Four Fun Babysitting Games To Play On The Job

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Babysitting jobs can seem long and even uncomfortable at times if you do not actively take steps to make the experience fun for the children and for you. The perfect way to set everyone at ease and to quickly bond with the children who you are caring for is to play a few games. While […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Book a Babysitter Using an App

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Scheduling in-home childcare has never been easier to do. Thanks to babysitter scheduling apps, you no longer have to identify qualified babysitters on your own and check their availability individually. Using a babysitting app is a fast and easy booking method when you know how to walk through the process. Find the Right App While […]

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 […]

Meet Andrew Alford, Jeffrey Norberg, & Kate, Wicker Park, Chicago

by Lela Nargi When hotel designer Andrew Alford got an offer to pack up shop in hometown San Francisco and become chief creative officer for boutique chain Graduate Hotels, based in Chicago, he knew it would be a big transition (not least of all because of the weather). “It was definitely a change for our family,” says […]

Are You Afraid? A Message to Daughters, From a Daughter

By Eliza Reynolds Are you afraid? I know that I am sometimes. There are moments when I have been so afraid of life beginning —like becoming-a-grown-up beginning—because then I might discover that I’m a failure, or a total disappointment, or maybe (whispers an especially dark part of my brain) never truly, fully lovable, except by my […]

Meet the Music-Loving Solares Family, Bucktown, Chicago

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By Lela Nargi Jessica Solares and her husband, Luis, don’t just teach music in Chicago’s creative epicenter; they live music, too. Parents to 3-1/2-year-old Lucia, who attends preschool at Bucktown Academy, near the Solares’ Bucktown Music studio, the two met at Elmhurst College, where they both studied Music Business —a major Jessica describes as “odd” and also uninspiring when […]