20 Jokes to Break the Ice With Kids – For Babysitters & Nannies

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When you are interviewing for babysitting jobs in your area, parents understandably want to see how well you interact with their kids. With no prior experience with the children, this might feel uncomfortable and take a while to warm up. As a babysitter, it can be difficult to navigate these waters. One fun way to […]

Fun Activities for Kids and Babysitters: Ideas & Tips

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Even the best babysitters in your area may be at a loss for finding fun activities to do with your children. Your preferred babysitter may spend many long hours with your children in the months and years to come, and this is the time that should be fun and stimulating for them. If you want […]

How To Make Early Allergen Introduction Easy for Parents & Sitters

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Special guest post from the allergen experts at Ready, Set, Food! Did you know that every baby is at risk for food allergies? New research shows that every baby is at risk for food allergies regardless of family history — in fact, over 50% of children with food allergies have no family history. In addition, 1 […]

Simple St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

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As luck would have it, there are oodles of St. Patty’s Day crafts to keep your kids happily entertained. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites that are just right for little ones. Simple St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids Rainbow Streamers A simple craft made from a paper plate, paints and tissue paper strips. […]

10 Creative Ideas for Entertaining a Toddler (in the dead of winter!)

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With temperatures reaching inhumane lows across the country, you or your sitter are likely trapped in the house with the kids and in near desperate need for new ways to keep them entertained. Save your sanity with these fun ideas for keeping little kids happy and engaged. 10 Creative Ideas for Entertaining a Toddler (in […]

Meet Kate Talbot: Successful Author, Content Creator, and Digital Strategist… and an UrbanSitter Babysitter!

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Kate Talbot has built her successful career by using digital storytelling to empower communities at brands like Kiva and Virgin America, as well as scale early-stage startups for growth. In her free time, she writes for online publications like Social Media Examiner and KISSmetrics, educating small business owners and entrepreneurs on how to successfully use […]

How do you handle babysitting jobs where the parent is working from home?

8 tried-and-true ways to work together with work-at-home parents Babysitting while parents are working from home can all too often become a case of ‘too many cooks in the kitchen.’ Children often want to stick close to mom and dad, and the sitter may struggle to distract them enough to give the parents some space. […]

6 Tips for Moving on After a Breakup…With Your Nanny Family

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Leaving a family—whether it be on good or bad terms—can be one of the most difficult relationships for a nanny to navigate. Sometimes, it can feel less like leaving a babysitting job, and more like a breakup. You can make the transition easier by acting professionally in all of your interactions, being straightforward in your […]