Friday, November 14, 2014

Do you have a dream?

Dear Friends and Family,

Happy Friday, first and foremost! The weekend awaits as the final hours of the workday linger-- seperating many from 9-to-5 and a few days of freedom. The sweet baby for whom I am a nanny is currently taking her afternoon nap, so I decided now would be the best time to write this blog post. Reason being, I need your help.

There are two types of people in this world: the ones that can ask for help with ease, and the ones that struggle to do so. I'm the latter, and it takes everything in me to say, "Okay, I forfeit. I can't do this alone." Well, here I am, saying exactly that.

It's been almost nine months since I established Not Your Average Nanny Magazine. With the exception of a few generous donations, I have been financing the launch of this magazine out of my own pocket. I'm a nanny and a freelance writer. A lot has happened since launching NYAN, some very exciting, and some awfully difficult and tragic-- all of which required extreme financial attention. That being said, there is only a little bit of a hop, skip, and a jump left to fully launching NYAN and securing the trademark, and I am in need of a little help.

To create a magazine has always been my ultimate dream, for as long as I can remember. I am finally doing it-- bringing it to life-- and I'm so close, yet so far, from really making this thing shine. If my family and friends can come together and assist me in these final steps, I will be forever grateful. This is me doing what is so hard for me to do-- admitting that I need you right now.

I've created a t-shirt campaign to raise the needed funds for Not Your Average Nanny Magazine. The t-shirts are $25 [the lowest recommended amount], and they are available in every size from children's XS to adult's XXXXL. If you could please assist me in bringing my dream to life by purchasing a t-shirt, it would mean more to me than you know. My dream is on the line here, and if I didn't truly need the help-- if it wasn't crucial-- trust me, I wouldn't ask at all. But, it is. And I hope with all my heart that you will find it in yours to grab a t-shirt in support of my dream coming to life.

Here is the link to the t-shirts: http://booster.com/notyouraveragenanny

We have so many exciting things planned for the new year-- major interviews lined up; great new spotlights; fantastic features to be read. In order to do all of this, we just need a little bit of help.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. I am so grateful to have come this far with my magazine, and I am hopeful that we will continue onward with a little help from our friends and family. *If you purchase a t-shirt or donate to the fundraiser, you will be featured in the December issue of NYAN as our way of saying thank you for believing in this magazine.

Thank you for believing in my dream.

Your All-Write Nanny,

Brittney Schering


Friday, November 7, 2014

Five reasons why you should buy a t-shirt TODAY!

Happy Friday! Are you on the fence about whether or not you should buy a Not Your Average Nanny t-shirt from our campaign? We get it. Here are five reasons why we think you should grab one.

1. Are you a nanny? Do you consider yourself above average? Well hey, let the world know! Besides, we're all well aware of the constant, repetitive, "No dude, I'm not the mom/dad. I'm the nanny," every time we step out of the house. Let 'em know with an awesome t-shirt, and it's for a great cause.

2. Do you have a nanny? Do you consider your nanny above average? Why not show your appreciation for your stellar nanny with a surprise t-shirt that says so? Your nanny will be so honored to sport the stylish t-shirt, especially having been gifted it from you. And the holidays are here, so there ya go! Gifting season awaits-- might as well get ahead of the game and support an independent childcare magazine simultaneously!

3. Are you a tattooed, modern day, Mary Poppins? Tattooed nannies get some odd looks unfortunately, mostly from the an elderly crowd, or those who are more reserved (Hi Dad, I love you!). As one myself, I know firsthand the odd looks and questions that follow a peep at the "Dream" on my inner wrist or The Big Apple atop my foot, or the "XO" on my collarbone. I'm happy to explain the meanings behind all of them, which always helps to break the discomfort that comes with realizing nannies can have tattoos and still be awesome nannies [duh!]. Let the world know that you're not the average nanny with this fab tee. Join the 'not your average nanny' movement. We're all in this together, you know!

4. Are you a manny? That's all we need to say with this one. You're not the average nanny, dude. And as a matter of fact, you're awesome, too! Just like the many mannies we've featured on the pages of our magazine, you fit the bill. Wear the tee!

5. Do you consider being a nanny as more than just a job? Do you love the thought of going to work everyday and being a part of a child's life as s/he grows into one awesome human being? Well, there you go. You are "not the average nanny," so you're on our list of nannies who need this tee!

