babysitters

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We Aren't Likely to Land Our Own Reality TV Shows We all expect our sitters to protect and care for our kids, but some of
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Although babysitting has come to be viewed as a female-dominated domain, there's no reason to think that women will take better care of your kids than men.
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You may be missing out on reaping the benefits of your savvy sitter's abilities and creativity, as well as a rewarding experience for your child.
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Think of these friendly reminders as part of your back-to-school plan to get organized, on track and ready to roll for the new year.
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When it comes to leaving your child in the care of a babysitter, nanny or other child care provider, you have nothing but the best intentions. However, many parents unknowingly make mistakes when hiring, managing and communicating with their child care provider.
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...tonight, there we were in the big family car on our favorite family outing—a trip to Target.  And Johnny (the boy) and
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On the list of people who make their victory possible are always agents, managers, assistants, parents, spouses and often God. But almost never the women who care for their homes and families all day.
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After all, I want to make sure the sitter won't be scared off by what really happens in my house. You know what I mean, right?
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There are lots and lots of other moms out there who need a few extra minutes every now and then to go to the bathroom alone. Or shower and shave their legs. Or talk on the phone with a friend without having to yell at anyone to "stop licking the baby!"