Keeping Families and Caregivers Healthy

Coronavirus and Urbansitter

Updated 3/25/20 Family and sitter health is a top priority for the UrbanSitter community.   With concerns over Coronavirus increasing coupled with school closures and geographic areas under “shelter-in-place” restrictions we would like to remind our community of the following:  We encourage everyone to refer to the CDC and local department of health websites for […]

What is a virtual babysitter?

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Wondering if a virtual babysitter is right for you? As more and more cities continue shelter-in-place mandates and people are trying to do their part with social distancing, we know we’ll see less traditional babysitting. But, that doesn’t mean parents don’t need help right now! Many dual working families are struggling to keep up with work […]

An Interview with CEO and Founder of Emi

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Aya Takeuchi is the CEO and Founder of Emi, a technology company on a mission to help people maintain happy and meaningful relationships in a busy world.  1. Parents often use Valentine’s Day as a date night to reconnect, what are your tips for making the most of connection time? The most obvious one is […]

How to Find the Best Babysitter for You and Your Kids

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Leaving your children in the care of a stranger is understandably nerve-racking. In addition to being concerned about your children’s welfare, you may feel stressed about how well the personalities of your children and your babysitter will pair. As you prepare to find a babysitter to rely on regularly, utilize these strategic tips. Identify Your […]

Back to School Child Care…What Kind is Right For You?

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The new school year is around the corner which means the leisurely summer routine is about to shift. From morning drop-offs, back to school nights and after school activities, the back to school hustle can leave you scrambling to get it all done and juggling a lot of different schedules. Not sure what kind of […]

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 […]

Meet Mara: Babysitter and Future Genetic Counselor!

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Mara has been working with kids and families since she was in middle school so it comes as no surprise that she’s now pursuing a career in genetic counseling, where she’ll be able to help people each and every day. Since joining UrbanSitter in 2012 Mara has sat for around 100 different families, and says […]

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 […]

Meet Katie: Nurse Practitioner, Hockey Fan, & Babysitter

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As a pediatric nurse practitioner at the top hospital in the US, Katie makes her living helping children. Since joining UrbanSitter in 2015, she’s expanded her services to include babysitting for some of Boston’s coolest families. A lifelong Chicago Blackhawks fan, she says she uses her own passion for sports as a tool for connecting […]

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. […]