Nanny Blogs and Podcast

The 10 Best Nanny Blogs and Podcasts

The nanny profession can be quite lonely. Nannies do not have colleagues, officemates, break rooms, or company picnics. Their “bosses” are tiny humans with big demands, and their days are busy and sometimes stressful. Everyone needs a place where they can feel like they are being heard, and that someone (ANYONE!) understands what they’re going through. While there are several online groups for nannies, they are often filled with drama, bickering, bad advice, and judgement. So where does a nanny go for advice and comradery? Blogs and Podcasts geared towards nannies can be a great alternative.  Here is a list of the 10 best (in no particular order).

  1. The Nannyhood

Nickey Andree started The Nannyhood to help nannies connect with each other online and in person. After over a decade of working as a nanny, Nickey is a gem of a resource and a wonderful writer with keen insight into the Nanny World.

How to Find Your Unicorn Nanny Family

  1. Nanny Counsel

The blog that every nanny wishes her employers would read! Started by Brooke Weglarz, a professional Nanny/Family Assistant, Nanny Counsel is an advice blog for parents and nannies. Brooke’s to-the-point, and at times brutally honest articles say the things we all wish we could say out loud to our nanny families. You’ll find yourself nodding in agreement often, and you’ll definitely learn a few things along the way. 

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  1. The Funny Nanny

Candi Vajana (INA Nanny of the Year 2017) is a wealth of knowledge for our profession, as proven by her helpful blog for nannies and au pairs. Candi’s articles offers tips, tricks, advice, recipes, arts/crafts ideas, and even nanny fashion recommendations. This is one to bookmark!

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  1. International Nanny Association

The INA blog is the gold standard when it comes to nanny resources. Here you will find information on subject such as nanny laws and regulations, recommended practices, nutrition, professional development, self care, and so much more.

Five Simple Ways to Prepare for the Future

  1. My Nanny Circle

Alene Mathurin is well known throughout the nanny industry. She is an outspoken advocate for nannies’ rights, and is truly elevating our profession. Alene’s blog is a collection of articles and segments (such as “Nanny of the Week” and “Positively Nannies”) aimed to educate, empathize, and empower. 

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  1. Chronicles of Nannya

Martha Reddick describes her witty and informative podcast as “a resource…meant to help connect and inspire nannies from around the world”. Each episode introduces a nanny-related topic through an interview style sit-down with a special guest. Martha has a gift for making her guests feel right at home, and it is evident in this delightful podcast. Give it a listen on your commute to work.

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  1. Practically Perfect Podcast

Created and hosted by Sue Downey (Nannypalooza founder) and Lora Brawley (owner of Nanny Care Hub), the Practically Perfect Podcast is practically perfect in every way. Funny, informative, and honest- this podcast is time well spent.

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  1. The Institute For Families and Nannies

TIFFAN (founded by Alyce Desrosiers) has a goal to build healthy family-nanny relationships through education, advice and support. According to their website, they are “a non-profit professional development, education and research organization” that offers programs, trainings and resources for both nannies and their employers. Discussing issues such as brain development, literacy, mindfulness for kids, and self-care for nannies, this blog offers research-based content that is invaluable to anyone working with or caring for children.

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  1. Not Quite Mary Poppins

This light and breezy blog is run by Kathryn and Mackenzie, two career nannies who share a passion for children. With features such as “Naptime Reads” and “Spotlight Sunday”, and articles about child development, nutrition, creative play, and even kid-friendly music recommendations, this blog is definitely one you don’t want to scroll past.

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  1. Via The Village

You didn’t think we were going to leave out our very own blog, now did you? Full disclosure: I am not only a leading contributor to Via The Village’s community blog, but I am also the Nanny Expert for the company. With that said, Via The Village’s blog is unique in that it invites industry experts, parents, and nannies to contribute their knowledge and advice to our online community. Articles are a combination of personal and informational. We invite you to contribute. Contact info@viathevillage.com with interest.

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So there you have it! Ten great resources for nannies that are both easily digestible and informative 🙂  In addition, our affiliate partners also share a wealth of knowledge. Amslee Institute, HomeWork Solutions, and Newborn Care Solutions. I hope you take the time to check them out soon!

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