Best Holiday Gifts For Your Sitter

You’ve done it.  You’ve found the perfect sitter! You know the one- the one whose phone number you’ve either superglued to your fridge, or more likely, seared into your memory. When they arrive the kids are happy, you’re happy, and to top it off this babysitter, nay lifesaver, always seems to be available when you […]

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Be In the Know With the Best Nanny Cams

When do you need a nanny cam? Looking for a bit of added peace of mind when you leave your children home with your nanny? Since we know that whole “eyes in the back of your head” thing isn’t a reality (though that would be nice!), a nanny cam may be your second-best option. But…

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Help! My Nanny Quit! How to Find a Nanny Quickly

When you arrived at work this morning, it was just another Wednesday. But when you arrived home this evening and your nanny gave her notice effective immediately, it became the Wednesday when everything was turned upside down. You graciously accepted your nanny’s resignation, because, well, that’s what you do as an employer. But your mind…


How to Set Yourself Apart as a Sitter

Are you a babysitter? Do you want recurring and frequent jobs?  Do you want to come recommended by the parents you sit for? Then you need to learn how to set yourself apart as a sitter, because here’s the terrible truth: babysitters are a dime a dozen.  Just in my neighborhood alone, there are teenagers…

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Last-Minute Child Care Solutions You Can Count On

Parenting without a back-up plan is like tempting Murphy’s Law to pay you a visit. Prepare for any situation by making a plan for last-minute child care. Isn’t it great when everything works according to plan and things run smoothly? Parents have enough on their plates to worry about unforeseen circumstances, but we’ve certainly all […]

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Local Babysitter: A Good Option for Last-minute Child Care?

  Parents—what does your childcare network look like? If you’re like most parents, you’ve probably got a local babysitter or two (or even three!) lined up. That’s helpful in order to avoid being left in the lurch when you need last-minute child care. And most of the time, your arrangement probably works just fine. If one sitter is […]

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