Get Crafty with Spring Crafts for Preschoolers

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Dare we say it for fear of jinxing ourselves? Spring is almost here! Despite the cold weather most of the country is still fighting, Spring is officially only weeks away. Let’s mark its long-awaiting arrival with some fun, simple crafts for parents or sitters to tackle with preschoolers who will love creating these adorable bunnies, […]

Announcing our new partnership with Maven, family healthcare on-demand

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At UrbanSitter, we celebrate parents who take care of their kids and themselves. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Maven, a go-to app for all family health needs—from on-demand video chats with pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatric specialists to a personal care concierge that assists with making a birth plan or finding a […]

10 Fun, Family Activities for a Spring Break Stay-cation

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If a big Spring Break trip isn’t on the calendar this year, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep the kids entertained for 10 consecutive, school-free days. Fear not! There are tons of fun activities that feel special enough for a school vacation, and will keep you or the sitter and your kids […]

7 Reasons to Book a Babysitter This Spring

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Why is Spring is a great time to book a babysitter? Read on to find out: 1.   Spring cleaning. Think of all you could accomplish without your usual distractions. Not sure where to start? Check out Over 100 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks from How Does She? and the room-by-room checklist from the Huffington Post. You’ll have […]

MOMcon 2018 Workshop

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How to Turn Your Passion into a Successful Small Business Presented by Lynn Perkins, UrbanSitter CEO & co-founder Did you know there are more moms starting businesses today than ever before? It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. small business owners are moms. In fact, female entrepreneurs represent 39 percent of businesses […]

UrbanSitter’s 2017 Holiday Tipping Guide & New Year’s Eve Babysitting Rates

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Ever wonder how much others tip around the holidays? UrbanSitter asked families to share how they handle holiday tipping – from babysitters and nannies to dog walkers and mail carriers. Here are a few highlights: $50-$100 cash or gift card is the popular holiday tip for babysitters. One week’s pay is what most families tip their […]

Babysitting Gift Cards – The Best Holiday Gift Ever!

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and everyone will be scrambling to find that “perfect” gift for family and friends. Make it easy this year – avoid the malls, the crowds, and send the perfect gift for the moms and dads in your life: UrbanSitter babysitting gift cards! Every parent will appreciate the gift of babysitting, especially when it’s courtesy […]

2017 Babysitting Rates: How much should you pay your babysitter?

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We surveyed over 20,000 families from all across the country to get the scoop on what parents are willing to pay for—and what they’re willing to pay extra for—when it comes to childcare in 2017! San Francisco came in as the most expensive city for babysitters once again in 2017, with $17.34/hour for one child […]