Practically Perfect Podcast- For Nannies by Nannies!

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

The Podcasts

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. 

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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. 

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Do you consider your nanny family to be clients or customers? Do you approach your job with the ideas of customer service? We talk about how this idea of customer service affects nannies. 

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In this episode, Sue discusses the differences we see in behavior with kids when they are with nanny vs. parent. Why as nannies are we so quick to assume it is because parents are not following thru. Myrna Alphonse, former "know it all nanny" and current parent weighs in on the difference between being the nanny vs. being the mom. 

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Our second profile is Danny Wakefield, who shares thoughts on being a manny and a male in a female dominated profession. A joy!! 

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We discuss the ending of Downton Abbey. SPOILER ALERT!! This show has given us much to think about regarding the world of service. AND it is fun! 

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What manners are important? What is the most effective way to teach them to children? 

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