Jumpstart Your Child’s Pre-Education


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


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

Babysitter Tips Wallet Card

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


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


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


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 […]

Summer Entertainment for Kids – Free Printables

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Once the final school bell of the year rings, keeping the kids engaged and occupied for the next three months lies solely on you and whatever childcare you’ve lined up for the summer. Fear not! We’ve found 6 totally free, downloadable printables, guaranteed to be welcomed diversions on more than one rainy day, long car […]

Mommy Beach Bags to Boost Your Summer Style


It’s time to ditch the diaper bag for a fun beach bag or fresh tote to get you and your kids to and from summertime excursions. Whether you’re headed to the beach or the pool, the playground or just around town, be prepared with summer necessities that will keep everyone safe, dry and well hydrated. Check […]

Boredom Busters to the Rescue!

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The blogosphere is abuzz with ideas for “boredom boxes” which are cleverly assembled collections of ideas and tools for kids to create and for parents to have at the ready for the inevitable cries of “Mom, I’m bored!” Boredom boxes, sometimes called boredom busters, include ideas for fun activities to entertain, occupy and sometimes educate kids – […]

Let’s Here It For the Red, White and Blue!


The 4th of July is nearly upon us – get the party started with fun treats and decorations that’ll pump up the patriotism at your house. All you need for a fantastic July 4th BBQ is good company, good food and these fun, festive decorations and sweet treats.   Red, White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles No food […]