Screen Time Rules Don't Apply to Parents We all expect our sitters to protect and care for our kids, but some of us are guilty
Parents, I can see where you are coming from. Truly, I can. Childcare is expensive. The idea of paying top dollar for someone to sit at your house while your child is sleeping can be difficult to swallow. But here's the thing -- your nanny/babysitter isn't doing "nothing" -- they are taking care of your child.
If you get along well with family members, and they live close, and they want to babysit your kids, that's awesome. For the rest of us, read on.
The longer I stayed in the work force and the older my children get, I've started to have a zero tolerance level for nonsense. Here's a list of eight things the next sitter can do to assure she gets fired. Just so you know, all of these things have happened to me.
All Moms everywhere need a break sometimes, and we're thankful to you for providing one. That said, we wanted to share a few things that bring us to angels-singing-on-high-ecstatic levels of gratitude.
It was Saturday night and my 6-year-old was bursting with excitement. No, she wasn't anticipating a wild night of braiding Barbie's hair and binge-watching Monster High. Something much more dramatic was happening. The babysitter was on her way.
I must confess that once upon a time, I dreaded weddings with a lot of little people in attendance. And by "little people," I'm talking about wedding guests under the age of 10.
Hiring a sitter and having an evening out on the town is a treat. By following these steps, you can (hopefully) relax enough to enjoy yourself!
Have you ever scoffed at the Mom who doesn't seem to leave home without her sitter or nanny in tow -- at birthday parties, school drop-off, Mommy and Me class? Maybe you even judged her for it, wondering why she can't go at it alone with her own kids.