If you need one final reason, it's Friday; payday! So, treat yo' self to this fine nanny tee! We'll love ya for it, infinitely. Here's the link!




Have a great weekend!




Thursday, November 6, 2014

November issue awaits; NYAN t-shirts, too!

Happy November! As we approach the first Friday of the month, we've got a few exciting things to share with you all. First, here is the link to the November issue of Not Your Average Nanny Magazine! Please grab your print and/or digital copy, and enjoy "The Grateful Gobble" issue!

Next on our list of exciting things is our t-shirt campaign that kicked off just last night! Just 31 days remain to purchase a t-shirt (or two!) in support of Not Your Average Nanny Magazine. The cost involved in creating such a niche magazine is rather hefty, and our editor-in-chief would be so grateful [keeping in line with our November theme] to receive any and all help in curbing that which she's already invested [upwards of $2,000] in the last eight months since having established NYAN.

From the trademark filing fee [nearly $500 with $200 more due in March], to printing costs [each print issue costs at least $10 to make], shipping & handling fees [international], and providing all 22 writers as well as numerous photo contributors with free print issues of the magazine, the investment of NYAN has been well worth every penny, and we hope to further expand with the new year just ahead. But to do so, we will need your help!

Please click here to purchase an official, limited edition NYAN t-shirt! Available in sizes starting in children's XS all the way to adult XXXXL, there is a t-shirt for everyone-- hey, even your dog!

The way that we see it is simple-- we have your back! Please wear us on yours. By doing so, you will be helping us out SO MUCH, by leaps and bounds, and for that, we cannot thank you enough. Plus hey, you get a really cool shirt for a really cool cause, and it's the first of its kind, so in a way, you're contributing to an important moment in history-- a premier childcare magazine crafted by nannies, for families-- complete with a detailed, international sitter/nanny directory.

Please believe in us, and we will not let you down! The future is bright for NYAN so long as we can gather the funds to take that next step! 

Your All-Write Nanny,

BLS



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November is drawing near!

As the month of November draws near, we at Not Your Average Nanny Magazine are excited to announce that our next issue will be about all things thankful and grateful. We want this next issue to ooze with gratitude and warm-fuzzy feels galore. That is where you come in; we need your help!

What are you thankful for?

Please comment below or send a tweet to @allwritenannyLA with what you are grateful for, using the hashtag #gratefulNYAN. Please feel free to attach photos, quotes, anecdotes-- whatever it may be that you'd like to share that you are grateful for. Please know that this will be shared in our next issue, which you will receive a free print copy of for having contributed!

Thank you so much, and we will look forward to reading and publishing your thankful thoughts!

Your All-Write Nanny,

BLS

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Our Editor-in-Chief has moved to New Orleans!

Happy October!

The Spooktacular Issue is our seventh consecutive monthly childcare publication, and it's available now! Simultaneously, Editor-in-Chief Brittney Schering has relocated from Los Angeles, CA to New Orleans, LA. In fact, she edited and constructed this issue from the passenger seat of her boyfriend's Hyundai Sante Fe as they made the journey with their five-month-old rescue pup to their new home in NOLA.



Wishing you all a wonderfully spooktacular month of Halloween festivities this October!

Your All-Write Nanny,

BLS


July, August, & September issues of NYAN!!

Catching up on issues of Not Your Average Nanny Magazine? Cool! Please let us help you. Below are direct links to the past three issues! Enjoy!

July: The Freedom Issue

August: The Travel Issue

September: The Education Issue

Enjoy!

Your All-Write Nanny,

Brittney Schering

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

June issue has published a few days early! Surprise!

They say that the third time's a charm, and creating this issue has been exactly that! Please enjoy Not Your Average Nanny Magazine: The Exploration Issue, available in both print and digital formats!


NYAN Magazine: The Exploration Issue
44 pages, published 5/28/2014
Childcare news, reviews, and a detailed sitter/nanny directory, entirely written by nannies, for families. First magazine of its kind; first and only!
Thank you so much! Happy reading!

Your All-Write Nanny,

Brittney Schering

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May Issue is ready for pickup!

