News You Can Use: Lighten Up! Humor Helps Kids Learn

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By Dawn Van Osdell A team of French scientists has reported in the journal Cognition and Emotion that laughter doesn’t just make us feel good. It also helps us learn. The researchers, led by Rana Esseily, who studies emotion, developmental psychology, and cognitive psychology at Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, studied a group of 18-month-olds—roughly the age […]

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 […]

1st Annual Parenting Awards by UrbanSitter

Parenting Personalities Infographic

We surveyed more than 500 babysitters and nannies across the nation to give us the scoop on the parents they work for. Find out what they said about parenting personalities, screen time, house rules and everything in between. According to sitters moms in San Francisco have got it all together, moms in Phoenix are the […]

Entertaining and Educational Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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No matter where you live on the planet, April 22nd is Earth Day. Don’t let the day pass you by without taking advantage of the opportunity to celebrate and help your family do its part in protecting our planet.  Here are fun ways to get the kids involved, build lasting memories and start healthy habits, […]

Exciting New Features – Videos, Messaging, and more!

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UrbanSitter is excited to announce groundbreaking new features designed to make your babysitter search faster and more efficient than ever before. These features launch today in select cities as part of new membership packages. Log in to view Membership Plans available in your area. Lights, camera, action! At UrbanSitter, we strive to provide lots of […]

Five Pins to Check Out This Week

We’re featuring 5 must-see Pins of the Week for parents. For more great pins, follow UrbanSitter on Pinterest! 1. 25 One-Dish Chicken Dinners are just what you need to shake up your repertoire, and are just in time for the busy, Spring sports season that leaves little time for dinner prep or clean-up. 2. A whopping […]

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 […]

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (and Read Across America Day), March 2

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The beloved children’s author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss, was born March 2, 1904. Children around the world celebrate his birthday by reading his treasured books and spending time in school and at home doing fun activities that reflect his brilliant work. Don’t miss out on the chance to have some fun with your kids! Here […]