5 Things You Might Forget to Tell the Sitter

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Whether you’re leaving the kids with a sitter for the umpteenth time or you’re about to hand over your new bundle of joy to his first-ever babysitter, there are a few details you might forget to share before you leave the house. Take the time to add these things to your list of things to tell […]

5 Pins for Summer…While it Lasts

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Whether you are counting the days until school starts or holding on tight to every last minute of the season, here are 5 pins for parents worth checking out before it’s over. 1. Is your swimsuit and your skin looking a little beat after a few too many days in the sun? Do yourself a favor […]

Sun Smarts 101: Teaching Kids Sun Safety

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  Part of raising kids to be mindful of their health and safety is teaching them the importance of protecting themselves from the sun’s harmful rays. Nearly a quarter of the damage they receive from the sun in their lifetime will happen before their 18th birthday. Since they are under your care during those childhood […]

5 Brilliant DIY Home Projects You Must Try

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Itching for a little summertime DIY, but low on time, talent or budget? Here are five home projects with a big impact that anyone who can pick up a paintbrush can pull off in no time at all. These painting projects will go a long way in sprucing up your home and leaving you with […]

Jumpstart Your Child’s Pre-Education

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Whether your preschooler is just starting to learn her letters and numbers or she’s gearing up to start kindergarten in the fall, there are simple ways to help her learn and practice reading, writing and arithmetic – three of the key learning aspects of early childhood development that teachers use to gauge kindergarten readiness. Consistency and […]

10 Family Activities for a Sweet Summer

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For most of us, summer provides a less restrictive schedule with a little more time to spare. There are no school bells to beat, carpools to shuffle, homework to deal with or early bedtimes to make. Take advantage of some of the extra time and freedom, even if it’s just having a longer evening thanks […]

Printable “Babysitter Tips” Wallet Card

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As you work to build your babysitting business through UrbanSitter, remember that sometimes it’s the little things that count the most. Check out this Babysitter Tips Wallet Card for a few of UrbanSitter’s tried and true sitter tricks that are sure to help you become the rockstar sitter that you are. Download our Babysitter Tips Wallet […]

Responsibilities and Chores for Your Sitter

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Take a poll of the parents you know, and you’ll realize that just as the range of babysitter compensation varies from family to family, so do the responsibilities families assign to their caregivers. One friend you know might expect to come home to a clean house with toys put away and the laundry done, and […]

5 Flexible Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms

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You want to be able to stay home to raise your children, but you still want to earn an income, too. It’s now easier than ever for SAHMs to find flexible work and care for their kiddos, too. Here are just five jobs with flexible schedules for stay-at-home moms—no commuting required. Cruise Travel Writer You’ve planned every […]

Tips for Traveling with a Toddler

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Once your baby reaches the toddler stage, typically around the age of 1-3 years old, traveling becomes a whole new experience with its own unique challenges. Your child has become mobile, more expressive and innately curious and anxious to explore his surroundings. Your job is to not only get to and enjoy your destination, but […]