Practically Perfect Podcast- For Nannies by Nannies!

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

The Podcasts

For National Nanny Recognition Week this year we give our top 10 ways that nanny care is unique! We are lucky to work as nannies and so we look from both the parent's perspective and the nanny's perspective at how nanny care can make a big impact. 

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Are there unwritten rules that we all follow (or should follow)? We discuss a recent thread from a nanny group online about what rules nannies have. 

Direct download: NannyCode.mp3
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National Nanny Training Day 2017 will be held in April. Is there an event near you? If not, why not consider hosting one? Sue talks about how to organize an event and what is involved. 

Direct download: hostingNNTD.mp3
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We have many in our profession who organize events, provide mentorship and are leaders. We discuss why it is important to have them, why nannies should consider leadership roles and some of our thoughts on how to be effective as a nanny leader. 

Direct download: nanny_leaders.mp3
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You want to wear a bikini but employers say it is too racy for the swim club and want you to wear a one piece suit. You want a tattoo but some families won't keep a nanny with body art. Where do we as nannies have a responsibility to represent the family in the way that they want? 

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One special thing about being a nanny is that we can form true connections to our kids. So what does that mean? Why is being connected important and how can we foster this special relationship? 

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In this episode we discuss a few topics including new studies and how they creep out onto the internet, the government worker who went crazy over nanny parking, and answer questions from our Facebook page. 

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Lora and Sue discuss recent events in Cincinnati, when a young child got away from his mother and ended up in the gorilla exhibit. 

Direct download: GorillaIncident.mp3
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Lora and Sue discuss the fine art of negotiating your pay. Should you ever take a job that offers less than your bottom line? How do we discuss numbers with a family? We encourage everyone to do their homework before it is time to get down to the nitty gritty. 

Direct download: negotiatingthejob.mp3
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