Online Resources Signal Evolution of Finding a Babysitter

Over the past few decades, the methods used to find babysitters have changed dramatically. Parents used to turn to local high school students or friendly neighborhood adults to watch their children when they had something that they needed to do. Now, with all of the...

Types of Childcare and Estimated Costs

Childcare is a necessity for a large number of working families and single parents. Fortunately, there are many options available to meet both the needs of the family and their budget. Each option comes with advantages and disadvantages. We will provide some basic...

Is Hiring a Babysitter Online Safe?

Many parents will cringe at the idea of hiring a babysitter online. After all, haven’t we all been told to beware of strangers? And most people online are strangers. Ironically, what most parents do not realize is that hiring a babysitter online through a...

How Much Should I Pay a Babysitter?

When you are looking for a babysitter, the million dollar question is how much you should have to pay for this service. If you go through a babysitting service, chances are that they will have a set rate when it comes to sending a babysitter to your home. If you hire...

Nannies: Live-In vs. Live-Out

Nannies tend to become a part of your family, but it’s a personal choice as to whether or not they will actually sleep under the same roof as you. Many nannies appreciate the live-in option because it offers job security and the ability to focus on their work....

Tips for Preparing Your Child to Stay Home Alone

As children get older, parents may decide that they are old enough to stay home alone. If your child has reached the legal age to stay home alone, you can get started by preparing them for this important milestone. It is important to discuss rules, expectations, and...

Researching a Childcare Provider

Choosing the right childcare provider is an important decision that working parents have to make. For many parents, unfamiliarity with childcare laws, policies, and how daycare centers work makes this task particularly difficult. Here are some guidelines to help...

Buying and Using a Nanny Cam

When it comes to having strangers in your home, you shouldn’t feel guilty for wanting some surveillance. Many businesses and offices have cameras in their buildings, and while you’re away, your home is somebody’s work place too. The only thing you...

How do you Research a Babysitter?

Naturally, when you are hiring a babysitter, you are going to want to do research on their background to make sure that they are the right person for the job. After all, you will be entrusting your children to their care. It is imperative that you do research into...

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