Meet Martha, this month’s Candidate of the Month!

ChristmasMartha is a hands-on Nanny who loves to teach children by guiding them through life experiences and sharing the outdoors with them. She has an outgoing, fun, happy demeanor that shows in the picture here with her two sons, daughter-in-law and their pets.

Martha has a zest for life, has “done it all” and loves children! Martha plays the piano, loves to swim and SCUBA dive, has her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, is a certified Naturalist and has two grown sons.

One of her references said, “Martha has an upbeat, bubbly and positive personality. She is the type of person who would make my day better. Martha is extremely intelligent, articulate and forthcoming with information. She communicated with me through email and text messages. Martha also kept a daily log of what my daughter ate, her naps, activities, etc. She was very easy to talk to and I would say that her greatest strength is her dependability.”

Get to know Martha:

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I have always been happiest when I am immersed in water. I grew up swimming anywhere I could – pools, lakes, rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico. I was an avid water skier at 8, a lifeguard at 15, certified in SCUBA at 16 and a Scientific Diver at 20. No question about it, I wanted to be a Marine Biologist.

Why have you chosen to be a Nanny?
A key theme of my adult life has been teaching children. Whether as a high school science Teacher, full-time Nanny or an at-home Mom, I have had the good fortune to follow my passion for developing the curiosity of young minds through hands-on discovery of the world around us. My theory is that if children are led with wonder and curiosity to make accurate observations of nature and then given the corresponding scientific vocabulary, they may develop an exceptionally deep and connected understanding. I want to continue to teach young minds to have integrity, to reason, to deduce and to look at our world with wonder!

What is your proudest accomplishment as a Nanny?
I am most proud of the job I do when a child smiles up at me with pure happiness that comes from heart-felt trust.

If you could be a super hero what would you power be?
I would love to be able to manipulate time! That incredible power would allow me to go back and experience things like the Ancient Library of Alexandria or look into the smiling faces of my grown sons when they were babies. It would be great around dinner time, too, when I could help with homework and then pause my young charges while I cook!