Our May Issue, "The Bright Future Issue," is published and ready for pickup!
Just click on the cover below to order your print and/or digital copies.
NYAN Magazine: May Issue
44 pages, published 5/4/2014
Childcare news, reviews, and a detailed sitter/nanny directory, entirely written by nannies, for families. First magazine of its kind; first and only!
If you missed the premier issue and are interested in grabbing a copy of that as well, please click here:


Not Your Average Nanny Magazine - The Premier Issue
36 pages, published 4/4/2014
Childcare news, reviews, and a detailed sitter/nanny directory, entirely written by nannies, for families. First magazine of its kind; first and only!
Thank you so much! Happy reading!

Your All-Write Nanny,

Brittney Schering

Thursday, April 3, 2014

We're live!

Issue ONE of Not Your Average Nanny Magazine is now available for purchase, both in print and digital formats!
NYAN Magazine Issue 1
36 pages, published 4/4/2014
Nanny news, reviews, & directory written by nannies, for families. First magazine of its kind; first & only!

Friday, March 28, 2014

And we're off... to PRINT!!

Yes, you read that right. Not Your Average Nanny is turning a new leaf-- loose leaf, that is. We're making a major move into the world of MAGAZINES! Not in a traditional sense, but with a very unconventional, boutique concept. This magazine will be the go-to guide of childcare news, reviews, and a monthly directory, written by nannies for families.



SO STOKED!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Hotel Nanny Status

So, I've recently started to do more nannying for families visiting LA from around the globe. This is fun because I stay at their hotel with their little ones while the parents can go out and have a nice evening to themselves while on vacation, or if they're here for business purposes-- to attend a meeting or expo. Doing so, I've become acquainted with a few of the City of Angel's finest hotels [and secret spots, too!]. It's been quite fun.

Along with that, I've got a growing list of occasional and date-night nanny gigs, as well. My resume is looking quite nice, and I hope to only see it grow more as we delve further into this new year! :)

My most recent background-check status can be viewed below, as well. 


If you know of anyone staying in LA who is looking for a nanny, please feel free to send them my way! I am always reachable via email at brittneyschering@gmail.com. Thank you!!

All the best,

Brittney




Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday, NotYourAverageNanny.com!

So, it's been a year since the birth of NotYourAverageNanny.com. Simultaneously, the business is booming as my email inbox is filled with new inquiries daily. I've had more interviews for part-time/occasional/temporary nanny jobs in the past three weeks than I've had pretty much ever, and it's exhilarating. While I still wish to focus on writing, there comes a time when a company you work for becomes no longer worth dealing with, and you have to part ways.

The whole "Let go or be dragged" quote rings so very true here. I absolutely loved working for the company I wrote for full-time because it was awesome to write for multicultural news everyday, but here I am on January 14, still awaiting my check for November AND December, and beyond-livid is an understatement so much that this flood of nanny opportunities is more than a blessing. It's an absolutely perfect miracle.


While I am still writing for the marketing company, travel agency, and empowerment nonprofit, my full-time job being no longer there has freed up my schedule substantially, though it still weighs heavy until I finally receive the outstanding payments which were my main income, and a hefty amount to be without.

I am taking this time to fully embrace the return to a lot more nannying than I've been doing lately. I believe working with children fully affects my 'level of happy' because I love it so. While writing is my absolute passion that I cannot live without-- I exhale words so much as I inhale caffeine-- it always feels like something huge is missing when time goes by where I am not working as a nanny. I just love it! That's all there is to it. Who's to say you can't have two passions? I think you can have as many as you wish to, and as many as you need to make you feel alive. I certainly need the act and art of caring for kids in my life, and that's become quite evident as of late.

As my inbox has refilled this morning, I am now presented with more than 20 options as far as nanny jobs, and I couldn't be more blessed in that regard. My hope is that I'll find a way to help out every family in need. By the looks of it, that might not always be possible, but it is my hope that I'll figure it out. This has always been my problem-- telling people no. I just have the hardest time doing it, and I don't like the idea of letting anyone down, especially when it comes to writing and caring for little ones.

Two weeks into 2014, it is January 14th today, and I am fully aligned with my center and in complete peace and realization with where I ought to be at this time. I am so excited for what is to come in the remaining 351 days. ;)

*Once a nanny, always a nanny.*

X0.Brittney