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45. Nanny Wine Pairings!

Every nanny has those days where literally everything that could go wrong, seems to go wrong. So I invited my friend and world class sommelier, Dan Kroes, on to pair some drinks with stories from the nanny community of no good, very bad days! This episode is fun, but please enjoy these recommendations responsibly! Enjoy! For more episode resources, and to see print versions of the drinks recommended here, please visit Or follow us on Facebook:...

Duration: 01:09:47

43. Ending Mealtime Power Struggles

For many parents and nannies, mealtime can be one of the most difficult times of the day. Cady Leinicke is back again to talk us through ways to end mealtime power struggles once and for all! From picky eaters to slow eaters to messy eaters, this episode covers it all! Thanks for listening! To learn more about donating to end School Lunch Debt, click here: If you have questions, quotes or quips,...

Duration: 01:00:38

41. Food From Around The World

My guest this week is dear friend and summer activity genius, Carleigh Obrochta! Carleigh spent last summer eating her way around the world with her kiddos! They would pick a different country every week and make food from that country and plan an activity from the area too! What I love about this activity is that you can tailor it to be as involved or low key as you like! Be sure to visit for more information! Or visit us on Facebook:...

Duration: 00:36:54

40. Nanny Ratings Online - Crossover With Practically Perfect Podcast

This week's episode is very special because I have the two ladies from the Practically Perfect Podcast on in a crossover extravaganza! We are discussing online nanny websites and problems with the rating system on said websites. It's a hot topic and all three of us see it slightly differently! If you haven't listened to part one of this episode, go download it by searching "Practically Perfect Podcast" wherever you get your podcasts! And thanks for listening!!! Episode Resources:...

Duration: 00:40:21

39. Transition Times

Transitions from parent to nanny and then back again are some of the trickiest times of day! Leah Frires is back to talk us through transition times and how to make beginning and end of day smoother for all parties involved! If you have a cute story to share, please email it in to!

Duration: 00:39:33

Little One - Not Quite Mary Poppins

We are BACK with another Little One! This Little One is all about an awesome nanny resource blog called "Not Quite Mary Poppins". Kathryn and Mackenzie are two wonderful nannies who are putting together really great resources for nannies! So, go! Visit their website and be part of their community! It's a really great place to be! Link to Not Quite Mary Poppins:

Duration: 00:06:04

38. Bullying

Bullying is a complicated and difficult topic. As nannies, we are often the first to see signs of bullying in our nanny kids and, sometimes, the first person a child tells when they are being bullied. My guest this week, Katherine Siegel, is currently directing a play (Gideon's Knot) that really digs into these issues and came on to talk about ways we, as nannies, can help set our nanny kids up to not be bullied and also not become the bully! For more information about Gideon's Knot, click...

Duration: 01:03:48

37. Photo Scavenger Hunts

Photo Scavenger Hunts are one of my absolute favorite activities to do with my kiddos. They are engaged with the world around them in such a fun and intense way! And we always find new ways to look at common objects in the world. And this is an activity that can grow with kids! If you've never tried one with your nanny kids, I highly recommend it!

Duration: 00:22:39

36. Moving with/for A Nanny Family

This week is all about moving with or for your nanny family! Andrea Murphy is an amazing guest who has moved so many times over the past 8 years! She is also recorded this episode while traveling across the country for a nanny family! Even if you're not moving with or for a nanny family, this episode has some great tips for general moving! Bonus: one of our sweetest stories yet! Check it out!

Duration: 00:40:29

35. Micromanaging Parents

This week's episode comes to you by request! A wonderful listener asked us to cover micromanaging parents and boy did Brittany Vogel deliver! Always a wonderful guest, Brittany has some wonderful ideas about how to make it work when it comes to dealing with micromanaging parents and when to walk away! If you have ever felt put under a microscope as a nanny, this episode is for you! Be sure to follow us on Facebook: And Twitter:...

