Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Episode 26: Candi Vajana

This week I spoke with Candi Vajana, who has been a nanny since 1992. She has so many great insights, especially on how cooking with children teaches them so many wonderful things. You can also find her podcast, and news about her very own class she's developing at The Experienced Nanny

Book recommendation: Julia Donaldson

Class recommendation: Open University and keep an eye out for her own class!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Episode 25: Tamara L'Hote

 This week I spoke with Tamara L'Hote, who has 33 years of nanny experience! Like many other nannies, she suggests checking out community colleges for child development classes, but also to go to your local library. Sometimes they have cheap or even free classes. She's also a big crafter and she makes jewelry for her fellow nannies!

Class recommendations: CPR & First Aid, Transforming Challenging Behavior

Book recommendations: Dr. Seuss

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Episode 24: Melanie Blauser

 Melanie Blauser not only has tons of experience as a nanny, she's also a former engineer! She's also a fellow crocheter and has some great suggestions.

Book suggestions: Brown Bear Brown Bear, Goodnight Moon, Dr. Seuss books, Miss Twiggley's Tree

Class suggestions: check your local community colleges!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

The Nanny Endorsements are BACK!

Now that the holidays are over, I'm putting up new episodes of The Nanny Endorsements. I'm always looking for more nannies, newborn care specialists and other childcare professionals to interview, so if you're interested, please fill out the Interview Request! It's really simple, and it's audio only. You don't have to have any special equipment, just a Zoom account. Most people use a laptop, but some use their phones, you just need to have a decent internet connection! It only takes about a half hour.

I also have some big news on the way! Be sure to find me on Instagram (@tomboynanny) and contact me about the podcast, my crochet toys, or anything else!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Episode 23: Danielle Taylor

Danielle Taylor had so many fantastic suggestions, and also gave us our first discount code! She also suggested a positive discipline podcast: Joyful Courage

Book recommendation: Todd Parr

Class recommendation: Fairy Dust Teaching, RIE, Newborn Care Solutions, Positive Discipline, and most importantly a Sproutable class specifically for nannies (use the code THIRTYOFFSP for 30% off the course!)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Episode 22: Ana Buralli

 This week I spoke with Ana Buralli, a nanny working in Chicago. She's a big DIY-er and loves to create stories with her charges.

Book recommendation: Roald Dahl

Class recommendation: Ana learned a ton working at Camp Anokijig.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Episode 20: Lindsay Brown

This week I spoke to one of my good friends, Lindsay Brown. Not only did she have great suggestions of books and a certification we should all have, but she also brought up some great podcasts for nannies.

Book recommendations: Mo Willems books, Giraffes Can't Dance, Jamie Lee Curtis books, Cali Music books, Bob Marley books, According to Humphrey books, She Persisted

Class recommendation: CPR & First Aid

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Episode 19: Suzanne Johnston

 This week I spoke with Suzanne Johnston, a nanny, post-partum doula, instructor, lactation consultant, agency owner, podcast host... she does everything! Be sure to look for her podcast Top Notch with Suzanne and her nanny agency Nannies in LA.

Book recommendations: Where the Wild Things Are, Sandra Boynton books, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Class recommendations: RIE Training, Multiple Blessings. Bini Birth, ICEA

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Episode 18: Jeny Lynn

 This week I spoke with Jeny Lynn a nanny from Sonoma County. She had so many great book recommendations of different ages, and I am seriously intrigued by the historical card game Chrononauts

Book recommendations: Little Blue Truck series, Pout Pout Fish, Pete the Cat series, Wings of Fire series (a graphic novel great for older children!)

Class recommendation: Attachment Theory

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Episode 17: Maria Culley

This week I spoke with another British nanny, Maria Culley. Not only is she an award-winning nanny, but she is also a published author! Please check out her book, There's a Nanny in MY House!

Book recommendation: books by Eric Carle

Class recommendation: Early Years Neuroscience classes

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