When you need back-up child care

Back-up childcare resources

It’s hard to predict when you’ll need back-up child care. Let’s say the nanny calls in sick or your child can’t go to school or daycare because they’re sick. Where can you turn for reliable backup childcare? We’ll share tips to help you find a baby sitting service or one-day daycare for your last-minute needs. Save […]

Studies Reveal the Pros and Cons of Daycare

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Does Your Choice of Child Care Effect Your Child’s Development?   Nearly 11 million children under age 5 are in some type of child care each week, which isn’t surprising since nearly 70 percent of mothers with children age 17 or younger work full or part-time. Almost 30 percent of these kids are enrolled in […]

Is an Au Pair The Right Childcare Solution for You?

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For some families who need live-in childcare, hosting an au pair—a young person who comes to the United States as part of a cultural exchange program and agrees to provide full-time childcare in exchange for housing and a weekly stipend—may be an ideal solution. Let’s take a look at the benefits and limitations of au […]

Five Reasons You Need Childcare When You Work from Home

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Contributed by guest blogger Brie Weiler Reynolds, Director of Online Content at FlexJobs, and a work-at-home mom to one-year-old Jack. A common misconception about working from home is that you can finally give up that expensive childcare, since you’ll be home all day. Don’t get me wrong–there are plenty of perks to working from home, […]

Tips for Lining Up College Students for Summer Childcare

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In a few short months, school will be out for the summer and you may be facing much different childcare needs than you now have. You may need full-time help, a regular sitter for part-time care, or maybe just a reliable bevy of sitters to call when you need some time to yourself during the […]

How to Line Up Summer Childcare Help

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The typical school-age child has 10 weeks of summer vacation. That’s at least 70 full days with you or another caregiver–be it a daycare provider, camp counselor, nanny, babysitter, family, or a friend. Regardless of your family’s regular schedule, it’s likely you could use a bit of additional childcare this summer. Now is the time […]

How Often Do You Plan a “Date Night”?

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In a recent national survey, UrbanSitter asked parents how often they schedule a babysitter. 33% of parents surveyed say they hire a babysitter 1-2 times per month. And, 1 in 6 parents hires a babysitter on a weekly basis. Perhaps date night isn’t a dream after all? For more stats like this one, check out […]