7 Reasons to Book a Babysitter This Summer

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Why is summer a great time to book a babysitter? Read on to find out:    1. School’s Out For Summer! Summer break is here, which means a whole new schedule for the whole family. Make the transition easier for everyone with a summer sitter or nanny to help with the new routine. Part-time, full-time, anytime. […]

5 Ways to Elevate Date Night: Dallas Edition

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Looking for a reason to book a babysitter this weekend? Running out of date night ideas or getting bored of the same old date night routine? Have no fear Dallas parents. Not only can we help you find your dream babysitter but we also pulled together 5 fun ways that you can take your date night […]

Back to School Child Care…What Kind is Right For You?

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The new school year is around the corner which means the leisurely summer routine is about to shift. From morning drop-offs, back to school nights and after school activities, the back to school hustle can leave you scrambling to get it all done and juggling a lot of different schedules. Not sure what kind of […]

Announcing our new partnership with Maven, family healthcare on-demand

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At UrbanSitter, we celebrate parents who take care of their kids and themselves. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Maven, a go-to app for all family health needs—from on-demand video chats with pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatric specialists to a personal care concierge that assists with making a birth plan or finding a […]

MOMcon 2018 Workshop

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How to Turn Your Passion into a Successful Small Business Presented by Lynn Perkins, UrbanSitter CEO & co-founder Did you know there are more moms starting businesses today than ever before? It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. small business owners are moms. In fact, female entrepreneurs represent 39 percent of businesses […]

How Much To Pay Your Babysitter in 2018 – Babysitting Rates

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Deciding how much to pay your babysitter or nanny? According to UrbanSitter’s 2018 child care study of more than 20,000 families across the country, the average hourly babysitting rate is $16.43 for one child. Read on for babysitting rates in your city and more interesting facts: San Francisco ranks as the most expensive city to hire a babysitter at $17.34/hour for one […]

How to Prevent Summer Brain Drain? Let Kids Play!

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The practice of giving kids a break from school during the summer started in the early 1900s. Doctors thought kids needed a reprieve from sitting still for long hours in a classroom, which they believed made them physically weak. Summer was the perfect time to set them free because classrooms became stifling hot. And because […]

How to inject Family Fun into a Summer of Work & Camp

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Summertime, which we’d so love to think of as carefree fun-time, can too often be an extended period of regret for those working moms and dads who can take few vacation days to spend with the family. But do the post-school hot months necessarily have to translate into drudgery for kids, and a guilt-fest for […]

3 Misconceptions About Birthday Parties, Busted!

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There’s a lot of contradictory and downright erroneous parenting info floating around out there. We’re not afraid to tackle it head-on!  Throwing a birthday party for your child can feel like anything but a celebration. Instead of rejoicing another year older, parents of even very young children can feel pressured to throw extra-special bashes that […]