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Use Online Tools to Find Baby Sitter Jobs

Mother's helper. Credit: Getty Images
Babysitting ain't what it used to be.
Once upon a time, you watched the neighborhood kids and got paid a few bucks for it. Now, it's more like a competitive sport. Preparation, skill an...
Baby sitter seeking work? Use the Web to find potential jobs.

Get Yer Discount Nannies, Courtesy of the Sour Economy

California parents are getting child care on the cheap. Credit: ABC
How much would you pay per hour for a nanny to watch your children? Maybe $25? How about $17? That's right! For a limited time only, the soft economy is offering discount...

How To Solve Parent-Nanny Conflicts

When the book The Nanny Diaries came out in 2005 (and the movie in 2007), the image of the privileged, demanding mistress of the house, wreaking havoc on the life of her downtrodden nanny became forever implanted in the pop culture psyche. Though it'...

British Set to Extend Checks on Sex Offenders

Is your nanny a sex offender? Parents in Great Britain may soon be able find out. The British are set to extended "Sarah's Law" nationwide. The law allows parents to ask police if people with regular unsupervised access to their kids have been arr...

Parents Struggle to Find Inoculated Nannies

Could getting flu shots give nannies an edge in the job market? Credit: Corbis
"Extensive references available. Oh, and I've had all my shots." Now that's what potential employers like to see in a nanny. The Los Angeles Times reports that...

Sittercity: Find a Babysitter Online

Go online to find your sitter. Credit: Getty Images
Sittercity is a popular web site for finding a babysitter. The site was founded by Genevieve Thiers, who worked her way through Boston College babysitting for over 30 families, after she witne...

Nanny Management School the M.B.A. of Baby-Sitting?

Getting a good baby sitter can be tough, but would you pay more for a nanny who was certified by the New York State Board of Education? Doug Kozinn, one of the owners of the Absolute Best Care nanny agency is betting that you will, according to Th...

Are You Jealous of Your Nanny?

We want our kids to love their babysitters, so why are we so jealous when they do? Photo courtesy of sxc.hu.
When moms seek nannies or full-time babysitters, they look for someone who is part Mary Poppins, part MacGyver and part Mother Theresa. ...

In Defense of the Babysitter

No one looks askance at working mothers who arrange childcare for their kids. What else are they supposed to do? Let them run wild "Lord of the Flies" style? But what about the mom who stays home with the children? Should she be allowed to have chi...

Newsflash - Brad Pitt is a great father

You know, I might just about be on Jolie-Pitt overload. I am just about up to here (am point to my post-pregnancy double chin or perhaps my neck) with how great they are, how philanthropic and what good parents they are to their ever-expanding brood ...

Brooke Shields' life "not perfect"

For actress Brooke Shields, life is far from perfect. And she's not afraid to admit it. The Lipstick Jungle star was very free with her words when she spoke with TimesOnline. And she's not afraid to admit that having and raising kids is tough for t...

When you can't get a sitter

Ever have one of those nights? You really need to get out of the house, perhaps spend some time with your spouse, significant other or just yourself, but you can't get a sitter. Or, maybe you had a sitter and he/she bailed on you at the last minut...

JLo and the nanny question

Four months after giving birth to twins, Jennifer Lopez looks fabulous. We know she looks fabulous because she has been photographed plenty since the twins were born in February. She and hubby Marc have been spotted at movie premieres, art galleries,...

Getting dumped by the Nanny

Nolan's caretaker has been supremely quiet lately, arriving a little late every morning with puffy eyes, a red nose, and her spiral ringlets in a still-wet ponytail underneath a haphazard hat. I don't want to pry, or worse yet, offer unwanted advice,...

Holiday pay for caregivers

When Nolan was in full-time daycare, I paid a monthly fee that didn't fluctuate according to holidays. In other words, I paid the same amount no matter whether it was March (no stat holidays) or December (over a week of stat holidays.) This seems fai...

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