Remote Babysitting. Let’s give it a try! (Parents in the home, of course.)

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As more and more cities have shelter-in-place mandates, and people are trying to do their part with social distancing, we know we’ll see less traditional babysitting.  But, that doesn’t mean parents don’t need help right now! Many dual working families are struggling to keep up with work and homeschooling, and even an hour of time […]

Keeping Families and Caregivers Healthy

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Updated 3/25/20 Family and sitter health is a top priority for the UrbanSitter community.   With concerns over Coronavirus increasing coupled with school closures and geographic areas under “shelter-in-place” restrictions we would like to remind our community of the following:  We encourage everyone to refer to the CDC and local department of health websites for […]

An Interview with CEO and Founder of Emi

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Aya Takeuchi is the CEO and Founder of Emi, a technology company on a mission to help people maintain happy and meaningful relationships in a busy world.  1. Parents often use Valentine’s Day as a date night to reconnect, what are your tips for making the most of connection time? The most obvious one is […]

UrbanSitter CEO Featured on Emi

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#EmiTogether: Lynn Perkins, CEO of Urbansitter on carving out quality time with her partner Our interviewee today: As our first guest interviewee, we’re very excited to have Lynn Perkins, co-founder and CEO of Urbansitter, an app and website that’s making it easier than ever for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from date nights […]

7 Tips For Hiring An After-School Sitter Or Nanny

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Good after school nannies are difficult to find. Without the right hiring and screening process completed upfront, you may rely partially on luck to locate the right caregiver for your children. To improve your efforts to hire a qualified, caring nanny, incorporate these tips into your efforts. Prepare a Job Description Your objectives, expectations, work […]

Four Fun Babysitting Games To Play On The Job

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Babysitting jobs can seem long and even uncomfortable at times if you do not actively take steps to make the experience fun for the children and for you. The perfect way to set everyone at ease and to quickly bond with the children who you are caring for is to play a few games. While […]

How to Find the Best Babysitter for You and Your Kids

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Leaving your children in the care of a stranger is understandably nerve-racking. In addition to being concerned about your children’s welfare, you may feel stressed about how well the personalities of your children and your babysitter will pair. As you prepare to find a babysitter to rely on regularly, utilize these strategic tips. Identify Your […]