I have 15 years of experience caring for others and I thoroughly enjoy helping families like yours. I love children, pets and people in general. Call me crazy but after raising 28 foster children I've been called worse and we still love one another.
Here's a snapshot of My experiences:
1992-1996 Youth advocate, child care provider, activities planner/participant, at a battered women's shelter 4 years full time. Serving 330 youth annually.
Published 2 pamphlets on preventing child abuse and neglect. Lesson learned, many children were not safe so I became a loving nurturing foster care provider and helped reunify children who were safe to return home once their parent/s got the help needed to keep their loved ones safe when possible.
1993-2002, 9 years of giving my heart and home to parent and guide 28 spirited young people, I am "mom" to 24 of 28 beautiful children. My children ranged in ages 3 months-25 years. Cooking, cleaning, shopping, diaper changes, guiding, teaching, listening, driving, and intervening as needed were part of daily life. Some days were challenging, we successfully worked through each challenge together.
As a teen I provided child care for 3 years to infants and younger children. What a great experience to help families enjoy a night out with their spouse and have fun with little ones. Once again, I've decided to extend my heart, childcare skills, expertise, knowledge and time to those of you seeking a safe caregiver. Feel free to call me anytime between 7 a.m. -9:30 p.m. My heart reaches far beyond changing a diaper, washing babies, helping with baths, cleaning, cooking and playing, teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. I truly love and enjoy children and look forward to helping your family. I am comfortable with all ages and stages of infants, toddlers, children or youth.
As a previous Social Worker, I have the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist your family. I will always value helping others and helping every family by keeping your children safe. Resume available upon request. References provided by professionals who have known me for anywhere from 7-20 years. Be safe in life and love!