a 2-year-old and a 7-year-old. I was laid off these jobs due to the financial hardships my employers were going through. I can provide very good references from these families because of my loving care of their children. I am divorced with no attachments except family, therefore, I can work any shifts that come along. I am very loyal and faithful to the families I work for and I have never left them in a bind. In fact, in Hurricane Rita, I took my employer`s 9-year-old son and drove to Hot Springs, Ark to stay with friends there--no motels to be found. My employer worked and had to stay at the plant and could not come with us. I hope that when you read my profile, you will only consider these qualities in me and not my age, because I am quite capable in the care of your family.