How Much Does Babysitting Cost in 2019

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As you prepare to hire a babysitter, the important question of pricing may be looming in the back of your mind. While this is not a service that you want to cut corners on or skimp on, you also do not want to pay more than you need to for quality childcare services. As you […]

Last Minute Family Day Trips For the Dog Days of Summer

By Ilene Miller My two boys, age 10 and 13, love to spend summer “chillaxing” and getting away from the grind of the school year. But typically, by the end of July, we are all burned out on the pool and looking for some family fun in the sun that doesn’t involve a three hour car ride […]

DIY Parents: Getting Ready for the Big Move…Before You Move

By Smith Banfield Moving into a new apartment can be overwhelmingly stressful—especially when you’ve add kids to the already chaotic mix. To figure out how to mitigate some of the horror, we asked styling consultant Smith Banfield of Clear Space in New York City for her top survival tips. 1. When you move, you’re stepping into the future—but […]

A Garage of Their Own: Brooklyn Robot Foundry’s Jenny Young Gives NYC Kids Space to Build

By Lela Nargi “Because I’m a girl engineer, everyone always thinks I started this business with my husband,” says Jenny Young with a laugh that only vaguely disguises her frustration. An airplane pilot, a graduate of Purdue University’s mechanical engineering program and now, owner of Brooklyn Robot Foundry—one of the borough’s hippest destinations for the […]

Meet the Hanlin-Coopers of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

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By Lela Nargi What do two architects want in a NYC apartment? “We were looking for a big loft in downtown Manhattan,” recalls Jennifer Hanlin of the move she and husband Chris Cooper made in the late ‘90s after graduating from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. “It turned out, that’s only for people on Friends.” What […]

Hit the Road: Spring Break Day Trips!

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No plans for a family Spring Break vacation this year? No worries. Check out these super ideas for easy day-trips to entertain you and the kids while school’s out for the week.We’ve included helpful insider tips to get the most of your time together. San Francisco/Bay Area It’s a lovely time of year to venture […]

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 […]

Fun Activities and Attractions to Entertain Your Kids After-School

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Are you looking for a way to pull your kids away from the screen and entertain them after school? We’ve talked to parents in San Francisco, NYC, LA, Chicago and Boston for the inside scoop on some of the coolest after-school picks to register for and some to simply visit with your kids. If you’re […]

Ultimate Weekend Get-Aways (Without the Kids!)

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You got the kids back to school and the family back into a school-time routine. Now it’s time to think about a little R & R time away from it all. Whether you make it a romantic weekend, a girls’ or guys’ trip, or you go solo, this is the perfect time of year to […]