How to Have Actual Fun on the Family Road Trip

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By Meghan Khaitan,  MyBuckleMate.com Pretty much every family takes a road trip by car with their kids during the  holidays. And whether those kids are toddlers or teens, the actual trip itself  can be a wonderful bonding and learning experience for the entire family.  With a little forethought and preparation, you can sidestep the dreaded […]

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 […]

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Babysitters and Nannies

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Whatever do you give to the person who takes care of your children? While cold hard cash is always appreciated, it’s nice to also show your gratitude with a personal gift to go along with it. To help you choose something special, we’ve rounded up our favorite holiday gift ideas for nannies and babysitters, including something […]

Best of Pinterest Recipes for the Holidays

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More than a quarter of parents we surveyed said they cannot live without Pinterest this holiday season. Whether you are among the Pinterest fanatics or are yet-to-be-converted, you’ll be happy to see our round-up of the Best of Pinterest Recipes for the Holidays. We’ve chosen them to provide perfect solutions to your top holiday cooking, […]

2nd Annual Holiday Gifting Survey: Babysitter Gifts and Nanny Bonuses for 2013

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Around the holidays, parents often wonder “how much should I bonus my nanny for Christmas?” or “should I tip my babysitter for the holidays?” The UrbanSitter 2013 Holiday Gifting Survey Infographic reveals how much parents are really spending on their kids, the nanny, and babysitters this holiday season. Plus, the insider scoop on how much […]

Family-Friendly Holiday Events to Kick Off the Season

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This year’s Thanksgivukkah (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah) officially kicks off the holiday season. If you aren’t already, you are soon to be up to your eyeballs in shopping, wrapping, cooking, and party obligations…and all the other holiday demands that seem to be a mandatory part of parenting. Don’t get wrapped up in your obligations (real or […]

6 Festive Kids’ Crafts That Are Good Enough to Eat

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For busy parents and babysitters, what could be better than a delightful kid’s craft and a snack wrapped into one? Edible art projects keep kids entertained, engaged and fed without much fuss. This is incredibly helpful especially when you are preparing holiday meals and entertaining guests. These are also great projects to have grandparents or guests […]

UrbanSitter’s Easter Egg Hunt Round-up

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It’s that time of year for Easter Egg Hunts and visits with the Bunny. Grab your camera, a basket for your kids and get in on the Spring-time fun. We’ve highlighted a few eggs hunts that look especially fun, and included links to help you find others in your area. San Francisco San Francisco – Spring […]