My name is Mary and I am the very active grandmother type. I have raised three children (twin boys) and a daughter as a single mother. While raising my children I have juggled many household and child rearing responsibilities while holding full time jobs in Washington, D. C. I am trustworthy, dependable and understand how difficult it is to raise children today balancing family, home and career. I especially love caring for newborns and taking them to preschool. I do believe in structured activities for children such as playing games and doing art projects with plenty of time for outdoor exercise and play. I love to read to children rather than turning on the television. I am neat in the kitchen and prepare healthy meals. I try and do for parents what I would have liked done for me when I was a young mother and working full time. I live in the Springfield/Burke area and try to work close to home. I have been a nanny now for over 10 years and have very good references. I do not smoke.