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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...
Baby sitter seeking work? Use the Web to find potential jobs.

Would You Ever Use a Nanny Cam?

Some parents believe you can never be too careful. Credit: Getty Images You may have heard the story about Anneliese Brucato, the nanny from Plainview, NY who was caught giving antihistamines to a 4-month-old girl. She has been...

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...

Au Pair: Live-In Child Care Provider

Au pair is French for "on par" and is used to refer to a foreign person, usually a girl who is employed to care for children in exchange for room and board in the family's home. An au pair is different than a domestic servant because she is treated...

Nanny Jobs: Interview Questions

Ask the right questions to find the right nanny. Photo: Jason DeRusha, Flickr
For parents, hiring a nanny can be stressful. In addition to finding someone with whom you feel comfortable, there are also legal issues to consider. In order to...

Babysitting Jobs: Hiring the Best Babysitter

Finding the right babysitter can be a tough job. Credit: Getty Images
Looking for someone to fill a babysitting job? As a parent, hiring a reliable and knowledgeable babysitter can be a daunting proposition. Who can you trust to care for your...

Gillian Anderson Applauds Working Moms

Being a working mom is hard. Gillian Anderson should know -- the well-known actress of television's X-Files is also mother of two (and is expecting a third). Anderson admits to using help with the kids to manage it all, and says she would struggle to...

Would You Pay the Nanny Tax?

It's not unusual for parents to employ babysitters, nannies and other sorts of home care workers to assist them in raising their children, or at the very least watching them while they go out for dinner by themselves for a change. But, did you know...

Heather Mills Sued by Nanny for Naked Spray Tans

Heather Mills, who divorced ex Paul McCartney in 2006, may soon find herself back in the courtroom. This time, the Dancing with the Stars alum could be facing down her nanny, who cares for Heather and Paul's five-year-old daughter, Beatrice. The...

Woman Fakes Kidnapping Story to Woo Ex Back

It was a heart-stopping story: A mother leaves her five-month-old infant with a nanny, who then disappears with the child. Mom and Dad, an ex-boyfriend who had never met the child, face news cameras on Christmas Day, begging for the return of their...

Saving for College, Tired Mom Eyes, and the Obamas - Links We Love

Black Friday is just two weeks away. Clear out the clutter and earn a few bucks with a garage sale. -- AlphaMom In these trying economic times, saving for college is tough. Make sure you aren't making one of these three common mistakes. -- Babble...

Sticky situations - Talking to your nanny or babysitter

It's not always easy to find a nanny or babysitter who will nurture your children just like you would while you're away. That's why many moms have trouble rocking the boat when a situation arises. Even though a nanny/parent relationship is also an...

A convention is NO place for a baby!

OK, is it me or is a national convention no place for a baby? As was widely covered (yet not as much as the Democratic National Convention, interestingly), the Republican National Convention showcased many of Sarah Palin's children (and a would-be...

Searching for a nanny - on Craigslist?

Recently we all got a good laugh, intentional or not, from a mom who posted on Craigslist looking for a nanny. For those of you unfamiliar with Craigslist, it's a now international site where one can post or look for anything from a job to household...

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