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What Kids Want In A Babysitter

Kids are unique individuals.  Each child will have specific things that will tend to make him/her feel more or less bonded with his/her babysitter.  While one child may respond well to a babysitter that is mild mannered and enjoys reading books to him/her, another child may prefer a babysitter that is high energy and enjoys […]

Why Hire a Babysitter?

You are a first-time parent.  Why should you hire a babysitter for your new little bundle of joy? 1.      So you and your spouse or partner can have a date night periodically.  These date nights keep the spark going in your relationship when breast pumps, dirty diapers, and regurgitated milk would otherwise diminish the spark. […]

What Do You Do with Your Kids When School Is Not in Session?

You work a full-time job.  Your three kids, all school-aged, have summer breaks, Christmas breaks, and various other weekdays off periodically throughout the year.  What do you do with your kids when they are not in school but you need to be at work? You can ask a friend or family member to watch your […]

Preparing Your Children to Visit You in the Hospital

You’re in the hospital: you’ve just had surgery for a non-life-threatening condition.  Your children want to visit you in the hospital.  How do you prepare them for what is to come? Hospital visits minimize separation anxiety and reassure your children that you are ok.  However, young children (more so than older children) who are allowed […]

How to Plan a Successful Vacation When Bringing a Babysitter Along

You are planning a family vacation, but you and your spouse would like one romantic evening in your destination city.  Wouldn’t having your babysitter nearby come in handy then?  Additionally, by taking the babysitter on vacation with your family, you can potentially make the vacation more relaxing for the family.  When planning to take your […]

Parents Who Travel Without Their Kids

Whether you travel for work or pleasure, there are times when you simply cannot take your children with you on your journey.  What do you do when you must travel without your children?  What plans do you need to have in place prior to your departure? If yours is a two-parent household, and only one […]

As Parents: How to Destress this Holiday Season

The holiday season can be filled with love and peace . . . well, probably love and stress is more common.  You have a full-time (and then some) job; a family; civic volunteerism; and now you are tasked with purchasing a wide array of gifts for family and friends, wrapping all those gifts, writing and […]