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2010-12-01 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Anybody with little ones knows that New Year's Eve is the most difficult day to find a babysitter, but what most parents might not know is that the longer they wait to snag a sitter, the more they may have to pay. According to Sittercity.com, most parents wait until December 29 to find a New Year's Eve babysitter, often leading to having to pay higher rates. New Year's Eve by the numbers according to Sittercity: Parents started looking for New...

2010-11-18 16:21:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sittercity.com, America's largest and most trusted website for connecting families with local, quality in-home caregivers, today announced the acquisition of the Sitters.com website. Sitters.com is the third-largest in-home care website and has developed a significant sitter and parent network throughout its almost 10 year history. This acquisition will expand Sittercity's current database of close to 2 million users, further solidifying the...

2010-11-16 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- What is the first step in a successful Black Friday shopping strategy? Find a Sitter. Anybody who has experienced the frenzy of Black Friday knows it's not the best place for little ones. So to make sure you use your shopping time efficiently and get to the deals before they're gone, Sittercity is offering shoppers a 25 percent discount off a membership to the site for the shopping holiday. Simply go to Sittercity.com, select the "Parents Get...

2010-11-04 09:00:00

EDISON, N.J., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mama is talented in so many ways; she cooks, gardens, crafts and now cares for little ones! Majesco Entertainment Company (Nasdaq: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, has just announced the availability of Babysitting Mama exclusively for Wii(TM) at major retailers nationwide. Developed by Cooking Mama Limited, this simulation game lets girls play the Wii game as they play with a plush baby. By tucking the Wii...

2010-10-06 11:12:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When you leave the house for the night and leave emergency numbers on the fridge, do you think about your babysitter knowing how to use them? According to a new study, you don't have to. Nearly all 11 to 13 year old babysitters know who to contact in case of an injury or an intruder. In the study, researchers at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital surveyed 727 pre-teens who had prior babysitting experience. They found that 51 percent of the children had taken a first...

2010-10-05 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Maybe you haven't thought about what you're going to be doing on New Year's Eve, but there are hundreds of thousands of parents who are already planning how they're going to ring in 2011. Why are they planning so early? Because they also have to find someone who is trustworthy and available to watch the kids on the most difficult night to find a sitter. On Sittercity, America's largest and most trusted website for connecting families with local quality...

2010-10-04 16:56:45

Nearly all (98 percent) of 11- to 13-year-old babysitters know who to contact in the event of an intruder or if a child is sick or injured (96 percent) or poisoned (85 percent), according to research presented Sunday, Oct. 3, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. However, 40 percent of younger babysitters reported that they had left children unattended while babysitting, and 20 percent opened the door to strangers. In the study,...

2010-09-08 14:45:00

NORFOLK, Neb., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Candi Wingate has been taking the mystery out of providing exceptional child care to families, corporations and even television programs for over 20 years. Candi is the founder of Nannies4Hire.com, and the sister companies of Nannies of Nebraska, Babysitters4Hire.com and Care4Hire.com. In her new book, available October 1, 2010, The Nanny Factor: A Parent's Guide to Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family, Candi provides the same know-how to parents...

2010-08-17 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The best city to find a babysitter in the United States is Virginia Beach, Virginia according to a recent study conducted by Sittercity.com, the nation's leading website for connecting families with local, quality child care providers. Sittercity determined the list of the best cities to find a babysitter based on actual job postings to the site, taking into account the hourly cost of a sitter and the fact that there were thousands of sitters in the...

2010-07-13 07:00:00

CHICAGO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to school is an exciting time for both parents and children: new friends, new clothes, new notebooks; but what can not be too exciting is the prospect of finding a new nanny or babysitter. Back to school is the time of year when, due to sitters going off to college and changing schedules, hundreds of thousands of parents across the nation are left scrambling to find safe and effective child care. But if parents act now, they can have a smooth...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.