The voice of childcare in the new millennium



About Florence Ann


Hello, Friends! 

I am beyond thrilled you’re here. The Windy City Nanny is a project that has been near and dear to my heart for quite some time now. As the oldest of four with an autistic brother, I grew up caring for my younger siblings. 

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 nannied for 15 amazing years, and when I finally sat down to write Nanny and Me, it really felt like the story had been written on my heart for decades.

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.

From my heart to yours,


 FLORENCE ANN: In the news

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.

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 Nanny & Me

A story about caregivers, family and letting love into your home

Many books educate parents on how to hire the right nanny—what to look for and what not to do —but few focus on the most important person in this situation: the child! Nanny and Me is a sweet, educational story that helps families introduce a new caregiver to their home. Through adventurous storytelling and whimsical illustrations, this book teaches children that someone else can love them like a parent, and shows them how to open their hearts to a new lifelong friend. It’s the perfect gift for new parents and nannies alike!


Praise for Nanny and Me

What a great gift! This was a huge hit when I gave it at the last baby shower I attended. Such a sweet book that all ages can relate to. My mom who is 96 and now has her own caregiver loved the message, as well! Beautifully illustrated.
— Mary T.
I love this book! The illustrations are lovely, and the story highlights the loving bond that exists between a nanny and her children....brought back wonderful memories that my kids have of their time with their nanny from years ago!!! A must-have, especially for children with loving caregivers.....!
— John L.