Profiles of Childhood: Kia Gomez, Doula & Babysitter

Our childhoods shape us and prepare us, not only for our own lives, but for the joys and values we’ll pass on to others.  As told to Dawn Van Osdell “I split my time between school in the San Francisco Bay Area—Notre Dame de Namur University—and my hometown of Los Angeles. It’s not so different […]

Profiles of Childhood: Rachel Policar, Opera Singer and Sitter, New York, NY

  POLICAR POSES IN THE TREES BESIDE THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE AT LINCOLN CENTER As told to Lela Nargi “I grew up in a town called Issaquah, WA, 20 miles east of Seattle. Then I went to Arizona State University for my undergraduate degrees in vocal performance and musical theater before moving to New York […]

Profiles of Childhood: Nicole Miles, Doula and Sitter, Chicago, IL

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As told to Lela Nargi I grew up on the Southwest side of Chicago and I’m the oldest of three girls. My parents were high school sweethearts and have been married for 28 years. My father works for the Chicago Transit Authority and my mother now works at a local university. I’ve always been surrounded […]

Meet Kendall: Chicago-native, Vanderbilt Student and Babysitter!

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  With over 35 glowing reviews on UrbanSitter, it comes as no surprise that Kendall has an upbeat and bright personality. Now studying child development at Vanderbilt University, Kendall hopes to transition her people skills and passion for helping others into a full-time career after graduation. Here, Kendall shares with us what life is like […]

5 Unforgettable & Affordable Family Vacations You Can Take This Summer

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Planning the perfect summer family vacation can seem like a daunting—and expensive—endeavor. That’s why we’ve put together this list of five of our favorite fun and affordable destinations for family travel. Bon voyage! 1. Austin, Texas. Austin averages around 230 sunny days per year, making it the perfect place for families that want to enjoy […]

Meet Brandon: Scientist, PhD Student, and Babysitter!

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“It’s just great getting to watch the kids grow up,” says Brandon, current UrbanSitter babysitter, on some of the perks of babysitting kids. A Rhode Island native, Brandon is now finishing up his Ph.D. in astrophysical chemistry at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. On top of the huge academic achievement, being a scientist, he […]

Introducing our Summer Sitter Beta Program!

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Looking for a sitter or nanny to help out this summer? There are two ways that UrbanSitter can help. Join our Beta (See below for more details) Post a job on UrbanSitter and get a list of sitters interested in your job. We recommend doing both, and would love your feedback on which process you liked […]

UrbanSitter’s 2016 Unsung Heroes Giveaway: Results & Quotes!

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In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked parents and sitters to share some of their favorite stories and most heartfelt moments with us as part of our 2016 Unsung Heroes Giveaway. We’re happy to announce the winners: the Cook Family and babysitter Julie Anna! Sitter Camilla had this to say about the Cook Family: “They are […]