Duration: 00:42:56

34. Discipline

After spending four years in the army, Andrea Murphy knows a thing or two about discipline! Andrea stopped by Chicago on her cross country road trip and I am so glad she did! We got to sit down and talk about our personal discipline philosophies and methods of discipline that have been successful for us! For more updates, please be sure to follow us on Facebook: Or Twitter: Or Instagram:...

Duration: 00:51:25

33. Nannying For Boys

This week Kirk Osgood is back to tell us all about nannying for boys! With game ideas and methods for helping boys develop deeper emotional lives, this episode is full of wonderful advice for interacting with young men in a respectful and fun way! For more episode resources, please visit Or follow us on Facebook: Or Twitter: Or Instagram:

Duration: 00:59:35

32. Nannying For Girls

Sugar and spice and everything nice? Any nanny who has nannied for two or more girls knows that little ladies bring an energy that's all their own! Taryn Pryor is back to talk about ways to tailor your nannying for girls! From fun science experiments to book recommendations to how to build self confidence, Taryn covers it all! And remember, for links and pictures to go with this episode, visit Or follow us on Facebook:...

Duration: 00:59:58

31. Talking Theater With Compass Creative Dramatics

This week's episode is all about theater and ways to bring the wonderful benefits of theater to your nanny kids! I am joined by Cathlyn Melvin and Cassandra Quinn, the co-founders of Compass Creative Dramatics! These two knowledgable ladies cover everything from how to help kids strengthen their bravery muscles to how to help kids cope with disappointment to how to earn kids' trust from the very first day you meet them. From seasoned theater veterans to nannies who have never stepped foot...

Duration: 01:23:37

30. Keeping Kids Safe

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month! So this episode focuses on how you, as a nanny, can help keep the children you care for safe. My guest, Emma Silver-Alford, has a wealth of knowledge on how to spot and report child abuse. Though this episode handles a heavy subject, the message is one of hope and includes many resources to help you keep your nanny kids safe. For links to those resources, please visit If you have any feedback or suggestions, please...

Duration: 01:11:12

Little One - Pokémon GO

This week's Little One is all about Pokémon GO and how you can use it in your nannying! This little game actually has a lot of potential for educational opportunities if you just know where to look! Don't believe me? Listen to this episode and let me know what you think! Gotta catch em all!

Duration: 00:10:35

29. Tough Discussions With Parents

This week the wonderful Julie Merica joins us to talk through tough conversations with parents. From how to bring up behavioral issues to how to tell your Nanny Parents when you make a mistake, we cover it all! If you have any questions or would like help with a specific problem, email in to Or visit us on Facebook: Or Twitter: Or Instagram:...

Duration: 00:54:56

28. Story Pirates

This week I got a chance to speak with the wonderful Lee Overtree, who is the artistic director of the Story Pirates. Story Pirates is an arts education and media company based in New York and Los Angeles. They also have a great podcast by the same name which takes stories written by kids and turns them into radio plays! My nanny kids have fallen in love with this podcast and it has helped us talk about creating stories together in a whole new way! Lee also offers some wonderful advice for...

Duration: 00:43:59

Little One - (Inter)National Nanny Training Day

For our second ever Little One, I'm talking about the (Inter)National Nanny Training Day! On April 29th, 2017, nannies from all over the US, UK and Australia will gather in their cities to train to be better nannies! And you can too! Visit for more information!!! Or email SUEDOWNEY@NANNYPALOOZA.COM with any questions you may have!!! She is an expert with her own podcast, Practically Perfect Podcast! But we'll be talking about that more at a later...

Duration: 00:06:44

27. Nanny Taxes

Tis the season, tax season that is! My guest, Jenn Hilton walks us through the ins and outs of filing taxes as a nanny. From the differences between a W-2 and a 1099 to how to talk to your nanny family about being paid legally, Jenn has seen it all! If you have any questions about how to legally file as a nanny, this episode will answer them all! For additional resources, please visit Or follow us on Facebook: Or...

Duration: 01:25:47

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