Perfect Nanny job...but I have to leave!

Hey guys,

I’m new to the nanny world and need some advice! I’ve short term nanny-ed on and off through the years but just landed my first long term job this last summer. I love my job, and when I was hired on they were looking for someone long term...well my husband and I just got to the point where we want to get a puppy and start having kids - for us to do that I would need to leave my job. Am I an awful nanny for only staying on with them for a year when they were looking for long term? It may seem like a silly question but I’m really struggling. Thanks!


Never sacrifice your own life for theirs. Yes, you love the kids and to you, they are more than just a job. But you have to remember, first and foremost, it is a job. They will find someone else and move on, but you won't be able to get the time back that you lost if you were to stay and ignore your own wants and needs. In addition to that, if you did stay at that job, you could start to resent the family for "keeping you from your own life" and it could effect the way you approach the children, you may not do it intentionally or even realize it, but there is a BIG possibility it will happen, no matter how much you love the family now. Put yourself first. You're not an awful nanny, you're just a human who's needs are growing and changing.