Don’t Stress The Homework: We Bust 3 Myths to Show You How

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By Barbara Dianis Homework is an integral part of the journey to be educated for students everywhere. But it can cause tremendous arguments when three misunderstandings and misconceptions are prevalent between parents and their children. To clear them up, here are suggestions for making homework more productive and peaceful in your home! Myth #1: I can’t […]

Meet Kendall: Chicago-native, Vanderbilt Student and Babysitter!

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  With over 35 glowing reviews on UrbanSitter, it comes as no surprise that Kendall has an upbeat and bright personality. Now studying child development at Vanderbilt University, Kendall hopes to transition her people skills and passion for helping others into a full-time career after graduation. Here, Kendall shares with us what life is like […]

5 Unforgettable & Affordable Family Vacations You Can Take This Summer

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Planning the perfect summer family vacation can seem like a daunting—and expensive—endeavor. That’s why we’ve put together this list of five of our favorite fun and affordable destinations for family travel. Bon voyage! 1. Austin, Texas. Austin averages around 230 sunny days per year, making it the perfect place for families that want to enjoy […]

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 […]

How to Interview a Babysitter – VIDEO

How to Interview a Babysitter from UrbanSitter on Vimeo. Featuring “The Quintessential Haute Mommy” Paula Miranda. Produced by 11th&B. Five Questions to Ask A Babysitter in an Interview We asked parenting expert, Paula Miranda, to share her top tips for interviewing a babysitter. Watch this How to Interview a Babysitter video or read on.1. What kind […]

How to Line Up Summer Childcare Help

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The typical school-age child has 10 weeks of summer vacation. That’s at least 70 full days with you or another caregiver–be it a daycare provider, camp counselor, nanny, babysitter, family, or a friend. Regardless of your family’s regular schedule, it’s likely you could use a bit of additional childcare this summer. Now is the time […]

Five Favorite Pins for Parents

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We’re rounding up our favorite Pins for parents. Take a look at five favorites from this week, and don’t forget to follow us for more! 1. A welcome new snack idea to warm bellies on these last chilly days of the season. This English Muffin Hummus Melt is just right for after-school or as a […]

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 […]