Why I launched Second City Nannies

If there is one thing most people know about me is I don’t like taking orders. This may come off as pushy but this characteristic is exactly what lead me to where I am today. An Entrepreneur. Since I can remember, I always had very high expectations for myself and others around me. I wanted to try my best, and be the best.  I knew whatever I choose to be in life it would be to help others, and it needed to involve children.

I started nannying in 2007, and absolutely loved the connections I made with parents and children. I knew I could do more with my talent. Before the thought of launching Second City Nannies, I worked with other agencies searching for my next nanny gig. It occurred to me that can do this too, and I can be on the other side of the desk, asking the questions.

Second City Nannies opened for business in August of 2013. I continued to work as a nanny/house manager in Chicago while building my agency. There were a lot of hiccups along the way, a lot of doubters, and thoughts of being in over my head? But I kept moving along, and kept building my agency year by year, as I know I’m still the underdog, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Since launching the agency, I became a new mom after 16 years. Yikes! Now, I’m solely focused on Second City Nannies while caring for my now 18 year old daughter, and 2 year old son, married to the best cheer leader. Juggling talks with newbie moms, interviewing hopeful nannies, managing my website, and home. I also have 2 amazing girls to help run Second City Nannies, and I am exactly where I envisioned myself to be years ago when I decided that I could run a better agency.

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Marybell Perez-Przybylinski