More men becoming nannies…

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Recent economic troubles have led some men to seek nanny, or “manny,” jobs.

In recent weeks, there has been a 10 percent increase in men seeking childcare work. A spokeswoman for the website,, has seen a 30 percent increase in men advertising for child care jobs since 2008.

Some of these men are unemployed teachers or daycare workers. Some are fathers who bring their child-raising experience to the job, but have no formal background in caring of other children. Others have no experience at all.

Many, however, still view nannying and babysitting as women’s jobs, since the majority of those jobs have long been held by women and are stereotypically associated with them.

“I do continue to do this for the extra income, especially because of the way the economy has gone in the past few years,” said Travis McGowin, a fireman who works part-time as a nanny. But he also just loves working with kids.

“Kids accept people for who they are, instead of superficial things. If you have a genuine interest in what they’re doing, they’re going to be interested in you. If you show them love and interest, they’ll love you,” explained McGowin. “Kids have this whole unconditional love thing, and that’s what kept me in it the longest, more so than the money, actually.”

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