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2009-12-09 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most common questions Sittercity.com gets from parents this time of year is what they should give to their babysitter or nanny this holiday season. For the answer, Sittercity went straight to the source, asking our sitters what they would like to receive. While a third of sitters said they are not expecting a holiday gift from their families this year, those who are hoping for a little something were fairly consistent. The following are those...

2009-12-01 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hands down, New Year's Eve is the most difficult day to get a babysitter and those who wait until the last minute are out of luck. So how can parents ensure a sitter for the New Year? The first thing to do is start early. On Sittercity.com, parents have been locking down New Year's sitters since January of this year, as compared to 2008, when parents didn't start posting New Year's jobs until July. So Sittercity wants to provide a few simple tips to help...

2009-11-19 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The countdown to Black Friday has begun and savvy moms are already strategizing on how to snag as many holiday gifts for as little money as possible. And it looks like they're in luck: all economic reports indicate this holiday season will be the best ever for shopping for steals, with Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Best Buy, Old Navy and other retailers already tempting consumers with outrageous deals. So Sittercity.com wants to offer parents some practical...

2009-11-06 11:01:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The first time a new sitter comes over to your house, you might be overwhelmed in the middle of the chaos that surrounds the hand off and forget to go over a few key points. Here are some things you might want to remember. Type-A Mom Babies Editor Jessica Rosenberg recommends a babysitter checklist that covers everything from what the sitter needs to know about your house to what the sitter needs to know about reaching you. Read the full post:...

2009-08-04 09:00:00

CHICAGO, August 4 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, an estimated 2 million teenagers will start college*. While it's an exciting time for the college-bound teen, it can leave the parents they babysit for in a state of sheer panic. With so many reliable babysitters heading off to college each fall, parents find themselves competing with every other parent in the neighborhood in the annual Sitter Shuffle: the frantic search to find the perfect replacement babysitter. But there is hope....

2009-07-09 09:00:00

CHICAGO, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Child care is one of the very last areas in which parents make major changes in order to save money, but there are steps they can take to reduce costs without sacrificing the quality of the caregiver or the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved ones are well taken care of. Sittercity.com, the nation's largest and most trusted source for in-home care, offers some creative child care solutions to help in this difficult economy. Tip 1: Hire a Hybrid...

2009-05-19 04:20:00

School's Out and Parents Are Looking For Help CHICAGO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- At the end of May, schools across the nation will be closing their doors for the summer, releasing millions of children to their parents for three whole months. And while this may be good news to kids, parents are scrambling to find reliable sitters to help care for their children during summer vacation. Sittercity.com, the nation's most trusted online source for nannies and babysitters, offers the following tips...

2009-03-24 16:01:37

A pet parrot was honored with the Colorado Red Cross' Animal Lifesaver Award after it alerted a babysitter that a baby was choking. Willie the parrot, owned by Megan Howard, was given the award at a ceremony Friday that was also attended by Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and other Red Cross honorees -- which except for Willie were all human, KCNC-TV, Denver, reported Tuesday. Howard said she had brought Willie with her while she was babysitting for toddler Hannah...

2009-01-26 11:05:00

Sittercity.com Helps Parents Yell 'Touchdown' Instead of 'Don't Touch!' During the Game CHICAGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Sunday, many moms and dads will either head out to a friend's to watch the big game or host their beloved football fanatic friends at their own home. But what happens when Sally and Tim call saying little Johnny comes with them everywhere, or Rob and Ellen can't seem to find a sitter for the twins? With kids added to the mix, you'll start to have visions of playing...

2009-01-22 14:41:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent interviews with A-list celebs like Anne Hathaway and Katy Perry have made it very clear that they'd gladly leave the glitz and glamour of their Hollywood lifestyle to become a babysitter for the country's first children, Malia and Sasha Obama. They can get in line. Hundreds of thousands of babysitters and nannies on Sittercity.com, America's largest and most trusted online source for caregivers with more than a million caregiver profiles nationwide,...


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