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2010-06-09 09:00:00

CHICAGO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- While it may not rank up there with the Loch Ness Monster, there are some myths or misconceptions many Americans hold about babysitters. Sittercity.com, the nation's largest and most trusted website for connecting families with local, quality babysitters and nannies, sets the record straight by providing the truth for some of babysitting's most popular myths. Myth #1: Finding a Sitter Online Isn't Safe - Reality: Finding a sitter on a dedicated sitter...

2010-05-24 09:00:00

EDISON, N.J., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When lovable Mama isn't cooking, gardening or crafting, she's tending to the needs of adorable baby tots. Majesco Entertainment Company (Nasdaq: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, has just announced Babysitting Mama exclusively for Wii(TM). Developed by Cooking Mama Limited, this innovative simulation game will be delivered with an adorable plush baby doll that the babysitter tucks the Wii Remote(TM) into in...

2010-05-07 07:00:00

CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With unemployment still hovering around 10 percent, millions of Americans are searching for work. However there is a company that is posting a new job every four minutes: Sittercity.com, the nation's largest and most trusted website for connecting families with babysitters, nannies, elder caregivers, pet sitters, dog walkers, housekeepers and tutors. In April, Sittercity.com posted more than 12,000 new jobs, and that number has been steadily growing in...

2010-04-06 06:00:00

CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In the upcoming movie "Date Night," suburbanites Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey) try to reignite the romance spark by - you guessed it - having a date night for the first time in a long time. But this premise is far from Hollywood fiction. A recent survey* conducted among couples with children reveals that almost half (43%) haven't had a date night in over three months and 18% of those haven't gone out on their own since having children. Even...

2010-03-10 06:00:00

CHICAGO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently a Michigan mom was held in contempt of court and almost thrown in jail for bringing her children to jury duty when she couldn't find someone to watch them. While this is an extreme case, childcare issues create a crisis for American parents everyday - but there's an answer. Sittercity.com wants to offer parents three simple steps to being prepared when the unplanned happens so they can get to work, meet their deadline OR stay out of jail....

2010-02-09 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're a husband who is still wondering what to get your wife this Valentine's Day, Sittercity.com has the answer. A recent Sittercity poll found that women want to be whisked away on Valentine's Day, which falls on a Sunday this year. The overwhelming majority of women who responded said they wanted a romantic weekend getaway (46 percent) or dinner at a nice restaurant (45 percent), leaving the traditional gift of chocolate and flowers in a distant...

2010-02-08 09:30:00

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many advantages to having a nanny, but a new survey by Nannies4hire.com shows that children with a nanny are less plugged into computers, iPods and video games than the national trend. A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation reports average use of media by children ages 8-18 is about 7.5 hours a day, an increase since 2004. For children with a nanny, that average plummets to 1.6 hours a day. (Photo:...

2010-02-03 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of people hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday, February 7, you're probably planning who you're going to invite, what you're going to serve, how you're going to decorate; but there's one thing you can do so all of your guests can enjoy the game: hire a Super Bowl babysitter. "There's nothing more frustrating than missing the big play or even the best Super Bowl commercial because you have to dash out of the room...

2010-01-06 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to job postings on Sittercity.com, unemployment and the economy in the U.S. look to be improving. Sittercity.com, the nation's largest and most trusted online source for babysitters, nannies, senior caregivers, pet sitters, housekeepers and tutors, reported a 128 percent increase in job postings in the last quarter of 2009 over its first quarter postings and more than 9,700 new jobs posted in December alone. In addition, a recent survey of its...

2010-01-06 07:25:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Upcoming editions of The Balancing Act, the television series dedicated to addressing the issues facing today's professional woman, will feature NannyPro.com in a tip on easily finding safe childcare online. "We are excited about working with the team from The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV to bring parents tips on how to safely hire a nanny or babysitter online," said Carolin Soldo, Founder and CEO of NannyPro.com. "Parents want to feel a level of...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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