These are the words I live my life by. I truly believe that it takes a collective effort to raise a child and that we, the village, are all in this together!
My Nana and Papa (AKA my grandparents) lived with my family for years, and they helped me understand what it means to care for a child. Seeing them look after my siblings and parents taught me one very important lesson: it really does take a village. Letting other people into our hearts isn’t a sign of weakness. If anything, it only makes us stronger!
I am a former nanny of 15 years, an author, and an active childcare advocate. Today,
I’m a proud member of the Board of Directors at the Children’s Research Fund, an incredible organization that supports the pediatric research at Lurie Children’s Hospital here in Chicago. I’m also a founding member of Sesame Street’s Leadership Council, and I look after the honorary kids in my life on the daily. They call me “Auntie Lo”––stinkin’ cute, I know!
I’m always inspired by my family and friends and I try to live by the motto, “Have courage and be kind.” Life is all about being positive; pushing boundaries; opening your heart; and letting in the love. I truly believe parents will experience beautiful breakthroughs in their homes if they simply ask for help––and that’s what I am here to do… to encourage and empower you to be the best you can be by letting love in.
Florence Ann is the authority on childcare in this new millennium.
Always ready with a wink and a smile, she draws on years of expertise to comment on childcare news and share valuable information with parents and nannies alike.
–Steve Allen, Steve allen media
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