Practically Perfect Podcast- For Nannies by Nannies!

The musing of Lora Brawley of and Sue Downey of on all things nanny.

The Podcasts

AN important step in prescreening is the phone interview. We discuss why to have one and what to discuss in this episode. This is part three of our nanny summer series on interviewing. 

Direct download: INterview_3-_phone_interview.mp3
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Second in our interviewing series, in this episode we discuss what to where and what to bring to that interview. Nanny interviews may follow different rules than office jobs for what to wear. And we talk about what you may want to have in your nanny bag when you show up at the house. 

Direct download: Interviewing_How_To_Present_Yourself.mp3
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We kick off our summer series on the nanny interview with a look at knowing what you want and when do you ask for it? We are excited to talk all summer about the finer points of nanny interviews. 

Direct download: Interviewing_Part_One.mp3
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This time we are talking texting! Texting with employers as a form of communication (or using email) means setting boundaries in new ways. How do you deal with messages after work hours? What is best way to discuss this topic? Nannies and their employers have more options than ever to stay in touch- but it can be problematic. 

Direct download: Communication_Boundaries_with_Texting.mp3
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In this episode we discuss toxic people and relationships. We try to each define what a toxic person is, and how they feel it impacts the nanny community and nanny leaders. We go back and forth on what we can do to deal with these negative relationships and people. 

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We discuss the methods we have used as nannies to potty train children. It's not always so easy, especially getting parents and nannies on the same page. We share what has worked for us. 

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How do you handle difficult conversations with your employers? As a nanny, you will have to give notice, discuss issues with the children, maybe ask for a raise. We mull over these and a few others and give our ideas on how to tackle them. 

Direct download: GMT20180220-023407_podcast.m4a
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In this episode we discuss the popular TV show This Is Us and how it helps us view parenting and raising children. SPOILER ALERTS_ we discuss up to the February 2018 episodes including the week after the Super Bowl. 

Direct download: This_is_Us_Parenting.m4a
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The International Nanny Association just released their 2017 Salary Survey in conjunction with HomeWork Solutions Inc. We discuss what it shows, what it doesn't and some interesting insights. Are you a nanny that participated?? 

Direct download: INASurvey.m4a
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Self care is often discussed within nanny circles. But let's take a deeper look at what self care means- beyond bubble baths and shopping trips! 

Direct download: self_care.mp3
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